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Crochet Ripple Three-Color Afghan

By: Katherine Eng for Red Heart Yarns

The ripple afghan is a classic, and when worked in three colors, it's easy to make yours unique. You'll love how fast this afghan from Red Heart Yarn is to crochet, so it's great as a gift or for an auction. Pick your favorite hues and get started on your Crochet Ripple Three-Color Afghan today!

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Crochet Ripple Three-Color Afghan


Directions are for 44” x 50” Throw; changes for 44” x 56” Throw are in parentheses.

Materials:

  • Red Heart® “Super Saver®” Jumbo (Art. E302) solid color 14oz (396 g), 744 yds (681 m) skeins: 1 skein 661 Frosty Green A; 1 skein each 387 Soft Navy B and 334 Buff C
  • Red Heart® “Super Saver®” (Art. E300) solid color 7 oz (198 g), 364 yd (333 m); multi color and print 5 oz (141 g), 244 yd (223 m),flecks 5 oz (141g), 260 yds (238 m) skeins): 1 skein 661 Frosty Green
     
  • Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10]

GAUGE: 1 repeat = 4¾” from point to point; Rows 1-3 = 1½”. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


Color Sequence:


2 rows A, 1 row B, 2 rows C, [3 rows A, 2 rows B, 1 row C, 3 rows A, 1 row B, 2 rows C] 7 (8) times, 2 rows A.

Note: Join and cut colors as required, always joining new color on the right side in the first ch2 space.

Instructions:

With A, ch 196.
Row 1 (Right Side): (Sc, ch 2, sc) in 2nd ch from hook, * [skip next 2 ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch] twice, skip next 2 ch, ([sc, ch 2] 3 times, sc) in next ch, [skip next 2 ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch] 3 times **, skip next 3 ch, (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch; repeat from * across, end at **; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first ch-2 space, * [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space] 7 times, sc in next ch-2 space **, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 space; repeat from * across, end at **; turn. (See Note and Color Sequence above.)
Row 3: Ch 1, * [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space] 3 times, ([sc, ch 2] 3 times, sc) in next ch-2 space, [(sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 space] 3 times **, skip next ch-2 space; repeat from * across, end at **; turn.
Rows 4-91 (4-103): Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern following color sequence.

Border:

With right side facing and A, work pattern Row 3 across last row; ch 1, work (sc, ch 2, sc) in every other row down side ending with (ch 2, sc, ch 3, sc, ch 2, sc) in end ch of Row 1; work across foundation ch: (sc, ch 2, sc) in same ch under same sts of Row 1, skipping over center ch between points and working ch 2 between them, ending with (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 3 and sc) in last ch; ch 1, work (sc, ch 2, sc) in every other row up next side; join. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

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