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Manly Ripple Afghan

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Only the manliest of men can handle this afghan ripple pattern! Crochet one for your man using this manly ripple afghan pattern from Lion Brand Yarn.

Manly Ripple Afghan

Materials:

  • 640-149 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Charcoal: 3 balls
  • 640-132 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Lemongrass: 3 balls
  • 640-114 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Denim: 2 balls
  • 640-099 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fisherman: 2 balls
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)    
  • Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)

Skill Level: Easy

Size: One Size
36 x 41 in. (91.5 x 104 cm)

Gauge: 1 ripple = about 6 in. (15 cm). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Stitch Explanation: dc3tog (dc 3 together) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops. (Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook – 2 dc decreased.

Color Sequence: Work 2 rows each with *A, B, A, C, D, ** C, B, A, B, D, C, D.

NOTES: To change color, work last st with old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st. Fasten off old color.

Instructions:

AFGHAN
With A, ch 76.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, *dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 3 dc in next ch; rep from * 4 more times, dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 2 dc in last ch – 6 ripples.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in first dc, *dc in next 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc; rep from * 4 more times, dc in next 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch. Change to B.
Rows 3-24: Rep Row 2, continuing in Color Sequence as established by changing color every other row.
Rows 25-34: Rep Row 2, repeating from * to ** of Color Sequence.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

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