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Melon Ripple Afghan

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Wrap yourself up in this cool Melon Ripple Afghan.  Light enough for the summer, yet warm enough to keep you warm in the winter months, this crocheted afghan pattern would compliment any living room or bedroom.  The ripple stitch is easy to master, and is a great technique to help challenge yourself if you're new to crochet.

melon ripple afghan

Materials:

  • 3 skeins Caron International's Simply Soft (100% Acrylic, 6 oz/170g, 315 yd/288 m) yarn in Off White
  • 2 skeins Caron International's Simply Soft (100% Acrylic, 6 oz/170g, 315 yd/288 m) yarn in Pistachio
  • 2 skeins Caron International's Simply Soft (100% Acrylic, 6 oz/170g, 315 yd/288 m) yarn in Melon
  • Sizes US I-9 (5.5mm) or size to obtain gauge

 

Gauge:  In ripple pattern, 1 pattern repeat and 6 rows = 4"/10 cm.  Gauge is after fabric has been blocked. One pattern repeat is one 'ripple', measure from top point of one ripple to top point of next ripple.

 

Notes:

  • The ripples formed by the pattern stitch become more evident after four or more rows have been worked.
  • To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color.

 

Instructions:
Throw measures approximately 46"/117cm wide x 51"/129.5cm long

  1. With A, ch 210.
     
  2. Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning ch does not count as a st), [sk next ch, dc in next ch] 3 times, 5 dc in each of next 2 ch, dc in next ch, *[sk next ch, dc in next ch] 8 times, 5 dc in each of next 2 ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * across to last 8 ch, [sk next ch, dc in next next ch] 4 times, turn—209 sts (forming 11 ripples).
     
  3. Rows 2–11: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in first st, [sk next st, dc in next st] 4 times, 5 dc in each of next 2 sts, dc in next st, *[sk next st, dc in next st] 8 times, 5 dc in each of next 2 sts, dc in next st; repeat from * across to last 8 sts, [sk next st, dc in next st] 4 times, turn; change to B in last st of Row 11.
     
  4. Rows 12–16: With B, repeat Row 2 five times; change to C in last st of Row 16.
     
  5. Rows 17–27: With C, repeat Row 2 eleven times; change to A in last st of Row 27.
     
  6. Rows 28–32: With A, repeat Row 2 five times; change to B in last st of Row 32.
     
  7. Rows 33–43: With B, repeat Row 2 eleven times; change to C in last st of Row 43:
     
  8. Rows 44–48: With C, repeat Row 2 five times; change to A in last st of Row 48.
     
  9. Rows 49–59: With A, repeat Row 2 eleven times.
     
  10. Fasten off.
     
  11. Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block to finished measurements.
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