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Soft Bobble Afghan

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Free crochet patterns like this one make it all worth your time. This afghan from Bernat Yarns uses a bobble design with a soft boucle patterns. It's a simple-to-make crochet afghan pattern that you can keep for yourself or give as a gift. The tassels make for a great finish.

Materials:

  • Bernat Soft Bouclé (140 g / 5 oz)
  • Main Color (#06908 Sea Breeze) 4 balls
  • Contrast A (#06703 Natural) 2 balls
  • Size 6.5 mm (U.S. K or 10½) crochet hook or size needed to obtain tension.

TENSION
11 dc and 6 rows = 4 ins [10 cm].

Instructions:
With MC, ch 180.
1st row: (WS). 1 dc in 4th ch from hook. *(Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 dc in next ch) 3 times. Ch 1. Miss next ch. (1 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc) all in next ch. (Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 dc in next ch) 3 times. Ch 1. Miss next ch. Yoh and draw up a loop in next ch. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. Miss next 3 ch. Yoh and draw up a loop in next ch. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook – dec2tog made. Rep from * to last 16 ch. (Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 dc in next ch) 3 times. Ch 1. Miss next ch. (1 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc) all in next ch. (Ch 1. Miss next ch. 1 dc in next ch) 4 times. Join A. Ch 3. Turn.
2nd row: Miss first dc. (1 dc in next ch 1 sp. 1 dc in next dc) 4 times. *(2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) all in next ch 3 sp. (1 dc in next dc. 1 dc in next ch 1 sp) 3 times. Yoh and draw up a loop in next dc. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. Miss next dec2tog. Yoh and draw up a loop in next dc. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook – dc2tog made. (1 dc in next ch 1 sp. 1 dc in next dc) 3 times. Rep from * 7 times more. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) all in next ch 3 sp. (1 dc in next dc. 1 dc in next ch 1 sp) 4 times. Miss next dc. 1 dc in top of ch 3. Join MC. Ch 3. Turn.
3rd row: Miss first 3 dc. (1 dc in next dc. Ch 1. Miss next dc) 4 times. *(1 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc) all in next ch 3 sp. (Ch 1. Miss next dc. 1 dc in next dc) 3 times. Ch 1. Miss next dc. Dc2tog over next 3 sts. (Ch 1. Miss next dc. 1 dc in next dc) 3 times. Ch 1. Miss next dc. Rep from * 7 times more. (1 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc) all in next ch 3 sp. (Ch 1. Miss next dc. 1 dc in next dc) 4 times. Ch 1. Miss next 2 dc. 1 dc in top of ch 3. Ch 3. Turn.
4th row: Miss first dc, ch 1 sp and next dc. (1 dc in next ch 1 sp. 1 dc in next dc) 4 times. *(2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) all in next ch 3 sp. (1 dc in next dc. 1 dc in next ch 1 sp) 3 times. Dc2tog over next 5 sts. (1 dc in next ch 1 sp. 1 dc in next dc) 3 times. Rep from * 7 times more. (2 dc. Ch 3. 2 dc) all in next ch 3 sp. (1 dc in next dc. 1 dc in next ch 1 sp) 4 times. Miss next dc. 1 dc in top of ch 3. Ch 3. Turn.
5th row: Miss first 2 dc. 1 dc in each of next 9 dc. *(1 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc) all in next ch 3 sp. 1 dc in each of next 7 dc. Dc2tog over next 3 sts. 1 dc in each of next 7 dc. Rep from * 7 times more. (1 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc) all in next ch 3 sp. 1 dc in each of next 9 dc. Miss next dc. 1 dc in top of ch 3. Join A. Ch 3. Turn.
6th row: Miss first 2 dc. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc. Yoh and draw up a loop in next dc. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. Yoh and draw through one loop on hook. (Yoh and draw up a loop in same dc. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. Yoh and draw through one loop on hook) 4 times. Yoh and draw through all 6 loops on hook – Bobble made. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Bobble in next dc. 1 dc in next dc. *(1 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc) all in next ch 3 sp. 1 dc in next dc. (Bobble in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc) twice.** Dc2tog over next 3 sts. (1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Bobble in next dc) twice. 1 dc in next dc. Rep from * 7 times more, then from * to ** once. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Miss next dc. 1 dc in top of ch 3. Join MC. Ch 3. Turn.
7th row: Miss first 2 dc. 1 dc in each of next 9 sts. *(1 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc) all in next ch 3 sp. 1 dc in each of next 7 sts. Dc2tog over next 3 sts. 1 dc in each of next 7 sts. Rep from * 7 times more. (1 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc) all in next ch 3 sp. 1 dc in each of next 9 sts. Miss next dc. 1 dc in top of ch 3. Ch 3. Turn.
8th row: As 5th row, do not join A at end of row.
9th row: As 3rd row. Join A. Ch 3. Turn.
10th row: With A, as 4th row ending with join MC. Ch 3. Turn.
Rep 3rd to 10th rows until work from beg measures approx 65 ins [139.5 cm], ending on a 3rd row and omitting turning ch at end of last row. Fasten off.

Tassels: Cut a piece of cardboard 4½ ins [11 cm] wide. Wind A around cardboard 25 times. Break yarn leaving a long end and thread end through a needle. Slip needle through all loops and tie tightly. Remove cardboard and wind yarn tightly around loops ¾ inch [2 cm] below fold. Fasten securely. Cut through rem loops and trim ends evenly. Attach one tassel at each point of Afghan as illustrated.

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