I got some new yarn stash. (woo hoo!) I am happy, but disappointed. What I thought was the best deal I had EVER seen on Caron Simply Soft yarn, turned out to be skeins half the size I thought they were. Turns out I could have gotten instant gratification by shopping at my local ___-mart store. Live and learn!
I made a swatch so I can properly figure out how to make an afghan and get it to the right size this time. Usually I just ‘wing-it’ and they end up too narrow, or too wide.
Multiples of 6 inches, plus 3.
Multiples of 16 chains, plus 14.
20 rows = 8 1/2 inches.
Crochet hook size J (my go-to hook)
Caron Simply Soft Yarn, Country Blue
This is really just a conventional ripple, or chevron stitch, but short, and with chain stitches in between to give it a more ‘open’ look.
Figure your multiple number of chain stitches to get the width. In the swatch = 46 ch.(wide enough for a lovely scarf)
terminology: ch=chain; sc= single crochet; sk= skip; rep= repeat; ea= each; dec= decrease
difficulty – easy (The hardest part is getting started – row 1)
Row 1: Ch 46, (or calculated number of stitches to create your project) turn, work in the bottom loop of the chain *sc dec in the first 2 ch; sc in the next 4 ch; 3 sc in the next ch; sc in ea of the next 4 sc; Ch 3, sk the next 3 ch.* Rep * to * across, to the last 13 chains and work sc dec over 2 ch. Sc in next 4 ch. 3 sc in next ch. Sc in next 4 ch. Sc dec over next ch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: (working in the back loops only) Sc dec over the next 2 sc. Sc in next 4 sc. 3 sc in next sc. sc in next 4 sc. Ch 3, sk 3ch, sc dec in next 2 sc. sc in next 4 sc, and so forth until the last ‘chevron’, ending with sc dec over next 2 sc; sc in next 4 sc; 3 sc in next sc; sc in next 4 sc; dec in the last 2 sc. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat row 2 until desired length.
This pattern is beautifully worked changing colors every 10 or 20 rows; or all in the same color. You can finish with an edging, but I usually do not.
Here are a couple photos of an old ‘friend’ I keep on the sofa. Don’t look too close . . . she’s not what she used to be! 😀
I realize this is not a pattern per se. But , I am still trying my hand at that.
My worst nightmare is that someone tries this and it becomes their worst nightmare because they are unable to follow my direction. :p
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As always, your feedback is always welcome, and appreciated! Hope you have had a wonderful weekend. Happy stitching . . .