Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Candy Baby 8 pointed Round Ripple Afghan...

I love this yarn,it's Bernat Softee Baby,got it at Joannes and it is so soft.Pretty color,it's called Candy Baby. This is the 8 point round ripple I'm starting.

8-pointed Round Ripple Afghan

Materials needed:
Worsted weight 4-ply yarn
Size G hook

Ch5, slip stitch into beginning chain to form a ring

Row 1: Ch2, 12 hdc into ring, slip stitch to top of first ch2 to join

Row 2: Ch3, dc into same stitch, 2dc into next stitch and each stitch around, slip stitch to first ch3 to join a ring - 24 dc

Row 3: Ch5, skip next 2 dc, sc into next dc, ch5, skip next 2 dc,sc into next dc, around and slip stitch to first chain of ch5 to join - 8 ch5 spaces

Row 4: Slip stitch into first ch5 space, ch3, 2dc into space, ch2, 3dc into same space, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) into next ch5 space repeating around to first ch3, slip stitch to join - 8 (3dc, ch2, 3dc) points

Row 5: Slip stitch into next dc, ch3, dc next dc, (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) into first ch2 space, dc into next 2 dc, skip next 2 dc, dc into next 2 dc, slip stitch to top of first ch3 to join

Row 6: Slip stitch into next dc, ch3, dc into next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch2, 2dc) into next ch2 space, dc into next 4 dc, skip next 2 dc, dc into next 4 dc, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) into next ch2 space,skip 2 dc repeating around, slip stitch into top of first ch3

Continue on with the pattern in this way until it's as large as you want it. Make sure that once you've slip stitched to join the rows that you then slip stitch into the next stitch. As you go, be sure to alternate the number of double crochets in your "shells" (the "shells" are the series of stitches places into the chain 2 spaces on the points). The pattern begins with 3dc, ch2, 3dc, then switches to 2dc, ch2, 2dc, and then should switch back to 3dc, ch2, 3dc on the next row, and so on. This will ensure that you don't get any an uneven puckering effect in your blanket.

***(I'm doing the 2dc ch2 2dc as in Row 6,for each row right now,because I'm trying to get it to lay more flat.But I'm used to pulling out rows and rows if something doesn't go as I want.I'll let you know how that goes,maybe I'll try both and see the difference.)

UPDATE..This is what happens when you don't get enough of the color yarn when you're working on something.I can't find it on Joanne's,so hopefully they'll restock or I'll have to order it to finish this project. :D The 2dc ch2 2dc has worked fine,up till I ran out of the yarn. LOL

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