Lion Brand® Homespun® Domestic Bliss Afghan

This beautiful afghan with rippled pattern not only keeps you warm, but looks great in your room.
 
 

Craft Time: varies

Uses Recycled Items: No

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Materials

  • Lion Brand® Homespun® (Art. #790) #404 Lagoon 3 balls (A), #386 Grape 3 balls (B), #322 Baroque 3 balls (C) or colours of your choice
  • Crochet Hook Size J-10 (6 mm)
  • Large-Eyed Blunt Needle
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Instructions

Size
About 48 x 60 in. (122 x 152.5 cm)  

Gauge
10 1/2 sts + 6 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over pattern. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. 

Stitch Explanation
dc3tog (dc 3 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops) 3 times. Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.  

Afghan
With A, ch 159.

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, *dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 3 dc in next ch; rep from * 11 more times, dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 2 dc in last ch – 156 dc and turning ch (forming 13 ripples) at the end of this row.

Row 2: With A, ch 3, turn, dc in first st, *dc in next 4 sts, dc3tog, dc in next 4 sts, 3 dc in next st; rep from * 11 more times, dc in next 4 sts, dc3tog, dc in next 4 sts, 2 dc in top of turning ch. Change to B.

Row 3: With B, rep Row 2.

Row 4: With B, rep Row 2. Change to C.

Row 5: With C, rep Row 2.

Row 6: With C, rep Row 2. Change to A.

Row 7: With A, rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 2-7 until Afghan measures 48 in. (122 cm), from beginning.  

Finishing
Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat
st(s) = stitch(es)

Tips

Work the first few stitches of a new colour over the end of the old colour.