If “home is where the heart is”, then decorating it with handmade crochet makes it more extraordinary and inviting. Whether you crochet an afghan for yourself, or family and friends, it is sure to be treasured and enjoyed for many years to come.
This lovely design is created with worsted with yarn and a larger hook. The skill is easy even though it appears a lot harder than it really is. It is very retro looking worked in olive, tangerine and gold. Choose alternate color combinations for a beautiful masterpiece all your own.
Ripple with Overleaf Afghan & Pillow
Edited By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon
Size: About 54 inches by 63 inches
Materials: Worsted Weight Yarn:
For Afghan – Olivette – 26 oz, Tangerine – 21 oz & Gold – 21 oz;
For Pillow – Olivette – 4 oz, Tangerine – 4 oz & Gold – 4 oz; Lining Material – ½ yd; Fibrefill.
Crochet Hook: Size J-10 (6.00 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: With J-Hook – 3 sts = 1”; 4 rows = 1¾”.
Each strip measures 63 inches by 18 inches.
JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.
TO CHANGE COLORS
Work last stitch before color change to last step, with new color yo and pull new color through remaining loops on hook. Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.
*For Further Assistance with Changing Colors, see our Help Section on the Website www.MaggiesCrochet.com
Double Treble Cluster (dtr-cl): **Yo hook 3 times, insert hook in st or sp indicated, pull through lp, (yo, draw through 2 lps) 3 times; rep from ** twice, yo, draw through remaining lps on hook.
Strips (Make 3)
Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at bottom, with Olivette, ch 84, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 6 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 7 ch, * skip next 2 ch, sc in next 7 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 7 ch; rep from * across.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, skip first sc, sc in next 7 sc, * 3 sc in next sc (center sc), sc in next 7 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 7 sc; rep from * across, ending with 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, skip next sc, sc in last sc.
At the end of Row 4, change color to Tangerine. Finish off Olivette and weave in ends.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, skip first sc, sc in next 3 sc, dtr-cl in 8th st of Row 1 (1st sc of 3-sc group), * skip next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, dtr-cl on other side of center sc of Row 1 (3rd sc of 3-sc group), skip next sc, sc in next 3 sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next 3 sc, dtr-cl in sc before center sc on Row 1; rep from * across, ending with sc in next 2 sc, skip next sc, sc in last sc.
Rows 6-8: Rep Rows 2-4.
At the end of Row 8, change color to Gold.
Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 5-8.
At the end of Row 12, change color to Olivette.
Rows 13-16: Rep Rows 5-8.
At the end of Row 16, change color to Tangerine.
Rows 17-20: Rep Rows 5-8.
At the end of Row 20, change color to Gold.
Rep Rows 9-20 until Strip measures 63 inches, ending with Olivette stripe.
– Sew Strips together, matching colors and stripes.
Work same as Afghan, working one strip up to 5 complete color stripes. Finish off and weave in ends.
Fold in half and sew upper and lower edges, fitting points in position.
Sew one side then insert pillow.
Sew remaining side close.
With right side facing, join Olivette and complete each dtr-cl across row. Finish off and weave in ends.
All Rights Reserved ©2010 Maggie Weldon
I’ve never seen an afghan so ineresting and will be a challange. Who came with the colors, what other colors would you suggest that would be suitalbe for children or adults?