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Granny Ripple Afghangrannyripple.jpg

Adult Size: 53" x 68" Baby Size: 32" x 41"

Materials for adult size: Crochet Hook Size K, Knitting Worsted (4 oz skeins) -

12 oz White, 16 oz Burgundy, 20 oz Pale Rose, 20 oz Rose

Convert to baby size by chaining 133 (multiple of 11 plus 3). Use

worsted weight yarn and size I hook.

Color Sequence: *2 rows ea. Pale Rose, Rose, Burgundy, Rose,

Pale Rose, White; rep from *

 

With White, loosely ch 188.

Row 1: 3 dc in 7th ch from hook, (sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st) twice, *sk 5 sts, (3 dc in next st, sk 2 sts) twice, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next st for point, (sk 2 sts, 3 dc in next st) twice: repeat from * across, end (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in last st, ch 5, turn.

Row 2: 3 dc in 1st ch 3 sp, (3 dc bet next two 3 dc groups) twice, *sk sp bet next 2 groups, (3 dc bet next 2 groups) twice, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch 3 sp, (3 dc bet next 2 groups) twice; rep from * across, end (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in last ch 5 sp, ch 5, turn.

Repeat Row 2 for Pattern Stitch throughout, working 2 rows of ea color of color sequence, until 6 color sequences are completed. Tie off.

Edging: Row 1: With White, work 1 row sc, evenly spaced around entire outside edge, join with sl st in 1st sc. Do not turn.

Edging: Row 2: Working from LEFT to RIGHT, sc in ea sc around for reverse sc, join. Tie off.

 

 

 

Double Puff Shell Afghandoublepuffenlarged.jpeg

 

(Approximate Size: 33" x 50" for Baby Blanket) (50 x 70" for Adult size using 96 oz. or 24 skeins, 4 ply, 4 oz)

 

Materials for Baby Blanket: 12 -4 oz. skeins worsted weight yarn, 4 ply. 2 each of Yellow, Peach, Lilac, Baby Blue, Melon Green & White. (I've done the one in this picture in a variegated yarn, worsted weight, 4 ply, using an I hook,). Don't use a heavy yarn like Jiffy as ithe blanket becomes too heavy for a baby.

 

Crochet Hook Size I

 

Start with Yellow and ch 101 (Adult size ch 147).

 

ROW 1: 3 dc in third ch from hook, sc in next ch, sk 2 ch, * 4 dc in next ch, sc in next ch, sk 2 ch. Repeat from * across, end 4 dc in last ch, ch 3, turn. (This ch 3 counts as your dc in the next row).

 

ROW 2: Work 3 dc in base of ch 3, * skipping over the puff stitch from the previous row (sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next sc. Repeat from * across row, end sc in space between last dc and turning ch. Finish off.

 

ROW 3: Join next color in sequence with a sl st in last sc worked, ch 3, turn, 3 dc in the base of the ch 3, * (sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next sc. Repeat from * across, end sc in space between last dc and turning ch, ch 3, turn.

 

ROW 4: 3 dc in base of as turning ch, * (sc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next sc. Repeat from * across, end sc in space between last dc and turning ch. Finish off.

Repeat ROWS 3 and 4 for Pattern.

Edging: With White, sc 2 rows around entire peice, working 3 sc in each corner, so that it lays flat.

 

 

 

Apache Tears Afghanapache.jpg

Approximate size 50" x 72"

Materials: 16 sk, 4 ply yarn. 2 sks each of color A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H. Crochet hook H

NOTE: 1. Each row is worked from the right side, beginning at right edge by leaving 5" or yarn at beginning of row ;6" of yarn when fastening off at the ends of row. These strands are for fringes. (Do not use fringe if making child size afghan for Project Linus). 2. Change colors every 4 rows. 3. Work all sc in back loop of st in previous row, work all Tr in front loop of st 3 rows below, sk sc behind. ch 254 (ch 203 for 40" width)with color A

Rows 1-4: Sc across. Rows 5: With color B, *Tr in st 3 below, sc in next 6 sc, repeat from *across. Row 6: Sc in 1st Tr, *Tr in st 3 rows below, sc in next 6 sts, repeat from *across. Row 7: Sc in 1st 2 sts *Tr in st 3 rows below, sc in next 6 sts, repeatfrom *across. Row 8: Sc in 1st 3 sts *Tr in st 3 rows below, sc in next 6 sts, repeat from *across.Row 9: With color C, sc in 1st 4 sts *Tr in st 3 rows below, sc in next 6 sts, repeat from *across. Row 10: Sc in 1st 5 sts *Tr in st 3 rows below, sc in next 6 sts, repeat from *across. Row 11: Sc in 1st 6 sts *Tr in st 3 rows below, sc in next 6 sts, repeat from *across. Row 12: Sc in 1st 7 sts. *Tr in st 3 rows below, sc in next 6 sts, repeat from *across. Row 13: With color D, #Tr in st 3 rows below, sc in next 6 sts, repeat from *across. REPEAT ROWS 6-13 for pattern. With each new row, the tear is one st over from the previous row. Repeat color sequence of A-H for a total of 5 times. FINISHING: Knot 2 adjusting strands on sides close to work. If desired make fringe to match on ends.

 

 

 

Box Stitch Carriage Robe

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(Approximate Size: 36" x 45")

Materials: 20 ozs. 4 ply knitting worsted yarn. Solid or variegated.

Crochet Hook Size I or any size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge: 1 Pattern = 1 inch

Chain 100. Work in pattern as follows:

ROW 1: 3 dc in 4th ch from hook, *skip 3 sts, 1 sc in next st, ch 3, 3 dc in same st; repeat from * ending with 1 sc in last st (24 patterns), ch 3, turn.

ROW 2: 3 dc in last sc of previous row, *1 sc over the ch 3, ch 3, 3 dc in same place; repeat from * ending with 1 sc in top of ch 3. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat ROW 2 until 55 rows have been completed. Do not break yarn. Continue in pattern, working across each side and lower edge - work one pattern for each ch of 3 at side and one pattern for each pattern across first row. Fasten off.

 

 

 

Cluster Stitch Afghanvariegated.jpeg

Size 36" x 45" - Crochet Hook Size J

 

Materials: 30 oz various colors. This is a good afghan to make if you want to get rid of your scraps.

 

With J hook, Chain 100 for 36" width . Striped design will go across. (Or chain 150 for 45" length. Stripes will go down length).

Row 1 - Yo, insert hook in first st and draw up a loop, yo, skip 1 st, draw up a loop in next st, yo and through all 5 loops, ch 1, for "eye" (1 group st), *yo, draw up a loop in same st as last group st, yo, skip 1 st, draw up a loop in next st, yo and through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1, repeat from * across ch 2, turn.

Row 2 - *Yo, insert hook in "eye" of last group st and draw up a loop, yo, insert hook in "eye" of next group st and draw up a loop, yo and through all 5 loops, ch 1, repeat from * across, ch 2 turn.

Repeat Row 2 for pattern.

Edging: *Ch 2, 2 hdc in same st, sl st in "eye", *repeat around, slip st into base of beginning ch 3 st.

 

 

Pastel Shells Afghanscreen-shot-2014-11-07-at-3.53.13-pm.png

(Size: Approx. 40 x 60") Crochet Hook Size J

Five Color Version: 10 oz. ea. of Colors A,B,C.D, 3 oz. of Color E for border

Four Color Version: 13 oz. each of Colors A,B,C, 3 oz. of Color D for border

Pattern Stitch: Multiples of 6 plus 5

Starting with Color A, chain 113 (or desired width).

ROW 1: 2 tr in 6th ch from hook, *skip 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, skip 2 ch, 5 tr in next ch (shell made), repeat from *across chain, ending with skip 2 ch, 1 dc in last ch. Keeping 2 loops of Color A on hook, draw up a loop of Color B through both loops. Chain 4 and turn.

ROW 2: 2 tr in first dc, *1 dc in center tr of next shell, 5 tr in next dc, repeat from * across row, ending 1 dc in turning chain. Attach Color C as before, chain 4 and turn.

Repeat ROW 2 for pattern, changing colors each row.

Make 15 groupings for Five Color Version and 20 groupings for Four Color Version.

FINISHING: Weave in all ends.

Row 1: Attach last color - D or E - on any side (not a corner) and sc around entire afghan, having 3 sc at each corner, being sure to keep work flat. Have same number of stitches on corresponding sides. Join with a slip stitch. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 2: Work 1 sc in each sc and 3 sc in each corner. Join with a slip sti. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 3: Work 1 sc in each sc and 3 sc in each corner. Join with a slip st and fasten off.

 

 

Ripple Afghan - 40" x 60"screen-shot-2014-11-07-at-3.29.00-pm.png

Crochet Hook size G, Gauge = 6 sc per inch

Materials: 16 oz each Color A,B,C,D

ROW 1: Starting at lower edge, with color A ch 252, work 1 sc in 2nd st from hook, 1 sc in next 12 sts of chain * 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 13 sts, skip 1 st, 1 sc in each of the next 13 sts repeat from * 7 times, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 13 sts, ch 1 turn.

ROW 2: Working in back loop of sts only, 1 sc in next st, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next 12 sts, *3 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 13 sts, skip 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 13 sts, repeat from * 7 times, 3 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of the next 12 sts, skip 1 st, 1 sc in last st, ch 1 turn.

Repeat ROW 2 for entire afghan.

Work 6 more rows in Color A, 8 rows in Color B, 8 rows Color C, 8 rows Color D, repeat pattern 6 times, ending last repeat with 8 rows Color A, cut yarn. With Color A, work a row of sc on side edge keeping work flat, ch 1 turn. Working in back loop only, work 1 sc in each sc, cut yarn. Finish opposite edge in same manner.

 

 

Star Shell Afghanstarshellimage.jpeg

Size 36" x50" - Crochet Hook Size I

Gauge: 2 1/4 inches across center of shell

Materials: 10 oz. each Color A, B, C

With Color A, ch 130

Row 1: 1 sc in second ch from hook, *skip 3 ch, 9 dc in next ch, skip 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch, repeat from * across row (16 patterns). Draw Color B through last loop on hook, break Color A strand and fasten to Color B, turn.

Row 2: (Color B) Ch 2, *yo, insert hook in first dc, draw yarn through st, yo and through 2 loops (loosely), repeat from * in each of the next 3 sts (5 loops on hook), then yo and through all 5 loops, ch 1 for eye of inverted half shell, **ch 3, 1 sc in next dc, ch 3, then repeat from * in each of the next 9 sts (10 loops on hook), then yo and through all 10 loops, ch 1 for eye of shell, repeat from ** across, ending draw yarn through 6 loops on hook, ch 1 for eye of half shell, turn.

Row 3: (Color B) Ch 3, 4 dc in eye of half shell, 1 sc in next sc, *9 dc in eye of next shell, 1 sc in next sc, repeat from * across, ending 5 dc in eye of last half shell. Draw Color C through last loop on hook, break Color B strand and fasten to Color C, turn.

Row 4: (Color C) Ch 1, 1 sc in first dc, **ch 3, *yo, insert hook in next st, draw yarn through st, yo and through 2 loops, repeat from * in each of the next 8 sts (10 loops on hook), then yo and through all 10 loops, ch 1 for eye of shell, ch 3, 1 sc in next st, repeat from ** across row, turn.

Row 5: (Color C) Ch 1, *1 sc in sc, 9 dc in eye of next shell, repeat from * across, ending 1 sc in last st, draw Color A through last loop on hook, break Color C and fasten to Color A. Repeat from row 2 for pattern st, always working 2 rows with each color, repeat Color A, B, and C stripes, until there are 12 stripes of each color, excluding row 1 (border will complete Color A stripe at start). Do not break Color A yarn but continue working around 3 sides of Afghan for border, working 9 dc in eye of shells, 1 sc between shells, Break yarn and fasten.

 

 

 

Free Preemie Heart Pattern...

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Design By Janet Jarosh ~ CitiUSA for Crochet 1/1/97

(Afghan adapted and crocheted by & picture provided by Karen Thomas of Colorado)

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(http://www.citiusa.com to see 500 more patterns)

Materials: Worsted-weight yarn
Size I Hook

Note: You will need to wind the yarn for the color sections of this afghan into 3 balls. 2 White, 1 Pink. For best results, do not carry the white thru the pink.

CENTER (Start)
Row 1: With white, ch 35, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn.

Row 2-7: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Changing Colors: To change colors in sc (pull new color through onto hook before sc is complete). ie: Begin sc as usual by putting hook into st, draw up loop, then pull in new color before completing the stitch). 
Row 8-36: Ch 1, sc in each st across changing colors according to graph, turn. Fasten off.
Row 37: Join background color with sc in first st, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 38-43: Repeat row 2. Do not turn or fasten off at end of last row.

OUTER EDGING: 
Rnd 1: Working around outer edge, ch 6, dc in same st. *(ch 1, skip next row, dc in end of next row) across to next corner st., ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next st., ch1, skip next st, dc in next st) across to next corner st, ch 1*, (dc, ch3, dc) in next st: repeat between **, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-6, Do Not turn, fasten off.

Rnd 2: Join contrasting color with sc in any corner ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc) in same sp, sc in each st and in each ch-1 sp around with (sc, ch 3, sc) in each corner ch-3 sp, join with sl st in first sc, turn.
Rnd 3-5: *Sc in first st and in each sc to corner ch 3 sp (sc, ch 3, sc), continue around*, join with sl st, TURN. Fasten off at end of last row.
Rnd 6: Join background color with sl st in any corner ch-3 sp, (ch 6, dc) in same sp, ch 1, *(skip next st, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) across to next corner ch-3 sp*, [(dc, ch 3, dc) in next sp; repeat between**]; repeat between [] around, join, Do Not turn.
Rnd 7-desired: With background color, working in established pattern, repeat rnds 2-5 thru desired width.

ATTACHING SQUARES TOGETHER: 
Matching sts of bottom edge of one Square to top edge of next Square, and working through both loops, whipstitch Squares together, forming 3 verticle strips of 3 squares each, beginning in center ch of first corner ch-3 and ending in center ch of next corner ch-3; whipstitch strips together in same manner, keeping bottom edges at same end.

EDGING: Attach yarn in any corner *Ch 3, 2 dc in same stitch, skip 2 sc, sl st in next sc, *repeat around, slip stitch into base of beginning ch 3 stitch.

For further information visit http://www.citiusa.com, or write Janet Jarosh, 41363 Plumrose St., Hemet, CA 92544.
 
..."Please use this pattern to create beautiful afghans for your family and friends, to show your talents and share your love for them. Also share with others not so fortunate, who may be ill or traumatized in some way. Pass your talents and love along to someone else and you will be truly blessed". Thank You & Happy Crocheting! Janet@CitiUSA.com