Just Crochet/Craft Idea's: As usual I have a few new projects I'm working on and one more new Great Grandbaby coming that I'm creating a Blanket for, so, busy, busy. If you have any comments, or questions about my interests (creativity), I will answer them under the post where you leave the comment. Thanks for stopping by. Birdie

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Monday, April 18, 2011

Working on Lotsa' Leftovers

Update on my leftover stash of Lion Brand Boucle called Tutti Fruitti,  a contrasting LB Wool-ease Yarn in Taupe. I had enough of the combo to make a semi-small Afghan/Throw. In searching free pattern ideas at I came across a pattern made with wool-ease called Berry Bright Ripple Afghan. Using this as a starting point, I decided to include Lion's pattern with my interpretation for the leftover yarn that I had. This one is easy and fast, my kind of pattern. Mr. Stubbs claimed the finished mini-afghgan (see pic)

Berry Bright Ripple Throw
Free Pattern Number: L0093AD from Lion Brand Yarn
SIZE: One Size
36 x 42 in. (91.5 x 106.5 cm) Note: If you want it wider/longer add 12 chains to beginning chain for each extra ripple  and a set of extra color row changes . (1 addition will be approximately 42 x 46 in.)
• 640-146 Lion Brand Boucle
5 or 6 Balls (A) depending on extra width/length
• 640-143 Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Taupe
5 or 6 Balls (B)
• Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13
• Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
1 ‘ripple’ = about 6 in. (15 cm). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
To change color, work last st with old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st. Fasten off old color.
dc3tog (dc 3 together) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops. (Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook - 2 dc decreased.
*Work 2 rows each with A, B,  rep from * for Color Sequence.
With A, ch 76. or (88)
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, *dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 3 dc in next ch; rep from * 4 (5) more times, dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 2 dc in last ch - 6  (7) ripples.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in first dc, *dc in next 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc; rep from * 4 (5) more times, dc in next 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch. Change to B.
Rows 3-36 (40): Rep Row 2, continuing in Color Sequence as established by changing color every 2 rows. Fasten off.

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