Afghan of the Month - July
Coral Reef Ripple
Design by Darla Fanton
The color of a cool coral reef is reflected in this easy, breezy throw. It's made with soft, 100 percent cotton yarn that makes it easy to care for, and cool and comfortable for warmer weather.
50 x 71 inches
- Medium (worsted) weight cotton yarn: 54 oz/2,700 yds/1,531g medium coral
- Size G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
4 dc = 1 inch; 2 dc rows = 1 inch
Mesh: Ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st, or, ch 2, sk next ch sp, dc in next st.
Block: Dc in each of next 3 sts, or, 2 dc in next ch sp, dc in next st.
Beginning block (beg block): Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each of next 3 sts.
End increase (end inc): *Yo, insert hook in same st as last dc made, yo, pull lp through, yo pull through 1 lp on hook (ch-1), [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice, working in last ch-1 made, rep from * twice.
Beginning increase (beg inc): Ch 5, dc in 4th ch from hook (first 3 chs count as first dc), dc in next ch, dc in next st.
- Row 1: Ch 288, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each of next 2 chs (first block), using Special Stitches as needed, work according to Coral Ripple Chart, turn.
- Rows 2-11: Work according to chart, turn.
- Rows 12-101: Rep rows 2-11 consecutively. At end of last row, fasten off.
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