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Home : Patterns : Irresistible Baby Afghan
 

Free Crochet Pattern: Irresistible Baby Afghan

Lion Brand® Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton
Pattern #: 90295AD
Rating: ****4.0 (based on 10 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 30 x 34 in. (76 x 86.5 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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This snuggly ripple afghan is super soft in Nature's Choice Organic Cotton.
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Color (A)
Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton

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Color (B)
Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton

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Color (C)
Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton

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To change colors, simply select color name from the drop-down above or else click the swatch you want to change and then click a color below
Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton
Almond Strawberry Blueberry Dusty Blue Khaki Pecan Spice Espresso
Mustard Dusty Sage Pistachio Olive Mocha Berry Jam French Vanilla Curacao
*Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton (Article #480). 100% Organically Grown Cotton; package size: Solids: 3 oz. (85 g), 103 yd. (94 m)
Prints: 2.75 oz. (78 g), 94 yd. (86 m)

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MATERIALS
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QUANTITY PRICE ALT QTY  
•  480-098 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn : Almond
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$ 25.47  
Note: (A)
•  480-101 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn: Strawberry
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$ 25.47  
Note: (B)
•  480-170 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn: Pistachio
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$ 25.47  
Note: (C)
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)   $ 2.45  
Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)   $ 3.59  
 

Irresistible Baby Afghan

Lion Brand® Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton

GAUGE:

1 ripple + 6 1/2 rows = 5 in. (12.5 cm) in pattern. 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. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

dc2tog (dc dec) 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, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

NOTES:

COLOR SEQUENCE
Work *3 rows with A, 3 rows with B, 3 rows with C; rep from * for Color Sequence.

1. Be sure to check your gauge. If one ripple measures less than 5 in. (12.5 cm), change to a larger hook.
2. For edging, work as many sc as needed to keep Afghan flat. If necessary, use a larger hook to work edging.
3. Block completed Afghan by dampening with water, then laying flat to dry.


AFGHAN
With A, ch 114.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as dc), (dc2tog) 3 times, 2 dc in next 6 ch, *(dc2tog) 6 times, 2 dc in next 6 ch; rep from * across to last 8 ch, (dc2tog) 3 times, dc in next 2 ch – 6 ripples.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in next st, (dc2tog) 3 times, 2 dc in next 6 sts, *(dc2tog) 6 times, 2 dc in next 6 sts; rep from * across to last 8 sts, (dc2tog) 3 times, dc in last 2 sts.
Rows 3-45: Rep Row 2, and continue changing colors according to Color Sequence. Note: You should have 5 stripes of each color after completing Row 45. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Edging

Join B with slip st in any st on edge of Afghan.
Round 1: Sc evenly spaced around all edges of Afghan, working 3 sc in each corner. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s) dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) st(s) = stitch(es)


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****4.0 (based on 10 reviews)
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Reviewed by Heather Harmon on 2011-10-09 *****
I loved this pattern! I made it for my baby nephew. I also got a bulky/textured effect when finished, but it didn't take away from the blanket in any way.


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