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Fourth of July Crochet Ripple Afghan

By: Marianne Forrestal for allfreecrochet.com
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Fourth of July Crochet Ripple Afghan
Fourth of July Crochet Ripple Afghan
This image courtesy of stitchandunwind.com

Make your Independence Day celebration a blast with this star-spangled Fourth of July Crochet Ripple Afghan. Show your USA pride on the 4th of July with crochet blanket patterns like this ripple afghan. You can use this easy crochet blanket when you snuggle up to watch a movie or lounge around a bonfire, and, especially, to sit out on the grass to watch fireworks. Get your hooks and yarn ready to crochet this patriotic crochet ripple afghan for you family and country this summer.

Easy

Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge

One repeat = 4 (11 cm) across; 5 rows = 4 (10 cm) in pattern.

MATERIALS:

RED HEART® Super Saver®: 3 skeins each of 385 Royal A, 316 Soft White B; 2 skeins of 319 Cherry Red C
Crochet Hook: 5.5 mm [US I-9] or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn needle

 

ABBREVIATIONS:

A, B, C. = color A, B, C
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
mm = millimeters
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch (es)
yo = yarn over
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

 

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:

dc3tog (worked over 3 sts) = [Yo and draw up a loop in next st, yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
sc3tog (worked over 3 sts) = [draw up a loop in next st] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook. Note: Join and cut colors as required.

 

PATTERN NOTES:

Join and cut colors as required.
To Change Color in Dc: Work last dc before color change until 2 loops remain on hook, drop color in use, with next color to be used yo and draw through 2 loops on hook; continue with new color.
Color Sequence: 4 rows A, [2 rows B, 2 rows C, 2 rows B] 5 times.

 

THROW
With A, ch 132.

Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in third ch from hook and in next 6 ch, dc3tog over next 3 ch, dc in next 6 ch, *3 dc in next ch, dc in next 6 ch, dc3tog over next 3 ch, dc in next 6 ch; repeat from * to last ch; 2 dc in last ch; turn – 8 ripples.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first 7 dc, dc3tog over next 3 dc, dc in next 6 dc, *3 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, dc3tog over next 3 dc, dc in next 6 dc; repeat from * to last st; 2 dc in top of ch-3; turn.

Row 3: Working in back loops only except for first 2 and last 2 sts of row (which are worked in both loops), ch 3, dc in same dc and next 6 dc, dc3tog over next 3 dc, dc in next 6 dc, *3 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, dc3tog over next 3 dc, dc in next 6 dc; repeat from * to last st; 2 dc in top of ch-3; turn.

Row 4: Working in both loops, ch 3, dc in first 7 dc, dc3tog over next 3 dc, dc in next 6 dc, *3 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, dc3tog over next 3 dc, dc in next 6 dc; repeat from * to last st; 2 dc in top of ch-3 changing to next color in last dc, changing to B in last dc; turn.

Rows 5-50: Repeat Rows 3 and 4, keeping continuity of color sequence.

Rows 51-54: With A, repeat Rows 3 and 4. At the end of Row 54, do not fasten off A.

 

Border
Ch 1, 3 sc in first dc, *sc in next 6 dc, sc3tog over next 3 dc, sc in next 6 dc, 3 sc in next dc; repeat from * across; working along edge of throw, 3 sc in first color stripe, [2 sc in each of next 3 row-end sts, sc in next rowend st] across, ending with 4 sc in last rowend st, working in opposite side of starting ch, 3 sc in first ch, sc in next 7 ch, ** 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 6 ch, sc3tog over next 3 ch, sc in next 6 ch; repeat from ** to last 9 ch; 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 7 ch, 3 sc in last ch; working along other edge of throw, 3 sc in first color stripe, [2 sc in each of next 3 row-end sts, sc in next row-end st] across, ending with 4 sc in last row-end st; join with a slip st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends

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would be nice to know the size of this afghan before beginning it!!!

Here's the link to the pattern to this patriotic afghan. A little variation of the color can make this afghan fit for Christmas. http//www.stitchandunwind.com/free-crochet-ripple- == throw-pattern/

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