Saturday, October 29, 2011

Tri-Color Ripple Throw


Four throws have been started for several months now and I finally completed one! Usually I am very committed to one project and work on it relentlessly to completion. However, with throws, they're much larger and repetitive which in turn makes it a little boring. Alas, patience is a virtue.

This tri-color throw is made from 4 skeins of Cozy Wool (90 yards per skein, 50% wool/50% acrylic) in Sweet Grass, Mushroom, and Thunder (total of 12 skeins). I used a 10.00mm N size crochet hook. Below is the pattern adapted from Lion Brand. I followed the instructions incorrectly and ended up cancelling my "dips" and "peaks" so it just made a straight line for the first several rows. Not wanting to take everything out and start over... I made the middle section correctly and finished with straight stripes to finish "the look."
  • With color A, ch 76.
  • 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 more times, dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 2 dc in last ch - 6 ripples (after the initial mess up, my ripples came up shy of 6...).
  • 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 more times, dc in next 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch. Change to color B. To change color, work last stitch 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.
  • Rows 3-36: Rep Row 2, continuing in Color Sequence as established by changing color every other row. Fasten off. Weave in all ends. The row count from 3-36 is from the original pattern. I stopped counting and just worked until it looked right. I ended up with 56 rows, fitting nicely across a queen size bed.
  • sc with leftover yarn all the way around, with three sc in the corners
  • ss in each sc all the way around for a more polished edge, because there's no give with the ss, it'll prevent the dcs from getting stretched.

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful!! You can do Everything!! Call me impressed!!

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  2. Thank you!! It's coming in handy for early chilly mornings!

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