U.S. Terms Used
Beginner: Projects using basic stitches
Red Heart Soft (100% Acrylic, 256 yards / 234 meters, 5 ounces / 141 grams), 4 ply (Medium 4) Color (Berry) 1 skein or color of choice
Machine Wash in Warm Water, Gentle Cycle
Tumble Dry, Low
Where to find yarn
The color used for the sample square may be discontinued, but they have other beautiful options in the link below.
For substitutions refer to YarnSub.com
Hook US H8 / 5.00 mm or size to obtain gauge.
Gauge ruler or tape measure
Start with working a 6″ x 6″ square and measure the middle section, not along the sides. The middle will have more consistent stitches.
16 sts and 8 rows = 4”/10 cm
Blocked: If you block your squares as you go they are easier to seam and your afghan will have better drape and feel when it’s complete
Single square finished measurement: 12.5” x 12.5”
Sand Ripples Square
U.S. Terms Used
Sc: Single crochet
Dc = double crochet
SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES
2 dc-cl = 2 double crochet cluster: Yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull lp through st, yo, pull through 2 lps, yo, insert hook into same st, yo, pull lp through st, yo, pull through 2 lps, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook. (Each stitch consists of two double crochets together.)
Rows: Work that is not joined at the completion of the instruction.
Square is worked flat in rows.
Obtaining a gauge will ensure you are using the yarn and hook that will work with your personal tension to get an accurately sized piece. The hook and yarn in patterns are a suggestion.
Ch-1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, 2-dc cl in next ch, *sc in next 2 chs, 2-dc cl in next ch; repeat from * the last 2 chs, sc in each of the last 2 chs, ch 1 & turn. (34 sc, 16 2-dc cl)
Row 2: Sc in first 2 sts, *ch 2, skip 2-dc cluster, sc in next 2 sts; repeat from * to the end of row, ch 1 & turn. (34 sc, 16 ch-2 sps)
Row 3: Sc in first 2 sts, *2-dc cl in ch-2 sp, sc in next 2 sts; repeat from * to the end of row, ch 1 & turn. (34 sc, 16 2-dc cl)
Repeat Rows: 2 & 3 until square measures 12.5” or desired length. Bind off.
Use yarn needle to weave in ends. Trim excess yarn tail. Steam block to measurements.
Here is a YouTube link to a video on how to steam block your acrylic pieces: https://youtu.be/xWyOk1a8fyY
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