Rivers to Ocean Afghan

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Rivers to Ocean Afghan

designed by Tammy Hildebrand
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Single Size
approximately 48"/122cm wide x 67"/170cm long.
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The materials for this project cost $30.44

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Size:

  • Single Size
Finished Measurements
approximately 48"/122cm wide x 67"/170cm long.

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Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Contrast A

Simply Soft | Forest Floor, 9758Edit Color
$12.87

Contrast B

Simply Soft | Ocean, 9759Edit Color
$12.87

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size I9/5.5mm
$2.20

Bent Tip Steel Yarn Needles

Sizes 13 & 16 2/Pkg
$2.50
The materials for this project cost $30.44

Abbreviations

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

Dc = double crochet

Forward Pass = Working from right to left, hold working yarn behind work, skip first vertical bar (at edge of piece), *insert hook under next vertical bar, yarn over and draw up a loop; repeat from * across, keeping all loops on hook

sc = single crochet

Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in next st) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook

Sl st = Slip stitch

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

Finished Measurements
approximately 48"/122cm wide x 67"/170cm long.

MATERIALS

Afghan
Simply Soft (170 g/6. oz;288 m/315 yds)
Contrast A Forest Floor (9758) 3
Contrast B Ocean (9759) 3
Simply Soft Paints
Contrast C () 4

GAUGE

In pattern, 12 sts and 10 rows = 4"/10cm;

One panel measures approximately 9 1/4"/23.5cm wide.

Gauge is not critical for this project.

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE

To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over; carry new color loosely up the side, yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete the stitch. Do not fasten off old color. Drop old color to back of work until next needed.

 

PANEL (make 5 – 3 in color sequence #1, and 2 in color sequence #2)

Color Sequence #1: B, A.

Color Sequence #2: A, B.

Row 1 (RS): With first color, ch 19; dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc) and in each ch across, turn—17 dc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 2 dc, *ch 3, sk next dc, sc in next 2 dc; repeat from * across; change to 2nd color in last st, turn—12 sc and 5 ch-3 sps.

Row 3: With 2nd color, ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, working behind ch-3 sp, 2 dc in skipped st of previous row, *sc2tog, 2 dc in next skipped st of previous row; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts, turn—8 sc and 10 dc.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, insert hook between next 2 dc and through ch-3 sp of previous row, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (sc completed), *2 sc in next sc, insert hook between next 2 dc and through ch-3 sp of previous row, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (sc completed); repeat from * across to last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts; change to first color in last st, turn—17 sc.

Row 5: With first color, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each st across, turn.

Rows 6–165: Repeat Rows 2–5 forty times.

Fasten off.

First Side Edging

Row 1 (RS): With RS facing and working in ends of rows across one long edge, join C with sc in end of first row, sc in end of each row across, turn—165 sc.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each sc across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *FPdc around next st, sc in next st; repeat from * across. Fasten off.

Row 4 (RS): With RS facing, working in back loops only, join A with sc in first st, sc in each st across. Fasten off.

Row 5 (RS): With RS facing and B, repeat Row 4. Fasten off.

Second Side Edging

Working in ends of rows across opposite long edge, work same as first side edging.

 

FINISHING

Arrange panels with long edges together and alternating color sequence #1 panels with color sequence #2 panels. Using yarn needle and B, align stitches of last row of edging and whipstitch the long edges together, sewing through back loops only.

Border

Round 1 (RS): With RS facing, join C with sc in any corner of afghan, sc evenly spaced all the way around the outer edge, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc. Note: For best results work the 3-sc corners in the first and last st of Row 5 of edging on each long side edge of afghan.

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in center sc of each 3-sc corner; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.