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Candy Stripes Baby Afghan

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So, you know how I mentioned in my previous post that I have been crocheting like a mad woman to keep my mind off of my grandmother’s death?  Well, this is the product of one of those mad crochet sessions.  This took two days to complete and I quite love it.  Although I tried to lighten it, the picture came out a bit darker than the colors actually are.  What looks like black in the picture is actually a chocolate brown.  I worked the entire afghan in single crochet.  It was just the right amount of tedious to distract me for a bit.  That, and my wife’s pampering – which I don’t mind one bit.

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The close up above shows a truer version of the chocolate.

For those of you interested in making it, it is actually quite simple:

Materials: 1 skein each of  “Loops & Threads: Impeccable Impecable” yarn in the following colors: Soft Fern, Aqua, Chocolate, Aran, Rouge

Crochet Hook: Size I

Row 1:  Ch 114

row 2:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each stitch across.  Turn

row 3:  Ch1.  Sc in each st across.  Turn

row 4-130: repeat row 3 following color table below (number shown corresponds to number of rows for that particular color)

14 Aran

3  Soft fern

3  Chocolate

14  Rouge

3  Aqua

14 Soft fern

3 Rouge

14 Aqua

14 Aran

6 Chocolate

3 Aran

6 Chocolate

14 Aqua

19 Soft fern

 Border:  Join with sl st in any corner.  *(Sc in corner, ch 2, sc) in same corner*.  Sc across to next corner, repeat from *to* at every corner.  Bind off.

You can continue adding colors or stop at 1

I cut the yarn at the end of each color change.  Since some rows had quite a gap between color changes, I didn’t feel like carrying it through.  I wove in all of the yarn at the end.

If you would like to come up with your own striped pattern try this nifty stripe generator


11 thoughts on “Candy Stripes Baby Afghan

    • My wife picked them out.. she has an eye for that kind of stuff. If it were up to me I would have thrown in purple, neon green and some other random color that made no sense! haha.. I will be sure to pass on the compliment to her.

  1. Beautiful work, the colours are lovely. I can’t believe you did this in just two days, that’s some seriously speedy hooking! You’ve got to love the fruits of distraction, which I can say from experience is an excellent technique. =) Hope you’re doing well.

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