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Popcorn Ripple Crochet Afghan

popcorn ripple afghan

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Contributed by Mary Maxim (NO 2044)

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Tired of the same old multi-color ripple afghan, try this richly textured pattern out for size . It still has the attractive zig-zag pattern, but a popcorn stitch is used to create wonderful texture. Off-white yarn makes an especially rich looking afghan, but any color would work equally well.

Size: Approximately 47" x 70" [119.5 x 177.5 cm]

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn, 54 oz. (2,970 yds)
American: One American Gauge Crochet Hook size I-9
Canadian: One Canadian Gauge Crochet Hook size 5
Metric: One Metric Gauge Crochet Hook size 5.50

Gauge or Tension: One repeat = 7" [18 cm]

using suggested hook or any size hook which will give the correct stitch gauge or tension.

Abbreviations: Ch, chain; sc, single crochet; dc, double crochet; sts, stitches; rep, repeat; beg, begin or beginning; ", inches; cm, centimeters. Additional Abbreviations: 3 dc cl; 3 Double crochet cluster: Keeping last loop of each double crochet on hook, double crochet in each of 3 stitches indicated, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook. 5 dc cl; 5 Double crochet cluster: Keeping last loop of each double crochet on hook, double crochet in each of 5 stitches indicated, yarn over and draw through all 6 loops on hook.

Popcorn: 5 dc in next st, drop loop from hook, insert hook from front to back in first of the 5 dc made, draw dropped loop through loop on hook. Please follow washing instructions printed on yarn label.

AFGHAN

Ch 173. Row 1: (right side) 3 dc cl over 4th, 5th and 6th ch from hook, dc in each of next 9 ch, 5 dc in next ch, dc in each of next 9 ch, *5 dc cl over next 5 ch, dc in each of next 9 ch, 5 dc in next ch, dc in each of next 9 ch; rep from * to last 4 ch, 3 dc cl over next 3 ch, dc in last ch, ch 3, turn.
Row 2: Skip first st, 3 dc cl over next 3 sts, dc in each of next 9 dc, 5 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 9 dc, *5 dc cl over next 5 dc, dc in each of next 9 dc, 5 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 9 dc; rep from * to last 4 sts, 3 dc cl over next 3 sts, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, ch 3, turn.

Row 3: Skip first st, 3 dc cl over next 3 dc, ch 1, [skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1] 4 times, skip next dc, 5 dc in next dc; ch 1, [skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1] 4 times, *skip next dc, 5 dc cl over next 5 dc, ch 1, [skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1] 4 times, skip next dc, 5 dc in next dc; ch 1, [skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1] 4 times; rep from * to last 5 sts, skip next dc, 3 dc cl over next 3 sts, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, ch 3, turn.

Row 4: Skip first st, now working in each st and in each ch, 3 dc cl over next 3 sts, dc in each of next 9 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in each of next 9 sts, *5 dc cl over next 5 sts, dc in each of next 9 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in each of next 9 sts; rep from * to last 4 sts, 3 dc cl over next 3 sts, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, ch 3, turn.

Row 5: Skip first st, 3 dc cl over next 3 sts, [ch 2, skip next dc, popcorn in next dc] 4 times, ch 2, skip next dc, (in next dc work popcorn, ch 3, popcorn), [ch 2, skip next dc, popcorn in next st] 4 times, *skip next dc, ch 1, 5 dc cl over next 5 sts, ch 1, [skip next dc, popcorn in next dc, ch 2] 4 times, (popcorn, ch 3, popcorn in next st) [ch 2, skip next dc, popcorn in next dc] 4 times; rep from * to last 5 sts, ch 2, skip next dc, 3 dc cl over next 3 sts, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, ch 3, turn.

Row 6: Skip first cl, 2 dc in each of next 5 ch-2 spaces, 5 dc in next ch-3 space, 2 dc in each of next 4 ch-2 spaces, *dc in next ch-1 space, in next cl and in next ch-1 space, 2 dc in each of next 4 ch-2 spaces, 5 dc in next ch-3 space, 2 dc in each of next 4 ch-2 spaces; rep from * to last ch-2 space, 2 dc in last ch-2 space, skip next 3 dc cl, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, ch 3, turn. Rep rows 3-6 until afghan measures about 70" [177.5 cm], ending after a row 4. Rep row 2 once. Break yarn and fasten off.

EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO HAVE THE DIRECTIONS CONTAINED IN THIS PATTERN ACCURATE AND COMPLETE; HOWEVER, WE CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS, MISINTERPRETATION, VARIANCE OR ERRORS IN WORKMANSHIP OF THE INDIVIDUAL.

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