Rainbow Days Afghan LW1365

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Suitable for Beginners.

Throw measures approximately 42" x 48".

RED HEART® “Hokey Pokey™” Art. E718 (4 ounce skeins): 5 ½ Ounces each No. 7113 Periwinkle CA, No. 7111 Blue Bonnet CB, No. 7110 Spearmint CC, No. 7109 Sunshine CD, No. 7108 Tangerine CE, and 7107 Bubblegum CF.

Crochet Hook: 5 mm [US H-8].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 14 sts = 4"; 8 rows =4" in pat. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Gauge Swatch: Ch 35, then work in pat across 34 sts (two waves) for 8 rows. Swatch should measure approximately 9 ¾" wide by 4" high.


dc2tog (worked over 2 sts, whether those sts are sc, dc or dc2tog) = [yo and draw up a lp in next st, yo and draw through 2 lps) twice, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook.

dc inc (worked in one st, whether that st is sc or dc) = 2 dc in next st.

sc color change = draw up a lp in next st, drop color in use, with next color to be used yo and draw through both lps on hook


With CA ch 147.

Foundation Row (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 146 sc.

Row 1 (WRONG Side): Ch 2, dc in first st, dc2tog, dc in next 5 sts, [dc inc] twice, dc in next 5 sts, * [dc2tog] twice, dc in next 5 sts, [dc inc] twice, dc in next 5 sts; rep from * to last 3 sts; dc2tog, dc in last st; turn.

NOTE: The "ch 2" is a turning chain ONLY and is NOT to be counted as a stitch. Do NOT work into the ch 2.

Rows 2 and 3: Rep Row l.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across changing to CB in last sc; turn.

Rows 5-8: With CB, rep Rows 1-4 changing to CC in last sc of Row 8.

Rows 9-12: With CC, rep Rows 1-4 changing to CD in last sc of Row 12.

Rows 13-16: With CD, rep Rows 1-4 changing to CE in last sc of Row 16.

Rows 17-20: With CE, rep Rows 1-4 changing to CF in last sc of Row 20.

Rows 21-24: With CF, rep Rows 1-4 changing to CA in last sc of Row 24.

Rep Rows 1-24 three more times; do not change color or turn at end of last row. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Hints & Tips

The waves are formed by the increases and decreases; the stitch count remains constant across every row. Work a gauge swatch to become familiar with the pattern and to check your gauge.

Designed by Judy Rice.

ABBREVIATIONS: CA, CB, CC, etc. = Color A, Color B, Color C. etc.; beg = beginning; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; inc = increase; lp(s) = loop(s); mm = millimeters; pat = pattern; rep = repeat; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); tog = together; yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions given in brackets the number of times specified.

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