This afghan pattern is in honor of my first granddaughter who is due in September and who will be named Reagan. This is a very simple pattern, though it does look complicated. The rose bud pattern is made by the color changes. This is an adaptation of the classic pattern "Granny Ripple".
- Chain 141.
- Row 1: Sc in each stitch across
- Row 2: Chain 3, turn. Skip first 3 sc. Work (3 dc in next sc, skip 2 sc) 3 times. Work (3 dc ch 3 3 dc) in next stitch for point. *Skip 2 sc work (3 dc in next sc skip 2 sc) twice. Work cluster stitch (Yarn over, insert hook in stitch and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw thru 2 loops on hook 3 times (4 loops now on hook), yarn over and draw through all loops on hook) in next sc. Skip 4 sc cluster stitch in sc, skip 2 sc, work 3 dc in nest sc, skip 2 sc) twice. Work (3 dc ch 3 3 dc) in next sc for point, repeat pattern from * to sixth chain from end skip 2 sc work (3 dc in next sc skip 2 sc) 3 times, dc in last sc.
- Row 3: Chain 3 turn, skip first space (between first dc and 3 dc group) work 3 dc in each of the next 3 spaces, work 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in chain 3 space at point * work 3 dc in each of next 2 spaces, cluster stitch in next space, skip next space (between clusters), cluster stitch in next space, work 3 dc in each of next 2 spaces, work 3 dc, ch 3, 3dc in chain 3 space at next point Repeat from * to just past the last point and work 3 dc in next 3 spaces, dc in top of chain 3. This is the pattern row. Follow the color change chart for color changes. To change colors, work last dc until you have the last two loops on hooks. Finish stitch with new color.
July 16, 20070 found this helpful
Congratulations! Ironically, I am also expecting my first grandchild - a boy - in September. I am so excited!!
July 22, 20070 found this helpful
WOW! That is one gorgeous afgan!
Congrats on the beautiful afgan & I'm sure,
an even more beautiful granddaughter!
Reagan is a lucky girl to have a grandma like you.
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September 9, 20070 found this helpful
Looks lovely. I am going to attempt this. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I have 2 granddaughters that I am going to do this for. Thanks Jan