This project was one of the Afghan Club challenges from Mikey at The Crochet Crowd. When this challenge started, we were in the middle of another project and had to finish that up before moving on. We usually have a couple of WIP's at any given time but afghans get priority status for completion. And the next one is in the works about halfway through the current one ~ takes a fair bit to get our hooks to rest...
This was a really fun stitch to hook, and is actually a variation of a ripple stitch. Once you get a rhythm for the stitch count, it flies right along. Pretty easy to keep track of where the crests and valleys belong. Colour changes takes place at the end of every second row of double crochet, making for nice tidy work.
Our Ocean Waves Afghan used a total of 2 pounds (895gms) of Red Heart Super Saver yarn.
The finished size is perfect for on top of a single bed, or across a couch, measuring 40.5" by 65" (103cm by 165cm). The colour palette for this work is Frosty Green, Tea Leaf, Medium Thyme, Windsor Blue and Dark Sage. The one variation we did from the original pattern was to finish the afghan at Row 70 as opposed to Row 80. As an edge at the end, we turned the work and slipped stitched across in the back loop of each chain.
Have a go at this one for yourself; easy for a beginner hooker. You can find the free pattern link & video tutorial link on the sidebar at the right. Size can be adjusted in length easily ~ finish at the end of any 10th row. Colours can be adjusted as well to your choice, making it easy to match any décor.
We won't be posting for the next couple of weeks as SD & myself are off on a road trip of 1575 miles (2350kms), with cameras in tow. We won't be close to any yarn shops in between, or at our destination. Crocheting is a fair bit slower in the truck as well ~ there's too much gosh darn scenery to distract the hook.
Keep well, safe travels... we'll see you August 16, here In The Parlour!
*photos by ccthompson