crochet:: dreamy layers afghan pattern

The Dreamy Layers Afghan pattern is ready to share!  

I am nearly ready to start the border, so I will post more pictures later in the week.  These shots were taken immediately after I began the decreases this week.

If you should need any clarification let me know :)

Enjoy!

dreamy layers afghan pattern::

40 – 50 oz. of yarn

“K” hook

the yarn I used – Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice – 7 oz/or 2 skeins each (there will be enough left over to make matching pillow cover)

11 colors – Duckie, Dusty Green, Fern, Kelly Green, Bluebell, Dusty Purple, Purple, Wild Berry, Magenta, Antique Rose, Rose

1 skein Red Heart in Delft Blue

Edited to add:: my border option used and additional 10 oz. of Red Heart white yarn.

row 1:: ch2, in 2nd ch from hook make hdc, sc, hdc; ch 1  and turn

row 2::  inc in 1st stitch (hdc, sc), hdc in next stitch, inc in last stitch (sc, hdc), ch 1 and turn

row 3::  inc in 1st stitch (hdc, sc), hdc, sc, hdc, inc in last stitch (sc, hdc), ch 1 and turn

row 4 – 120::  inc in 1st stitch (hdc, sc), repeat *hdc, sc, hdc, sc, hdc* across to last stitch inc of (sc, hdc), ch 1 turn and change colors every 5 rows (you will repeat each color 2 times)

At row 121 *this is where you can make the over-all size larger if desired by continuing the increase 5 row bands – or begin the decreasing here in a similar manner to the increase rows – decrease the 1st 2 stitches and the last 2 stitches tog*

row 121 – 240::  dec 1st 2 stitches (sc 2 tog), repeat *sc, hdc, sc* across to last 2 stiches (sc 2 tog) ch 1 and turn (make sure to stitch all 3 stitches tog on final row)

border::  here is where you can get creative as well because you can pick any color or combination of colors and make the border as wide as you choose (mine will either be in “Duckie” yellow or white)

border row 1::  sc evenly around entire piece as a base 

border row 2 – 10:: hdc in back loop only and finish off

finishing::  a fluffy tassel on each corner

border row 2 – ? ideas:: sc in back loop only for a more narrow ribbed border/scallop the edges with shells and picot in the light blue to make it look like clouds/2 – 3 triple crochet in each stitch for several rows for a ruffled border/use multiple colors to keep the rainbow going

another suggestion::  this afghan would lend itself well to being an “ugly blankie”  and would make a great way to use up all the leftover bits of stash – just keep randomly grabbing the next partial skein and going until it runs out, and pull it all together with white or black (or any other color) every so often in the body of the piece as well as for the border

If you decide to make a “dreamy layers afghan” please share your links and pix in the comments!!!!

I would love to see your vision of this fun pattern :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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16 comments

  1. mmakynen · May 15, 2011

    Love, love, love the bright colours. Wish we could get the Vanna’s Choice Baby here in North Vancouver, I have to travel to Bellingham, WA to pick it up.

    • yarnchic40 · May 15, 2011

      Thanks bunches! Maybe you could order it online or substitute? If I find an online supplier I will forward it on to you:)

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  4. Mandalou · May 15, 2011

    I’m so making one… will post updates…

  5. urmie · May 15, 2011

    I love your work
    urmie

  6. Lynn · May 15, 2011

    Love the colors !! Pretty pattern !

  7. Rachel wheeler · May 15, 2011

    Do you use two strands or one?

  8. Rachel Adams · May 15

    I’m in the process of making one! Here’s my current progress. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152021404501748&l=333420265e

    • yarnchick40 · May 15

      Oh Rachel, it’s beautiful!!! And you are nearing the home stretch before the decreases. THANKS SO MUCH for sharing :) You made my day!

    • yarnchick40 · May 15

      Feel free to share it on my fb page too :)

  9. Beautiful!!

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