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
dreamy layers afghan pattern::
40 – 50 oz. of yarn
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!