While my husband was out of town last week, I visited the craft store trying to find myself a new project to keep busy. The throw on the front of this book of afghans, Vanna's Choice--Color it Beautiful Afghans, caught my eye, so of course I had to make it. It uses a lot of yarn, however, I didn't use as much yarn as the pattern called for, but I didn't follow the pattern in the book. It's very thick and heavy and will make a nice cover during the colder months. Each row is two colors of yarn, giving it a variegated look. I made the afghan in a basic ripple. The pattern I used is below.
GAUGE: crochet hook size P-15 (10mm)
PATTERN: Kilim throw (basic ripple pattern)
With size P hook and 2 colors desired, ch 118.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 5 ch, 3 sc in next ch, * sc in next 5 ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in next 5 ch, 3 in next ch; rep from * ending sc in last 6 ch--9 "ripples".
Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in next 5 st, 3 sc in next st, *sc in next 5 st, sk next 2 st, sc in next 5 st, 3 sc in next sc; rep from* across, ending sc in next 5 st, sc2tog.
Row 3: same as row 2. Fasten off.
Row 4: With new color, repeat row 2 for three rows until you have repeated the colors sequence through twice. Do one final sequence in color choice # 1. To finish of, sc down the side of the afghan and around in color choice #1, twice. Fasten off.