I have a dear friend who got me started again with yarn.
I had taught myself when I was a newlywed.
Most of my work at that time was not good at all and I gave up.
With her encouragement, I started back up again about three years ago.
Lisa, my friend, is an avid yarn lover.
I was thinking what I could give her for Christmas
and I thought an afghan would be nice.
This particular afghan took me about four months to complete.
It was much easier than I had expected.
Here are the directions to making this afghan.
- Chain 171 loosely.
- Row 1: DC in fourth chain from hook and in each chain across. (3 skipped chains count as first dc): 169 dc
- Row 2: (Right side): chain 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), turn; dc in next dc, work popcorn, (dc in next 3 dc, work popcorn) across to last 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc: 42 popcorns.
- Row 3: chain 3, turn; dc in next dc and in each st across: 169 dc.
- Row 4: chain 5 (counts as first tr plus ch 1), turn; skip next dc, tr in next dc, (ch 1, skip next dc, tr in next dc) across: 85 tr.
- Row 5: chain 3, turn; dc in each ch-1 sp and in each tr across: 169 dc
- Row 6-67: Repeat rows 2-5, 15 times, then repeat rows 2 and 3 once more. Finish off.