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Waves of White Afghan

I’m a sucker for heirloom blankets. Inspired by a simple ruffle pottern, designed this blanket to look classic. but with a modern twist. The result reminds me of the waves of an ocean, making

this the perfect piece for cuddling as you lull your little one to sleep.


SIZE: 36″ x 371/2, before blocking


11 sts x 7 rows of dc = 3W square



10 skeins of Worsted Cotton from Blue Sky Alpacas (100% organic cotton; 3.5 oz; 150 yards) in color 614 Drifts

Hooks and Notions

Size 19 (5.5 mm) crochet hook

Crocheter’s toolbox supplies (see page 8)


Row 1: Dc in 4th ch horn hook and each ch (ch 3 counts as 1 dc). 100 dc

Rows 2-6: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.

Row 7: 01 3, turn, dc 3 times in each st across until 1 St rem, dc in final st. 296 sts

Row 8: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.

Row 9:Ch 3, turn, dc3tog in each st across until 1 st rem dc in final st. 100 sts

Rows 1018: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.

Work rows 7- 18 another 3 times. Rep rows 7-15 once.

Do not fasten of


To work border, cont from your last st, working your way around the blanket.

Rnd 1: Ch twice in each st along side, sc in each st along next edge: rep from • once, sl st in ch at start of rnd. 448 sts

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc twice in each st, sl st in top of ch-3 at start of md. 896 sts

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in each st around, sl st in top of ch-3 at start of rnd.

896 sts

Fasten off.


Weave in ends. Block (see page /7) and gently position the ruffles as you lay blanket flat to dry.

With this blanket, it is possible to stretch the dc rows open so it will have a lacy look, but I find that this distorts the overall shape.

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