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Date Posted: 18:01:14 05/28/14 Wed
Author: Lisa Hamblin
Author Host/IP: host-72-51-201-57.newwavecomm.net / 72.51.201.57
Subject: Re: afghan
In reply to: Lori Fuller 's message, "afghan" on 07:54:19 05/20/14 Tue

>I am doing a ripple stich afghan and is for a small
>size. when I get done with this one I want to make the
>larger size but don't understand what I need to do.
>the size that I am currently doing is a 42 x 84 I want
>to make a double/queen. the one I am doing now you 9sc
>3sc in next chain 9sc skip 2. the pattern for the
>larger size says to make it twice as wide (20 ripples)
>and half as long maybe an extra 100 rows. so my
>question is do I do 18sc 6sc in next chain 18sc and
>skip 4 or do I follow the same instructions and chain
>309 because this fist pattern says to chain 209 thanks
>ahead of time for any help you can give me because I
>am a beginner in crochet don't know a lot of stiches
>accept single and double crochet
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Hi Lori:

If you like the current size of the ripples then keep working each ripple with 9sc.
Making each ripple with 18sc would each ripple twice as tall as well as twice as wide.

In order to increase the afghan size you need to see how many stitches are used for each ripple (mountain, peak and valley).
In other words, if the pattern uses...
9 sc to go up the mountain
3 sc in one stitch for the peak
9 sc back down the mountain
then skip 2 stitches for the valley

you would need:
9 + 1 + 9 + 2 = 21 chains to complete one ripple repeat

A standard Queen size is 60" x 80".

If one ripple repeat measures 5 inches wide then you would need a total of 12 ripples to measure 60 inches wide.
60 divided by 5 = 12 ripple repeats
each ripple repeat needs 21 chains
12 ripples x 21 chains = 252 chains
Now you need to add one chain (the height of one single crochet) in order to begin the pattern.
So your total number of chains needed for your foundation chain is 253.

To adjust the length just keep on crocheting until the afghan measures 80" long.

Lisa Hamblin CNM/MBA

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