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The Popcorn Ripple Afghan

I haven’t had a whole lot of time to crochet lately, but I managed to make The Young One a winter scarf – there will be a hat to go with it, so I’ll post it when the pair is done – and finish this lovely piece of work.

It’s a gift for someone (I can’t say who just yet) and took quite a long time to make, since I’d put it down from time to time to work on something else.  The pattern itself is pretty easy, but the yarn I chose for it – Caron Simply Soft – is a nightmare to work with.  As a friend of mine said, “It splits if you look at it cross-eyed.”  Indeed it does, and it slips off the hook constantly.  However, it is really soft and the end product, if I do say so myself, is just lovely.

The Popcorn Ripple Afghan

For those who are interested, you can find the free pattern here.  I used a size H/8/5.0 mm hook and Off-White Caron Simply Soft yarn; I do not remember how many skeins, but I bought quite a few and have 3 left over.  I’m thinking I’ll make a baby sweater and matching booties with the remainder (and probably curse like a sailor the entire time).

Between now and Christmas I’m concentrating on scarves, hats and Christmas ornaments, so you’ll probably see quite a few more crochet-related posts in the next few months.  In the meantime, tomorrow or Friday I’ll have a really marvelous late-summer recipe for you.





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