Ombre Afghan by Rina Artstain

Ombre Afghan

Crochet
January 2015
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
9 stitches and 5 rows = 4 inches
in dc
8.0 mm (L)
7000 - 7150 yards (6401 - 6538 m)
Queen size bed (adjustable)
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This pattern is available for free.

This afghan is quite easy to make, the only stitch needed is dc, but it may take a while to finish (depending on the size you decide to make).
Materials:

  • 4 skeins dark brown worsted weight yarn (A)
  • 5 skeins light brown worsted weight yarn (B)
  • 5 skeins orange worsted weight yarn (C)
  • 5 skeins dark yellow worsted weight yarn (D)
  • 5 skeins bright yellow worsted weight yarn (E)
  • 4 skeins light yellow worsted weight yarn (F)
  • Each skein is 100g (approx. 233m or 254 yards)
  • 8mm hook
  • blunt needle for weaving in loose ends

Notes:

  • Gauge: 9 stitches and 5 rows = 4’’/10cm square in dc.
  • With the above gauge, the finished size of the afghan will be 75”/190cm wide by 79”/200cm long.
  • To make a smaller or larger blanket, use different yarns or change the number of stitches/rows worked in each color change. Just remember to crochet a swatch first so you can calculate your finished size accordinly.
  • The ombre effect is achieved by dropping/joining 1 strand of yarn at the end of each 5 row block. Cut the dropped yarn, leaving a short tail, then crochet over both loose ends (joined and dropped) to eliminate the need for weaving in.