This gorgeous afghan was designed by Nicky Epstein. I am a huge fan of her beautiful work. The free pattern for this can be found at www.lionbrand.com
Check out Nicky’s site at www.nickyepstein.com
This is the blanket I made for Cheryl while I was in Seattle. Working on it in my spare time, it took 11 days to make. I used Red Heart (no dye lot) yarn-2 skeins purple, one skein white and 2 skeins pink. The border is 3 rows of single crochet.
This is a basic textured stitch.
To start, chain an even number of stitches.
Row 1 -Single crochet in second chain from hook and in each chain across.
Row 2-Chain 1, turn, single crochet in first single, then (treble crochet in next single crochet, single crochet in next single crochet) across.
Row 3-Chain 1, turn, single crochet in each stitch across.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 for pattern to desired length.
TO WORK TREBLE CROCHET: yarn over twice & insert hook in single crochet, yarn over & pull up a loop (4 loops on hook) then (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times