When I am not designing jewelry, fusing glass, or making lampwork glass beads, I love to crochet. It is very relaxing after a very long day at work. Very therapeutic.
Here is a crocheted blanket/afghan I made for my daughter, Beckie, in Nov 2015.
I never posted pics of it, so thought I would share.
I used Caron Simply Soft yarn.
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Here is how I spent my Friday evening, getting some hooking time in, relaxing after a very busy week at work, and slowly recuperating after the oral surgery the Friday before. My jaw is still just a little sore, but healed for the most part.
Crochet is very relaxing to me, it is very therapeutic. I love it. If I am too tired to design jewelry, or fuse glass, I can still be creative and crochet. I will not use power tools or light a torch when I am tired, as that is a recipe for disaster, so I can pick up a crochet hook and be creative and also relax at the same time. The stress of a busy day, or week melts away.
This will be a gift for someone special, so I am not telling you any more about it for now. You will see pics of it when it is finished.
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Double V Shell Afghan with Scalloped Edges
By Christina M. Lee, June 30, 2015
(For Lapgan Measurements see end of pattern)
Skill Level: Easy/Beginner
Caron Simply Soft (5 skeins 6 oz skeins) or any 4 ply worsted weight yarn
Color A: 3 skeins Chocolate, Color B: 2 skeins Watermelon, or colors of your choice.
Crochet hook size H
Special Stitches: Double V Shell (dvs) = 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same space, will be referred to as dvs in pattern below.
Gauge: Not important
Close up of the Double V Shell stitch
Close up of the scalloped edge.
With color A Ch 168.
Row 1. dvs (Double V Shell, see special stitches above) in 4th ch from hook (see above for instructions on how to make dvs), *skip 4 ch, dvs in 5th ch*, repeat across between **. Ch 3 turn.
Here is what the Double V Shell (dvs) stitch looks Like and the beginning of row 1.
End of Row 1
Row 2. *dvs in the top of the 2 ch space of the dvs in previous row*, (in the center top of shell) repeat between ** across. Ch 3 turn.
End of Row 2, you can now see the scalloped edges starting to form.
Rows 3-17 (approximately the whole skein of yarn): Repeat row 2.
Rows 18-34: Change to color B. Repeat row 2.
Rows 35-51: Change to color A. Repeat row 2.
Rows 52-68: Change to color B. Repeat row 2.
Rows 69-85: Change to color A. Repeat row 2.
Final row. *sc in the top of the 2 ch space of the dvs in previous row, ch 5*, repeat between ** across. Fasten off.
Approximate final measurement of afghan are 45” x 60”
PATTERN UPDATE, 2/29/16: I made a nice lapgan out of this pattern by ending at row 55. Then going to the Final Row. I changed colors of yarn every 5 rows. I used “I Love This Yarn” from Hobby Lobby. Approximate Lapgan six 45” x 36”
I hope you have fun creating your afghan. Please share pictures of your completed afghan with me, feel free to post them here on my blog. I would love to see your completed afghan.
You can also post your pictures of your finished afghan and comments about the pattern on my Facebook page, Knitting & Crochet Friends.
This is an Original Design by Christina M. Lee. Copyright June 30, 2015, Lee Creations, Inc., d/b/a Christina M Lee Designs. Please feel free to use my pattern to make as many afghans as you desire, give them away, sell them freely.
You are prohibited from selling the pattern or claiming the pattern is your own, or publishing the pattern in any printed material without my explicit permission. You are prohibited from publishing, copying, or using the photographs in the pattern in any manner without my explicit permission.
I would please ask that when you share the pattern you give me credit for the pattern and post a link back here to my blog or my website.
If you have any questions about the pattern, or need any help with the pattern, please feel free to contact me. You may email me at Christina@creationsbychristina.net or post a comment here on this blog or my Knitting & Crochet Friends Facebook page. Please feel free to share this pattern on social media.
Happy crocheting, Christina
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