2014-04-21 Hooker Notes
The silver lining of this post, two years after completing the blanket: I am forced to rebrand, review and update all my patterns. The original post for this afghan, had wrong pattern instructions. I have rewritten the pattern into a recipe and will continue to offer it and future recipes for free.
Recipe improvements include a condensation of the pattern into a pattern repeats for – what I believe to be – easier pattern instruction and generalized materials information to encourage project creativity. Actually, I suppose this is more of a crochet stitch recipe for a reversible, puffy texture.
Baby Puff by Hooker Leo
I consider one of my recipes, as I’ve provided the “stitch multiple, and instructions” for you use with “any yarn weight” you have in your “pantry;” size will be determined by you.
As with all my recipes:
- I condone any profit you realize from selling your finished project
- I condone duplication/copy of the recipe for dissemination among your friends
2012-06-07 Hooker Notes
On da Hook: May 20, 2012-June 7, 2012
Dimensions: 40 x 43 inches (approximate measurement)
Recipe: Baby Puff Afghan by Hooker Leo
Hook: US J Hook
Formerly known as the Weird Science Afghan because it was made from scrap yarn and because it was the reincarnation of a blanket Cindy had received from someone as a donation to the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers baby shower. She was seeking someone to repair it. I told Cindy that I loved the stitch and would try to deconstruct it and recreate the afghan. During the meeting, another stitcher suggested consulting Victoria. Sure enough! She deconstructed the stitch and showed me. I was able to create a straight edge around the perimeter of the afghan; the original had an uneven border.
If you’d like to make this lovely textured baby afghan, you will find the pattern below or you can download a pdf. I used about 7 ounces of each color pictured, for a total of about 49 ounces. While the pattern is free; the afghan is not. Please email your price inquiries.
Unknown White (Color: Unknown, Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown)
Pop’n Yarn (Color: 107 Primrose; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown)
Red Heart Classic (Color: 597 Light Lavender; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown)
Red Heart Classic (Color: 818 Blue Jewel; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown)
Red Heart Classic (Color: 246 Sea Coral; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown)
Red Heart Super Saver (Color: Petal Pink; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown)
Unknown Pink (Color: Unknown; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown)
Unknown Yellow (Color: Unknown; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown)
Red Heart Super Saver (Color: Frosty Green; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown)
Lion Brand Sayelle (Color: 184 Peach; Content: Unknown; Weight: Unknown)
Recipe Loosely chain multiples of 3 + 1 to desired width Row 1
3 Dc in fourth chain from hook, * skip two chs and sc in third, chain two [1 dc], 3dc in same sc. * Repeat from * to * to last ch, sc, ch2, turn. Row 2
3Dc in sc, * sc in next sc, ch 2, 3 dc in same sc. * Repeat from * to * to end. sc in top of fourth dc [sc + 2ch]. Repeat Row 2 to desired length. If continuing with edging, turn. EDGING: Because of last turn you are now working on the reverse side. Row 1 Last Row Edge
3Sc in final sc. * Skip dc, sc in next dc, skip dc, sc in between last 2 dc [sc +2 ch and dc], dc in next sc * Repeat from * to * to last sc. Skip next dc, sc in next dc, skip next dc. Side 1
3 Sc in dc space [sc +2ch]. * sc in next sc, 2 sc in next dc space. * Repeat from * to last dc space. Beginning Row Edge
3 Sc in sc. 2 Sc in dc space [sc +2ch], * sc in sc, 2 sc in dc space. * Repeat from * to last dc space. Side 2
3 Sc in sc. 2 Sc in dc space [sc +2ch], * sc in sc, 2 sc in dc space. * Repeat from * to last dc space. Row 2 Crab stitch in every sc.