Sunday, March 20, 2011

Free- "Down in the Valley" RR Afghan Pattern

"Down in the Valley"
By Julee A. Reeves



Materials:
32-48 Ozs of Worsted Weight yarn in your choice of color
“I” Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends

Special Stitches:
Shell- (2Dc, Ch2, 2Dc) in specified space or stitch.
V-St- (Dc, Ch2, Dc) in specified space or stitch.

Rnd 1: Ch5, (Dc, Ch1)7 times in 5th chain from hook, Sl St in top of beginning Ch3 (counts as first Dc).(8 Dc, 8 Ch1 Sps)

Rnd 2: Sl St around post of beginning Ch3 of previous Rnd, Ch3, (V-St in next Ch1 Sp, FPDC around next Dc) 7 times, V-St in next Ch1 Sp, Sl St in top of beginning Ch3. (8 FPDC, V-St Shells)

Rnd 3: Sl St around post of beginning Ch3 of previous Rnd, Ch3, (Skip next Dc, Shell in next Ch2 Sp, Skip next Dc, FPDC around next Dc) 7 times, Skip next Dc, Shell in next Ch2 Sp, Sl St in top of beginning Ch3. (8 Shells, 8 FPDC)

Rnd 4: Sl St around post of beginning Ch3 of previous Rnd, Ch3, (Skip next Dc, Dc in next Dc, Shell in next Ch2 Sp, Dc in next Dc, Skip next Dc, FPDC around next Dc) 7 times, skip next Dc, Dc in next Dc, Shell in next Ch2 Sp, Dc in next Dc, Sl St in top of beginning Ch3. (8 Shells, 16Dc, 8 FPDC)

Rnd 5: Sl St around post of beginning Ch3 of previous Rnd, Ch3, (Skip next Dc, Dc in each Dc to Ch2 Sp, Shell in Ch2 Sp, Dc in each Dc across to 1 St before next FPDC, FPDC around next Dc) 7 Times, Skip next Dc, Dc in each Dc to Ch2 Sp, Shell in next Ch2 Sp, Dc in each Dc across to 1 St before next FPDC, Sl St in top of beginning Ch3. (8 Shells, 8 FPDC, 32 Dc- Each rnd after this one the Dc count will increase by 16)

Repeat Rnd 5 until you reach the size needed. Work desired edging then weave
in ends.

I don't have an edging at this time (since I have not finished my BF's 'Ghan)
but I will update this pattern with one as soon as his 'Ghan is done

18 comments:

Cheri said...

Thanks! I'm a new follower - and brand new crocheter.

Deneen said...

Very nice pattern, I love it and have bookmarked it. Thanks for sharing.

Julia @ AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns said...

I added this project and thumbnail to our site and linked to you. We are looking for more crochet project as well as other projects, so if you have any similar projects please feel free to let me know.
Julia
jlitz@primecp.com
Editor, www.AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.com

Clara said...

Love this pattern. It's so bright and cheerful.

Unknown said...

Thanks, I made it in Green Bay Packer Colors as a special gift for Christmas and it turned out Great!

Unknown said...

Thanks for a great pattern! I made it in Green Bay Packer colors in about 5 days, big enough to fit a queen size bed and it turned out great. It's going to be a special Christmas gift for a good friend.

Stacey (FreshStitches) said...

Such a beautiful pattern! Thanks for sharing!

dea said...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=346075658760891&set=a.126203657414760.9516.100000753781627&type=1&ref=notif&notif_t=photo_comment.I made it in bernat mosaic.

Linda said...

I'm going to make it for my new great granddaughter when she comes in August.Thanks for the great pattern.
Linda

Anonymous said...

You messed up writing the 5th step.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sharing this pattern. I completed my first one using Black/Blue/Red threads. I really loved the way it turned out. For the edging I did just a simple single crochet stitch all the way around. I'm going to start my next one soon in the Rainbow Pride Colors. I have a photo on Pinterest, not too bad but a little blurry.

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/330733166357923220/

Anonymous said...

I cant figure out how to make pattern, how to get started, do you have a tutorial. it would help me

Anonymous said...

Is there a you tube video on how to make this? I'm not good a reading patterns :(

Marianne Eng said...

Help! Mine keeps curling up at the sides. How do I rectify this? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I love this pattern! I made it in white, black and gray. My niece in Philadelphia loves it!! Thank you for a wonderful pattern! I will definitely make it again!!!

helen hay said...

im really confused, why does the pattern not match the picture? im looking at a star with fpdc in it, but the pattern is telling me to make shells so my blanket is very pretty but it looks nothing like your picture, i really want the one in the picture, do you have a pattern for that one please x

Julee aka Jewls said...

The pattern and the picture do match up. The fpdc doesn't run through the shells. Just down the valley. The hills or high points are the shells. If you work through all of the rounds of the pattern you'll see what I'm talking about. :-)

Unknown said...

I love this pattern and it has become one of my favorites to make. It's a simple pattern and yet very beautiful. I've made 3 so far and almost completed a 4th.


My first one was done in Blue, Black, and Red. I did the first five rounds in blue, then one round of red, then alternated, five rounds black, one red, five blue, one red, five black, etc. I love the way the red stood out yet because I only did one round of read each time it wasn't too over powering.


My second one was done in the Pride colors beginning with Purple in the center and ending with Red. My third was done in Red, White,& Blue which I chose to call American Pride. I began with Blue in the center and ending in Red. The fourth one that I'm currently working on is being done in 3 shades of pink. I'll have to get a photo of it too and add to Pinterest. I'm adding my link to my crochet page which has a photo of each of the three I mentioned above.



So thank you so much for sharing this pattern, I have really enjoyed making this.



https://www.pinterest.com/joeyallen1970/my-crochet/