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Need afghan pattern suggestion


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I want to make an afghan for my daughter.  She has chosen colors with a beach theme.  She likes ripples, nothing too holey, but granny squares are "ok" she said...no fringe...and she wants it to be rectangular in shape.  I thought of a granny ripple but that seems so boring with the gorgeous colors.

 

Suggestions? 

 

Thanks in advance!

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Sometimes the best thing we can do with gorgeous colors is a simple pattern.  that allows the colors to shine without getting bogged down in the details.

 

Mountain Mist is really pretty and requires the color changes to bring out the stitch definition  http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Ripple-Afghans/Mountain-Mist-Afghan-from-Bernat

 

There's a help thread here http://www.crochetville.com/community/topic/145725-need-help-with-afghan-pattern/

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The colors she chose are from Vanna's Choice; sweet pea (pea green), little boy blue (med. blue), sapphire (darker blue), and lamb (off-white)...and I'm going to add a shade of coral when I find a color I like.

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I really like the looks of the Summer Mist Throw by Caron that Magiccrochetfan suggested.

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Thanks so much for the suggestions! There are 3 of those that I really like and I'm considering.

 

What do you ladies think of this one?  http://www.marymaxim.ca/books-patterns/free-patterns/free-afghan-crochet-pattern-1.html

 

Maybe put the "lamb" (off-white) as the grid color or whatever it's called and do rows of the other colors; light blue, darker blue, green, and coral?  Not sure if the colors would "pop" that way...the outline is not bold enough.  I don't really want to switch to a white or black...but maybe an even darker blue?

 

Thanks so much for helping me with my project!

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The Mary Maxim pattern is only in 2 colors.  I thought you were using more than that?

 

The pattern uses 2 colors, but I might use it with more colors instead. 

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These are the colors she has decided on now.  I'm going to use yarn in colors as close to these as I can get, and I'm going to put white in between them somehow.  Haven't decided yet on a pattern...

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These are the other 2 colors I'll use, Red Heart super saver in gold and carrot.  I'll also use white, but there's no point in adding a graphic of that color.  :D

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