November 19, 2011

My Ripple Pattern

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003 ripple up close

The way I figure it no two ripples are really all that different, but when I started making afghans again I didn't want to follow another pattern. Call me a silly girl, it wont be new, but I sat down with the yarn, pencil, and paper and figured out a pattern for me to follow. I really am enjoying it. Come over and say hello to me at Ravelry if you get the chance, it seems my hook is back.


Count 15+3
For my stitch size count of 123 is about 36 inches and 138 is 40 inches wide.


row 1 - Chain 138 (or your desired length)

row 2 - Turn, in third stitch dc 2x, *dc in next 6 stitches, skip two stitches, dc in next 6 stitches, 3 dc in next stitch* repeat until remaining stitch is left where you will place 2 dc rather than the patterns 3 dc, chain 2, turn.

row 3 - 2dc in first dc (ignore turn chain), follow pattern in row 2 placing the dc in the back loop only until the last dc and place 2dc in that stitch. Chain 2, turn.

(very first & last stitch of every row is 2 double crochets in both loops, every other loop is double crochet through back loop only)

row 4 until desired length follow row 3 instructions

Change colors at the end of the row or as often as your little heart desires.
To extend or shorten the width of the afghan add or subtract in units of 15 stitches when creating the beginning chain.

I use a J hook and Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn! which is a 10ply. I believe you can use whatever hook and yarn as your preferences call for.
If you use a N hook you only need to chain 108, and it will be a much lighter weight afghan.

If you try this pattern and it doesn't make sense please let me know. As simple as it seems I may have overlooked something. It's been a long time since I have written out a pattern.

dc= double crochet; blo= back loop only.

Feel free to use this pattern however you wish, except to claim it as yours.

29 comments:

  1. I've never tried a ripple!! Yours look so pretty.

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  2. Have made plenty of Ripples',but thinking about trying this one.
    I'm on raverly also,I see we're both in the group Ripples.
    Renee

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  3. Stacey,
    You forgot to put what size hook& what type of yarn.
    Just letting ya know!
    RButka62(Raverly).

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    1. Thank you so much Renee! I updated this page, and appreciate all your help!

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  4. Any suggestions on how to pick colors?

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    1. This website is good for color inspiration. http://www.design-seeds.com/

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  5. Stacey,

    How do you make it so the sides of the blanket are straight?
    I keep running into this problem.
    Thanks!

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  6. It is NOT letting me reply directly to you, I'm so sorry, but Anonymous... the only thing I can consider are 1 - make sure you are only doing two chains in the turning chain, not 3. If you are you can always work in the turning chain instead of ignoring it, but then leave one of the dc off. Let me know if that makes sense, or if it helps. :)

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  7. ♥♥
    ♥♥♥

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  8. Thank you for the pattern!
    I will try this and link to you when it is finished!
    Might take some time, I've just started to follow patterns for my crochet!

    Have a nice day!

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    1. Thank you Nenne! I hope it's easy for you to understand. Let me know if you need any help. :)

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  9. I have been trying to make a ripple afghan for three days now and only gotten to row 4 and pulled it our. My grandmother made ripple afghans for all her 13 grandchildren and they look very similar to yours. I am going to try your pattern. I do not understand what Blo means can you explain?

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    1. BLO is back loop only. As you are placing the stitches put them in the back loop of the row you are working in rather than the entire top stitch. I hope that helps, but let me know if it doesn't!

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  10. Thank you stacey for the free pattern. So nice of you! Can't wait to dig in!

    ~~Anna

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    1. I hope you like it. If you have any issues PLEASE let me know. :D

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  11. I have crochet for years but wanted a simple ripple. Have made three so far. love picking out the colors for special friends. Thanks for the pattern

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  12. I started a ripple baby afghan about 40 years ago and never finished it. Thanks for sharing your pattern. I may have to try again!

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  13. Hi! Not sure if I just didn't see it but about how big does this work up to be? :)

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    1. Breana, it really depends on the size hook and yarn you use, but for my stitch size count of 123 is about 36 inches and 138 is 40 inches wide. That is using a g hook and I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby. I hope this helps!

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  14. hi stacey! love the pattern but i have a dumb question -- so you say in row 3 to follow the pattern from row 2, does that mean continue the 6, skip 2, 6, 3 together pattern? bc when i do that the ripples don't seem to line up right -- should i just be doing BLO dc all the way across until the 2 dc at the ends of the rows? thanks!!

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    1. Hi Tracy! Make sure you are NOT stitching in the turn chains. I didn't count them as stitches. Yes, only work in the back loops except the two dc in the last and first stitch.

      Repeating row 3 SHOULD make the ripples line up, but let me know if what I have suggested don't help. We can figure it out, I'm sure.

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    2. doesn't. Good grief! LOL Let me know if it doesn't help. :)

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  15. Thanks for sharing. How much yarn did you use? I want to make this for a baby.

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    1. How it is I never marked this down, I don't know and I am so sorry!! I believe I used 3-4 skeins for a personal sized blanket. A baby one you might be able to use 2-3. I'm sorry and I hope this helps some.

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  16. my grandmother helped me make crocheted blankets, but I never had a pattern till I found yours. Thank you so much. This is so easy to follow.

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    1. I am SO glad! Thank you for letting me know you like it. :D

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