Directions for a granny ripple afghan

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Directions for a granny ripple afghan
Crochet a ripple afghan in white, rose and burgundy (Jupiterimages/Polka Dot/Getty Images)

A ripple patterned afghan is a classic design popular with crochet enthusiasts. The pattern works up quickly and features several eye-catching details, such as points and openwork between skipped stitches. It's easy to adapt a ripple afghan pattern to whatever size you need simply by changing the number of points per row. Increase or decrease the number of chains you make for a foundation to create a ripple afghan that's sized for anyone from a baby to an adult.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Size K crochet hook
  • Knitting worsted weight yarn
  • 340gr. white, 454gr. burgundy, 567gr. each pale rose and rose

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Instructions

    Foundation and Row One

  1. 1

    Chain 188 loosely with the white yarn.

  2. 2

    Make three double crochet in the seventh chain from the hook to begin the first row.

  3. 3

    Continue the first row. Skip two stitches, then make three double crochet in the next stitch, twice.

  4. 4

    Repeat this step across the remainder of the row. Skip five stitches, then make three double crochet in the next stitch and skip two stitches, twice. Make a point with three double crochet, chain three, three double crochet in the next stitch. Then skip two stitches and make three double crochet in the next stitch, twice.

  5. 5

    End the first row with three double crochet, chain three, three double crochet in the last stitch. Chain five and turn.

    Row Two and Onward

  1. 1

    Begin the second row with three double crochet in the first chain-three space. Then make three double crochet between the next two groups of three double crochet, twice.

  2. 2

    Repeat this step across the remainder of the row. Skip the space between the next two groups, then make three double crochet between the next two groups, twice. Make three double crochet, chain three, and three double crochet in the chain-three space. Make three double crochet between the next two groups, twice.

  3. 3

    End the row with three double crochet, chain three, three double crochet in the last chain-five space. Chain five and turn.

  4. 4

    Repeat row two until your afghan measures approximately 60 inches, working two rows each in pale rose, rose, burgundy, rose, pale rose and white. Alterrnate the colours in this way until you have completed six sets of the colour pattern.

  5. 5

    Tie off the yarn.

    Edging

  1. 1

    Join the white yarn at one corner and work a row of single crochet around the outside of the afghan, spacing the stitches evenly. When you reach the starting point again, keep the work facing you without turning.

  2. 2

    Work from left to right in the second row of edging and single crochet in each single crochet, making a row of reverse single crochet.

  3. 3

    Join the yarn when you reach the starting point again, and tie it off.

Tips and warnings

  • Make a baby afghan by ch. 133 and use a size I crochet hook with a baby-weight worsted yarn.
  • Substitute four other colours of yarn for the white, burgundy, pale rose and rose. To avoid confusion, assign each substituted colour to a colour in the pattern.

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