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Easy Ripple Afghan – Free Crochet Pattern

Easy Ripple Afghan – Free Crochet Pattern

by SusanB

Ripple Afghan Closeup

This afghan works up fairly quickly and is good
for charity projects.

Materials needed:

  • yarn
    • Worsted weight acrylic yarn in desired colors. About 12 ounces
      each of 3 different colors (36 ounces total) will make a 40 inch by
      60 inch afghan (the ideal size for Project Linus). I made a 40 inch
      by 60 inch afghan using 10 three ounce skeins of variegated
      yarn.
    • or
    • Sport or baby sport yarn. I made a 42 inch by 39 inch afghan
      with about 21 ounces of baby sport yarn.
  • crochet hook
    • Crochet hook size I for worsted weight yarn
    • Crochet hook size G for sport weight/3-ply yarn

    (Increase or decrease your hook size if you crochet tightly or
    loosely.)

Gauge:

worsted wt. yarn sport yarn
8 rows = 5 inches 8 rows = 4 inches
1 pattern repeat is 5 inches wide 1 pattern repeat is 3.75 inches wide

Abbreviations/Stitches:

ch – chain
dc – double crochet
yo – yarn over

3 st dec – 3 stitch decrease (also known as: dc3tog)
*yo, insert hook through next stitch, yo and
pull loop through stitch, yo and pull through first 2 loops on
hook; Repeat from * twice. Yo and pull through remaining 4 loops on
hook.

2 st dec – 2 stitch decrease (also known as: dcdec or dc2tog)
*yo, insert hook through next stitch, yo and
pull loop through stitch, yo and pull through first 2 loops on
hook; Repeat from * once. Yo and pull through remaining 3 loops on
hook.

Instructions:

Chain a multiple of 16 stitches plus 2 stitches.
For a 40 inch wide afghan in worsted weight yarn, chain 130.
For a 55 inch wide afghan in worsted weight yarn, chain 178.
For a 41 inch wide afghan in sport weight/3-ply yarn, chain 178.

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook; dc in next 6 ch, 3 dc in
next ch, dc in next 6 ch; *work 3 st dec in next 3 ch, dc in next 6
ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 6 ch; Repeat from * across. End by
working 2 st dec in last 2 ch. Ch 2 and turn.
Note: The valleys will probably be shallower than the peaks at this
point. Work another row or two and they should even up.

Row 2: Skip first stitch; dc in next 7 dc, 3 dc in next dc,
dc in next 6 dc; *work 3 st dec in next 3 stitches, dc in next 6
dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc; Repeat from * across. End by
working 2 st dec in last 2 dc. Ch 2 and turn.

Repeat Row 2 until afghan is desired length changing, colors as
desired. If you are using more than one color of yarn, I suggest
changing colors every 2 rows.

Changing colors

At end of row, when working the 2 st dec, drop the current color
of yarn when you have the last 3 loops left on your hook to finish
the stitch. Yarn over with new color of yarn and pull through 3
loops on hook. Ch 2 and turn.

Leave 5 or 6 inch ends of each color of yarn to weave in.

Finishing

Weave all yarn ends in securely.

Variation 1 – Ribbed Ripple:

Beginning with Row 2, work all stitches in the back loop
only
to create a ribbed effect.

Baby Ripple Afghan Example

baby ripple afghan

Click on the photo to see and read about this baby afghan made with the Easy Ripple Afghan
pattern.

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