Monica’s FREE Simple Ripple Crochet Baby Blanket

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This is a simple ripple pattern I learned from my friends at work in California. I came up with the color pattern myself.  I have done various variations and all turn out great. This is a great pattern for first time ripple pattern learners. Use a J hook or two sizes larger than what the yarn calls for (gives a lacy look). I used a baby weight yarn with the shiny thread running through it – there are several brands, but I believe this one was Bernat. (POST NOTE: Bernat Baby Coordinates Baby Pink & Bernat Baby Coordinates Sweet Pink are the yarns I used) Here are the instructions for this blanket:

Row 1: In color A: CH 81.  1 DC in 4th CH from hook.  1 DC in each of next 3 CH, skip 1 CH, *1 DC in each of next 3 CH.  3 DC in next CH.  1 DC in each of next 3 CH, skip 2 CH.  Repeat from * until 5 CH from end, skip 1 CH.  1 DC in next 4 CH. Tie Off.

Row Two: TURN. Change to Color B.  1 DC in each of first 4 DC, skip 1 DC.  *1 DC each of next 3 DC, skip 1, *Work in back loop only 1 DC in each of next 3 DC.  3 DC in next DC. 1 DC in each of next 3 DC, skip 2 DC.  Repeat from * until 5 DC from end, skip 1 DC.  (In both loops) 1 DC in next 4 DC.  (NOTE: Working in back loop only will make the dark pink row “pop” with a ridge on the front sides.  This can be omitted if desired.  The blanket is very pretty done all in the back loop “except the first and last 4 stitches of each row.  This can become rather tedious but makes a nice effect.)

Row Three – Six: TURN.  1 DC in each of first 4 DC, skip 1 DC.  *1 DC in each of next 3 DC, skip 1, *1 DC in each of next 3 DC.  3 DC in next DC.  1 DC in each of next 3 DC, skip 2 DC.  Repeat from * until 5 DC from end, skip 1 DC.  1 DC in next 4 DC. Tie Off.

Row Seven: TURN. Change to Color A.  1 DC in each of first 4 DC, skip 1 DC.  *1 DC in each of next 3 DC, skip 1, *1 DC in each of next 3 DC.  3 DC in next DC.  1 DC in each of next 3 DC, skip 2 DC.  Repeat from * until 5 DC from end, skip 1 DC.  1 DC in next 4 DC. Tie Off.

Row Eight: TURN.  Change to Color C.  1 DC in each of first 4 DC, skip 1 DC. * Work in back loop only 1 DC in each of next 3 DC, skip 1, *1 DC in each of next 3 DC. 3 DC in next DC.  1 DC in each of next 3 DC, skip 2 DC.  Repeat from * until 5 DC from end, skip 1 DC. (In both loops) 1 DC in next 4 DC.

Row Nine – Ten: TURN.  1 DC in each of first 4 DC, skip 1 DC.  *1 DC in each of next 3 DC, skip 1, *1 DC in each of next 3 DC.  3 DC in next DC.  1 DC in each of next 3 DC, skip 2 DC.  Repeat from * until 5 DC from end, skip 1 DC.  1 DC in next 4 DC. Tie Off.

Row Eleven: TURN.  Change to Color A. 1 DC in each of first 4 DC, skip 1 DC.  * Work in back loop only 1 DC in each of next 3 DC, skip 1, *1 DC in each of next 3 DC.  3 DC in next DC.  1 DC in each of next 3 DC, skip 2 DC.  Repeat from * until 5 DC from end, skip 1 DC. (In both loops) 1 DC in next 4 DC.

Repeat rows Two – Eleven 3 times.

OPTIONAL BORDER:

In Color A, (SC, CH 1) in each around edge.  For sides, do parentheses twice for each row.

Color tips:  A Varigated yarn looks awesome instead of white, using 2 coordinating colors with it.

Happy Crocheting!

NOTE: Someone asked about how to make this an adult size afghan, so I am including my response to her here in case someone else is interested:

That pattern is easy to do as an adult pattern. You will need to chain more for it – it calls for 80 which makes it about 3 ft wide. To figure out how many chains you need, you figure 8 chains for the beginning and end, plus 9 chains for each ripple. This baby pattern had 8 ripples and was 3 feet wide (36 inches). Most adult afghans are about 45 inches+ wide, so I would guesstimate that you would want about 4 more ripples at least, maybe 5 or six more. So take the number of ripples you want and multiply it by 9 and then add 8 and you will know how many to chain.

Example:

14 x 9 = 126 + 8 = 134 chains

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