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Zig Zag Classic Ripple Afghan


Updated August 15, 2016
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Zig Zag Classic Ripple Afghan
Zig Zag Crochet Ripple Afghan
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This Zig Zag Classic Ripple Afghan calls for two sizes of crochet hooks and uses medium worsted weight yarn. Mix and match the yarn colors to complement your home decor. It's incredible how much a simple afghan can transform the look of any room, especially when it has such a trendy chevron look. This crocheted afghan will look lovely draped over the living room sofa or loveseat. Cozy blankets like this are also a nice housewarming gift to new homeowners.


Crochet Hook: I/9 or 5.5 mm hook, J/10 or 6 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

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Why Are Crochet Blankets Called "Afghans"?

If you've ever made or received a crochet afghan, you might wonder why they aren't just called "blankets" or "crochet blankets," since that's what they are. If you could guess, the name is derived from the country of Afghanistan, which was often the mecca of textile creation in the 1700s. In the 1800s, the word "afghan" was adopted as the common word for "crochet blankets," but it also covers "knitted blankets."

"Afghan" is now the common word for any handmade blankets that are made with yarn. Usually, afghans are just used for decoration or as a throw blanket, but they could be made larger for other purposes. "Graphghan" is another word that is being adopted into crochet language to refer to afghans that have a logo or picture created from the stitching. This is because of the word "graphic" and also because incorporating a picture usually requires a graph for the pattern. 


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I,ve been crocheting for yrs. but what does A,B,RS,MC, in the ripple patterns mean??

A=first color, B=second color, C=Third color, RS=Right Side, and MC=main color

Thank you so much for that clarification, I'm sure that is going to help a ton of people! Have you made this pattern mommopa? I love the blanket in the picture and wonder if it turns out like that, looks so easy to customize with your favorite colors and could match any dcor!

I would like instruction on this ripple pattern

There is a link above that will take you to the pattern.


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