Baby Ripple Afghan
This Baby Ripple Afghan reminds you that you aren't the only member of the family that needs to be warm! Its colorful chevron pattern is appealing and super trendy, even though your baby might not be aware of that. This easy afghan even comes in two sizes - a 15 x 17" preemie size and a 30 x 34" newborn version. There aren't any large holes in the design so it will keep your baby snug and warm. It also doesn't allow any places for them to catch their teeny tiny fingers and toes. Every baby needs their own special blanket that they'll cherish even as a grown adult. This crochet blanket is beautiful and very warm, so it's really the perfect pattern to make for the little one in your life.
Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook
Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Try and different stitch for your next ripple blanket and learn how to work the granny ripple stitch with this video tutorial!
Did You Know?
The ripple stitch can be used to create a crochet chevron pattern, which is at the height of style right now. Everyone loves finding ways to work chevron into their outfits and especially their home decor. In 1953, the fashion icon Missoni transformed this pattern into a design for a modern audience, and as they expanded their market beyond high fashion to a wider consumer base, more designers began to recognize the fabulous potential of the chevron pattern.
Although Charlie Brown is the ultimate model for this edgy trend, his trademark shirt is not the pioneer of the chevron style. It was officially known as the chevron in the 14th century, but some have recognized the iconic pattern even before that in ancient Grecian art, especially pottery. By the 14th C, the word's French origin had combined with Anglo influences to come to symbolize this V-shaped design in roofs and coat of arms, and in our time, the chevron has been frequently used as a way for officials to denote military or civic rank—although perhaps not in the bright colors and cute combinations we love in our crochet blanket patterns.
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