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Updated October 19, 2021
Bright Ripple Throw
Bright Ripple Throw
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Say goodbye to gloomy decor with this colorful crocheted afghan. Add some sunshine to your living space with this cheerful Bright Ripple Throw. This rainbow-inspired crochet throw pattern is a wonderful way to use the bright colors of Red Heart’s With Love yarn and to perk up your home. The bold, happy colors of this ripple throw are sure to bring a smile to your face. This intermediate crochet afghan pattern will be a relaxing pattern for experienced crocheters, or a fun challenge for crocheters who haven’t yet tried a ripple pattern.

Intermediate

Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

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

Crochet GaugeGAUGE: 11 dc = 4” (10 cm) and 6 rows = 4” (10cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain gauge.

Finished SizeThrow measures 47 x 60” (119.5 x 152.5cm)

Materials List

  • RED HEART® With Love®: 1 skein each

    • 1538 Lilac A

    • 1803 Blue Hawaii B

    • 1601 Lettuce C

    • 1502 Iced Aqua D

    • 1252 Mango E

    • 1703 Candy Pink F


  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 6.5 mm [US K-10.5]

Instructions

Notes

  1. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Fasten off old color.
  2. Side Edging is worked with Right Side facing; do not turn at end of each row.
ABBREVIATIONS
  • A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C etc;
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • mm = millimeters
  • sc = single crochet
  • st(s) = stitch (es)
  • [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified

Special Abbreviations
rev sc: Work single crochet in opposite direction by inserting hook in next stitch (to the right if right-handed, and to the left if lefthanded), yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

THROW

  1. With A, ch 131.

  2. Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in next 10 chs, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, dc in next 11 chs, skip next 2 chs, [dc in next 11 chs, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, dc in next 11 chs, skip next 2 chs] 4 times, ending last repeat with skip next ch, dc in last ch; turn—5 peaks.

  3. Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), skip first 2 dc, [dc in next 11 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, dc in next 11 dc, skip next 2 dc] 5 times, ending last repeat with skip 1 dc, dc in beginning ch-3; turn.

  4. Rows 3-38: Repeat Row 2 in the following color sequence: 3 rows A, 5 rows C, 5 rows B, 5 rows D, 5 rows E, 5 rows F, 2 rows A, 2 rows C, 2 rows B, and 2 rows D, changing to E in last stitch.

  5. Row 39: With E, ch 2, skip first 2 dc, [hdc in next 11 dc, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in next ch-1 space, hdc in next 11 dc, skip next 2 dc] 5
    times, ending last repeat with skip 1 dc, hdc in beginning ch-3.

  6. Rows 40-43: Repeat Row 39 in the following color sequence: 1 row F, 1 row E, 1 row F, 1 row E, changing to D in last stitch.

FIRST SIDE EDGING

Note: Work along each straight side edge of piece, working sts around ch-3 or dc stem of each row.

  1. Row 1: With Right Side facing, join A with slip st in corner of straight side edge, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), work 1 hdc around same st, work 2 hdc around each row end across—162 sts. Fasten off A.

  2. Row 2: With Right Side facing, join E with slip st in beginning ch-2 of Row 1, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc between beginning ch-2 and next hdc of Row 1, dc between each hdc of Row 1 across. Fasten off E.

  3. Row 3: With Right Side facing, join D with slip st in beginning ch-3 of Row 2, ch 2, hdc in each dc across. Fasten off D.

  4. Row 4: With Right Side facing and C, repeat Row 2. Fasten off C.

  5. Row 5: With Right Side facing and B, repeat Row 3.

  6. Row 6: Ch 1, rev sc in each st across. Fasten off B.

SECOND SIDE EDGING

Repeat as for First Side Edging along opposite straight side edge of Throw in the following color sequence: 1 row A, 1 row F, 1 row C, 1 row B, and 2 row D. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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