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Bright Ripple Throw

Bright Ripple ThrowSay goodbye to the gloomy days of winter with this colorful crocheted afghan. Make this Bright Ripple Throw to bring a little bit of sunshine to your living room. This rainbow-inspired crochet afghan pattern is a wonderful way to welcome spring. This ripple pattern is an intermediate crochet afghan pattern to complete. If you'd prefer, this afghan can also be made using neutral colors.

RED HEART® With Love®: 1 skein each 1538 Lilac A, 1803 Blue Hawaii B, 1601 Lettuce C, 1502 Iced Aqua D, 1252 Mango E and 1703 Candy Pink F
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 6.5 mm [US K-10.5]

Throw measures 47 x 60” (119.5 x 152.5cm)

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

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.

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.

With A, ch 131.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rows 44-81: Repeat Row 2 in the following color sequence: 2 rows D, 2 rows B, 2 rows C, 2 rows A, 5 rows F, 5 rows E, 5 rows D, 5 rows B, 5 rows C, and 5 rows A. Fasten off.

Note: Work along each straight side edge of piece, working sts around ch-3 or dc stem of each row.
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.
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.
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.
Row 4: With Right Side facing and C, repeat Row 2. Fasten off C.
Row 5: With Right Side facing and B, repeat Row 3.
Row 6: Ch 1, rev sc in each st across. Fasten off B.

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.

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


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I love pretty much all ripple patterns I have ever seen. There are so many, each with their own little twist. This ripple afghan also sports some bright colored yarn, which I love. Red heart with love yarn is pretty nice, but it is the only Red heart yarn I will use most of the time.

This is pretty because of the color palate as well as the design. I wish I were as creative in putting colors together like this. This is a warm pallet that will brighten any room in the house during any season of the year. I niece would love this because it includes some of her favorite colors.

I am a fan of ripple projects. The finished items are always so nice to look at especially when there are this many colors in the design. I can appreciate this throw because it is beautiful to look at and I know just the family member to make it for.

For dressing up my home for the summer months, I would choose this throw over most others I have seen. To create something sizeable such as this throw, I get immense pleasure out of completing it! Colors are perfect as is- no need to change up anything. Unless of course, you want to go coastal in theme choose sand, seafoam, coral and turquoise!

I like pretty bright colors and this throw certainly contains lots of them. The bright ripple throw is made with the Red Heart With Love yarn line. This yarn is a very soft yarn compared to their regular super saver yarn lines which tend to be a little scratchy.

Love these bright and cheerful colors. Rainbows are where its at right now. I find them everywhere. This blanket will definitely add some sunshine to any room. Sunshine is something we rarely are without living in Florida which is often called the sunshine state. Its a classic ripple throw with updated colors.

The colors are very appropriate for the gloomy months to somehow brighten up the mood. Also great gift for mom on Mother's Day. Thanks for the pattern on the from page. I've just pinned this throw.

Just a note to those who want to use other yarn than red heart this is for a worsted weight yarn. I googled red heart with love to find out the weight as it doesnt tell you here.

LittleOwl, thank you for that tip! I was actually going to start this blanket soon and don't usually use Red Yarn products. I'm glad to know that I might need to rethink my approach to this pattern. I would have been devastated to get through part or all of the pattern and have it not turn out right!

i love the colors

This is right up my alley!! I love the colors and chevron pattern is so in right now!!! Thanks for sharing this!


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