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Easy Ripple Afghan

By: SusanB in metro KC
Easy Ripple Afghan
Easy Ripple Afghan
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Easy Ripple Afghan makes a great introduction to the wonderful world of ripple afghans. It's fun and easy! Grab your favorite colors of yarn in either worsted weight or sports weight and an appropriate hook to get started, then just follow an easy, repeating pattern to quick work up this dream of an afghan. 

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Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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

Crochet Gaugeworsted wt.: 8 rows = 5 inches; 1 pattern repeat is 5 inches wide

sports yarn: 8 rows 4 inches; 1 pattern repeat is 3.75 inches wide

Materials List

  • Worsted weight acrylic yarn in desired colors. About 12 ounces each of 3 different colors (36 ounces total) will make a 40 inch by 60 inch afghan OR  Sport or baby sport yarn. I made a 42 inch by 39 inch afghan with about 21 ounces of baby sport yarn.
  • Crochet hook size I for worsted weight yarn

    Crochet hook size G for sport weight/3-ply yarn

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I have always loved the ripple afghan as it is easy to crochet for a beginner. Any number of color combinations gives the afghan a seasonal look red, white, and blue for a patriotic theme red, white and green for winter holiday themes or the warm golds, tans and browns of autumn. This ripple pattern is perfect for a traditional baby blanket when soft blues and pinks are used.

I'm glad to hear that this pattern is easy for a beginner since I'm considering making one for my mom and I am indeed a novice. This does seem like it would have endless possibilities when it comes to color combinations too! I really like the fact that there are different sizes available on the same pattern. That makes it even more tailorable!

Just started this afghan and am using 8 ply acrlyic and a 5.5 mm crochet hook. I added another 18 stitches to the 178 as suggested and it looks like it will make an ideal winter throw/lounge blanket. Using 3 co ours and it looks great!

After more than 20 years crocheting, this was the first ripple afghan I have ever made. It was so easy, I didn't know why I waited so long. So far have made at least 3 of these, and have gifted each one. I think this time I am going to make one for myself!

I have made 6 of these, 5 for babies, toddler beds and twin and 1 king size for my husband and I. I changed this pattern to DC and two threads throughout. I have always used Red Heart Super Savor for this type of afghan, because I know they will belong to those babies well into their adulthood, with minimal care! My idea of a good time is envisioning them with their blankets on the floor, watching TV, eating popcorn, picnics, and still be able to have it forever and ever.

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