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The pastel colors of this Melon Ripple Afghan make it a great crochet pattern to make for spring. The ripple pattern has a calming effect that will remind you of being at the beach. Super Soft Caron yarn makes this an easy crochet afghan if you know how to crochet a blanket; a must-do project to make for yourself. It will brighten up any room of your home, and it's also great for taking to the park with you if you want to simply relax and enjoy some fresh air.


Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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


  • Caron International's Simply Soft (100% Acrylic, 6 oz/170g, 315 yd/288 m):
    #9702 Off White (A): 3 skeins 
    #0003 Pistachio (B): 2 skeins
    #0016 Melon (C): 2 skeins
  • Size US I-9 (5.5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge

In ripple pattern, 1 pattern repeat and 6 rows = 4"/10 cm
Notes: Gauge is after fabric has been blocked. One pattern repeat is one 'ripple', measure from top point of one ripple to top point of next ripple.

Chain (ch)
double crochet (dc)
single crochet (sc)
slip stitch (sl st)

1. The ripples formed by the pattern stitch become more evident after four or more rows have been worked.
2. 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. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color.

With A, ch 210.
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning ch does not count as a st), [sk next ch, dc in next ch] 3 times, 5 dc in each of next 2 ch, dc in next ch, *[sk next ch, dc in next ch] 8 times, 5 dc in each of next 2 ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * across to last 8 ch, [sk next ch, dc in next next ch] 4 times, turn—209 sts (forming 11 ripples).
Rows 2–11: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in first st, [sk next st, dc in next st] 4 times, 5 dc in each of next 2 sts, dc in next st, *[sk next st, dc in next st] 8 times, 5 dc in each of next 2 sts, dc in next st; repeat from * across to last 8 sts, [sk next st, dc in next st] 4 times, turn; change to B in last st of Row 11.
Rows 12–16: With B, repeat Row 2 five times; change to C in last st of Row 16.
Rows 17–27: With C, repeat Row 2 eleven times; change to A in last st of Row 27.
Rows 28–32: With A, repeat Row 2 five times; change to B in last st of Row 32.
Rows 33–43: With B, repeat Row 2 eleven times; change to C in last st of Row 43:
Rows 44–48: With C, repeat Row 2 five times; change to A in last st of Row 48.
Rows 49–59: With A, repeat Row 2 eleven times.
Fasten off.


Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Block to finished measurements.

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All things considered, it would be quite useful to know the finished size of this afghan if one follows the directions as given.

Time to polish up the math skills with this one. Finished size is not stated, but gauge is given so finished size could be figured out with that info or just make it whatever size pleases you. I am bad at using gauge and most of my projects are whatever size they turn out with the yarn and hook I use. The design and the colors in the one pictured are beautiful!

Interesting that it tells us to block it to finished size, but there is no finished size measurements provided. It's not really important anyway. This is a beautiful picnic blanket. The yarn of choice she used happens to be one of my all-time favorites Caron Simply Soft. Can you imagine this in sunset colors? WOW! I like the wavy ripple created here, instead of the sharp points of some other patterns that are out there. This is pretty!

This one looks very easy to make and very light. I love the color combo. Thanks for the pattern placed right in the front page. Congratulations MaryEllen54 for the success of this project. We want more. Thank for sharing.

What is finished size.

I just finished this lovely afghan. I'm so pleased with the finished project. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

What a beautiful blanket Mary Ellen, I love the color combination you used, it's perfect for Spring and Summer Was there anything difficult about this pattern? Any tips for those of us who will be attempting this pattern?

I am having difficulty with 5dc in each of next 2 chs. Is it possibly a mistake?

But I would like to print it out, to work on.

I made one similar to this in knit several years ago and it was really soft and supple. I am eager to try this one and hope it is just as great when it is done.


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