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Spellbinding Crochet Ripple Blanket

Updated February 08, 2018
Spellbinding Crochet Ripple Blanket
Spellbinding Crochet Ripple Blanket
This image courtesy of redheart.com

Prepare yourself for empowerment with this Spellbinding Crochet Ripple Blanket from our friends at Red Heart. You'll be compelled by the sheer sight of it to work up this chevron crochet pattern instead of all the other crochet blanket patterns on your to-make list.

This enchanting ripple crochet pattern will keep you occupied during your free time even though it's an easy crochet pattern. Chevron crochet is very trendy right now, so wave your hooks in the air and cast this spell of a crochet pattern!

Notes:
-Directions are for size small. Changes for size large are in parentheses.
-Throw is made in a ripple pattern which consists of a series of 3-dc “peaks” and dc2tog “valleys”, with 6 dc worked between peaks and valleys. You may need to work several rows before the ripple is clearly visible.
-Following color sequence, change color at beginning of each odd-numbered row: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, and Q

Easy

Crochet HookI/9 or 5.5 mm hook

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

Crochet Gauge1 ripple = 5 (14 cm) from peak to peak; 6 rows = 4 (10 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Finished SizeThrow measures 36 (47) [92.5 (120.5) cm] wide x 69 long (75.5 cm).

Materials List

  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each:776 Dark Orchid A, 528 Medium Purple B, 530 Orchid C, 579 Pale Plum D, 358 Lavender E, 347 Light Periwinkle F, 885 Delft G, 886 Blue H, 385 Royal I, 656 Real Teal J, 3862 Jade K, 512 Turqua L, 505 Aruba Sea M, 668 Honeydew N, 624 Tea Leaf O, 406 Med Thyme P, 389 Hunter Green Q
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
  • Yarn needle

Pattern

  1. With A, ch 116 (148).

  2. Row 1 (right side): Dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch count as first dc), dc in next 6 ch, dc3tog, *dc in next 6 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 6 ch, dc3tog; repeat from * to last 7 ch, dc in next 6 ch, 2 dc in last ch, turn—113 (145) dc.

  3. Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in first st, dc in next 6 sts, dc3tog, *dc in next 6 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, dc3tog; repeat from * across to last 7 sts, dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.

  4. Row 3: With right side facing, join B with slip st in first st, ch 3, dc in first st, dc in next 6 sts, dc3tog, *dc in next 6 sts, 3 dc in next st, dc in next 6 sts, dc3tog; repeat from * across to last 7 sts, dc in next 6 sts, 2 dc in top of beginning ch, turn.  

  5. Row 4: Repeat Row 2.

  6. Rows 5–102: Repeat last 2 rows 49 times and change color as in the following color sequence: beginning with C, work 2 rows with each remaining color in sequence, [2 rows with each color in sequence] twice. Weave in ends. 

Abbreviations

dc3tog
[Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yarn over, draw through all 4 loops on hook.
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Wow this Spellbinding Crochet Ripple Blanket is beautiful with all the colors! The ripple pattern is so great and easy to follow, I just wish I had the money to buy all the colors used. I have made many ripple afghans and normally used only one or two colors or a yarn that changes color on it's own. I have added this one to my do list just in case one day I can round up all the colors that go so well together. Love this! Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet pattern.

Tried this craft? What did you think?

I have made many of these. Infact the ripple is the first design I ever used in making an afghan. It came in a kit back then. YRn, hook, instructions, the entire thing, for what you would pay for two skeins of yarn now. Yes, I am old! If you don't want to mess with all those colors, just buy a variegated yRn. It self shades and is very pretty. My friend loves blue so I just got her the yarn that goes from a very pale blue to a dark navy blue. She loved it and offered to pay me to make one for her mom. I told her to go get the yarn and make me two of her fabulous red velvet cakes and we are even. See what this lovely stitch can get you?

Amazing mulberrygalprincess. I envy you for making many of these and for having those free red velvet cakes. I wish I could make several of this, too. What I really love about this Spellbinding Crochet Ripple Blanket are the colors used as I love the blue-purple-green combination especially when used in a crochet project. Your mom, married sister or mother in law will love this for a Mother's Day present. Can't wait to do this.

This is such a pretty afghan, but wow 17 different colors of yarn? To look at the blanket, it does not appear to have 17 different colors in it. I dont think I have ever made anything that requires so many different colors of yarn. Good thing the directions are short and it doesnt use any difficult stitches.

This is a beautiful afghan! So glad that the pattern says it is easy for a beginner like me. I've been thinking about what to make for my mom for this upcoming Christmas and I think this may work! I was also happy to see the larger size in parentheses. That's perfect for us larger folks. I like the combinations of colors Too!

I am almost done with this beautiful afghan. My step-mom wanted it using YarnBee Wildstreak (Teal/Purple), a variegated yarn. The yarn is quite thick, so I used a J hook. It turned out well, I think, but I would like to put a simple border around it. She did not want all different colors as there were enough colors in the yarn she chose. What would be the best border to put on this, if I used the same yarn? Thanks for any help you can give me. I'll take a picture tomorrow and post it. Nancy S.

Wow Perlandra! I'd love to see the picture of the one you did for your step-mom! I looked up the color you used online and I bet it's gorgeous. I'm guessing too that it was nice not to have to weave in the ends when you were done. As a novice I'm not too familiar with edging but there are many on here that might have an idea. What do you think you crochet sages?

This is the most perfect gift to make for my wonderful friend, Heather, for her upcoming birthday! The color palette is perfect for her and winter is approaching here in South Africa so she will be able to snuggle under it to keep warmI am going to make it a bit larger than the pattern suggests (that is what Heather would want) but fortunately that is very easy to do. She is going to LOVE IT, lol!

I tried this pattern with the dc3tog and it worked perfectly. I like the combination of colors as well. My friend loves it, I will be making her one as well. The challenge for me was also starting the project. Thank you for the question and the answer.

I'm confused. This pattern seems easy enough but to me it seems wrong. It says in the notes - "Peaks of dc3tog" and Valleys' of 'dc2tog' But I don't see anywhere in the pattern where there is dc2tog. That is the beginning question. Has anyone made this pattern - is it correct?? I'm trying to make the larger throw ...148 ch - but I can't get the row 1 to come out correct. I end up with 9 ch at the end of row 1 instead of 7.....I've started over about 15 times now. HELP PLEASE..

It looks like they meant to say "dc3tog" in the notes section. I've done this pattern before and it works out perfectly. You'll love the results.

What size does this end up after completion? Stunning colors!

Hi jstarkshaw, When finished, the throw measures 36 (47) 92.5 (120.5) cm wide x 69 long (75.5 cm). Thanks! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

I've made 3 of these throws and they are so easy. I wrote to Red Heart for that same question. I think it was 11 chains for every 5 1/2 inches. You could write to them to confirm.

how can I double the size of the chevron afghan?

I wrote to Red Heart and asked how to increase the pattern. I think it was to add 11 chains for every 5 1/2 inches. You could write to them to confirm.

How can I print a saved pattern??

This pattern is freely available for download on the RedHeart website in PDF format.

how can I print this pattern?

I'm making the large size and have just finished the first two colors. It looks like I'll have a TON of leftover yarn, so I'm only using the ten colors I could find a Joann's instead.

I got 3 afghans out of one skein of each color. I used all 17 colors.

Beautiful colors, and Amazon has them all! Can't wait to try this one.

Yes they do I ordered them! Started it last night but will be stuck after the lavender till Tuesday. Not all the greens blues came in the same shipment. Working up really fast. I crochet tight so my beginning chain was with a K hook am doing the rest with a J hook. Am from Alaska I call it my Aurora project- Love it.

This is so pretty but I just don't believe that very many people will be able to get all these balls of yarn and be able to make this. 17 different colors. A bit much for the every day crafters of crochet.

You can double up on colors or substitute another color instead of using all colors like the pattern says.

This is so pretty but I just don't believe that very many people will be able to get all these balls of yarn and be able to make this. 17 different colors. A bit much for the every day crafters of crochet.

go to herrschners.com they have all the colors you need. buy all the colors you need at.... herrschners.com...i love my completed afghan, its a gift for my grandson and his fiancee.

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