Monday, January 26, 2009

Baby Ripple Afghan


Ravelry Members Download a free PDF of this pattern here: Baby Ripple Afghan

This is a great afghan in two sizes - a 15 X 17" preemie varsion and a 30 X 34" newborn version. It works well for preemies because there aren't large holes to snag fingers and toes!

Materials
Soft WW Yarn -- 4(8) oz, Color A, 3(7) oz color B
Size I crochet hook

Foundation : In color A, chain 70(142).
Row 1 : SC into second chain from hook and next 4 chains. *3SC in next chain. SC in next 5 chains. Skip 2 chains. SC in next 5 chains.* Repeat from * to the end. CH1, turn.
Row 2 : Skip first SC. Working in back loops only, SC in next 4 SC. *3SC in next SC. SC in next 5 SC. Skip 2 SC. SC in next 5 SC.* Repeat from * to end. CH1, turn. Attach Color B.
Row 3 : Using Color B, Skip first SC. Working in back loops only, SC in next 4 SC. *3SC in next SC. SC in next 5 SC. Skip 2 SC. SC in next 5 SC.* Repeat from * to end.
Row 4 : Skip first SC. Working in back loops only, SC in next 4 SC. *3SC in next SC. SC in next 5 SC. Skip 2 SC. SC in next 5 SC.* Repeat from * to end. CH1, turn. Drop Color B, pick up Color A.
Rows 5 - 46 (94) : Repeat Rows 3 & 4. End with Color A. For Edging, SC around the edge of the blanket with Color A.

73 comments:

  1. This one is beautiful. You do great work.
    Carol

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  2. Anonymous3/4/09 05:20

    very pretty

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  3. Anonymous6/4/09 17:50

    Beautiful blanket. Thanks for the free pattern; I especially like that you did 2 sizes. I just started it, though, and I'm a bit confused. Should Row 2 read "skip first stitch, sc in next 5 st" instead of 4? I tried 4 but the rows were misaligned. I could totally be wrong-- but if I'm not and it was my pattern, I'd want someone to let me know so I could fix it :) Thanks again!

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    1. No. You're right. I came across the same thing and ended up with three extra stitches at the end. I went ahead and changed it myself and still ended up with an extra stitch.

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  4. Anonymous25/7/09 20:29

    I was able to start pattern with ease. Thank you for your beautiful pattern. I'm a little new at following patterns. Thanks for your instructions...they are very helpful!

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  5. Anonymous7/8/09 19:29

    I am an accomplished crocheter. I was asked by a friend to try this pattern because they did not feel it was correct. There are discrepancies. Row one is fine, but starting Row 2, after skip first SC,the instructions should read SC in next 4 SC, skip 2 SC, SC in next 5 SC, 3SC in next SC, SC in next 5 SC, skip 2 Sc, etc.
    The "peaks and valleys" are incorrect in this pattern as they are written.

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    1. Anonymous23/6/12 05:50

      Thanks for the clarification. I thought Row 2 was incorrect.

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    2. i followed the directions to a T and had no problems. not sure why row 2 is wrong. mine turned out fine lol.

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    3. I have tried three times to make this but it doesn't work out. Where you say the first row is correct but change second I'm confused. The change would put a valley on the second row on top if a peak from the first row?

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    4. I have tried three times to make this but it doesn't work out. Where you say the first row is correct but change second I'm confused. The change would put a valley on the second row on top if a peak from the first row?

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    5. It does work. You do not stitch at the base of the ch 1 stitch, and then you skip the next stitch. Then sc in the next 4 stitches, just as the directions state. This keeps your work even rather than gradually slanting out and getting wider and wider.

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  6. I also had problems with the start of row two. My solution was to sc2tog at the begining and the end of each row. That way the peaks and valleys stayed aligned. Hope this helps the next person that trys this pattern.

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  7. Anonymous22/2/10 20:48

    I am a new to crocheting and was happy I had accomplished this! Thank you for being on-line!
    Doris from Utica, Michigan

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  8. Anonymous11/3/10 10:58

    I am also a new to crocheting, I do a lot of
    quilting...so this will be another challenge,
    to help stretch my brain. I am retired so have
    the time to play around with new hobbies.
    Thank you for your web site.

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  9. I am a 25 yr. old stay at home mom and in my spare time I've been teaching myself how to crochet. I'm loving this design completely. But I have a few questions. Can you make this with 1 color only. Also I'm having difficulty trying to understand the actual pattern itself is there a website or anything of that sort to help me understand how to read a pattern in order to make the pattern myself. I've gone on youtube.com and learned the basic crochet stitches. It's just trying to understand the lingo as writing wrather than a video. thanks!

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    1. You can google "crochet abbreviations" and you'll definitely find some help there. BTW, you can always adjust a pattern to one color. I think it's a little more difficult to adjust a pattern to two colors. Hope this helps! Blessings

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    2. Yes, you can make it a solid color. As for a teaching aide, I use visual aides better than written, try YouTube. Type in instructions or crochet lots of things pop up. Good luck.

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  10. Great site. I have crocheted for years, but still consider myself a beginner. I do not do complicated patterns. I am trying to find a nice pattern for a baby due in Sept., so I am going to try this pattern. I have actually done this pattern a few times, but some turn out and then there are mistakes. Try, try again. I wish I could learn more, I would like to be able to make a sweater or a shell. But, then I need a good pattern. I will get back with my results of this pattern. Thanks for a great site.

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  11. Deborah Miller11/8/10 15:57

    I love this pattern.. But how do I hook on the new color? Im a little confused there.. Please someone help me with this..

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    1. Anonymous19/3/14 16:12

      Try looking under how to crochet on your computer.
      or hope this helps
      Just as you are at the end of a row befor you pull the last chain up to turn leave that chain on your hook and tie the new color with a knot not to tight then pull the new color up through the last chain on that row. now do the turn and chain 2 and go on with the pattern. You may work the 2 loose ends into the row you are crocheting into.

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    2. To join a new color I always use the last stitch of the previous row. Instead of yarning over and pulling through to complete the stitch I yarn over the new color. I hope this helps and you understand it!

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  12. Anonymous12/8/10 10:47

    The new color gets looped through the last stitch on the row above. (instead of looping the old color through the last stitch) It can be a bit tricky.

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  15. Anonymous21/2/11 07:47

    I would like to see a tutorial for this blanket I'm very new to chrochet and love this design!

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  16. Anonymous1/3/11 01:08

    I love this pattern look too, but can't seem to master it. Perhaps, I do not kow enough about crocheting to do this, but I will keep working at it.

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  17. This is my first real project. For Row 2, do you do the whole row in the back loops only?

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  18. Anonymous31/5/11 05:59

    Hi, Thank you for the pattern. I have been crocheting for years and found many patterns on line that have mistakes and had to fix them myself but, I think this Pattern works up great once you figure out the mistakes:) what I did was with row 2 and others that say sk 1st stich, thats ok, but you still have to sc 5 to make it come out right. and at the end of the row I ended up with an extra stich, I just let it be and did not work it. This gives the edges a ripple effect as well. I am about half way through the pattern and I think I will not edge it as the ripples give it a good effect.

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    1. Anonymous20/7/12 04:41

      I HAVE FOUND THE SAME. JUST STARTED PATTERN.SKIPPING FIRST STITCH,SC IN NEXT 5,3SC IN NEXT ST, SC IN NEXT 5, SKIP 2 STS, ETC. TO END LEAVING LAST ST. UNWORKED.

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  19. Anonymous6/9/11 19:49

    THis pattern is beautiful and worthy of being the blanket for my soon-to-be grandson. Not having crocheted since the late 80's, I am quite unsure of my talents, hidden somewhere beneath babysitting my "grands", doing laundry, cleaning up after them, feeding them and making time to play, especially at the NEW playground. Wish me luck, Tiffany. I think I am going to need it!

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  20. This pattern looks like you do the upper skill level project. The blanket is beautiful and easy to do. I've been trying to find the crochetted blanket that look knitted. I've just found it. I'm going to try this pattern with the same colors.

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  21. Anonymous4/2/12 08:45

    Thanks for the pattern. This was so easy. Once you get the first few rows finished, the rest can be done almost without thinking.

    I changed the sc to dc, to get the blanket completed quicker.

    Such an easy pattern.

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    1. yea I like the double . a little quicker. going to try this one. with one color.

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  39. Grandma Moo Moo27/5/12 13:56

    Thank you for this pattern! I started one the day that I found out that I was pregnant (1981.) My daughter still has it, although it's only a bunch of string now. I made her a new one a few years ago, but I don't have the pattern any more. Now she is expecting my first grandchild, and I needed that "nummy" pattern pronto. And here it is! Thank you for helping me continue our "nummy" for another generation.

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  40. Anonymous7/7/12 21:43

    trying to start this in the smaller size. New to this but I can't get the first row to work out with 70 stitches. Shouldn't it be a multible of 13 plus 1 for chain?

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  41. Anonymous11/7/12 09:23

    I HAVE MADE THIS AGHAN BLANKET MANY TIMES. AND EACH TIME IT IS AS BEAUTIFUL AS THE FIRST ONE. MADE IN MANY DIFFERENT COLORS........... LORRAINE..............

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  42. preemie instructions are missing half a ripple.

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    1. I too am finding preemie pattern not working out. Valleys and highs not aligned. Can Tiffany or someone give me via email correct instructions? I'm frustrated and only know how to follow instructions. This one is all wrong, easily seen when tow ends with a skip two and behind next row with 3 SC and in stitch, making hills and valleys totally misaligned. Help!! alicejm9@gmail.com

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  43. Anonymous15/5/13 07:53

    Foundation : In color A, chain 70(142).
    what does the 174 mean.

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  44. Anonymous21/5/13 20:25

    I started this today and though I was doing something wrong with row 2 thank u for explaining it

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  45. Anonymous21/6/13 14:15

    I've been trying to make this blanket, and as others have noted, there are some mistakes in the pattern. The tricky one for me is the fact that you end up with one unworked stitch on one side. Others have left it that way, but I think it makes it look unfinished and asymmetrical. How can I modify this so that it works out correctly?

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  46. This is the 2nd time I've tried this. My problem is row 4 it just doesn't start right. It say to sc in 4 then 3sc in one. I have 10 stitches instead of 5 so I can't make it work. I hate to rip it all out but I can't understand where I went wrong. Please can someone help.

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  47. I have also had a problem with the pattern. I too think the first 4sc works but not for the rest of the rows. I have ripped it out several times until I read the comments. Just goes to show that proofreading your patterns is a must.

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  48. Anonymous14/7/13 13:32

    If you are having a problem with the chevrons not lining up, check your foundation row and make sure the peaks and valleys are correct.

    I just started my blanket today and have had no problem with the directions. Good luck, ladies.

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  49. I fixed it I ripped it out and started over I think it will work now.

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  50. Thank you for another easy to follow pattern Tiffany...I made your baby's first doll a few years ago for my first granddaughter now going to try this for my first grandson

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  51. Anonymous12/3/14 01:18

    Does anyone knows what the (94)on row 5-46 means thank you ahead of time.

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    1. Anonymous24/6/14 11:16

      It's the size difference. If you're making the preemie, it's 46 rows...not the preemie it's 94 rows.

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  52. I made this blanket with dc. and it worked up faster than sc.

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  53. This says it's available in 2 sizes but the pattern instructions don't specify if it's for the smaller or larger size. I'd like to make the larger size. Thanks for clarifying.

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  54. How many chains do I need to make for a twin size blanket?

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  55. As several have stated before this pattern won't work properly as a ripple. When ending a row each time with a dip, beginning the next row with a high (3 SC in next), will not line up. Obviously not written properly to line up highs and lows. Does creator have a corrected version, please?? Want this badly. Help!!
    Thank you, alice

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  56. As several have stated before this pattern won't work properly as a ripple. When ending a row each time with a dip, beginning the next row with a high (3 SC in next), will not line up. Obviously not written properly to line up highs and lows. Does creator have a corrected version, please?? Want this badly. Help!!
    Thank you, alice

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  57. I followed the pattern as written. In a ripple afghan, the edges are not supposed to line up perfectly. Because the stitches are leaning outwards, the afghan would get wider and wider if you crocheted five at each end. So, to avoid that, you crochet 4 stitches on alternate ends, to make the edges straight.

    Now, I personally like an afghan with a FIRM edge, so as a final touch I added a BOUND edging made of hdc. Turned out beautifully. I wish I could post a picture!

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