Monday, September 26, 2016

Simple Ripple Crochet Blanket

How do you Ripple?




At this point I have made a dozen or so ripple blankets, aka chevron, and there are so many ways to make the peak and make the valley. I like the way this version doesn't leave holes. Sometimes holes are good! They add to the look of the pattern, but for this blanket, I wanted the look to be smooth and flowing, like ripples!

Here is the pattern:

ch a multiple of 12 + 3. I usually make my blankets 32-36 inches wide. About that high as well.

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook, first three chains counts as a dc. *1dc in each of the next 3 ch, dc2tog twice, 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch, 2dc in next ch twice, repeat from * across to the last ch, 2dc into that last ch.

Row 2: ch 3, dc in that next stitch, (if you count down from the hook it will be the 4th ch) *1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 2dctog twice, 1dc in each of the next 3 sts, 2dc in the next st twice, repeat from * across to the last chain, 2dc into the top of the ch3 turning chain from the previous row.

rep row 2- over and over.

This is a fairly common pattern, I've seen it lots of other places and a good one to practice over and over to get comfortable finding the top of that dang turning chain! Keep it loose and try your best to go under both loops of that chain. It helps to make the sides very straight. Also, this ripple is pretty easy to keep track of your place. 3 dc separate each peak and valley. 2dc on each end. Keep that in mind as you go and you'll do great!

Don't be afraid to take out mistakes, it's not as long to make them up as you think. I had to learn that the hard way. Sometimes I'm going along and I think that I can make up for the missed stitch or the extra I put in between the peak and the valley, it's not worth it-even though it is so tempting! Just take it out and start over. Your blanket, in the end, will thank you!

As always, I love seeing what you make. I really do. Instagram is the easiest place to tag me or post under #daisyfarmcrafts. Don't have Instagram? It's a really fun place for crocheters so I highly recommend that you start one! Everyone shares everything and there are so many great ideas. Plus a lot of nice people that will ooh and aww over your work. I'm serious!

Find me @daisyfarmcrafts

xxoo

Tiffany

1 comment:

  1. Tried to find the special border stitch for the ripple baby boy pattern you got from attic 24. Did not find it. Can you help? My email is parkben24@yahoo.com. I am finished with the blanket and ready for the border. Also, did you straighten the ripples out or just do your single crochets as your pattern stated ? Thanks for your help.

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