Thursday, February 15, 2018

How to Crochet a Ripple Afghan, Free Crochet Pattern, Sun Room Afghan


Beginner Crochet Afghan Pattern


Ripple Afghan Crochet Pattern


Choose the right colors and turn this traditional crochet pattern into a contemporary afghan to adorn your home. The granny ripple and granny squares have been combined to make this easy to work afghan that brings spring right into your house. 


I am absolutely in love with this color combination and cannot wait to see what colors my readers will make this pattern in.

Crochet Granny Ripple Afghan


Free Crochet Blanket Pattern



Blanket Crochet Pattern


Afghan Crochet Pattern


Sun Room Afghan Crochet Pattern

Materials
1. Worsted weight (size 4) yarn in 4 colors. I used colors Aran and Arbor Rose from Loops & Threads Impeccable and colors Cool Blue and Soft Grey from Bernat Super Value
2. Hook I (5.5mm)
3. Yarn needle to weave in the ends

Finished Size
The afghan is 34 inches wide and 37 inches long before adding the squares.

Yardage
410 yards of each color.

Gauge
Each peak measures 4 1/4 inches wide

Stitch Abbreviations
The pattern is in standard American terms.
sc- single crochet
hdc- half double crochet
dc-double crochet

tr- triple crochet
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
st- stitch
YO- Yarn over

Notes 
1. To increase the width of your blanket add chains in multiples of 36. Each 36 chains will add around 8 inches to the width of your blanket.

2.When skipping your chains after making a peak, make sure you are not missing the one squished at the base of the previous st.


Row 1: With cream color yarn, ch 144, work into the back bumps of the chain throughout this row, 3 dc in 5th ch from hook, *[sk 2 chs,  3 dc in next, sk 2 chs, (3 dc, ch 3 and 3dc) in next ch to form a peak, sk 2 chs, 3 dc in next, sk 2 chs, 3 dc in next, sk 5 chs, 3 dc in next], repeat from * until you have 1 ch left, 1 dc in last ch, turn.------ 8 peaks

                   The 3rd row is worked in a contrasting color to show how the stitches are stacked

Row 2: Ch 4, work 3 dc in the gap between the first two 3 dc groups, 3 dc in next gap, (3dc, ch3, 3dc) into the ch-3 space at the peak, *[3 dc in next 2 gaps, sk the next big gap between the 3 dc groups forming the valley and work 3 dc into the next gap, 3 dc into the next gap once again, (3dc, ch3, 3dc) into the next ch-3 space at the peak], repeat from * to the last ch-3 space at the peak, 3 dc in next 2 gaps, sk 3 dc and 1 ch, 1 dc on top of beginning ch-3, turn.----------8 peaks

Repeat Row 2 changing colors every 3 rows. Fasten off every time you change colors. To join the new color at the end of your rows, start working the dc and when you have 2 loops on your hook, yarn over and pull through the new color to complete your dc. Then work the turning ch in the new color.



Keep repeating the pattern until you have 17 stripes. Weave in all the ends.


Granny Square ( Make 15)

Note: I have written the pattern for the granny square as a photo tutorial to make the steps clearer.

Finished Size
Each side of the square is 3 inches long


Stitch Explanation
Puff Stitch: [YO, insert hook into the st or space indicated and pull up a tall loop about the height of a dc st] repeat a total of 3 times, YO and pull through all 7 loops on hook, ch 1 to close the puff st.


Crochet Pattern
Note
1. Work over yarn tails to minimize weaving in later. 
2. This is a picture tutorial as I thought it is best suited for a Granny square.
                                                  
                                                               Round 1

Ch 4 and sl st to the first ch to form a ch ring.


Ch 3 ( counts as first dc and ch 1), [dc, ch 1]11 times into the ch ring, sl st to the top of beginning ch 2 while picking up the next color. ---------12 dc in the round


Round 2

Sl st to the next ch-1 space and pull up the loop on the hook to the height of a dc.


[YO, insert hook into the same ch-1 space and pull up a loop]twice, YO and pull through all the loops on hook, ch 2.




Puff st in next ch-1 space, ch 1, 1 tr in next dc, ch 1.



[*(1 Puff st in next ch-1 space, ch 1), repeat from * two more times, 1 tr in next dc, ch 1].


Repeat the steps within [  ], 2 more times. 1 puff st in last ch-1 space between the last dc and beginning ch-2, sl st to the top of the first puff st, picking up the gray color yarn.


Round 3

Ch 1 with gray yarn, 1 hdc in same st as ch 1, 1 hdc in next ch-1 space. Work 2 hdc in each ch-space and 3 hdc on top of each tr, do not sl st at end of the round.



Cut the yarn and pull the yarn tail out, thread a yarn needle with the tail and insert it under the first sc and then into the first st to form a fake st ( shown in blue below). Weave in the rest of the tail.


Square completed

Sewing the Squares onto the Afghan




Cream(Aran) color yarn is used to sew the squares onto the blanket on the wrong side. Keep both the blanket and the square with the wrong side facing up, place the square in one of the valleys at the edge, insert the yarn needle under both the loops of the blanket and only the back loop of the square, whip stitch them together along 2 sides of the square. 

                                      
Tassels (Make 15)


Cut a piece of cardboard 4 1/4 inches long and 2 inches wide. Wrap the blue color yarn around the cardboard 13 times. 

Pull an 18-inch piece of yarn through the windings and knot twice at the top. 


Cut the yarn along the opposite side. 


Take another 12-inch piece of yarn and tie a knot a little below the top knot.


Trim the tassel to level the edges. Use the 2 strands of yarn at the top to sew the tassel at the corners of the squares. The remaining yarn tail can be pulled into the tassel and trimmed to blend in with the rest of the tassel.

Enjoy the free pattern!

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18 comments:

  1. I love the color combination. It is so bright and cheery, it makes you want to smile. Your directions are clear and concise, and the photos are done very well. Great job.

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  2. Thank you so much, you made my day!

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  3. Thank you for the pattern! It Is beautiful! If I want to make it wider, what's the stitch count? Thank you

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    1. To increase the width of your blanket add chains in multiples of 36. Each 36 chains will add around 8 inches to the width of your blanket. I just edited the pattern to include this info. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  4. This is beautiful! I live in Arizona, and I can totally see changing up the colors to make this a Southwest kind of blanket! I'll have to do some research to come up with a good color scheme. :)

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    1. Have fun combining colors and thank you for visiting my blog.

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  5. This is one gorgeous blanket ... you did an amazing job and your instructions are fabulous along with your pics ... Thank You so much for your kindness in sharing

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    1. You are very welcome. I love my blog readers. It is your encouragement that keeps me motivated. Thank you.

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  6. So wonderful blanket, dear! Lovely composition and color combination. I've pinned. Have a nice day! πŸ’•πŸƒπŸŒΈπŸƒ

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    1. Thank you so much, Anabelia. I am glad you like the pattern and I appreciate you sharing it.

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  7. Really like the pattern but I am confused...why is there an odd number of squares needed? Shouldn't there be the same number on each end of the blanket?

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    1. One edge starts and end with peaks. So it has lesser "V's to attach the granny squares.

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  8. Love this and can't wait to make one!

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  9. Why 15 granny squares? Shouldn't it be even?

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    1. One side has one less valley to add the square to. If you take a good look at the pictures you will see what I am saying.

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  10. did you add a border to this, or do you know what would be a good border?

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    1. Nope, I didn't do a border on the sides. You can work a plain single crochet border or a reverse single crochet one. I would say keep it simple as the squares already add enough embellishment.

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