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

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Beginner Crochet Afghan Pattern
Ripple Afghan Crochet Pattern

Choose the right colors for this crochet ripple afghan and turn this traditional crochet pattern into a contemporary piece to adorn any space. The granny ripple and granny squares have been combined to make this easy to work crochet afghan that brings spring right into your home.
I am absolutely in love with this color combination and cannot wait to see what colors my readers will make this pattern in.

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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.

410 yards of each color.

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

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 Squares ( 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
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 ringsl 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 Ripple 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 winding 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.
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  1. Anonymous
    February 15, 2018 / 11:45 pm

    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.

  2. February 16, 2018 / 4:31 pm

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

    • February 16, 2018 / 6:20 pm

      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.

  3. Jana Hunter
    February 16, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    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. 🙂

    • February 17, 2018 / 2:19 am

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

    • Jana Hunter
      October 26, 2018 / 1:04 pm

      I live in AZ, too! I was thinking the same thing about the colors. What did you finally come up with?

  4. Judy P.
    February 16, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    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

    • February 17, 2018 / 2:20 am

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

  5. February 19, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    So wonderful blanket, dear! Lovely composition and color combination. I've pinned. Have a nice day! ????

    • February 20, 2018 / 2:45 am

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

  6. February 26, 2018 / 1:38 am

    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?

    • February 26, 2018 / 3:13 am

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

  7. March 16, 2018 / 3:15 pm

    Love this and can't wait to make one!

  8. Anonymous
    April 16, 2018 / 9:58 pm

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

    • April 16, 2018 / 11:22 pm

      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.

  9. Anonymous
    April 19, 2018 / 3:50 pm

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

    • April 19, 2018 / 3:55 pm

      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.

  10. Beverly
    August 14, 2018 / 11:25 pm

    It is beautiful I’m going to try my own colors but want to do same as yours in the future.
    I am wondering if you would have info on how to put a price on a project to sell it.
    Thank you so much

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      August 15, 2018 / 9:22 am

      Thanks, Beverly. I am glad you like it.

      I have seen blankets sell anywhere between 50-100 dollars. I would suggest you search on Etsy and see how similar blankets are priced.

  11. Melodie
    August 25, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    Has anyone tried this in a lighter weight yarn for a baby blanket?

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      August 25, 2018 / 10:49 pm

      You can make a small gauge swatch and see how it looks in lighter weight yarn.

    • Freda D
      April 9, 2019 / 7:32 pm

      Hi, i am very close to finishing my throw. I did use DK light #3 weight yarn. I think it looks perfectly fine. I’m making mine for a friend that can’t stand thick, hot throws. I think it would be fine for a baby throw. I used only 3 colors for the main part, so i did do the counts on my rows differently.

  12. Tammy seaden
    August 30, 2018 / 7:45 am

    Hii. What a fantastic pattern. I’ve recently been in hospital with a serious chest infection and for 5 days I’ve not done any crochet then today I thought I’d try and do some and wow how easy it is to follow (if the kitten left me alone lol) I’ve chosen a colour blue that changes colour and its lookin OK. Please make more blankets for us as I know I love them oh and baby dresses and jumpers and cardigans x

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      August 31, 2018 / 8:54 am

      I am glad you enjoyed the pattern, Tammy and I wish you a speedy recovery. Thank you for visiting my blog.

  13. Liz
    November 15, 2018 / 3:55 pm

    Do you have this in a PDF?

    • Crochet_Dreamz
      November 15, 2018 / 6:36 pm

      Right at the end of the post is a blue box that will let you download a copy if you enter your email. You will receive email updates only if you check the consent form.

  14. Shirley
    March 4, 2019 / 2:00 am

    Thank you for this pattern. I am not a seasoned crocheter. When the blanket begins becoming bigger, the end of the rows of seem to just get bigger. Do I hae to start making a part that starts going up? The sides of my blanket are not straight. I chose this pattern because it is the easiest and most attractive of all the ones that I could find online. Can you help please?

    • Shehnaaz
      March 4, 2019 / 8:04 am

      Can you email me a picture, please? You must be adding stitches at the beginning or end.

  15. Dianna Hartley
    July 28, 2019 / 3:56 pm

    I’ve been looking for an airy ripple pattern to make so I can retire the one my Nana made for me in 1976. This looks awesome and I think it will fill the bill for me! What sold me were the diamonds. I collect peacocks and my 5 colors run the gamut of light teal to navy blue with gold to make “eyes” along the way. I can see those diamonds having a gold center with the navy border and maybe the light teal in between. Thank you for sharing! Dianna
    PS It’s going to be a while before I even start it -way too many WIPs right now! But I have bookmarked your page and will return with pictures when I start it!

  16. August 30, 2019 / 4:09 am

    You are simply Great and we are grateful! Thanks for the beautiful patterns and colour combination. I am from India and your fan!

    • Shehnaaz
      August 30, 2019 / 6:37 am

      Hi Chitra, thank you so much. I am glad you like my patterns.

  17. Robin Underwood
    December 30, 2019 / 1:25 pm

    I love the concept of the granny squares. It’s beautiful!!!

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