Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Variegated Variegated Crochet Ripple Afghan

I have alot of variegated yarn. Some of it I bought myself and some has been passed down to me. I have some from my Grandma that I really like, but there isn't much of it. So I decided to do a scrap type afghan using just the variegated yarns and one solid to tie them together. And this is what I came up with. I really love how this is turning out!



The pattern is super simple and the width and length are easily adjusted.  

Variegated Variegated Crochet Ripple Afghan

I (5.5mm) hook
Black and Vareigated Worsted Weight Yarn
Gauge- 1 ripple = 3 1/2"
example: 11 ripples = 38" wide 

 Notes: To change the size add or take away ripples. 
            For each ripple, chain 14.
            Gauge on this is only important in determining how wide your afghan will be.


3dc dec: (YO, insert hook in next st and pull up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops) 3 times, YO, pull through all 4 loops left on hook.

With black, ch 154. (11 ripples)
Row 1:  Ch 3, 2 dc in fourth ch from hook, dc in the next 3 chs, (3dc dec in the next 3 chs) twice, dc in the next 3 chs, 3 dc in the next ch. That completes your first ripple. 
For the rest of the ripples you will do: 3 dc in the next ch, dc in the next 3 chs, (3dc dec in the next 3 ch) twice, dc in the next 3 chs, 3 dc in the next ch. Finish off and turn.

Switch to variegated.

Row 2:  *3 dc in first st, dc in the next 3 sts, (3dc dec in the next 3 sts) twice, dc in the next 3 sts, 3 dc in the next st* Repeat to end. Finish off and turn.

Repeat row 2 alternating the black and variegated yarns until you reach your desired length.

I will share more pictures as I make progress. 


12 comments:

  1. That is GORGEOUS!! I have made several granny squares with my assortments of variegated, but I think this one beats them hands down!! Thanks!

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  2. At end of row 1 - I do not turn??

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    1. You do turn. I just fixed that. Thanks for bringing that to my attention.

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  3. Oh ok - then do I chain to start off the row? Thanks

    I'm ready to go as I love this!

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    1. Right above Row 1 there is a link to the way I like to start new rows with new colors. There is a picture tutorial and a video tutorial.

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  4. Forgot to ask - I'm new to crochet - how do I finish off as you added to row 1?

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    1. When you are at the end, ch 1, cut yarn 5 inches from hook and pull yarn through. Tighten and weave in end well. Hope that helps.

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  5. Hi Kimberly, I love the looks of this afghan. It's gorgeous and I can't wait to make it. I'm wondering if I am doing it right because it looks like I didn't finish the last leg of that ripple. I thought I was reading it right, because I used up the number of recommended chains. Am I reading it wrong? I'd appreciate it you could clarify it for me. Also wondering if you put a border. Thanks so much! Love this.

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  6. I Love this afghan. How many skeins of the variegated yarn did you use. It looks from the picture like 1 maybe 2 rows of each color so maybe 1 skein of each variegated yarn. I can't wait to run out and get my yarns!!!

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  7. Love the pattern! I used it to make a blanket for my sister-in-law. i posted it here. https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=926574397380391&id=171421809562324 I used white instead of black and it gave it a lighter feel. Really love the pattern. Thank you for sharing.

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  8. asking...so last stitch on first row ends as a 3 dbl...and you start the next row with 3dbl in first stitch...

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