Large Ripple Afghan Crochet Pattern
This pattern is very similar to my popular Ripple Baby Blanket pattern. It’s the same blanket on a larger scale. I know some people would be able to improvise and make the baby blanket bigger, but others like patterns written out for them (I used to be this way) so I decided to write it out.
Since I’m stash busting, I can’t give exact colors or amounts of yarn since I have no idea how big this blanket is going to be, but I can tell you that each row uses approximately 1.3 oz of yarn. Also, I’m not sure the names of the colors since I didn’t save the wrappers (I’m going to do that from now on, though, for situations like this), but I can tell you it’s a mixture of Red Heart with Love, Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn, and Vanna’s Choice. If you want to read more about my stash and my craft room, you can do so here.
- J crochet hook (these Clover Amour hooks are my favorites!)
- Worsted weight yarn in various colors (just over 1 oz for each row)
- Tapestry needles for weaving ends
- This blanket is approximately 5′ wide. It can be made as long as you want it.
- This pattern is worked through both loops.
- You WILL work into the top of the turning chain on each row. Forgetting to do this will mess you up.
- Gauge is not important for this project.
Row 1: dc in the third chain from hook. dc in the next 4 stitches. dc2tog, dc2tog. dc in the next 4 stitches. *work 2 dc in the next 2 stitches. dc in the next 4 stitches. dc2tog, dc2tog. dc in the next 4 stitches. End with two dc in the last chain. Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: dc in the first st (your ch 2 and your first dc are worked in the same stitch) and in the next 4 stitches (you should have a total of 6 dc in a row, including the ch 2). dc2tog, dc2tog. dc in the next 4 stitches. *work 2 dc into the next 2 stitches. dc in the next 4 stitches. dc2tog, dc2tog. dc in the next 4 stitches* across until you have one stitch left End with 2 dc in the top of the ch 2 from the previous row.
Repeat row 2 until your blanket has reached the size you like (or you’ve used up your stash). I’m doing two rows of each color and I’m really enjoying the results.
As this blanket grows and develops, I’ll be sure to share my progress on Facebook and Instagram so be sure to follow along for frequent updates. I will also be post more “professional” photos here as I finish larger chunks.
I plan on throwing this blanket over the arm of the couch or chair in my crochet nook. I can’t wait to see how much it brightens up the area.
You can find this pattern in a smaller size here.