Monday, October 28, 2019

Double Crochet Ripple Stitch Afghan with Video



This Crochet Ripple Afghan blanket was easy and fun to make. This crochet pattern looks so nice on my couch or just to cuddle up with. I created a single crochet afghan tutorial a few years ago and I had so many ask how to create an afghan with double crochet so I decided to create this pattern. 
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Abbreviations:
dc=double crochet
sk=skip
ch=chain

Materials:

2 balls of each yarn color, medium worsted impeccable yarn, blue, pink, and white. 

H hook
Gauge: 4 rows measure about 4 inches with a h hook

About 70 by 68 inches when finished
About 2 balls of each color for this size of afghan. To Create a Smaller afghan use these chain counts to make your afghan smaller: 

Chain 126
Chain 168
Chain 189
Chain 252 

In the Video I give smaller chain numbers to show how to make this afghan smaller! 

How to Double Crochet a Ripple Afghan Video:


Chain 252, H hook
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from the hook. 1 dc in each of the next 8 ch, * 3 dc in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 9 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 9 ch, repeat from * to last 10 ch, work 3 dc in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 9 ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 2. Skip 1 dc, 1 dc in back loop of each of next 9 dc, *3 dc in back loop of next dc, 1 dc in back loop of each of next 9 dc, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in back loop of each of next 9 dc, repeat from *across, end 3 dc in back loop of next dc, 1 dc in back loop of each of next 9 dc, leaving last stitch unworked, ch 1, turn.

Repeat Row 2 two more times with one color of yarn, then you can switch to a new color and Repeat for 4 more rows, then change to a new color and Repeat for 4 more rows if you would like 3 colors in your afghan, or you could continue on with more rows on the same color, depends on how you prefer your afghan. 

I did 6 sets of 4 rows of of each color which is 4 inches for each 4 rows of each color. So the dimensions 12 inches x 6 sets = 68 inches or you can do less. In my video I gave different numbers to make this afghan smaller too. 

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