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Crochet Ripple Afghan Pattern


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This crochet ripple afghan pattern from Bernat Yarns calls for elegant beige colors and fancy tassels.  This ripple afghan is worked in single crochet for a sturdy and warm cover.

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Crochet Ripple Afghan


  • Yarn: Bernat® Satin (Solids: 100 g / 3.5 oz), MC: (Camel) 7 balls, Contrast A: (Sable) 4 balls OR (Ombres: 80 g / 2.8 oz), MC: 9 balls, A: 5 balls
  • Crochet Hook: Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 15 sc and 18½ rows = 4 ins 10 cm.

Measurements: Approx 40 x 44 ins 101.5 x 112 cm.


With A, ch 209.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 8 ch. 3 sc in next ch. 1 sc in each of next 9 ch. *Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in each of next 9 ch. 3 sc in next ch. 1 sc in each of next 9 ch. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
2nd row: Working in back loops only: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. Miss next sc. 1 sc in each of next 8 sc. 3 sc in next sc. *1 sc in each of next 9 sc. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of next 9 sc. 3 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last 10 sts. 1 sc in each of next 8 sc. Miss next sc. 1 sc in last sc. Join MC. Turn.
3rd row: With MC, as 2nd row. Join A.
4th and 5th rows: With A, as 2nd row. Join MC.
6th row: With MC, as 2nd row.
7th row: Ch 3. Miss first sc. 1 dc in next sc. Miss next 2 sc. (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) all in next sc – V-st made. Miss next 2 sc. V-st in next sc. Miss next sc. 1 dc in next sc. Ch 1. V-st in next sc. Ch 1. 1 dc in next sc. Miss next sc. (V-st in next sc. Miss next 2 sc) twice. *Yoh and draw up a loop in next sc. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook.** Miss next 2 sc. Rep from * to ** once. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook – Dec2tog over 4 sts made. (Miss next 2 sc. V-st in next sc) twice. Miss next sc. 1 dc in next sc. Ch 1. V-st in next sc. Ch 1. 1 dc in next sc. Miss next sc. (V-st in next sc. Miss next 2 sc) twice. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Dec2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
8th row: Ch 3. 1 dc in next V-st. *V-st in next V-st. Miss next dc. V-st in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in first dc of next V-st. Ch 1. V-st in ch-1 sp of same V-st. Ch 1. 1 dc in next dc of same V-st. V-st in next ch-1 sp. Miss next dc. V-st in next V-st. **Dec2tog over next 2 V-sts. Rep from * 9 times, then from * to ** once. Dec2tog over last V-st and turning ch 3. Turn.
9th row: As 8th row.
10th row: With A, working in back loops only: Ch 1. 1 sc in first st. Miss next dc. 1 sc in each of next 8 sts. 3 sc in next ch-1 sp. *1 sc in each of next 9 sts. Miss next st. 1 sc in each of next 9 sts. 3 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 10 sts. 1 sc in each of next 8 sts. Miss next dc. 1 sc in last st. Join A. Turn.
11th row: With A, as 2nd row.

Rep 2nd to 11th rows until work from beg measures approx 44 ins [112 cm] ending with 11th row. Fasten off.

Make Tassel: Cut a piece of cardboard 4½ ins [11.5 cm] wide. Wind MC around cardboard 25 times. Break yarn leaving a long end and thread end through a needle. Slip needle through all loops and tie tightly. Remove cardboard and wind yarn tightly around loops ¾ inch [2 cm] below fold. Fasten securely. Cut through rem loops and trim ends evenly. Sew tassels to each point at both sides of Afghan.


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I'm in the process of making this, it is looking nice but was confused on tenth row instructions. It says with A at the beginning, but the end of that row is where it says to join A. I decided to wait and use A for the 11th row. We will see.....

I like this pattern looking at the picture I seem to see three colors is there ony two? Is there a video for these instructions I may have a little problem with dec 2tog and v stitch. But this will be my very next project when I am finished with a zebra ripple afghan I wany to learn a new pattern but hisatant some time afraid of not following correctly.

Hi there, Unfortunately we do not have a video for this pattern (but we do have plenty of other crochet videos on our YouTube channel - simply search for FaveCrafts!). Also, I double checked on the original pattern and the materials list is correct - the picture is a bit misleading. Sorry for the confusion! - Julia from FaveCrafts

On the 8th row it says to make a stich in the vstitch...well which one? The first dc the cs or the secend dc?

Is there a legend to explain what the instruction abbreviations mean? Those of us who are new can figure out some, but I want to be sure I can follow along before I actually start.

My daughter loves her blanket. I on the other hand had a lot of problems trying to decifer what the pattern MEANT, I assumed it was because this was my first time trying to do anything with crocheting. By the reviews, however, I see I'm not the only one who was confused. I did manage to complete the blanket after altering a bit of the pattern and I am very pleased with it now. But I'm not sure that it's possible to follow this pattern exactly as it is written.

What do I think? I think no one is here to help anyone with these instructions on an afghan in which I was interested in making... What a shame... :(

I am new to crocheting, but I am currently making this blanket, successfully (I think). I might be able to help if you explained your question

I really love this pattern. After my last skip 2 chains I only have for chains left instead of nine. Is this correct. Someone please help.

yes, instead of decreasing over 4 stitches you will decrease over 2 .. so you will yo and insert hook into V-stitch pull loop through then yo and pull loop (just the same as you would for the normal decrease) The difference is now you will put the hook into the third chain from the row below as the second half of the decrease. Then chain three and start the next row

Is there a video for this ripple pattern.

I am confused as to "in the backs only". What's that mean?

V-stitch is always into same stitch.

That's strange. My actual instructions weren't posted! Here it is again... V-stitch = Into the same stitch you will double crochet, chain one, double crochet.

I am in need of directions for the "V" stitch and clarification on what you mean by Dec2tog. I am using a light pink for main color and plan on using a slightly darker pink or possibly lilac...my blanket is for a little girl..

This looks gorgeous so far, I'm using Caron One Off-White (MC) and Nutmeg (A). It's pretty easy, but for rows 7-8-9, I had to make a little index card with a slit cut out of it, so I could move it along the pattern directions with each stitch completed, so I wouldn't get lost. I'm on row 10, but I must admit to some confusion as to row 10. What color? First of all, it does NOT say "join A" at the end of row 9. Row 10 says "with A," but at the end of the row, it says to "join A" for row 11, which would seem to indicate that 10 was supposed to be done in the MC, switching to A for row 11. At any rate, this is a serious typo for row 10 and/or 11. The photo is too small to be much help, when I try to enlarge it, it pixelates and I can't tell what color it's done in the photo. Please help if you can.

Where are the instructions for making the V stitch? Need Crochet abbreviations listed.

following the 8th row is very complicated. without a close up of the detail I am really struggling

I had to take an index card, and cut out a strip out of it, so I could place it over the directions, blocking out everything but the stitch I was doing, so I wouldn't get lost. That was my mom's idea, and it REALLY worked!

Crochet abbreviations

This afghan is beautiful, I can't wait to try it. After reading the pattern & looking at the picture, it would be easy to follow.

What is the date these directions were updated....before comments? Dating your response will help us to know that the pattern has been corrected after our comments have been made. Thank you. I love this site and am thankful you have it available for us. Cheryle Chandler Live Oak, FL

We have updated the pattern. (An error stripped out the repeat asterisks.) We apologize for any inconvenience! Sincerely, FaveCrafts Editorial

I agree with the rest of you. It doesn't say to repeat from WHERE. Very frustrating!!! Who monitors this site? No one apparently.

On the first row, it says 'rep from to end of row.' Rep from where???

To find the crochet abreviations, just put the words "crochet abbreviations" in the search field of any search engine and you will get full explanations with diagrams. Very easy. The pattern DOES state the repeat Rep 2nd to 11th rows until work from beg measures approx 44 ins 112 cm ending with 11th row. Fasten off.

i would like to know how do i learn the abreviations please joan

pattern does not state where to repeat from or to


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