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Ombre Ripple Baby Afghan



Make this ombre ripple baby afghan from Lion Brand Yarn for a cute baby gift. This crochet baby ripple afghan pattern is quick and easy, and it yields stylish results.

Ombre Baby Ripple Afghan


  • 823-103 Baby Wool Yarn: Coral: 2 balls
  • 823-102 Baby Wool Yarn: Peony: 2 balls
  • 823-132 Baby Wool Yarn: Papaya: 2 balls
  • 823-172 Baby Wool Yarn: Pear: 2 balls
  • 823-157 Baby Wool Yarn: Sunflower: 2 balls
  • 823-174 Baby Wool Yarn: Sprout: 2 balls
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)
  • Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)

Skill Level: Easy

Size: One Size
About 26 x 28 in. (66 x 71 cm)

Gauge: 1 ‘ripple’ + 5 1/2 rows = 5 in. (12.5 cm) in ripple pattern. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Stitch Explanation: dc3tog (dc 3 sts together) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops. (Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.


  1. Throw is worked with 2 strands held together throughout.
  2. The color of one of the 2 strands is changed at the end of each row.
  3. To change color, work last st with old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete st. Fasten off old color.


With 1 strand each of A and B held together, ch 64.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, *dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 3 dc in next ch; rep from * 3 more times, dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 2 dc in last ch; change to 1 strand each of B and C - 5 ripples at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in first dc, *dc in next 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc; rep from * 3 more times, dc in next 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch; change to 1 strand each of C and D.
Row 3: Rep Row 2; change to 1 strand each of D and E.
Row 4: Rep Row 2; change to 1 strand each of E and F.
Row 5: Rep Row 2; change to 1 strand each of F and A.
Row 6: Rep Row 2; change to 1 strand each of A and B.
Row 7: Rep Row 2; change to 1 strand each of B and C.
Rows 8-31: Repeat Rows 2-7 four more times.
Fasten off.

Weave in ends.


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Nov 7, 2011

I have done many ripple afghans with single thread but not double. I am sure I could do this, but I would noot use wool yarn. I usually use Baby yarn or 4 ply and those are usually warm enough for cold weather but not to warm for spring.


Nov 4, 2011

I have made this afghan before. It looks harder than it really is but once you get started, it goes fast.


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Nov 4, 2011

yes i would make it for a infant because the little one can use jt for while like 2-3 yrs or so i have ripple i am working on its almost done


Nov 4, 2011

I would love to make this afghan, however.......patterns and I don't get along. If there were a video to watch then I would certainly make this!!!! It's beautiful!


Nov 4, 2011

As much as I love the ripple pattern, and would do this project in a heart beat, I have never done the ripple pattern. Looks simple enough, so maybe one day - although I'm thinking about doing it in just one color. How would that look? Or maybe one main color, and a second color to trim either after each row, or every so many rows. This will be interesting to check out. :)


Nov 3, 2011

Ripple afghans are one of my favorites to crochet. I just finished a green ripple afghan over the weekend. I like the way that they colors blend. I would make this for an adult. I do a lot of crocheting for charity. This is one that I would definitely donate and I would enjoy working on it. Thanks for sharing the pattern. Dick


Nov 3, 2011

I love the colors, but I am so done with the ripple "effect"...<8-{


Nov 3, 2011

Yes I would crochet this ripple pattern. The colors remind me of a warm Hawaiian summer morning. One nice thing about ripple patterns is that once you have made the pattern it can be created using other pleasing colors. I have also thought about using a beautiful varigated yarn to seethe effect it would create in a ripple pattern.


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