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Pastel Ripple Baby Blanket

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Using a beautiful pattern like this one you can make a gorgeous blanket for any baby you know. This makes for a great baby shower gift. This is a good pattern for beginners.

Materials:

  • Caron International's Simply Soft (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m): 4 oz each in 4 colors Shown in: #9717 Orchid (A); #9712 Soft Blue; #9801 Baby Brites (C); 9719 Soft Pink (D)
  • One size US I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle

 

GAUGE

Gauge is not critical for this project.

 

STRIPE SEQUENCE

In Ripple pattern, work 2 rows A, * 2 rows B, 2 rows C, 2 rows D, 2 rows A; repeat from * for length of Afghan.

 

SPECIAL TECHNIQUE

Changing Colors: Work across to last st, insert hook in last st and pull up a loop – 2 loops on hook), drop color used for this row, with next color in Stripe Sequence, yarn over, draw through both loops on hook to complete sc.

 

STITCHES USED

Chain (ch): Begin by making a slip knot on your hook. * Wrap the yarn around the hook (yarn over) and pull up a loop, [draw the yarn through the loop on the hook to form the first chain]. Repeat from * for number of chains required. Note: The loop on the hook is not included when counting the number of chains.

Single Crochet (sc): Insert hook in stitch indicated, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

Ripple Pattern (multiple of 13 sts + 4)

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook, sc in next ch, skip 1 ch (edge sts), * sc in next 5 ch, work 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 5 ch, + skip 2 ch; repeat from * across, end last repeat at + skip 1 ch, sc in last 2 ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1,working through the back loop only of each st, sc in first 2 sts, skip 1 st, * sc in next 5 sts, work 3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, skip 2 sts; repeat from * 9 times, end sc in next 5 sts, work 3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts, skip 1 st, sc in last 2 sts.

Repeat Row 2, following Stripe Sequence, for Ripple patt.

 

AFGHAN

Using A, loosely chain 148.

Begin Ripple patt; work Row 1—147 sts.

Work even in Stripe Sequence, repeating Row 2 of Ripple patt, until color C has been completely used, ending with 2 rows A—piece measures approximately 36".

Fasten off.

FINISHING

Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

Blocking

Pin piece to measurements; spray with warm water and let dry.

Hint: Use a small amount of Fabric Softener or Hair Conditioner in the water – it will make the Afghan softer.

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Reviews

Ohhh love it and just in time too...new baby on the way... sadly I'm not so great with crocheting do you happen to have this pattern in KNITTING??? Would also need to know the needle size to use..Thanks

canuckmom

Trying to order yarn online. Not clear if I need one 6 oz skein of each color, or more. Please advise so I can start on my granddaugher's blanke.

kmccorkle2 4823179

When making a project that gets long, I fold and put it in a plastic news paper bag. This keeps things off your lap and keeps it clean. Great for traveling also.

billieconover 6691691

just finished this pattern, very pretty and so easy.

cervenka777 2467951

I am a beginner at crochet and I found this pattern very easy. I did change it up a bit though, I only used three colors and did three rows of each. Very simple, very pretty. Loved it!

Cordistew

I am new to the 'ripple' pattern. Chaining 148 stitches is a long way to go before you realize that you've made a mistake and then have to take it all out, sooooo, here's what I did. I divided 148 into 4 and came up with only 37 stitches. This way I was able to 'practice' on the ripple stitch and not take forever to do it and then just find that I was doing it all wrong.

karen2835 1441464

As an inexperienced needle crafter, I am uncomfortable with no expected size. Even an appoximate size would help a lot. Gage may or may not be critical, but matching color lots Can Be, especially if you need to get additional yarn to complete a project and you want it to look decent.

pcoat

I wish there was an indication as to what skill level this project would be considered. Also, I feel this patteren need not be just for babies. The colors are appropriate for an Easter or spring afgan or even for people who happen to lile pastels and these colors may also be used to compliment someone's decor.

PJ 51

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