Manly Ripple Afghan


Manly Ripple Afghan

Only the manliest of men can handle this afghan ripple pattern! Crochet one for your man using this manly ripple afghan pattern from Lion Brand Yarn.

Manly Ripple Afghan


  • 640-149 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Charcoal: 3 balls
  • 640-132 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Lemongrass: 3 balls
  • 640-114 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Denim: 2 balls
  • 640-099 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Fisherman: 2 balls
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size N-13 (9 mm)    
  • Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)

Skill Level: Easy

Size: One Size
36 x 41 in. (91.5 x 104 cm)

Gauge: 1 ripple = about 6 in. (15 cm). 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 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 dc decreased.

Color Sequence: Work 2 rows each with *A, B, A, C, D, ** C, B, A, B, D, C, D.

NOTES: 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 A, ch 76.
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 * 4 more times, dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 2 dc in last ch – 6 ripples.
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 * 4 more times, dc in next 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch. Change to B.
Rows 3-24: Rep Row 2, continuing in Color Sequence as established by changing color every other row.
Rows 25-34: Rep Row 2, repeating from * to ** of Color Sequence.
Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

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I made this for my grandson with the super bulky colors of red and black and it came out stunning. However, I am attempting to make another one for another grandson in shades of blue. I am using a more chenille (called parfait chunky) yarn and am not getting the pattern to come out. Is it the yarn and am I doing something wrong?

I wish I could help the other posters below with your conundrum. When I MAKE ripple afghan MYSELF, I seem to struggle for the same reason. It is okay because my blanket is for me, but if I were giving it as a gift I would want to correct that. I love the yarn choice! This would be super soft and cushy AND warm!

Can you clarify where it says rep from *4 more times,does it mean to continue to dc in next 4 chains and then dc3tog,and then dc in next 4 chains until you get to the end of that row? (manly ripple afhan) Thank yoi

I am in the process of making this afghan ,however it is curling on me /is it suppost to do curl? Please help

Mine is curling,does it mean its too tight?

Is there a video tutorial for the manly ripple afghan?

I have a question. I do not understand the sequncing of th colors using your 2 templates (* and **). Can you clarify it better for me?

I don't understand why the name has been changed on this site. On the Lion Brand site, this pattern is called Shaded Ripple Afghan.

Very easy and beautiful afghan! I made one in a mix of brands (all thickness of 6 and wool blends) so I could get more colors!

I added 24 more chain stitches for a total of 100. My afghan is @ 48" wide. I wanted a longer afghan so I crocheted 66 rows which made it a bit over 60" long. Since I did not care for the color combo, I used a mix of Lion Brand Wool-Ease and Loops & Threads Cozy Wool. Both are super bulky thickness of 6.

I am questioning the size of the Manly Ripple Afghan. Wouldn't that size (36x41) be for a baby blanket? Most adult afghans would be approximately 48x60.

Isn't there a knitted version of this manly ripple afghan as I don't crochet, this man only knits. Morgan I have knitting skills, I don't have crocheting skills. has a knitted version that is similar called "Knit Preppy and Vineyard Ripple Knit Afghan". Of course you can change the colors to match the one above if you like and while you are at that sight, check out all the knitted ripple patterns.


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