It seems like everyone around me is having babies! My husband’s boss is having a baby next month and I just had to stick to my tradition and make her a baby blanket. However, she has decided not to find out the baby’s gender which meant that I had to make a neutral blanket. Since I didn’t want to do the same old yellow and green number that I seem to do for every neutral baby blanket, I’ve decided to go the somewhat monochromatic route. I wanted to do a ripple because I am just in love with them but instead I decided to make a granny ripple with a random pattern. I’ve frogged this afghan about 4 times before I ended up with this finished product. I really love it now that it’s all done and I hope you love it too! It’s super simple and works up really quickly!
Granny Ripple Baby Afghan
- Worsted Weight or Aran yarn in 3 colors. I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Stone, Snow, and Taupe*
- Size J crochet hook*
- Yarn needle, for weaving ends
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
ch – chain
sk – skip
sp – space
st(s) – stitches
sl st – slip stitch
t-ch – turning chain
20 stitches and 4 rows = 4 inches
Chain a multiple of 18
- This pattern is written in US terms.
- The finished dimensions of this afghan are approximately 31.5″ x 31.5″ but sizing will vary based on how tightly or loosely you crochet.
- For this particular afghan, I used approximately 1.5 skeins of each color yarn (approx. 932 – 933 yards)
- For the color scheme of this pattern, I used a random stripe generator to get a random stripe pattern. I selected the three colors that I was using, selected 1-5 stripe widths, and entered 39 rows. Once the stripe pattern is generated by the program, I just followed the color scheme that was provided.
Row 1: 3 dc into 5th ch from hook sk the next 2 sts, 3 dc into the next st, *sk the next 2 sts, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] into the next st (top point), [sk the next 2 sts, 3 dc into the next st] twice, sk the next 5 sts (bottom point), [3 dc into next st, sk the next 2 sts, 3 dc into the next st]** Repeat from * to ** until there is one st left, dc in the last st, turn.
Row 2: Ch 4, *[3 dc into the space between the next 2 dc-clusters] twice, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] into the next ch-3 space (top point), [3 dc into the space between the next 2 dc-clusters] twice, sk the sp between the next 2 dc-clusters] (bottom point)** Repeat from * to ** until you reach the last dc-cluster, sk the dc-cluster, work 1 dc in the t-ch, turn.
Row 3-39: Repeat row 2.
Fasten off and weave all ends.
Finish: Join trim color in the last sc with a sl st, sc evenly around entire afghan, join in beginning sc with an invisible join (see tutorial linked above). Fasten off and weave ends.
It took me about three weeks to finish this afghan, but I was working on it off and on. I am a little sad to see it go but I have another blanket to work on for my dear friend who is due in August! Enjoy and Happy Crocheting!
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