Solid Ripples Afghan – Free Crochet Pattern



To celebrate the first day of winter we are featuring three free afghan patterns today. The first day of the winter season in the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere, is the day of the year when the Sun is farthest south (on December 21st or 22nd).  This day is known as the Winter Solstice.

Handmade afghans keep a lot of our loved ones warm during the winter season.  They warm their bodies and hearts when they reflect on your labor of love.
Cuddle up with a warm cup of hot chocolate, your favorite yarn and hook and enjoy your winter days relaxing with your peaceful crochet hobby.

Solid Ripples Afghan

FP274
Edited By: Maggie Weldon
Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Easy
Size: About 42 inches by 60 inches
Worsted Weight Yarn: Brown – 16 oz; Shaded Oranges – 16 oz; & Antique Gold – 16 oz.
Crochet Hook: Size J-10 (6.00 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge: With J-Hook – 3 sc = 1 inch.

 

JOINING WITH SC
When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

TO CHANGE COLORS
Work last stitch before color change to last step, with new color yo and pull new color through remaining loops on hook. Drop unused color to wrong side. Do not work over unused color.


*For Further Assistance with Changing Colors, see our Help Section on the Website www.MaggiesCrochet.com

AFGHAN
Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at bottom, with Brown, ch 180, sc in 2nd ch from hook, * sc in next 14 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sc in next 14 ch, skip next ch; rep from * across, ending with sc in last ch.
Rows 2-6: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in first sc, skip next sc, * sc in next 14 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc, skip next 2 sc; rep from * across, ending with skip next sc, sc in last sc. At the end of Row 6, change color to Shaded Oranges.
Rows 7-12: With Shaded Oranges, ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in first sc, skip next sc, * sc in next 14 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc, skip next 2 sc; rep from * across, ending with skip next sc, sc in last sc. At the end of Row 12, change color to Antique Gold.
Rows 13-18: With Antique Gold, ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in first sc, skip next sc, * sc in next 14 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc, skip next 2 sc; rep from * across, ending with skip next sc, sc in last sc. At the end of Row 18, change color to Brown.
Rows 19-24: With Brown, ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in first sc, skip next sc, * sc in next 14 sc, 3 sc in next sc, sc in next 14 sc, skip next 2 sc; rep from * across, ending with skip next sc, sc in last sc. At the end of Row 24, change color to Shaded Oranges.
Rows 25-114: Rep Rows 7-24 five times. At the end of Row 114, finish off and weave in ends.

– Block Afghan to measurements.

All Rights Reserved ©2010 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,

Maggie

Comments
  1. EVA

    I HAD A CROCHET PATERN LIKE THIS AND I LOST IT SO THIS WILL COME IN HANDY WHEN I FIND TIME TO START THIS ONE. THANKS FOR GIVING ME YOUR WEB SITE.
    EVA OF OWOSSO MICH.

  2. Poppifield

    Thank you very much dear Maggie. I am so happy to found you on line. I am new here – as I live a bit further on the map. Only in England. Thank you for sharing all your patterns. Kind regards and best wishes.

  3. Marny

    I believe this is almost like the one a dear friend taught me – I wanted to learn from her and now that she’s in her 91st year, she is proud of my accomplishments of making over a dozen of ‘her’ afghan.

    The edges are different. She added 8 extra sts to chain so that at each edge there are 4 sts befor and after the main directions.

    1st Edge:
    sc for 3 sts, skip next (then proceed with ripple design) At end of row, skip one space, sc for 3 sts.

    The side stitches are done with hood under both sides of loop; while the main part of ripple design is back loop only.

    Makes a very nice finished edge. Hope I wrote this for ease of understanding.

  4. Marny

    Typos – befor – should be ‘before’ and hood – should be ‘hook’. Sorry.

    Maybe Maggie can edit my post to avoid second post.

  5. Marny

    Might as well say that whether with solid color for entire afghan of with different colors along the way, I always crochet unused yarn in with new yarn and continue.

    All I have left to weave in are the little beginning and end snips.

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