Now you can do the same with the other side. Starting at the TOP LEFT of your blanket, you will be working down the left hand side from top to bottom. Just as before, put your hook under the first stitch of the ripple row and pull a loop through to the front. ♥ I have used 15 x 100g balls of Stylecraft Special DK acrylic with a 4mm hook to make my Coast and Cottage ripple blankets. The finished size is approximately single bed size . About 12 ounces each of 3 different colors will make a 40 inch by 60 inch afghan .

I don’t care how “good” anybody is, we have all suffered the “agony of defeat” at some point in time. The largest amount will be your base colorand you may even wish to use a full skein as a base color. The smallest amount will be used to start the center using progressively larger balls as the afghan expands.

Each multiple equals 12 stitches as pattern is written. Stitch count for multiples only change when you change the numbers in brackets. Add 2 to each multiple for every number you increase by.

As your work progresses, remember to work in a row or two of your base color to pull it all together. Fall in love with this sophisticated afghan. Shells, fans, clusters, V-stitches, and so much more often combine to make elegant, bold, or relaxing designs. Carry on working your way along the edge, working 2 tr’s around the post of each stitch at the end of each ripple row. When you arrive at the top right of your blanket, work 2 tr’s around the final stitch of the last ripple row, then fasten off and darn in the tail end.

Then your ripples don’t line up, and it can be very frustrating. I know some of the prayer shawl group members don’t like ripple sendoso referral patterns for this reason. Dc3tog – double crochet 3 stitches together – 3 times , yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.

As you continue the pattern you will see where this creates the ripple look on the edges. I completely understand your pattern and I have followed it. My blanket started to ripple around row 9. If I fold my blanket in half it is indeed starting to look like a half moon. When I create a pattern I make more than one example before I post it.

It has stylish tassels added to all corners of the blanket, and it alternates between Peanut Butter, Sapphire and Purple Iris in a soft 100% acrylic yarn. This creates an open fabric by replacing the dc3tog with chains and skipped stitches. For the beginning chain, each regular double crochet and each shell only need one chain. There are 2 shells, 4 double crochet, and 2 dc3tog total in each multiple. I created this pattern to crochet an afghan for my newest granddaughter that is due to arrive in August 2011. The pink and the greens will go nicely in the nursery.

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