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The popular ripple pattern is given new life using a reversible technique!


Skill Level

Intermediate
Finished

Size36 x 46 inches
Materials


Bernat Softee Baby sport weight yarn: 5 oz white #2000, 7 oz assorted scrap colors
Size H/8 afghan crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge


Tapestry needle
Gauge

Point to point = 3 1/2 inches;

2 rows = 1 inch

Check gauge to save time.


Pattern NotesWeave in loose ends as work progresses.Each colored row (consisting of a work-off pass and a pick-up pass) requires approximately 14 yards.For the return portion of a row when you work the next lp off the hook following the ch 3 it actually creates a 4th ch so that on the next row when you sk a ch, pick up a lp in each of the next 2 chs, you will be picking up lps in the center 2 of 4 chs.


Afghan

Row 1: With desired scrap color, ch 244, retaining all lps on hook, working through bump on back of ch, draw up a lp in 2nd bump from hook, draw up a lp in each of the rem bumps, first half of row completed. (244 lps on hook)For return, yo, draw through first 3 lps on hook, *[yo, draw through 2 lps] 9 times, ch 3, [yo, draw through 2 lps] 9 times, yo, draw through 5 lps, rep from * across, ending yo, draw through 4 lps, rem lp counts as first st of next row.

Row 2: Retaining all lps on hook, ch 1, sk first cl, *pick up lp under next vertical bar, [yo, sk next vertical bar, pick up lp under next vertical bar] 4 times, yo, sk next ch, [pick up a lp in next ch] twice, yo, pick up lp under next vertical bar, [yo, sk next vertical bar, pick up lp under next vertical bar] 4 times, sk cl, rep from *, ending with pick up lp in top of final cl. For return, work as for Row 1.

Row 3: Pick up lps as for Row 2 noting that the vertical bars you will be skipping in fact look more diagonal than vertical, fasten off color. For return, place white on hook with sl knot, draw sl knot through first 3 lps on hook, work as for Row 1 from *.

Row 4: Pick up lps as for Row 3, drop white at end of row, but do not fasten off, instead carry along side edge, twisting to avoid holes. For return, place next scrap color on hook and continue as for Row 3.

Row 5: Rep Row 2.

Row 6: Rep Row 3 to pick up lps. For return, pick up white and work as for Row 1.

Row 7: Rep Row 4.

Row 8: Rep Row 6.

Row 9: Rep Row 4.

Row 10: Rep Row 2.

Rows 11-86: Rep Rows 2-10, noting that since you are carrying the white along the side edge the return portion of Row 3 will now be the same as the return for Row 6.

Row 87: Rep Row 2.


After completing the return portion of Row 87, bind off in the following manner, ch 1, sk first cl, *[pick up lp under next vertical bar and draw through lp already on hook] 9 times, [pick up lp in next ch and draw through lp already on hook] 4 times, [pick up lp under next vertical bar and draw through lp already on hook] 9 times, sk cl, rep from * across, ending with pick up lp in top of final cl and draw through lp on hook, fasten off.

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