This blanket has a twist on the traditional ripple blanket. It can be made in a solid color, a variegated yarn, or any number of colors. It can also be made with most yarn weights or even using two strands for a quick and thick throw.
The example in the photos was made with a size H (5mm) crochet hook and Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn. Color A is Bubble Gum and Color B is Pastel Pink. Color bands are 5 rows tall, and the color A is used for first five rows and last five rows.
Lap Blanket/Baby Blanket:
Finished blanket is 28.5″ by 29.25″
6.5 oz color A
5.2 oz color B
Finished blanket is 36.5″ by 48.75″
10.4 oz color A
9.1 oz color B
|Size||Width (Inches)||Length (Inches)||Ounces of yarn||Yards of yarn|
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
cdc – crossed double crochet – skip a stitch, dc in next stitch, yo, go behind that dc, insert needle through front loop of skipped stitch and then complete a dc
inc-cdc – increase crossed double crochet – dc in next stitch, yo, go behind that dc, insert needle through front loop of last stitch (which already has a cdc in it) and then complete a dc
dec-cdc – decrease crossed double crochet – skip two stitches, dc in next stitch, yo, go behind that dc, insert needle in front loop of first skipped stitch and then complete a dc
Chain a multiple of 18 plus 5 chain stitches. Chain the following number of stitches for these sizes:
29″ = 131
33″ = 149
37″ = 167
41″ = 185
45″ = 203
Row 1: The first four chain stitches count as a double crochet in a stitch. Dc in the 7th stitch from hook. Yo, go behind that dc, insert needle in chain that is two before the chain with the dc and complete a dc (this is a dec-cdc). Work another dec-cdc. * Going across the chain, make one cdc, four inc-cdc, and four dec-cdc. * Repeat between the * across the row to last 13 chains. Make one cdc, four inc-cdc, two dec-cdc and one dc.
Row 2: Chain 3 and turn (counts as a dc). Dc in the 4th stitch. Yo, go behind that dc, insert needle in front loop of second stitch and complete a dc (this is a dec-cdc). Work another dec-cdc. * Going across the chain, make one cdc, four inc-cdc, and four dec-cdc. * Repeat between the * across the row to last 13 stitches. Make one cdc, four inc-cdc, two dec-cdc and one dc which will be in the turning chain of the previous row.
Repeat row 2 until blanket is desired length and finish off. Weave in ends.
If seeing a chart of this would be helpful, I have a chart of two rows of one repeat here.http://blogs.thetucker.com/knit/using-my-patterns/.