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!
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Granny Ripple Baby Afghan
- Worsted Weight or Aran yarn in 3 colors. I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Stone, Snow, and Taupe (Please Note: This yarn has since been discontinued. If you are looking for a similar yarn, I recommend Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton* )
- Size J 6mm crochet hook*
- Yarn needle*, for weaving ends
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space
st(s) – stitches
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 * until there is one st remaining, 1 dc into 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 * until you reach the last dc-cluster, sk the next dc-cluster, 1 dc into the t-ch, turn.
Row 3-39: Repeat Row 2
- Fasten off.
- 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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