Crocheting is one thing that I wanted to learn soon because I have a lot of baby projects in mind. A friend suggested I work with small projects first like booties or hat because it’s easier but I don’t feel confident doing it because of the shape. I wanted to do a blanket for I think it’s repetitive for the whole project.
Here’s what I saw in Pinterest that interests me. I hope I would be able to do this project for our coming baby soon.
Blanket size: 28” x 36”
- Size 5 crochet hook OR ANY SIZE NECESSARY TO OBTAIN THE SPECIFIED STITCH GAUGE.
- Yarn – worsted weight or, for a lighter blanket, sport weight
- Color “A”
- Color “B”
- Color “C”
Stitch Gauge: 1 scallop = 3½”
If your scallop is smaller, you are crocheting too tightly. If it is larger, you are crocheting too loosely. If necessary, change to a larger or smaller size crochet hook to obtain the specified gauge.
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sk = skip
- Asterik (*) means that the directions immediately following are to be repeated a given number of times PLUS the original.
Starting with Color “A” yarn, chain 205 sts.
Row 1: Color “A” yarn
Sk first st from hook; work 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, inserting crochet hook in horizontal thread in back of ch st; sk 1 st; * 1 sc in each of next 11 sts; 3 sc in next st; 1 sc in each of next 11 sts; sk 2 sts. Repeat from (*) 7 times…the last time, sk only 1 st; 1 sc in each of last 2 sts. (There should be 8 scallops). Ch 1 – TURN.
Row 2: Color “A” yarn
1 sc in each of first 2 sts, taking up both threads of st below; sk 1 st; * 1 sc in each of next 11 sts, taking up the back thread only of sts below; 3 sc in back thread of next st; 1 sc in back thread of each of the next 11 sts; sk 2 sts. Repeat from (*) 7 times…the last time, sk only 1 st at end of point; 1 sc in each of last 2 sts, taking up BOTH threads of st below.
(The first and last 2 sts are taken on both threads of st to prevent edge from curling.)
- Repeat Row 2 instructions for entire work on afghan.
- Darn in all ends neatly
Place colors in this order:
- Rows 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 = Color “A” (2 ridges)
- Rows 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 = Color “B” (2 ridges)
- Rows 9 – 10 = Color “C” (1 ridge)
Repeat RIPPLE color pattern, starting with 4 rows color “A” and ending with 2 rows Color “C” until afghan is completed.
Pattern source: http://www.miracleshappen.us/patterns/CrochetRippleBabyBlanket/
NOTE: Image not mine. Please click on the photo to direct you to the source.