Thursday, January 12, 2012

8-Pointed Round Ripple

Back by popular demand. I didn't realize people liked this pattern so much...

8-pointed Round Ripple Afghan

There isn't much that's different from one round ripple to another except for how the center is created. This pattern's center creates 8 points, which was something I had not seen anywhere at the time this pattern was created.

Materials needed:
Worsted weight 4-ply yarn in any brand (Red Heart Super Saver and Caron One Pound - also known as Perfect Match - were used for my example)
Size H 5.0 hook (or size you prefer for best results)


Ch5, slip stitch into beginning chain to form a ring

Row 1: Ch2, 12 hdc into ring, slip stitch to top of first ch2 to join

Row 3: Ch3, dc into same stitch, 2dc into next stitch and each stitch around, slip stitch to first ch3 to join a ring - 24 dc

Row 3: Ch5, skip next 2 dc, sc into next dc, ch5, skip next 2 dc, ch5 round to first ch5, slip stitch to first chain of ch5 to join - 8 ch5 spaces

Row 4: Slip stitch into first ch5 space, ch3, 2dc into space, ch2, 3dc into same space, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) into next ch5 space repeating around to first ch3, slip stitch to join - 8 (3dc, ch2, 3dc) points

Row 5: Slip stitch into next dc, ch3, dc next dc, (3dc, ch 2, 3dc) into first ch2 space, dc into next 2 dc, skip next 2 dc, dc into next 2 dc, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) into next ch2 space repeating around, slip stitch to top of first ch3 to join

Row 6: Slip stitch into next dc, ch3, dc into next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch2, 2dc) into next ch2 space, dc into next 3 dc, skip next 2 dc, dc into next 3 dc, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) into next ch2 space repeating around, slip stitch into top of first ch3

Continue on with the pattern in this way until it's as large as you want it. Make sure that once you've slip stitched to join the rows that you then slip stitch into the next stitch. As you go, be sure to alternate the number of double crochets in your "shells" (the "shells" are the series of stitches places into the chain 2 spaces on the points). The pattern begins with 3dc, ch2, 3dc, then switches to 2dc, ch2, 2dc, and then should switch back to 3dc, ch2, 3dc on the next row, and so on. This will ensure that you don't get any an uneven puckering effect in your blanket.

If you find that your work is not laying flat, I recommend going up a hook size or two. This will generally correct that issue.

This is a FREE pattern for your personal use ONLY. It is not to be sold in any way. Appropriate actions will be taken against anyone found to be selling this free pattern in any form.


Theresa said...

How much yarn was used to make the one in the photo?

Courtney said...

Thanks so much for re-posting this pattern! I made a couple blankets with it last year (when I found it on Ravelry) and really loved it. I'm getting ready to make another now and can't find the print-out from before, so I'm very happy to see it on your site again. This pattern is simple and quite fun to do. Thanks again!

Trinket said...

I'm not sure how much yarn I had used for the blanket in the photo. It's been several years since the blanket was made. I think I only needed 1 skein of Caron 1 Pound for the cream color, and probably 6-8 skeins of Cherry Chip for the multicolored parts. However, you can always make it as large or small as you like. And with multicolored yarns, if you need more but can't find the same dye lot, the variations in color usually disguise the difference in dye lots.

leilla gauvin said...

I love the look of this pattern and I've ordered yarn to crochet one for my grand daughter's dorm. Meanwhile, I'm practicing on scrap yarn and I've already run into a wall beginning at row 5. for some reason, I don't have 2 dc to skip and still keep the points even. help please!I wish there were a video tutorial for this; I've looked on youtube but the centers are done differently.
thank you!

Wendy Wimberley said...

Thank you for sharing this pattern!

Unknown said...

Thank you SO much for this pattern! I want to make a cover for a little octagonal table that we use for our contemplative evening service at church because the table is rather shabby. This is the perfect pattern, and I'm so excited to try it. I'm going to match the colors to the oriental-style carpet on the floor of the chapel. I'm so grateful to you!