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Neutral Ripple Afghan

Neutral Ripple Afghan

The beauty of this Neutral Ripple Afghan is that it will match any decor style no matter where you put it in your house. The soft creams and taupes of the yarns listed in the free crochet afghan pattern are soothing to the eye. The ripple effect of the stitching makes this crochet afghan interesting despite its understated color scheme. You could change up the colors if you want more of a statement piece, but we like the feeling of these neutral tones.


Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Yarn: Bernat® Satin (Solids: 100 g / 3.5 oz), MC: (Camel) 7 balls, Contrast A: (Sable) 4 balls OR (Ombres: 80 g / 2.8 oz), MC: 9 balls, A: 5 balls
  • Crochet Hook: Size 5 mm (U.S. H or 8) or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 15 sc and 18½ rows = 4 ins 10 cm.

Measurements: Approx 40 x 44 ins 101.5 x 112 cm.


With A, ch 209.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 8 ch. 3 sc in next ch. 1 sc in each of next 9 ch. *Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in each of next 9 ch. 3 sc in next ch. 1 sc in each of next 9 ch. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
2nd row: Working in back loops only: Ch 1. 1 sc in first sc. Miss next sc. 1 sc in each of next 8 sc. 3 sc in next sc. *1 sc in each of next 9 sc. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of next 9 sc. 3 sc in next sc. Rep from * to last 10 sts. 1 sc in each of next 8 sc. Miss next sc. 1 sc in last sc. Join MC. Turn.
3rd row: With MC, as 2nd row. Join A.
4th and 5th rows: With A, as 2nd row. Join MC.
6th row: With MC, as 2nd row.
7th row: Ch 3. Miss first sc. 1 dc in next sc. Miss next 2 sc. (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) all in next sc – V-st made. Miss next 2 sc. V-st in next sc. Miss next sc. 1 dc in next sc. Ch 1. V-st in next sc. Ch 1. 1 dc in next sc. Miss next sc. (V-st in next sc. Miss next 2 sc) twice. *Yoh and draw up a loop in next sc. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook.** Miss next 2 sc. Rep from * to ** once. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook – Dec2tog over 4 sts made. (Miss next 2 sc. V-st in next sc) twice. Miss next sc. 1 dc in next sc. Ch 1. V-st in next sc. Ch 1. 1 dc in next sc. Miss next sc. (V-st in next sc. Miss next 2 sc) twice. Rep from * to last 2 sts. Dec2tog over last 2 sts. Turn.
8th row: Ch 3. 1 dc in next V-st. *V-st in next V-st. Miss next dc. V-st in next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in first dc of next V-st. Ch 1. V-st in ch-1 sp of same V-st. Ch 1. 1 dc in next dc of same V-st. V-st in next ch-1 sp. Miss next dc. V-st in next V-st. **Dec2tog over next 2 V-sts. Rep from * 9 times, then from * to ** once. Dec2tog over last V-st and turning ch 3. Turn.
9th row: As 8th row.
10th row: With A, working in back loops only: Ch 1. 1 sc in first st. Miss next dc. 1 sc in each of next 8 sts. 3 sc in next ch-1 sp. *1 sc in each of next 9 sts. Miss next st. 1 sc in each of next 9 sts. 3 sc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * to last 10 sts. 1 sc in each of next 8 sts. Miss next dc. 1 sc in last st. Join A. Turn.
11th row: With A, as 2nd row.

Rep 2nd to 11th rows until work from beg measures approx 44 ins [112 cm] ending with 11th row. Fasten off.

Make Tassel: Cut a piece of cardboard 4½ ins [11.5 cm] wide. Wind MC around cardboard 25 times. Break yarn leaving a long end and thread end through a needle. Slip needle through all loops and tie tightly. Remove cardboard and wind yarn tightly around loops ¾ inch [2 cm] below fold. Fasten securely. Cut through rem loops and trim ends evenly. Sew tassels to each point at both sides of Afghan.


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Has anyone found out what is wrong with rows 8 and 9? Here it is December 2018 and I am having a problem having enough stitches to complete row 10

Hi all. Since this is a Bernat pattern, I would suggest contacting their customer service if you have questions about the pattern. Or perhaps throw the question up on our AllFreeCrochet Community Facebook page to see if anyone has suggestions. Both of those avenues have worked for a couple previous patterns that had hiccups. Hope this helps! And happy holidays! - Jaji Hammer, AFCAP Editor

I need help! I love this pattern but did anyone else have a problem with rows 8 and 9 not coming out right in the number of stitches? I have gone over this several times and I cannot make it work. Is it just me?

Hi. Here is the original pattern from Bernat. Perhaps that will help. Let us know if it doesn't. -Krista, Editor

This link reads the same. Rows 8 and 9 don't have enough stitches

What did you do to correct the problem?

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I love the colors used in this Neutral Ripple Afghan. The pattern is very well written and easy to follow. I like the tassel idea over the basic fringe look. I have saved this one and will be making it some day. With all the great ideas I have seen, my family will be loving Christmas. Crocheted items are the best gift. Thank you so much for this free crochet pattern.

I've just pinned this afghan to my collection. Color is so serene and unassuming if you can call it that. It's in chevron design and thanks goodness the pattern is just right on the front page. Thanks guys.

this is fun to do and passes the time not to mention the enjoyment of giving it to someone who needs it

Why does the picture of this afgan appear to have three colors, but the pattern states only two (MC/Camel & Contrast/Sable? I want mine to look like exactly as the picture and I am anxious about getting all the correct materials.

is there an answer to bettyann's question above?

Hi dbisch, If you look carefully at the image, you'll notice that there are some slight shadows throughout, which makes some of the darker rows appear to have multiple shades of brown within. This pattern uses two colors, as pictured, OR can be made up using ombre yarn as well, but that is not pictured. Hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns


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