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Water Ripples Crochet Afghan
Water Ripples Crochet Afghan
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Don't you just love the way one small pebble can cause a huge ripple effect over a still lake? The Water Ripples Crochet Afghan mimics that beautiful sight. This is one of the prettiest simple crochet patterns you can find.

A soft blue hugs your shoulder and transports you to a relaxing seaside getaway. It's a unique ripple crochet pattern in that the ripples are quite small and round, but that's why we like it! Make your own today and see how comfortable and impressive the finished product is.


Crochet HookJ/10 or 6 mm hook

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

Crochet Gauge11 sc and 12 rows = 4" [10 cm]

Finished SizeApprox 56" x 65" [142 x 165 cm]

Materials List

  • Bernat® Denimstyleâ„¢ (100 g/3.5 oz; 179 m/196 yds): Contrast A: Bermuda (03201) - 7 balls; Contrast B: Canvas (03006) - 7 balls
  • Hook: Size 6 mm (U.S. J/10) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge


Note: When joining colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of first color. Draw new color through last 2 loops and proceed.

  1. Stripe Pat

    With A, work 1 row. With B, work 1 row. These 2 rows form Stripe Pat.
    With A, ch 178. Mark every 50th ch for easier counting.
    1st row: (RS). 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 4 ch. Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in each of next 4 ch. *3 sc in next ch. 1 sc in each of next 4 ch. Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in each of next 4 ch. Rep from * to last ch. 2 sc in last ch. Join B. Turn.
    2nd row: With B, ch 1. 2 sc in first sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. *3 sc in next sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sc. Rep from * to last sc. 2 sc in last sc. Join A. Turn. Last row forms Ripple Pat. First 2 rows of Stripe Pat are complete.
    Keeping cont of Stripe Pat, cont in Ripple Pat until work from beg measures approx 65" [165 cm], ending with 1 row of A.
    Fasten off.

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This is next on my list to make for a baby shower. Those cool blues are so calming, I can only imagine this blanket would suit a nursery. Though I like that it's not a "baby" blanket and can grow with the child.

This crochet afghan has such a calming look to it. I love the subtle ripples and the color is so serene. I bet this pattern would also make a great baby blanket.

What a cool and refreshing sight! This is what this Water Ripples Crochet Afghan offers us crocheters. The light and medium blue colors create a blend of ocean blue color that is very refreshing and invigorating. Yarns used are so soft and snuggly.

Hi, was wondering what the multiples are in this pattern. I would like to make it smaller. Thanks!

The link suggested that this afghan would only take 2 nights. It is easy, and it is lovely, but I have been working on it for about 8 hours total and am only 1/3 of the way done. I don't think I am that slow, that being said, I am loving the way it is turning out, good thing I didn't start it for a 2016 Christmas present.

Is it possible to print out the pattern. I don't see a PRINT button. Thanks

Press Control key and P key, this should bring up a print page for you.

Thank You. Got it.

HELP! I am just learning how to crochet. II have chained 178. I have worked row 1 and have followed the pattern...2 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 4 ch. Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in each of next 4 ch. Then I started the repeat pattern 3 sc in next ch. 1 sc in each of next 4 ch. Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in each of next 4 ch. Here is my question at the end of row 1, should I be ending with the repeat pattern completed and then have 1 stitch left over to do the 2 sc in the last stitch? (Because I'm not. When I'm on the last couple of inches, I've ended up doing 3 sc in next ch. 1 sc in next 4 ch. Miss next 2 ch....and then I have only 1 stitch left.) I know that I've counted the initial chain of 178 correctly. I've started over twice with the same result...not ending with the final part of the pattern -- 1 sc in the next 4. Please let me know if it is suppose to end with a completed repeated pattern or not. Thanks.

Hi Lynne, You should be able to complete your repeat section in full by the time you have one stitch left, allowing you to make those last 2 sc in the ch. The only thing I would suggest is that when you're starting off, after you chain 178, make sure you don't add any extra turning chains as that's already worked in for you. When you go in and stitch 2 sc in 2nd chain from the hook, make sure you don't accidentally skip any chains - let's say your hook will be in ch-sp 178 after you finish chaining, right next to it will be 177 and then you insert your hook into ch-sp 176 and work a sc stitch. That's your first of 2 sc sts. I hope that helps! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

Yes, thank you! I'll try it again. Third time is a charm, right?

Frustrated that this yarn is discontinued, could you offer a substitution?

Could someone clarify these instructions. the pattern is just working rows 1 and 2 right? Then what do you mean when you say the last two rows form ripple pattern and first two rows the stripe pattern complete...isn't the whole pattern the ripple? And the last paragraph doesn't make sense...continue the stripe pattern and cont of ripple pattern????? I practiced this and the ripple pattern is coming out good. But the instructions at the end are confusing.....I always wanted to do a ripple pattern without doing the dec. and 2tog stitches. Is there a tutorial on this pattern? I hope someone replies !!!! Thanks

Georgie, If you look at the pattern it is striped in the 2 colors and the ripple is the waves. What they want you to do is continue the 2 rows alternating the 2 colors for the stripes and following the directions to make the waves. I hope this helps. It is a very pretty blanket. sweetrose46

Could someone please tell me how to change colours on every row? Do you work one row on the wrong side and one on the right side or do work with several balls of yarn? Thank you.

I was wondering the same thing. I was so excited to start this until I read the instructions through. I started a second ball of yarn. Only up to the third row so i'll have to see how it works out.

The most elegant afghan pattern ever!

Gorgeous pattern. Different because the ripples are so short. Very pretty in colors shown (blue & white). Very nice at half size (for a baby)!!


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