Saturday, 13 August 2016

Three Colour Ripple Baby Blanket

Thank you for your lovely comments about my baby ripple blanket and the requests for the how to, you can see the original post here. I'm sorry it took a while but here it is at last....


It's amazing how many variations of the ripple or chevron pattern there are.  Once you have mastered the art of rippling it's really very easy.  The pattern for the three colour ripple baby blanket is the easiest of all because apart from the beginning and end of each row it's all made in three's...

Three colours, which I think is the best combination of all because you can carry your yarn up the side of your work and then hide it with your border so there are no ends to weave in.

You can make your blanket with any thickness of yarn you wish just use the corresponding hook size, I used baby DK and a 4.50 hook.

My finished blanket measured 44"x44" and it took 430 grams of yarn.

I have written this with UK terminology here is a conversion chart....


I'm a big fan of simple I hate complicated or fiddly especially when you want to make something in a hurry, so I never count my starting chain I just chain away until I have the length of blanket I want and then I make half as many chains again sometimes even more, I can can get quite carried away with the chaining in fact it's quite soothing chaining away but better too many than not enough. When you are working the first row keep measuring until it's the width you want and then just cut off your excess chains leaving a tail of a few chains to pull out and weave in at the end.

Those who need a chain count make a swatch of 21 chains + 3 and measure the width, you can then work out how many chains you will need then add three more for your starting chain.


Remember to have 2 trebles (the first treble will be the 3 starting chain) at the start and end of each row then it's..

Three trebles down to the valley,
Three trebles crocheted together over three stitches for the valley
Three trebles up to the top
Three trebles in one stitch for the peak.

for the first row treble in fourth chain.

I hope these pictures explain it better than long drawn out instructions read them from left to right....





To complete the blanket you need to decide whether or not you want to straighten the wavy edge at the top and bottom of your work, if you want to leave it as it is just work three rows of dc around the blanket and then a final round of  reversed dc or crab stitch. I think it looks nice wavy but for this particular blanket I straightened the edge.....

ch 1 turn, dc in same place as ch1, 1dc,2htr, 3tr, 2htr
you are heightening the stitches from the previous row to make them all level.

3dc, 2htr,3tr,
2htr, 3dc in corner and 2dc in each colour down the side.

repeat for the bottom edge 

then two dc in each colour up side edge to the top finishing with 3 dc in the corner


work two more rounds of dc with 3dc at each corner and finish with a final round of reversed dc or crab stitch



I hope that this tutorial was helpful for those of you who are beginner crocheters or ripplers it can be confusing until you get the hang of it but once you do I can assure you you will love it.  If it's still not clear or if you need any more help just ask.

You can find another simple ripple pattern here just keep going to make it into a blanket. 




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14 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this pattern Linda. I am keeping this for the next baby blanket I have to make and I have a feeling it is going to be sooner than later.
    Hope you are going the summer

    keep well

    Amanda xx

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  2. Lovely clear explanation. The tip about using three colours and taking the yarn up the sides is a great one.

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  3. thanks for the tips about the edging.

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  4. Very nice Linda!! Thank you for the explenation.

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  5. Thanks for the tutorial. Nice helpful photos. I may well have a go.

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  6. My last ripple was multi coloured and the ends drove me crazy. Doing a three colour version sounds good, I like a blanket for my winter project.

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  7. Thanks for sharing , Linda!! I had done ripple stitch earlier but levelling it out after the last ripple was a bit challenging for me since I was a beginner at that time.

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  8. I'm just finishing a circular ripple, and I've enjoyed it so much that I plan to make a flat ripple next - thank you Linda, I think this will be my pattern!

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  9. A wonderful blanket and a great tutorial, Linda! ♥ Thanks for sharing and as well for explaining how you deal with the starting chains, a super idea. Happy Sunday! Nata xxx

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  10. What a beautiful blanket !!!! For boy or girl !!!
    Thanks for the tutorial !
    Have a lovely week !
    Anna

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  11. Love this beautiful pattern that you showed us so clear.

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  12. I shall be having a good look at this. I've tried and tried to make a ripple blanket but have always struggled x

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  13. You made such a pretty crocheted blanket Linda.
    Thanks for sharing at C&C w J&J. :0)

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  14. This is so pretty! :)

    Would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, and tips: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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