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Crochet Ripple Baby Blanket

Pattern design from G. C. Murphy Co. (reprinted without permission)

Sample blanket hand crocheted by Doris H. of Westminster, MD

Handmade felt doll courtesy of Historical Society of Kent County, MD
(Felt Doll from collection of handmade dolls by Elizabeth Christian Stirling, Still Pond, Kent Co., MD.  Donated by Patsy Skirven Reihl)


Blanket size: 28” x 36”

Materials:

   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.

Abbreviations:
   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.

INSTRUCTIONS:
     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

Placer 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.


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