"Lulu's Rainbow"
Free crochet ripple baby blanket

Abbreviations:
Ch-chain
Sc-single crochet
Dc-double crochet
Dc2tog-double crochet 2 stitches together (decrease)
Dc3tog-double crochet 3 stitches together (decrease)
FO-finish off

Materials:
5.0mm Crochet hook (Clover Brand)
Yarn used:
Caron Simply Soft Brites in:
Red, Mango, Lemonade, Limelight, Blue Mint, Grape, Watermelon, White
Embroidery Needle for weaving in ends

Finished Size:
Approx: 42" x 42"
Gauge: 12dc x 8rows = 4"
Size can widely vary if you use anything but the recommended yarn and hook size. Tension also plays a large roll.

About Ripple Blankets:
To achieve the "chevron" or ripple look, all we do is a series of double crochet, with regular increases and decreases.

I referenced this pattern as a starting place.

Directions:
Begin with Red

Base Chain = 162 stitches

Row 1
-Dc in the 3rd chain from hook
-dc in next 6 stitches
-3dc in next chain
-dc in next 6 stitches

Repeat below section across base chain
{decrease next 3 chains together
dc in next 6 stitches
3dc in next chain
dc in next 6 stitches}

End by decreasing next 2 chains together, chain 2 & turn

Row 2
Skip the first dc
dc in next 7 stitches
3dc in the next dc
dc in next 6 stitches

Repeat below section across base chain
{Dc3tog
dc in next 6 dc
3dc in next dc
dc in next 6 dc}

End by dc2tog, chain 2 & turn

Repeat Row 2, changing colors every two rows.

Color order
Red
Yellow
Orange
Green
Blue
Purple
Pink

Work this color order a total of 5 times (around 40" give or take an inch)
Finish off.

Border
With White
Join with a slip stitch on any corner, have the neatest looking facing you (the "right side") I usually just eyeball it...it should be the side facing you when you are working the first row of a color.

Dc in each stitch around. No need to add increases or decreases on the border. It will slightly smooth out your edge (though not completely) and give it a more square appearance.

At the corners, {dc, ch2, dc} in each corner stitch

When you make it all the way around, join with a slip stitch in the first dc. Ch 1
Don't turn, just continue...

Work another round but this time do it in sc to sharpen the edge a bit.

At the corners, {sc, ch2, sc} in each corner stitch

at the end of the round, join with a slip stitch in the first sc.

FO

Weave in your ends and you're ready to give it to baby!

If you'd like to make it bigger or smaller, refer to this pattern for ways to make that happen.

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Copyright © 2012
pattern designed by: Tamie Oldridge

 

 

 

 

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