Crochet Ripple Blanket

New Year – New Afghan!

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a relaxing holiday and was able to spend time with family and friends.  This was my first Christmas working so it was great to take a few days off, treck back home to PA, and enjoy the holidays with my family.  (And in case you’re wondering, yes, my siblings once again got free crochet lessons for Christmas.)

With the advent of a new year comes a new treat!

Crochet RIpple Blanket

A few days before Christmas, I was commissioned to make a new afghan – this time a ripple.  This blanket was ordered by the same wonderful lady who ordered the crochet hexagon blanket  a couple months ago.  Remember that beauty – it’s probably the nicest thing I’ve ever crocheted.

Up until I crocheted “hexy“, I wasn’t much of an afghan crocheter.  I used to tend towards quick, instant-gratification projects.  A number of you have called me out on my new-found affinity for afghans, and I must agree.  I seem to be an afghan convert!

So now to introduce my new project for the first part of 2011: The Crocheted Ripple Afghan, inspired by Attic 24’s lovely ripple blanket.

The Details

  • Pattern: “Neat Ripple Pattern” by Attic 24
  • Yarn: Debbie Bliss “Baby Cashmerino“, a love part Merino wool (55%), part microfibre (33%), and part cashmere (12%) yarn
  • Crochet Needle: Size E (4.0mm) crochet hook
  • Deadline: August 2012 (but I’m hoping sooner!)

The yarn for this afghan arrived the day I was leaving for Christmas so I was able to have it over the little break I had.  Let me tell you, friend, there was lots of crocheting over the holidays!  This pattern is so relaxing, so simple, so theraputic and the colors – oh the colors.  The way they blend together and flow so perfectly.  It’s quite the treat.

Crochet RIpple Blanket

Crochet Ripple Blanket Pattern

Crochet Ripple Blanket

I’m excited to work on this project throughout the winter (especially since they’re calling for 8 inches of snow tomorrow) and am excited to blog about my progress.  I guarantee there will be an over-abundance of pictures, so much so that you’ll probably be sick of ripples by the time the afghan’s finished.  I apologize in advance.

So far, I’m 45 rows into the afghan.  Wow – that sounds like a lot. I promise I spent time with my family and did more than crochet over Christmas!

Crochet Ripple Blanket Pattern

Crochet Ripple Blanket Pattern

Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino Yarn

Crochet Ripple Afghan

I’d like to come up with a creative name for this blanket – something more original than “the ripple afghan”.  Anyone have a suggestion?

But Happy New Year to you, dear friend- Here’s to a great, ripple-filled 2012!


  • Laura

    January 2, 2012

    Awesome, and a Happy New Year to you!
    I suggest calling the afghan…
    -Rippled Rainbow
    -That Darn old Thing
    -Splash of sunshine

  • Debbie Douglas

    January 2, 2012

    What a beautiful blanket.

    Ripples of love.

    Ripples of laughter

  • Leslie

    January 2, 2012

    I’m a photographer and a crocheter. If I were making this ripple afghan, I would call it “Mirage” because it reminds me of the visual effect of radiating heat waves on pavement or desert sand in the heat of summer!

  • Becky

    January 12, 2012

    Gorgeous! And big props to your patience level for whipping this bad boy out. And to your fingers for being able to do it!! Mine tend to go numb on occasion if I try to do it for too long…

  • Sweet Posy Dreams

    January 31, 2012

    Such wonderful colors! A beautiful afghan!

  • Betty

    February 12, 2012

    This looks like such a nice pattern, I would call it abstract waves.

  • Andrea Piquet

    November 28, 2012

    Beautiful pattern! I had a couple questions…
    Are the colors done in 1/4/2 rows or 2/4/2 rows…..
    Also, do you fasten off at each color change or Carry the next/previous color with each row until you are done using it….
    I always worry my tails will come out in the wash, so when I make items I know will get a lot of abuse, I fasten off every change and weave the ends in, then I use a clear fabric glue and drop a bead of glue inside a few stiches (so I can’t feel It from either side of my piece) to make it extra Hardy.
    I lovelovelove this pattern, but hoping mine you have an easier way of doing this hehe:3

  • Kate Lang

    September 16, 2013

    Hi! This is a beautiful afghan. I love the ripple repetition and colour changes that make it so integrated. BUT mostly, I love your choice of colours and the chosen juxtapositions!! As an artist, returning to a previously loved craft, I find this one is now on my list of “must dos”, in similar, (but my own colours). This is lovely!

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