I was awake at 4:00 this morning and couldn’t go back to sleep. I got up and got a glass of milk, grabbed some yarn and a crochet pattern that was given to me by a lady on Ravelry, and started hooking this ripple. It’s a baby size afghan as written. Mine is 34 inches wide using worsted-weight yarn and a size I (5.5mm) hook. I’m using yarn from my stash. Lord knows I need to use it. It’s a hodgepodge of brands, some all cotton and some all acrylic. I’m liking the color scheme.
This pattern goes really quickly. You can see how much I did in 2 hours above. Yes, I was awake until 6:30! That’s 2 hours of sleep I’ll never get back. WAH.
I’ll share the pattern with y’all since the lady that gave it to me said it came from a friend of hers. No copyrights attached, although I’m sure there are some out there like it. It’s nothing new. It didn’t even have a name so I’m calling it “4AM Ripple.” Below is a picture of her afghan. I just copied and pasted the pattern as she wrote it:
Chain 118 (With worsted-weight yarn and I hook, this makes it 34 inches wide)
First Row: DC in third ch from hook (your two ch count as 1 DC)
DC in next 5 chs (total of 7 DC including the first 2 chs)
*In next ch, DC CH1 DC (this is the peak)
DC in next 7 Chs
Skip the next 2 Chs
DC in next 7 Chs*
Repeat from * until you make your last Peak
After you make the last peak, DC in next 6 Chs, skip the next ch, DC in last stitch for a total of 7.
Next Row: Ch 2, Turn
Skip a stitch, DC in next 6 stitches
Then (DC, CH 1, DC) in CH-1 stitch
Repeat the pattern like First Row.
After you make the last peak, DC in next 6 stitches, skip one stitch, DC in last stitch, ch 2, turn, and repeat Row 2 until blanket is length you want it.
I’m sure I will add an edging to mine. Looks like she just left hers as is. A few rows of sc all around will straighten out those wavy edges at the top and bottom, and then you can add whatever kind of border you want.
If you want to ripple along with me, please do! Let me know and post pics of your progress on your blog if you have one. I will be rippling all afternoon today while watching the race.