Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Crochet baby ripple blanket free pattern

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Size 77x79 cm
You will need 250g. of DK, 150g in yellow and 100g in blue, 4mm crochet hook and a bit of patience.
This pattern is super easy, all you need to know before starting this blaknet is how to make a double crochet and how to crochet two double crochet together; the tricky part is the first row where you need to count the dc. All the rest is easy.
Some abbreviations I used:
ch is chain
dc is a double crochet
2 dc into next dc means make two double crochets into the next double crochet of a previous row (increase)
dc 2 tog means double crochet two together (decrease)
I would adwise you to make a gauge from the yarn you want to use in the blanket. For the gauge chain 18, dc into the 3rd chain from the hook, dc into next 5 chains, make 2 dc into the next chain, make 2 dc into the next chain, dc into next 5 chains, dc 2 tog, turn. For the second row chain two, dc into next 6 chains, make 2 dc into the next chain, make 2 dc into the next chain, dc into next 5 chains, dc 2 tog, turn. Repeat the second row a couple more times. This is how ONE of your blanket ripple "waves" will look. 9 of them will make this partikular blanket. By making it you can understand how big your blanket will be.

If you want to make you blanket wider simply change the number of times you crochet from * to * (point 6 of row 1) and repeat it every row.

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So, are you ready to start? Here we go:
Row 1:1.) take your yellow DK and chain 146 with it,
2.) dc into the fourth chain from the hook,
3.) dc in next 5 chains,
4.) 2 dc into the next chain
5.) *2 dc into the next chain, dc in next 5 chains, dc 2 tog, dc 2 tog, dc in next 5 chains, 2 dc into the next chain*
6.) repeat from *to* 8 times
7.) 2 dc into the next chain, dc in next 5 chains, dc 2 tog
Row 2:chain 2, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc into the next dc, * 2 dc into the next dc, dc in next 5 dc, dc 2 tog, dc 2 tog, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc into the next dc*, repeat from * to * 8 times; 2 dc into nxe next dc, dc in next 5 dc, dc 2 tog.

And here is the drawing to show you the first two rows. I know it could have been better and I'll try harder next time, but for now I hope it's all more or less clear:

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Repeating row 2 make two more rows in yellow, than change the colours as follows:
2 rows blue,
1 row yellow,
3 rows blue,
2 yellow,
1 row blue,
3 rows yellow,
2 rows blue,
1 row yellow,
1 row blue,
2 rows yellow,
3 rows blue,
4 rows yellow,
2 rows blue,
3 rows yellow,
1 row blue,
1 row yellow,
2 rows blue,
3 rows yellow,
1 row blue,
2 rows yellow,
3 rows blue,
4 rows yellow,
1 row blue,
1 row yellow,
2 rows blue,
3 rows yellow,
1 row blue,
2 rows yellow,
2 rows blue,
5 rows yellow.

If you want to make the blanket longer, skip last 2 rows blue and 5 rows yellow, and repeat from the top - 2 blue, 1 yellow, 3 blue and so on till you are satisfied with the lenght. Then, after finishing your last rows in blue, make 5 rows in yellow to finish the blanket. In this case you obviously will need more yarn in both colours.
Hide the yarn ends and enjoy your new baby blanket :)

If you make a blanket with this pattern I would be really happy to see you results, so any pictures or links to them are appreciated in comments. As well as any questions. Just ask and I will be glad to help.

2 comments:

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  2. What a beautiful baby blanket..!!. please tell me what kind of yarn do you use for crocheting?. My youngest sister is pregnant and I am so excited. I will send pictures when a finish my blanket. Blessings, Malena

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