Wavy Ripples Blanket
This is a simple blanket pattern that works up rather quickly with a chunky yarn. I used Lion Brand’s now-defunct “Chunky USA” (was on sale at Smiley’s!). I used about twelve 4-oz. skeins of blue and perhaps four of white. To be honest, I also made an accompanying cat-mat that was double stranded so I am not exactly sure.
If you’d like to share my pattern, please link directly to this page. Although I certainly can’t take credit for creating a variation of the ripple stitch, I did take the time and effort to write this out so please be mindful of that.
Finished size: about 45″ x 66″
Hook: I used a K hook. LB says on the label that it requires an N hook but I really didn’t think so!
Stitches: DC and 2-DC decrease (also called 2 DC together, or DC2 tog).
With MC, chain 123. If you are using a thicker/thinner yarn, make a chain about 45 inches long, in a multiple of eight. Add three chains to this.
First row: DC in 4th chain from hook and in next ch. [2-DC dec using next 2 chs] two times; DC in next ch, 2 DC in next ch, *2 DC in following ch, DC in next ch, [2-DC dec using next 2 chs] two times; DC in following ch, 2 DC in next ch, repeat from * to end of row and turn.
Second row: CH 3, DC in first and second dcs, [2-DC dec using next 2 stitches] two times, DC in following st, 2 DC in next st, *2 DC in next st, DC in next st, [2-DC dec using next two sts] two times, DC in following st, 2 DC in next st, repeat from * till last st; work last 2 DC in 3rd ch of ch3 from previous row.
For a solid blanket, repeat row 2 until desired length. To follow my unusual color pattern, do the following:
- Alternate blocks of 8 & 7 rows of MC. My first block was 8 rows, next was seven rows.
- Between these blocks of MC, add CC: first CC block is three rows; next is two rows; next is one row; next is two rows; next is three rows, and so on.
I made an accompanying thick cat-mat with the leftover yarn. I did it double stranded (hence the strange look since I just added a new strand as the other ran out) with an N hook. I followed this great pattern. Unfortunately, there are no pics with the pattern but trust me it comes out like mine but a bit less crazy looking: