Knit and Crochet Ripple Afghans LW1559

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Skill Level: Easy

Designed by Grace Alexander.

Afghan measures approximately 45" x 55".

RED HEART® "Carefree Cotton Blend™'': 30 Ounces 3100 Cream CA, 12 ounces 3590 Lavender CB.

Circular Knitting Needles: 4mm [US 6] and 4.5mm [US 7] - 29".

Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 1 repeat of 18 sts = 3"; 26 rows = 4" in pat with larger needle. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size needle to obtain the gauge.


SSK = slip the next 2 sts one at a time knit-wise then knit them both together at the same time.


Rows 1 and 3 (Right Side): [K2tog] 3 times, [yo, K1] 6 times, [SSK] 3 times.

Row 2: Purl.

Rows 4, 5 and 6: Knit. Repeat Rows 1-6 for pattern.


With smaller needle and CA, cast on 270 sts. Knit 6 rows for lower border. Change to larger needle and pattern in color sequence as follows:

With CA, [Rows 1-6] 3 times.

With CB, Rows 1-6 once.

** With CA, [Rows 1-6] 3 times.

With CB, [Rows 1-6] twice.

With CA, [Rows 1-6] 3 times.

With CB, Rows 1-6 once.

Rep from ** 5 more times, then with CA rep Rows 1-3. Purl 1 row. Change to smaller needle and Knit 6 rows for upper border. Bind off. Weave in ends.

Designed by Michele Thompson.

Afghan measures approximately 41" x 51".

RED HEART® "Carefree Cotton Blend™'': 18 Ounces 3533 Periwinkle CA and 16 ounces 3643 Kiwi CB.

Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8].

Yarn needle.

GAUGE: one repeat of 18 sts = 4 ½"; 8 rows = 3 ¾" in pat. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.


Dc-dec: [yarn over and draw up a lp in next sc, yarn over and draw through 2 loops] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

To Change Color in DC: work last dc of row until 2 lps remain on hook, drop color in use; with next color to be used, yo and draw through 2 lps remaining on hook.

AFGHAN: With CA, ch 149.

Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across; turn - 148 sc.

Row 2: Ch 3, skip first sc, dc in next sc, [dc-dec] 3 times,* [ch 1, dc in next sc] 6 times **, [dc-dec] 6 times; rep from * to last 8 sc, end at **; [dc-dec] 3 times, dc in next sc, dc in last sc changing to CB; turn - 8 waves.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 6 sts, * [sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next st] 6 times**, sc in next 6 sts; rep from * to last 4 sts, end at **; sc in next 3 sts, sc in top of ch-3; turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 2, changing to CA in last dc of row.

Rep Rows 3 and 4 for pat, changing color every 2 rows until there are a total of 57 stripes or 114 rows, ending with CA stripe. Do not change color. Do not fasten off.

Edging: With CA, sc across top of afghan, ch 1, turn to side; * sc evenly down long side of afghan; TURN; work 2 more rows sc along long edge **, ch 1; work sc across bottom edge; ch 1; rep from * to ** once more. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: CA, CB = colors A, B; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; dec = decrease; K = knit; lp(s) = loop(s); mm = millimeters; P = Purl; pat = pattern; rep = repeat; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; sp = space(s); st(s) = stitch (es); tog = together; yo = yarn over; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

Pattern © by Coats & Clark Inc. Reproduced with permission from Coats & Clark Inc. is not endorsed by Coats & Clark Inc. It is not permissible to contract production of projects made from designs published by Coats & Clark to a third party for sale or distribution.

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