Sunday, March 18, 2012

Grannies and Ripples Afghan!

Or should I really call it a lapghan? It is only made for one person to sit and cuddle up underneath. Some day I will venture into making a bigger one, but seeings that this one took me a month to make.... I can't imagine a bigger one!

But... IT'S FINISHED!!!!!! I am so happy and so excited for how this turned out!




The original pattern came from here. But modifications had to be made on it. Either my stitches were off, or I just made grannies different than they do. I just couldn't figure out for the life of me how the pattern could only go so many sts across.

I started with a row of "green grannies" in the middle. I then worked the rows off each side in a symmetrical pattern. Attached the two rows of "beige grannies", continued working on both ends until I attached a new row of "green grannies" and finished off both ends.



Grannies and Ripples Afghan
You'll need: worsted weight yarn or various colors, size H (5mm) crochet hook, yarn needle to sew together the grannies to the blanket. Gauge is not critical for this project.


Granny Square Strip:
First Granny Square

To Start: ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), 2 dc in ring, [ch 1, 3 dc in ring] 3 times, ch 1; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—12 dc and 4 ch-1 sps. Fasten off.
Round 2: Join with sl st in any ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same ch-1 sp, *ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp (corner made); repeat from * 2 more times, ch 1; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—4 corners and 1 ch-1 sp one each side between corners. Fasten off.
Round 3: Join with sl st in any corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same ch-1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * 2 more times; ch 1, join with sl st in top of beginning ch—4 corners, and one 3-dc group and 2 ch-1 sps on each side between corners. Fasten off.
Round 4: Join with sl st in any corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same ch-1 sp, 3 dc in next 2 ch-1 sps, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp, 3 dc in next 2 ch-1 sps; repeat from * 2 more times; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—4 corners, and one 3-dc group and 2 ch-1 sps on each side between corners. Fasten off.

Next Granny Square
Work same as first granny square through Round 3.
Round 4 (joining round): Join with sl st in any corner ch-1 sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same ch-1 sp, 3 dc in next 2 ch-1 sps, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next corner ch-1 sp, 3 dc in next 2 ch-1 sps; repeat from * once more, 3 dc in ­next corner ch-1 sp, hold WS of this square and previous square together, sl st in corresponding corner ch-1 sp of previous square, ch 1, 3 dc in same corner ch-1 sp of this square, 3 dc in next 2 ch-1 sps; join with sl st in top of beginning ch—4 corners, and one 3-dc group and 2 ch-1 sps on each side between corners. Fasten off.

Make and join more granny squares in this manner, making a strip of how many granny squares long that you'd want it.

Ripple Pattern #1
Work on one side of the granny, then when it's at a desired length, work the same amount of rows on the other side.

To Start: With RS one granny square strip #1 facing, join with sl st in corner ch-1 sp beginning of first full granny square, to work across top of strip from first full granny square across to half granny square.
Row 1: Ch 3, dc3tog over next 2 dc, *dc in next 13 dc, 5 dc in next ch-1 sp ("peak"), dc in next 13 dc, dc5tog over next 5 sts ("valley" - the next 5 sts will be 2 dc, the join between 2 squares, and the next 2 dc); repeat from * across to last slope down, dc in last 13 dc, dc3tog, dc in next dc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc3tog, dc in next 13 dc, *5 dc in next dc, dc in next 13 dc, dc5tog over next 5 dc, dc in next 13 dc; repeat from * across to last 4 sts, dc3tog over next 3 sts, dc in top of turning ch, turn.

Continue working the same row pattern until desired length. Work on both sides of this granny strip.


When you're ready to add another granny strip, work in the same fashion as the granny strip above. You'll have to add on half grannies to each end of the strip to fill voids.

Half Granny Square
To Start: ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.
Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ring (corner made), ch 1, dc in ring; do not join—1 corner, and 1 ch-1 sp and 1 dc on each side of corner. Fasten off.
Row 2: Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4, ch 4, 3 dc in beginning ch-sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in last ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc in last dc—1 corner, and 2 ch-1 sps, one 3-dc group, and one dc on each side of corner. Fasten off.
Row 3: Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4, ch 4, 3 dc in beginning ch-sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp] twice, ch 1, dc in last dc—1 corner, and 3 ch-1 sps, two 3-dc groups, and one dc on each side of corner. Fasten off.
Row 4: Join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-4, ch 3, 3 dc in each ch-1 sp to corner ch-1 sp, 3 dc in corner ch-1 sp, hold WS of this half square and last square of strip together, sl st in corresponding corner ch-1 sp of last square of strip, ch 1, 3 dc in same corner ch-1 sp of this half square, 3 dc in each ch-1 sp across, dc in last dc—1 corner, and three 3-dc groups and one dc on each side of corner. Fasten off.


Once the granny strip is completed, sew the granny strip to the ripples on each end. No need to sew FL to BL, I went through all 4 loops like the first method in the video by Crochet Geek here.

Once your new granny strip is attached, you may begin adding a new ripple row.

Ripple Pattern #2
To Start: With RS one granny square strip #2 facing, join with sl st in first dc at top of half granny square.
Row 1: Ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, dc in next 13 dc, *dc5tog over next 5 sts ("valley" – the next 5 sts will be 2 dc, join between squares, and next 2 dc), dc in next 13 dc, 5 dc in next ch-1 sp ("peak"), dc in next 13 dc; repeat from * across, 3 dc in same sp, dc in last ch-1 sp, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, 3 dc in next dc, *dc in next 13 dc, 5 dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 13 dc, dc5tog over next 5 sts; repeat from * across, 3 dc in next dc, dc in last ch-1 sp, turn.


Continue attaching rows of grannies and rows of ripples until your afghan is at a desired length.


Edging {If desired - I did not, only because I ran out of the color yarn I wanted to use, and didn't want to buy a whole skein just for the edging}
Row 1 : With RS facing, join with sc at beginning of one long edge, sc evenly spaced across long edge (work 2 sc in the end of each row), turn.


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69 comments:

  1. What a great job; it turned out very nice!

    Renee :)

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  2. Lovely afghan. What a lot of dedication!!!

    I tagged you in my 11 questions blog challenge. I hope you'll take the challenge and paricipate: http://whowantstobemarthawhenicanbeme.blogspot.ca/2012/03/11-questions-from-hanni.html

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  3. Love this pattern, one day I will give it a try!!

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  4. Just lovely! Maybe one day I'll give it a try...Thank You so much for sharing!!

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  5. My grandmother made similar afghans and her work was gorgeous. This afghan is gorgeous and your color scheme is also gorgeous! Absolute beauty!

    Linda

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  6. Thanks. It makes ideas spin in my head. Love that feeling.

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  7. I'm crazy in love with this afghan. It almost looks like a quilt. Fabulous work!

    Could you share what colors/brand of yarn you used?

    Thanks

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    1. Thanks!

      I just used Red Heart yarn. The verigated is Aspen Print {http://www.redheart.com/yarn/super-saver-economy/aspen-print}.

      I cannot remember the exact colors of the solids. I believe they are Warm Brown {http://www.redheart.com/yarn/super-saver-economy/warm-brown} and Frosty Green {http://www.redheart.com/yarn/super-saver-economy/frosty-green}.

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    2. Thank you so much Stephanie. And this post has hit Pinterest. :D I & most (will probably end up being all of them) are in love with you afghan.

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    3. I am trying to crochet this beautiful afghan but I am having a problem crocheting the ripple to the granny square. I am more of a visual learner. Is there a video anywhere

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  8. Your edging stopped at round 1. The end sentence ended with turn. Is there supposed to be more or were you finished at round 1?????

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    1. Oh sorry! I was only going to do a sc border around. So it should say finish off. But you can do more if you want.

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  9. Gorgeous! thanks for sharing! Will be on my WIM list now.

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  10. La colcha es maravillosa... Felicidades!!!

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  11. This is simply beautiful. I can't wait to make one for the new grandbaby.

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  12. This is one of the prettiest and cleverly worked crocheted rugs I've seen. Well done!

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  13. Wow...what a beautiful afghan! I have added it to my to-do list of projects. Thanks for sharing the pattern modifications. You are star!

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  14. Creative crochet crew on FB posted the link which is how I found you. Well done on the afghan. This is a good wi Terri project because as the afghan grows you stay warm an snugly.

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  15. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Creative-Crochet-Crew/142317845834754?ref=stream

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    1. Thanks!! I joined the group, I never knew it even existed... I love it!

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  16. I think your colorway is so much more beautiful than the one in the original pattern--thank you for sharing the actual yarn and colors you chose.

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  17. How much yarn did you use for this? Trying to get an idea of how much to get, thanks!

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  18. Your color choice on this blanket is so spot on. I LOVE IT. Nice job. Landed here from Pinterest, btw...

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  19. How much yarn did you use of each color? Not sure how much to buy at the store...

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    1. I honestly do not remember. I want to say I used 3 skeins of the green and variegated, and 4 of the beige. They were red heart skeins. I'm not good at keeping track, that is something I need to work on for the future.

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  20. WOW! This is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your pattern,

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  21. This is so beautiful! I just love every thing about it! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern! :)

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  22. I absolutely adore this pattern and while I found it very easy to follow, I am confused about one thing and was hoping you could clear it up. With the second row of the ripple pattern (and sequential rows)do you turn and stitch on top of the first row or turn and stitch on the other side of the granny? This is my first try at the ripple stitch, so I am not sure how it works, exactly. Thanks so much.

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    1. You will work on the second row of the ripple. Later on you will start the same way you just did on the other side of the granny.

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    2. Sorry. I posted before I wanted to. Dont work in a round.

      You're working on ripple pattern 1, right? Under the pattern the notes say:
      Work on one side of the granny, then when it's at a desired length, work the same amount of rows on the other side.

      So just be sure to work up one side. Then starting from row 1 again, work up the other side of the granny.

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    3. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing

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  23. Hi there,

    I LOVE this pattern! You are very talented! I would like to make a larger afghan for my bed, but I am still fairly new to crochet and have trouble reading patterns at times. I have a similar question to Manda N. and am hoping you can clarify for me: I am not sure when to use ripple pattern #2. Above you say to work the desired number of rows (of ripple pattern #1) and then repeat on the other side of the granny strip.

    The Caron International version says to make four strips, two of which have ripple pattern #2 on one side and ripple pattern #1 on the other (and then sew the together, alternating strip types 1 and 2). From reading your modifications, I am under the impression that I can simply work ripple pattern #1 on both sides of the granny strip, do the same thing for the other granny strips and then sew them all together at the end to finish the blanket?

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  24. I love this!! It's beautiful

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  25. Love your color and pattern choices. If/when I make an afghan this will be my model.

    Thank you

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  26. What a beautiful pattern! The colors you used were lovely.
    I hope to start this afghan later this summer/early Fall!?
    Thanks for sharing,
    fey

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  27. This is a lovely tutorial! I'm an editor for AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.com and I know my readers would just love this pattern. Let me know if I can link to your tutorial with full credit to you and we can get started. Email me with any questions!
    Dana Byerwalter, Editor
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    dbyerwalter (at) primecp (dot) com
    Prime Publishing LLC
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  28. Hi! Love your beautiful creation! I've found many free patterns on Caron or Lion Brand where there are mistakes in the pattern. I've had to do a bunch of tweaks too.

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  29. I just love this so much! Even the colors are inline with the scheme I've had in my head for awhile. I have new yarn coming today that will be perfect for this!

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  30. This is stunningly gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the pattern!

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  31. Are your instructions in the English way or in the American? I'm guessing English......?

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  32. Hi, I'm working on this Afghan and the link to Crochet Geek about linking the granny square chain is dead. She's got a lot of videos. would you mind provinding an active link or the title to the video so I can watch it? So far mine is looking awesome but I just can't figure out how to connect them.

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  33. Don't you mean a cream color instead of warm brown? I don't see brown in this throw other than the variegated yarn.

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  34. I looked for the original pattern at the link you gave its not there anymore any ideas on where I could find it
    thank you
    sue

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  35. Ugh! Dumb computer ate my post, and is now making me post as "unknown", so forgive me if this ends up posting twice. ;)

    I love this pattern! But I'm a little confused. In rnd 4 of the granny square it says you should have 2 ch1 sps between the corners. But the only ch1 sts in the instructions are IN the corners. Did I miss something? Thanks for your help.

    Dawn K

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  36. Is there anyway you could include the colors you used for each round? I absolutely love this afghan!!!!

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  37. Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Lovely blanket. Thank you for sharing the pattern. I am adding it to my to-do list.
    Have a nice day.

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  40. Thank you for sharing the pattern and your afghan images! I love this. The like to the Crochet Geek has changed. Is this the stitch you used to join your strips? http://youtu.be/8WH8Lb4_qts



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  41. I love this blanket!!! I found the same colours, and they match my living room colours so of course I had to use them too! I had some issues with the wording of the pattern (when it came to the ripples and joining). Here's a link to my Instagram post with the finished product:https://www.instagram.com/p/BCs9YJDMx49/

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  42. It's beautiful! I'm going to make it with the same colors to match my niece's room

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  43. It's beautiful! I'm going to make it with the same colors to match my niece's room

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  44. Totally the colors I love and would use for my 4-poster canopy bed.

    My oh my! Gorgeous! Feminine and comforting.

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  45. What are the finished dimensions?

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  46. How do you dc3tog over next 2dc? I only know how to dc3tog over next 3. Thank you

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  48. I'm confused. Which colors did you use in each step?

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  49. has anyone found a tutorial for this that actually works?

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  50. Is there a video of how to join the granny squares together?? I am so confused.

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  51. I love this afghan and its turning out quite well, however with the last round of the granny squares specifically not calling for a chain in between each group of 3 doubles, it does not leave 13 for the ripple it leaves 10. Once I realized this I had to continue with 10 dc instead. Now had the last row of the grannies called for that extra ch between each grouping of 3 dc... then maybe there would be 13 but there is not. Not as the pattern stands.

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