Sunday, July 1, 2012

Granny and Granny Ripples Afghan


I cannot believe it... but it's finished!!! The Granny and Granny Ripples Afghan is now finished, and in a bag ready to give away as a Christmas gift!





This is bigger than my Granny and Ripples Afghan that I made earlier this year. Where this could probably fit a double bed, and the one before was only a big lapghan.

There are 3 strips of granny squares, and I first started with 6" squares. Then attached 5 of the 6" squares together to make a strip! I had to make half grannies for the middle strip of squares, along with 4 whole grannies.

Granny and Granny Ripples Afghan
You'll need worsted weight yarn or various colors, and size H (5mm) crochet hook.
Gauge is not critical for this project.


First 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.
Round 5-7: Continue in this pattern until the 7th round is completed. Fasten off.

Next Granny Square
Work same as first granny square through Round 6.
Round 7 (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
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 5, *{3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1} repeat until you reach the top corner, {3dc, ch 1, 3dc} in top corner, {3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1} repeat until you reach the bottom corner, DO NOT ch 1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp going up the next granny, ch 1; repeat from * until you have reached the end, ch 3 and sl st into corner of the last granny, turn.


You will continue working the same row pattern until desired length. If you want, you may work on both sides of the granny strip.



Your second granny square strip will not be made in a strip. You will make each individual square and attach it to the blanket one at a time. You will be using a method similar to the one in this tutorial here.

Second Granny Square Strip:
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.
Row 5-6: Continue in same pattern.
Row 7: 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 INTO PEAK OF GRANNY RIPPLE, 3 dc in same corner sp, ch-1 into ch-1 sp of granny ripple, continue this pattern until the last sp, ch-1 into corner sp of ripple, dc into corner. Fasten off.

Whole 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.
Round 5-6: Continue in this pattern until the 7th round is completed. Fasten off.
Round 7: 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 in corner, CH-1 INTO PEAK OF GRANNY RIPPLE, 3 dc in same corner sp, ch-1 into ch-1 sp of granny ripple, continue this pattern until you no longer have anything to ch-1 into. Continue pattern of 3dc in ch-1 sps, sl st into beginning ch, Fasten off.



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 4, 3dc into same sp, {3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1} repeat until you reach the bottom corner, DO NOT ch 1, 3dc in next ch 1 sp going up the next granny, ch 1, {3dc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1} repeat until you reach the top corner, {3dc, ch 1, 3dc} in top corner; continue pattern until last ch-1 sp. {3dc, ch1, dc} into last ch-1 sp. Fasten off.


You will continue working the same row pattern until desired length.



Edging
Row 1 : With RS facing, join with sc at beginning of one long edge, sc evenly spaced across long edge (work 4 sc in the end of each row), sl st into beginning st, Fasten Off.





This style afghan is all about pattern. Once you know how to create one row, you'll be able to make a blanket with whatever pattern you would like! You can choose to have 5 or 6 rows of grannies if you wish!

Good luck!

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. Your afghan is great!

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  2. Beautiful! Thanks for the pattern. Just stopped by to say hello. I don't always comment but enjoy your posts. Stay Cool!

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  3. Wow! Gorgeous work! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. This is a really beautiful blanket! So inspirational! Thank you for sharing the instructions!

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  5. WOW this is exatly what I've been looking for!! How much yarn did you use for this? [approx. metreage/yardage]

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  6. Would love to know how many granny squares you made for your lapghan. I don't want mine too big so I figured I would do as many as you did. Thanks

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