Crochet Blanket Pattern: Attic24 Neat Ripple, My version

This Neat Ripple Pattern by Attic24 is the very first full-size blanket pattern I decided to attempt after I started learning crochet. I used it back in 2011 with Caron yarn to make one for my son and it proved to be very durable so I have made this wedding gift version with hopes it lasts many years.

After I learned to crochet (more than 10 years ago, back in 2011) and decided to take on a large blanket project, THIS is the very first pattern I tried and I instantly fell in love!! Lucy at Attic24 makes such gorgeous color combinations and I could hardly wait to try making one of my own. The first one I made was a rainbow version (and I still have it tucked away… not sure who is going to get it eventually, maybe a grandchild?). The second one I made was a super long version for my very tall son – very proud to say he still uses it. I used Caron yarn way back then and it has definitely proven to be VERY durable.

Champagne cheers to the newlywed couple!

So for this project, I went back to Caron One Pound yarn as I’d like for this one to last just as long since it is a wedding gift for one of my 5 brothers. John was recently wed to his beautiful bride, Heather. Sadly, I was unable to join them on their Big Day down in Cancun due to my hip replacement surgery and recovery, but I WAS able to see it streamed live on March 17 and it was a simply gorgeous setting on the beach near the ocean, a lovely ceremony with their children. This pattern and these ripples remind me of ripples made in the sand by the ocean. I hope it reminds them of the day they spoke their vows and started their new life together.

Cheers to the new couple!

The Pattern

My version of Lucy’s pattern, the materials, and the repeats in case you want to recreate or use it as launchpad for one of your own color combinations. Disclaimer: This is Lucy’s pattern ALL THE WAY! Visit her site for all the details, how to do the ripples, etc. I am simply capturing my version, my colors, the tools & materials I used for reference since my colors and repeats are very different from hers.

While it may seem that there is no repeatable repeats, and it may even seem to be “random” color changes, I assure you this is not the case. I was going to try that, but it just makes me sweat bullets thinking about doing so many rows with no real plan. So, instead, this design has a consistent change where I use 2 rows Black – 2 rows ColorX – 2 rows Black with 10 rows of other colors in between. Incorporating some semblance of order helps keep me from the cold sweats and the analysis paralysis as I change colors. Anyone who doesn’t know what I mean, consider yourself VERY lucky! While I thoroughly admire anyone who can design that way, that is NOT ME.

Stitch Pattern: Neat Ripple by Attic24

Yarn: Caron One Pound in Black, White, Soft Gray Mix, and Pale Green

Hook: 5.5mm/I

Finished Size: 47.5″ x 70″ (I do not use a border for this pattern, I like the ripple endings without borders. Because I am not putting a border around the entire blanket, this means there will be a LOT, I mean every two rows is A LOT of ends that need weaving. I was happy with myself because when I got about halfway through, I started weaving in ends periodically so I didn’t spend hours at the end grieving over it.)

Starting Chain: Chain 142 – I used 10 ripple repeats, so Chain140+2 for the turn. [Per the Neat Ripple Pattern, use any multiple of 14, + add 3 for turning chain (Lucy uses 3 to turn but since I do not use a border to hide the edges, my crochet technique is to only Chain 2 and turn at each end, keeps the stitches neater for me.]

Gauge: 2 ripple repeats = 9.5″ wide, 8 rows = 5″. Since I wanted this to be a full-size afghan, I used 10 repeats to make it about 47-48″ wide. Since I wanted it long enough to give good snuggly coverage from chin to toe, I planned this afghan to be 65-70″ long, this requires 104 rows (13 x 8 rows, changing colors every two rows).

Total Rows: 104, change colors every two ripple rows. My color changes were planned in sets of 8 rows:

  • First Set:
  • 2 rows white
  • 2 rows black
  • 2 rows white
  • 2 rows black
There are black row repeats with 5 sets of other colors between them, this helps my brain with its overly-active “planning” side, and makes it seem not so random. I love the seemingly randomness but the fact that I can pick out the pattern after all.
  • Second Set:
  • 2 rows silver
  • 2 rows white
  • 2 rows silver
  • 2 rows white
  • Third Set:
  • 2 rows green
  • 2 rows black
  • 2 rows green
  • 2 rows black
  • Fourth Set:
  • 2 rows white
  • 2 rows silver
  • 2 rows white
  • 2 rows silver
  • Fifth Set:
  • 2 rows white
  • 2 rows black
  • 2 rows white
  • 2 rows black
  • Sixth Set:
  • 2 rows green
  • 2 rows silver
  • 2 rows green
  • 2 rows silver
  • Seventh Set:
  • 2 rows white
  • 2 rows black
  • 2 rows white
  • 2 rows black
  • Eighth Set:
  • 2 rows white
  • 2 rows silver
  • 2 rows white
  • 2 rows silver
  • Ninth Set:
  • 2 rows green
  • 2 rows black
  • 2 rows green
  • 2 rows black
  • Tenth Set:
  • 2 rows white
  • 2 rows silver
  • 2 rows white
  • 2 rows silver
  • Eleventh Set:
  • 2 rows white
  • 2 rows black
  • 2 rows white
  • 2 rows black
  • Twelfth Set:
  • 2 rows green
  • 2 rows silver
  • 2 rows green
  • 2 rows silver
  • Thirteenth Set:
  • 2 rows white
  • 2 rows black
  • 2 rows white
  • 2 rows black

Be Creative and Keep Creating! Much love to all you makers and creators! And much love to our family as we officially gained another 5 members with Heather and her children.

~Beccie B~

I'd love to hear from you, comments or questions are welcome!

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