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Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Carnival Bunting Ripple Afghan

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Ripple Afghan Crochet Pattern

The ripple afghan is a perennial crochet favorite. This is my take on it. Rather than the classic zig-zag, I chose to go with smoother, more rounded ripples. The front-post double crochet (FPdc) stitches between each ripple give this afghan the look of layered bunting, which is why I called this the "Carnival Bunting" afghan.

The throw I describe is crocheted sideways. I like this approach because it lets you establish the length right away and then work to the desired width. But if you prefer, you can do it the other way around. Colors are completely up to you, of course!

Size: 76” x 56” (190 cm x 140 cm)

Materials: Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic aran weight, color Natural, 333 m (364 yds)/198 g - 1 skein. (A) (shop for this yarn here!)
Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic aran weight, color Buff, 333 m (364 yds)/198 g - 1 skein. (B) (shop for this yarn here!)
Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic aran weight, color Warm Brown, 333 m (364 yds)/198 g - 1 skein. (C) (shop for this yarn here!)
Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic aran weight, color Cherry Red, 333 m (364 yds)/198 g - 1 skein. (D) (shop for this yarn here!)
Red Heart Super Saver 100% acrylic aran weight, color Coffee, 333 m (364 yds)/198 g - 1 skein. (E) (shop for this yarn here!)

Hook: 5.00 mm (H)

Gauge
1 pattern repeat = 5” (12.5 cm)

Abbreviations
ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
FPdc = front post double crochet
BPdc = back post double crochet
tr = treble crochet
RS = right side
WS = wrong side


Afghan

The throw is worked sideways. There are 15 pattern repeats. You can work it top to bottom. It is easy to adjust both the width and the length.

Chain 363 (multiple of 24 + 3).

Row 1: dc in 6th ch from hook (5 skipped ch count as 1 dc and 2 skipped ch), 1 dc in next 3 ch, 2 dc in next ch, (1 dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch) 5 times, 1 dc in next 4 ch, skip next 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, *skip next 2 ch, 1 dc in next 4 ch, 2 dc in next ch, (1 dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch) 5 times, 1 dc in next 4 ch, skip next 2 ch, 1 dc in next ch, repeat from * to the end of the row.
From row 2 all dc work in back loops only!

Row 2 (RS): ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), skip next 4 dc, 1 dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, (1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) 5 times, 1 dc in next 4 dc, *skip next 3 dc, 1 FPdc around next dc, skip next 3 dc, 1 dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, (1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) 5 times, 1 c in next 4 dc, repeat from * to last 4 dc, skip next 3 dc, 1 dc in last dc.

Row 3 (WS): ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), skip next 3 dc, 1 dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc , next dc, (1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) 5 times, 1 dc in next 4 dc, *skip next 3 dc, 1 BPdc around next st, skip next 3 dc, 1 dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, (1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) 5 times, 1 dc in next 4 dc, repeat from * to last 4 dc, skip next 3 dc, dc in last dc.

Repeat rows 2-3 to desired width.

Work the colors as follows:

Rows 1-2 – E
Rows 3-4 – A
Rows 5-6 – B
Rows 7-8 – C
Rows 9-10 – D

Repeat rows 1-10


Finishing

Block.


Have fun!

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Patterns:Crochet >> Afghans
Difficulty Level:3-Intermediate
Technique:Chevron
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Yarn Weight:Aran
Yarn Brand:Red Heart

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