My Wriggly Ripple Pattern

I appreciate your patience with my procrastination. Here, finally, is my pattern for a…

Wriggly Ripple

Written in U.S. Crochet Terminology

Finished Size: Approximately 35″ x 54″, 87 rows

Yarn Required: Approximately 25 ounces of a worsted or aran weight yarn. It may also say Medium weight or have the yarn weight symbol #4 on its label.

Crochet Hook: I prefer a size H (5.0 mm).

A Wriggly’s beginning chain needs to be a multiple of 28 + plus 23.

28 chains are enough for one pattern repeat, about 7 1/2″ wide, consisting of one large and one small point. The 23 extra chains include enough for one last large point, about 5″ wide, so the blankets will have large points on both edges.

This pattern is for a kid-sized Wriggly that’s aprox. 35″ wide, which takes 4 repeats (28 x 4 = 112) plus 23, so begins with a chain of 135 (112 + 23 = 135).

If you prefer a 42 1/2″ wide ripple (aprox. 7 1/2″ wider), add 28 more and chain 163. For 50″, add another 28, that’s 191, and so on.

Let’s Begin!

Chain 135, loosely.

Row 1: (Right side) Dc in fifth chain from hook and in next 7 chains, (dc, chain 2, dc) in next chain, * dc in next 8 chains, skip next 2 chains, dc in next 3 chains, (dc, chain 2, dc) in next chain, dc in next 3 chains, skip next 2 chains, dc in next 8 chains, (dc, chain 2, dc) in next chain; repeat from * across to last 10 chains, dc in next 8 chains, skip next chain, dc in last chain.

Row 2 – 85: Chain 3 (counts as first dc) and then turn. Skip next dc, dc in next 8 dc, (dc, chain 2, dc) in next ch-2 space, * dc in next 8 dc, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, (dc, chain 2, dc) in next ch-2 space, dc in next 3 dc, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 8 dc, (dc, chain 2, dc) in next ch-2 space; repeat from * across to last 10 sts, dc in next 8 dc, skip next dc, dc in top of the beginning chain.

Wriggly Ripple is a fun afghan! I’m so happy to share its pattern with you! I hope you find it easy to use. Please, please, let me know if you find an error or if there’s any direction that’s not clear. You can either leave a comment here on the blog or leave a comment or pm for me, Linda74, within Ravelry.

Thank you to everyone who encouraged me to write this pattern. I can’t wait to hear all about your Wriggly Ripples!!

I’ve started writing a second version of this pattern. While this one is streamlined, rather short and sweet, and worded like most patterns you find in crochet books, the second one is going to be longer, written in a more casual way that includes lots of what I hope will be helpful tips.

Note: The Annotated Wriggly Pattern is done. You can read it here.

Please respect that this pattern is mine. Feel free to make a link to it here or to sell any item you make by using it, but please do not sell the written pattern or publish it on your website or blog.Β  Β© 2012 by Linda74.

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28 Responses to My Wriggly Ripple Pattern

  1. Sharon says:

    Hi–thanks for the amazing pattern. Would this size be for a child?

    • You’re very welcome, Sharon.
      I hope you still think it’s amazing after you’ve tried using my pattern, lol, this is my first attempt at pattern writing. πŸ™‚
      Yes, this is the size of blanket that I make for the foster children charity, about 35″ x 54″.

  2. Verneta says:

    Oh Linda, Thank you so much for offering the pattern to myself and all the other crocheters out there. Your time and patience is much appreciated!!! Cannot wait to try it. Where did you get the Rustic Ripple pattern? Again, THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!

    • And I can’t wait to hear how crocheting your first Wriggly Ripple goes for you! I’m so anxious to hear if my pattern “works”!!

      There are three publications with the Rustic Ripple pattern. I’ve provided links to them in my post, Why I Make Ripple After Ripple. If you don’t want to read the entire thing, just scroll down to ‘The Pattern’. πŸ™‚

      • Verneta says:

        Thank you so much, Linda. I read your post, but somehow forgot to get the pattern. :S

      • No problem. πŸ™‚

        If you’d like to save $$ on it, check your area libraries first. Sometimes they have afghan pattern books.
        Or you can usually find an inexpensive used copy of one of the books/booklet that it’s in through Amazon.

  3. cmv1021 says:

    Thank you for the beautiful pattern Linda! I tried out the pattern and it is perfect! The pattern was very easy to follow. I used a size “I” hook so my blanket is 42″ instead of 35″ but that is OK with me since it’s for my daughter and this way it’s a little bigger so she can have it for a long time. I just have 1 question…do you know the formula so that I could change the width of the pattern? Ex: Some patterns will say chain 134…but some will have it listed as chain sets of 17 + add 2. Somehow I can never figure out how to figure that out on my own! LOL Thank so much! I would love to shoot you a picture of the finished product! πŸ™‚

    • You’re very welcome! I’m so glad that the pattern ‘works’. lol!

      No, I don’t know the formula or quite how to figure it out. You’re not the only one!
      But let me think about it and I’ll get back to you.

      Oooooh, Yes, Please, please!!… Send me a pic of your Wriggly!

      • cmv1021 says:

        My 4 year old daughter picked out the colors…so it’s going to be a pink, pink camouflage, and green blanket! LOL I’m doing color groupings of 4 or 6 rows so I have less weaving in and it goes much faster when you’re not changing colors as often. I will send you a picture when I complete it…which may not be until πŸ™‚

      • I imagine your daughter’s so excited, watching her blanket grow! What matters most about the color combination is she got to pick the colors that she wanted, right? I bet she absolutely loves it for years and years!!

        Sound reasoning on making wide stripes; changing colors does slow things down! My own strategy is to do narrow ones, or else I get bored, weird huh? So I work over my ends as I go. So glad we’re each free to crochet the way we like best. πŸ™‚

        Look forward to seeing it, whenever you finish, but I bet it doesn’t take until 2015!
        It’s too fast and easy a pattern for that. LOL

  4. Renee(RButka62) says:

    Well Guess I have another Ripple to try, looks to be pretty easy Linda.

  5. mrsrooster says:

    Found your pattern link on Ravelry. Love it. It is next in line after my Easy Ripple that I am in the middle of.

    • Hello mrsrooster! Welcome to alottastitches.

      I’ve been watching the progress on your Easy ripple in Ravelry’s Ripple Group. What a yummy color combination you chose; it reminds me of ice cream flavors! MMmmm, mmm.

      Thanks for adding my Wriggly to your queue! I hope you find it’s as least as easy of a pattern as the β€˜Easy.’ Have you picked out the colors? I’m anxious to see! πŸ™‚ ”

      • and a reply by email:

        “I am so excited. I haven’t picked colors yet. That is exciting too. A trip to buy yarn!!! Yippeee!!

        Thank you for the compliments on the Easy Ripple. I love it and can’t wait to get it done. I hope to get a picture of it on my blog this week. I am horribly behind in blog postings.

        Have a wonderful day and God Bless.


      • How about the yarn you got for your daughter’s ripple? Not that I want to keep you from having fun buying more! LOL.

        I have trouble keeping one blog up-to-date! I can’t imagine doing three!!
        Here’s a link so my dear readers can go visit Flosses and Crosses. I’m sure they’ll want to see the progress on both your Easy and Wriggly Ripples! πŸ™‚

  6. dacjjc says:

    Thank you for the pattern for this I love it . Have you figured out the formula for the bigger sizes yet? just wondering

    • You’re very welcome! I hope you enjoy making a Wriggly Ripple.

      No, I haven’t figure out the formula for the repeat yet. wince. Thanks for the friendly reminder.
      I’ve never done that for a pattern before, so I’ve been putting off the chore, which probably isn’t a big deal, if I can just make myself sit still long enough to think it through! HAha.
      It’s about time I made another Wriggly anyway; I see it’s been six weeks since the last one!

  7. Laurel says:

    Oh my gosh, do you know how long I’ve searched for just such a pattern? Like… decades! I first saw an afghan on a Wintuk/Sayelle commercial that to me looked sort of like an EKG, and at the time, as the mom of little kids, I never got around to finding that pattern until it was too late. I even called the yarn company, but they couldn’t help me. It was so pretty, all bright colors. I have been searching for the EKG afghan pattern every year or so since then, and finally, here is one! Thank you!!!! Now if I can just recreate the color pattern. πŸ˜€

  8. Kerry says:

    Hello Linda! I’m new to the crocheting world and decided to make an old style ripple afghan for my first…and I must say I am getting pretty frustrated with my work. I tried it so many times that I thought maybe my friend told me wrong, so I searched online for a pattern and that’s when I found yours. The first row works fore like a charm but when I begin crocheting the second row the holes never match up and I can’t for the life of me figure out where I’m going wrong! I chose a thicker yarn, but wouldn’t think that would have anything to do with it…any ideas??

    • Hi Kerry – Welcome to alottastitches! I’m so sorry that your first afghan is off to such a difficult start! I feel for you. Argh!!!! :S

      You’re right – using a thicker yarn will not effect the way the stitches line up.

      Let’s see what we can figure out together. . .It sounds like the problem is either at the end of the first row, or the beginning of the second.

      1. Are you right or left-handed?

      2. Hold the afghan as if you’re working on the second row. Are the holes in the second row to the left or to the right of where they need to be in order to line up with the holes in the first row?

  9. Kerry Simmons says:

    Oh Linda! We have figured it out! And I am loving my new afghan! Your pattern is so easy once I finally got the skips and chains figured into the pattern! I can’t wait to start on my next one and I still have about a fourth left to go on this one! HA! Thank you so much for sharing this pattern!

    • Hi Kerry!!
      I am so happy to hear your first afghan is finally underway! πŸ™‚

      I’m sorry I couldn’t easily diagnose where things went wrong for you with the Wriggly pattern, but I’m impressed that you didn’t give up. Congratulations for persevering!!

  10. Claudia Mayberry says:

    I made this ripple and I love it, but you also made a round ripple with the same effect with the point of the blanket. I can’t find the post anymore and would love to make one could you direct me to the link would appreciate it

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