I appreciate your patience with my procrastination. Here, finally, is my pattern for a…
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.
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. © 2012 by Linda74.