Grannies and Ripples Afghan

 Grannies and Ripples Afghan
Or should I really call it a lapghan?
It is only made for one person to sit and cuddle up underneath.
Someday I will venture into making a bigger one, but seeing that this one took me a month to make.... I can't imagine a bigger one!

But... IT'S FINISHED!!!!!! I am so happy and so excited for how this turned out!




The original pattern came from here. But modifications had to be made on it. Either my stitches were off, or I just made grannies different than they do.
I just couldn't figure out for the life of me how the pattern could only go so many sts across.


I started with a row of "green grannies" in the middle.
I then worked the rows off each side in a symmetrical pattern.
Attached the two rows of "beige grannies", continued working on both ends until I attached a new row of "green grannies" and finished off both ends.



Grannies and Ripples Afghan
You'll need: worsted weight yarn or various colors, size H (5mm) crochet hook, yarn needle to sew together the grannies to the blanket.
Gauge is not critical for this project.




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.

Next Granny Square
Work same as first granny square through Round 3.
Round 4 (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

Work on one side of the granny, then when it's at a desired length, work the same amount of rows on the other side.
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 3, dc3tog over next 2 dc, *dc in next 13 dc, 5 dc in next ch-1 sp ("peak"), dc in next 13 dc, dc5tog over next 5 sts ("valley" -
the next 5 sts will be 2 dc, the join between 2 squares, and the next 2 dc); repeat from
* across to last slope down, dc in last 13 dc, dc3tog, dc in next dc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc3tog, dc in next 13 dc, *5 dc in next dc, dc in next 13 dc, dc5tog over next 5 dc, dc in next 13 dc; repeat from
* across to last 4 sts, dc3tog over next 3 sts, dc in top of turning ch, turn.

Continue working the same row pattern until desired length. Work on both sides of this granny strip.


When you're ready to add another granny strip, work in the same fashion as the granny strip above.
You'll have to add on half grannies to each end of the strip to fill voids.

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.


Once the granny strip is completed, sew the granny strip to the ripples on each end. No need to sew FL to BL,
I went through all 4 loops like the first method in the video by Crochet Geek here. http://youtu.be/DtxVuyc4U2I


Once your new granny strip is attached, you may begin adding a new ripple row.

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 3, 3 dc in same sp, dc in next 13 dc,
*dc5tog over next 5 sts ("valley" – the next 5 sts will be 2 dc, join between squares, and next 2 dc), dc in next 13 dc,
5 dc in next ch-1 sp ("peak"), dc in next 13 dc; repeat from
* across, 3 dc in same sp, dc in last ch-1 sp, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, 3 dc in next dc,
*dc in next 13 dc, 5 dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 13 dc, dc5tog over next 5 sts; repeat from
* across, 3 dc in next dc, dc in last ch-1 sp, turn.


Continue attaching rows of grannies and rows of ripples until your afghan is at a desired length.


Edging {If desired - I did not, only because I ran out of the color yarn I wanted to use, and didn't want to buy a whole skein just for the edging}
Row 1 : With RS facing, join with sc at beginning of one long edge, sc evenly spaced across long edge (work 2 sc in the end of each row), turn.

Pattern & photos the property of: http://simply-crochet.blogspot.co.za/2012/03/grannies-and-ripples-afghan.html


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