A simple crochet pattern to make an interesting ripple design. One thing I don't like much about ripple afghans is that one end has all nice points, but the other end has a half-point at each corner. So what I did is make up a bunch of little diamonds, then start the ripples over them. I've seen people do this with diamonds in the center but I think it looks fine with them all on one end.
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Of course it's only halfway done! It's gonna be HUGE! And it's just for really, honestly using up leftover scraps. So there's no rhyme or reason to the color scheme. Whenever more scraps come along, I add more to the scrapghan.
The blue G in the lower corner is crocheted in chain stitch to remind me what size hook I was using. I'll pull it out afterwards. That's so I can't put the project aside for a while and forget that little detail :-)
To make the little diamonds:
1. Chain 4, join into ring
2. 8 sc in ring
3. 3 sc in 1 sc, 1 sc in 1 sc, repeat around
4. 3 sc in middle sc, 1 sc in next three sc, repeat around
The rows of ripples are 6 sc up the point, 3 sc in the topmost sc of the point, 6 sc down the other side.
Blue and White Blanket
This is the pattern I used for a throw for the couch. I scribbled the idea on my Palm:
Granny Baby Blanket
From four different colors of leftover yarn that people gave me.
The granny squares are joined with crochet because I hate sewing to join crocheted pieces. I kind of crocheted them together!
About as simple as it gets.
It was a regular granny square only using 1dc, 1ch, 1dc instead of 3dc.
So the corners on my version are 1dc, 1ch, 1dc, 2ch, 1dc, 1ch, 1dc.