Spring Ripples Baby Blanket

©2021 by Stacy Wilkinson

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This is a super quick and easy blanket! It worked up for me in a weekend and has a pattern that is very easy to remember.

The yarn is extremely affordable through LoveCrafts and would be a great stash buster, as the contrasting colors only use about half a skein each. Just grab a main color and some fun contrasting colors and you can have a blanket in less time that it takes to decide on the colors! 

This is an easy pattern that only uses a variation of double crochet, so a beginner could tackle this pretty easily. The hook size used makes this a dense and squishy blanket; if you would like yours a little more drapey, try using a larger hook; Some of my testers used worsted weight yarn with a K hook. Just keep in mind that your yarn usage will vary.

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Difficulty level: Easy

 

A video tutorial is available at: https://youtu.be/4rGyjrTB-78 

and at the bottom of this pattern.

 

Written in US Terms

 

Stitches & Abbreviations Used:

Beg: Beginning

CC: Contrasting Color

Ch: Chain

Dc: Double Crochet 

Dc3tog: Double Crochet 3 Together - Worked over 3 sts [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 3 times (4 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through all loops on hook —2 stitches decreased

MC: Main Color

Pc: Popcorn (When working Pc, do NOT ch 1 to close the st) Work 5 double crochet (dc) stitches in the same stitch, drop the loop from your hook, insert your hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the first double crochet of the group, grab the dropped loop with your hook, as well as the dropped CC and pull it through the stitch, do NOT ch 1.

Rep: Repeat

Sk: Skip

Sl St: Slip Stitch

St: Stitch

Tch: Turning Chain

Materials:

Size I (5.5mm) Crochet Hook

Hayfield Bonus DK Yarn 100g / 3.5 oz; 100% Acrylic; 280 m / 306 yds  in colors:

    (MC) Color #993 - Aran:  4.5 skeins / 450g; 1377 yds / 1260 m

    (CC-A) Color #957 Primrose: 0.5 skein / 50g; 153 yds / 140 m

    (CC-B) Color #585 Petal Pink: 0.5 skein / 50g; 153 yds / 140 m

    (CC-C) Color #959 Lilac Purple: 0.5 skein / 50g; 153 yds / 140 m

    (CC-D) Color #730 Ice Blue: 0.5 skein / 50g; 153 yds / 140 m

    (CC-E) Color #956 Mint Green: 0.5 skein / 50g; 153 yds / 140 m

Tapestry Needle and Scissors

 

Measures: 29” x 35” (73.7 cm x 88.9 cm) without fringe

 

Gauge: Working Dc with two strands of yarn held together, 12 sts x 7 rows = 4”

Gauge isn’t very important, however your yarn quantity will vary depending on your gauge.

 

Notes: 

  • Two strands are held together at all times, with MC being one strand throughout, except for when making the Popcorn stitch.

  • Pattern may be made wider by adding stitches in multiples of 14 (+2 for base chain)

  • Stitch count of 98 sts will be the same on every row

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Directions:

With two strands of MC, ch 100

 

Row 1 (RS): Sk 2 ch (counts as dc), 2 dc in next ch, *1 dc in ea of next 3 ch, [over next 3 ch, work dc3tog] twice, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch, [3 dc in next ch] twice; rep * across ending with 3 dc in last ch, turn.

 

Row 2 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same st, *1 dc in ea of next 3 sts, [over next 3 sts, work dc3tog] twice, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, [3 dc in next st] twice; rep * across ending with 3 dc in tch; cut one strand of MC and join Color A; turn.

Row 3 (RS): [On this row, you will use only the CC for the Popcorn stitch and then the 2 strands throughout the rest of the row]  Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same st, *1 dc in next st, using only CC work 1 pc in next st, using both strands work 1 dc in next st, [work dc3tog] twice, 1 dc in next st, using only CC work 1 pc in next st, using both strands work 1 dc in next st, [3 dc in next st] twice; rep * across ending with 3 dc in tch; turn.

 

Row 4 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same st, *1 dc in ea of next 3 sts, [work dc3tog] twice, 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, [3 dc in next st] twice; rep * across ending with 3 dc in tch; turn.

Continue repeating rows 3 and 4 in the following sequence:

  • With MC and CC-A: Rep rows 3 and 4 twice more

  • With MC: Rep rows 3 and 4 once

  • With MC and CC-B: Rep rows 3 and 4 three times 

  • With MC: Rep rows 3 and 4 once

  • With MC and CC-C: Rep rows 3 and 4 three times

  • With MC: Rep rows 3 and 4 once

  • With MC and CC-D: Rep rows 3 and 4 three times

  • With MC: Rep rows 3 and 4 once

  • With MC and CC-E: Rep rows 3 and 4 three times

 

Final two rows will be using MC strands held together & will not involve Popcorn sts

Repeat row 4 twice; do not fasten off, turn

Border (RS facing):

  1. Working along the top edge, repeat row 4; do not turn, instead rotate the blanket so that you’re working down the long edge.

  2. Work 1 more dc where the last 3 dc were just made, work dc in next st and evenly down the side; do not turn, rotate blanket so that you’re working along the lower edge.

  3. (When working this section, it’s helpful to put a stitch marker where the first “point” of the blanket is, that way if you’re off count at all, you can adjust by adding or decreasing a dc as needed) Over the next 3 sts, work dc3tog, 1 dc in ea of the next 3 sts (you should be at the point of the pattern), *[work 3 dc in next st] twice, 1 dc in ea of the next 3 sts, [work dc3tog] twice, 1 dc in ea of the next 3 sts; rep * to the last “point” of the bottom edge. Work [3 dc in next st] twice, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, dc3tog over next 3 sts.

  4. Work dc in first st (where the last of the dc3tog is) and evenly down the side ending with a sl st in the top of beg ch-3.

 

Fasten off and weave in all ends. This is when I wash and block the blanket, prior to adding the fringe.

Fringe:

Cut 4 strands that are 18” long for each point of the blanket on the shorter edges. I used 2 strands of the MC and 2 strands of a contrasting color, but feel free to get creative. Attach 4 strands to each point; then measure the fringe to 6” and trim.

 

 

A huge thank you to my wonderful testers! 

Please show them some love on Instagram @radarandmomma, @gypsyinrhapsody, @designsbydali and @restless_philomath

 

Please tag me on your finished blanket @handmadebystacyj and #handmadebystacyj - I’d love to see it!

 

This pattern is ©2021 Handmade by Stacy J.  You are welcome and encouraged to gift or sell your projects made from this pattern. However, you may not sell or distribute this pattern, it’s images or content in any way; please direct your followers to the pattern link instead. If you choose to purchase your yarn through my affiliate link, please know that you will be allowing LoveCrafts to pay me a small commission. Thank you!!