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Fans and Pansies Ripple Blanket

This is an original design but is reminiscent of what might have been made a century or two ago. It works well in a solid color or multiple colors.

The example is made in light worsted weight mercanized cotton.

Size: This blanket can be made any size. Five widths are given in the directions.

SizeWidth (Inches)Length (Inches)Ounces of yarnYards of yarn
Extra Small3141.3326.531367.76
Small41.254.9446.862416.2
Medium51.4168.5472.953760.95
Large61.6182.14104.775402
Extra Large71.8195.75142.357339.34

Materials:
Worsted weight yarn (see chart for amount)
Size H (5mm) crochet hook

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
ch sp = chain space
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet

Special stitches:
dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together (uses two stitches, decreases by one stitch) – [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times (3 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.
dc5tog – double crochet 5 stitches together (uses five stitches, decreases by four stitches) – [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 5 times (6 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.

The beginning chain should be a multiple of 52 plus 2.

For these widths, start with this number of chains:
31″ = 158
41.25″ = 210
51.5″ = 262
61.5″ = 314
71.75″ = 366

After the first row, make all stitches in both loops.

There is also a chart available for this pattern.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook, sc in the next ch, [skip 3 ch, (dc, ch2, 2dc, ch2, dc) in next ch, skip 3 ch, sc in next chain] twice, sc in each of the next 18 ch,  [skip 3 ch, (dc, ch2, 2dc, ch2, dc) in next ch, skip 3 ch, sc in next chain] twice, ** sc in next two ch,  [skip 3 ch, (dc, ch2, 2dc, ch2, dc) in next ch, skip 3 ch, sc in next chain] twice, sc in next 18 ch,  [skip 3 ch, (dc, ch2, 2dc, ch2, dc) in next ch, skip 3 ch, sc in next chain] twice. Repeat from ** across to last ch, sc in last ch.  Turn.

Row 2: Ch3, 2dc in first sc, sc in next sc, (4dc in ch sp, 4dc in next ch sp, sc in next sc) twice, dc in next 4 sc, 2 dc2tog (using next 4 sc), dc in next sc, 2 dc2tog (using next 4 sc), dc in next 4 sc, sc in next sc, (4dc in ch sp, 4dc in next ch sp, sc in next sc) twice, ** 5dc in next sc, sc in next sc, (4dc in ch sp, 4dc in next ch sp, sc in next sc) twice, dc in next 4 sc, 2 dc2tog (using next 4 sc), dc in next sc, 2 dc2tog (using next 4 sc), dc in next 4 sc, sc in next sc, (4dc in ch sp, 4dc in next ch sp, sc in next sc) twice. Repeat from ** across to last sc, 3 dc in last sc. Turn.

Row 3: Ch3, 2dc in second dc, 2dc in next dc, ch4, skip (sc, 3dc), sc in next two dc, ch7, skip (3dc, sc, 3dc), sc in next two dc, ch4, skip (3dc, sc), dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc2tog (using next 4 dc), dc in next dc, 2 dc2tog (using next 4 dc), dc in next 2 dc, ch4, skip (sc, 3dc), sc in next two dc, ch7, skip (3dc, sc, 3dc), sc in next two dc, ch4, skip (3dc, sc), ** (2dc in next dc) twice, dc in next dc, (2dc in next dc) twice, ch4, skip (sc, 3dc), sc in next two dc, ch7, skip (3dc, sc, 3dc), sc in next two dc, ch4, skip (3dc, sc), dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc2tog (using next 4 dc), dc in next dc, 2 dc2tog (using next 4 dc), dc in next 2 dc, ch4, skip (sc, 3dc), sc in next two dc, ch7, skip (3dc, sc, 3dc), sc in next two dc, ch4, skip (3dc, sc). Repeat from ** across to last 2 dc and turning chain, (2dc in next dc) twice, dc in top turning ch. Turn.

Row 4: Ch1, sc in first dc and in each of the next 4 dc, sc in ch4 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, sc in ch7 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, sc in ch4 sp, sc in each of (the next two dc, next two dc2tog, next dc, next two dc2tog, next two dc), sc in ch4 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, sc in ch7 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, sc in ch4 sp, ** sc in each of the next 9 dc, sc in ch4 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, sc in ch7 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, sc in ch4 sp, sc in each of (the next two dc, next two dc2tog, next dc, next two dc2tog, next two dc), sc in ch4 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, sc in ch7 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, sc in ch4 sp. Repeat from ** across to last 4 dc and turning ch, sc in last 4 dc, sc in top of turning ch. Turn.

Row 5: Ch3, 2dc in second sc, 2dc in next sc, dc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next sc, (4dc in ch sp, 4dc in next ch sp, sc in next sc) twice, 2 dc2tog (using next 4 sc), dc in next sc, 2 dc2tog (using next 4 sc),  sc in next sc, (4dc in ch sp, 4dc in next ch sp, sc in next sc) twice, ** dc in next 2 sc,  (2dc in next sc) twice, dc in next sc, (2dc in next sc) twice, dc in next 2 sc, sc in next sc, (4dc in ch sp, 4dc in next ch sp, sc in next sc) twice, 2 dc2tog (using next 4 sc), dc in next sc, 2 dc2tog (using next 4 sc), sc in next sc, (4dc in ch sp, 4dc in next ch sp, sc in next sc) twice. Repeat from ** across to last 5 sc, dc in next 2 sc,  (2dc in next sc) twice, dc in next sc. Turn.

Row 6: Ch3, 2dc in second dc, 2dc in next dc, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch4, skip (sc, 3dc), sc in next two dc, ch7, skip (3dc, sc, 3dc), sc in next two dc, ch4, skip (3dc, sc), dc5tog (using next 5 dc), ch4, skip (sc, 3dc), sc in next two dc, ch7, skip (3dc, sc, 3dc), sc in next two dc, ch4, skip (3dc, sc), ** dc in each of next 4 dc, (2dc in next dc) twice, dc in next dc, (2dc in next dc) twice, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch4, skip (sc, 3dc), sc in next two dc, ch7, skip (3dc, sc, 3dc), sc in next two dc, ch4, skip (3dc, sc), dc5tog (using next 5 dc), ch4, skip (sc, 3dc), sc in next two dc, ch7, skip (3dc, sc, 3dc), sc in next two dc, ch4, skip (3dc, sc). Repeat from ** across to last 6 dc and turning chain, dc in each of next 4 dc, (2dc in next dc) twice, dc in top turning ch. Turn.

Row 7: Ch1, sc in first dc, sc in next dc, skip 3 dc, (dc, ch2, 2dc, ch2, dc) in next dc, skip 3 dc, sc in ch4 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, 3sc in ch7 sp, sc in each of the next two sc, 4sc in ch4 sp, sc in dc5tog, 4sc in ch4 sp, sc in each of the next two sc, 3sc in ch7 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, sc in ch4 sp, ** skip 3 dc, (dc, ch2, 2dc, ch2, dc) in next dc, skip 3 dc, sc in each of the next 3 dc, skip 3 dc, (dc, ch2, 2dc, ch2, dc) in next dc, skip 3 dc, sc in ch4 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, 3sc in ch7 sp, sc in each of the next two sc, 4sc in ch4 sp, sc in dc5tog, 4sc in ch4 sp, sc in each of the next two sc, 3sc in ch7 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, sc in ch4 sp. Repeat from ** across to last 8 dc and turning ch, skip 3 dc, (dc, ch2, 2dc, ch2, dc) in next dc, skip 3 dc, sc in next dc, sc in top of turning ch. Turn.

Repeat rows 2 through 7 until afghan is desired length. End with a row 6 then complete these last two rows.

Next to last row: Ch1, sc in first dc and in each of the next 8 dc, sc in ch4 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, sc in ch7 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, sc in ch4 sp, sc in dc5tog, sc in ch4 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, sc in ch7 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, sc in ch4 sp, ** sc in each of the next 17 dc, sc in ch4 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, sc in ch7 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, sc in ch4 sp, sc in dc5tog, sc in ch4 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, sc in ch7 sp, (dc, ch2, dc) in each of the next two sc, sc in ch4 sp. Repeat from ** across to last 8 dc and turning ch, sc in last 8 dc, sc in top of turning ch. Turn.

Last row: Ch1, sc in first sc, sc in each of next 9 sc, (4dc in ch sp, 4dc in next ch sp, sc in next sc) twice, sc in next 2 sc, (4dc in ch sp, 4dc in next ch sp, sc in next sc) twice, ** sc in next 18 sc, (4dc in ch sp, 4dc in next ch sp, sc in next sc) twice, sc in next 2 sc, (4dc in ch sp, 4dc in next ch sp, sc in next sc) twice. Repeat from ** across to last 9 sc, sc in last 9 sc. Finish off and weave in end.

The blanket can be made in a solid color or can be made with any number of color changes. The best way to make a color change is to finish all but the very last pull through of the two loops of the last stitch of a row. Cut yarn with a few inches of tail and join with new color next to stitch. Pull new color through last two loops. Weave in ends.


Restrictions on the use of this pattern are available at http://stitcheryprojects.com/using-my-patterns/.

Afghans, Crocheted, My Patterns

181 Comments to “Fans and Pansies Ripple Blanket”

  1. WOW! WOW! Love it!

  2. Oh my gosh this is just gorgeous..I love it in the color youi selected!

  3. This is gorgeous! I can’t wait to try it.
    Thank you so much for sharing your great
    talent.

  4. I just love your patterns. I need to finish up my doily project so I can jump into an Afghan project!! Thanks!

  5. This Afghan is just beautiful. We have 7 ladies that meet every Tuesday and one had this pattern. We will all be making one, working on it each Tuesday. Thanks for your beautiful pattern.

  6. Am just finishing my 13th afghan of various designs and love this beautiful pattern. The design is unique and your instructions seem easy to follow. Thanks

  7. Bonjour to you and all,
    I love this pattern, so lovelly, but…but I can only follow diagrams, it is so much more e
    asy…, is there a diagram with this ?
    Merci beaucoup
    FleurBelge, 63 years old ,loving crochet from Belgium.

    • I have the same problem. Can’t read the pattern but show and tell still work at our age. Please let me know too.

    • FleurBelge, there is a chart in the instructions. It is in the beginning, the word “Chart.” It is highlighted, click on it and it will take you to the diagram instructions. I hope this helps you!
      Bev Curd

  8. This is just beautiful. I would love doing this up into a shawl. I’m going to crochet the Xsm size to get use to the pattern then change it to a shawl size. I just love the pattern. Thank you so much.

    • GREAT idea!!!!! It’s such a gorgeous pattern it would be a beautiful shawl! Please keep in touch with me when you do this. I might jump in with you and do one, too!
      Thanks!
      KG

    • I was thinking as well that it would be a gorgeous shawl. If you have success how about sharing the changes you made to make the pattern a shawl?

  9. Gosh! Your patterns are so lovely! I want to try so many. It’s like stepping back 100 years. I’m gonna be a busy girl…..

  10. Hey girls!
    This pattern is absolutely gorgeous. Can’t wait to try it!

  11. This is absolutely gorgeous. I really want to make it in a yarn weight lighter than worsted. Has anyone ever tried this?

  12. Beautiful pattern – can’t wait to crochet this one. Thanks!

  13. I have been searching for a pattern to use to make a bedspread for my queen-sized bed. This pattern is IT!!! I am finishing up one that has taken me 3 years to complete (made in granny squares which has been a super big mistake as I loathe stiching the squares together). The bedroom lamp I have makes it hard to find anything that I like that would repeat a suptle vine/flower combo and this blanket will work perfectly. THANK YOU for designing such a lovely pattern. In about a year or so I’ll post a picture of the completed project.

  14. Would be nice if you put your comments at the beginning of the patterns ( which I really love!!) because when I go to copy them for my senior friends , it uses a lot of ink. . This way I could get them copied without using all that expensive ink up!

    • There is a print button at the top of each of the patterns that will put the pattern on a page without the comments. It also formats them cleanly for printing.

      • I copy and paste into my Word program. I copy the picture and paste and then copy the directions and paste.
        This is just beatuiful. Will be awhile before I can start one as I am tring to get ready for a craft show.
        Betty Boop’s Love Knots

  15. Simply Beautiful!

  16. OMG, this thing is divine!!!!! Yes, it looks like it could be a very vintage design, but it also has a look of some middle eastern influence. I can’t imagine being able to come up with something like this pattern in my own head, or how many hours it must have taken. I’ve recently finished a very intricate pattern (crocheting, NOT designing!)in a solid color and don’t think I could handle another one any time soon, but I just had to tell you how much I love your work!
    KG

  17. Hello,
    Wow, I love this pattern. I am a new crocheter!
    Just been working on projects for 1 month and have completed
    4 baby blankets and a pair of fingerless arm warmers in a very Victorian pattern.

    Would you call this pattern an advanced crochet pattern?
    It appears to be. I love when the pattern states, easy, intermediate etc. Helps us newbies to progress and not pick something too hard and end up on completing a piece.
    Thanks ever so much for sharing your talent.
    Jan from Toronto, Canada

    • http://www.AllFreeCrochetAfghanPatterns.com has a link to it and they are calling it Intermediate. I think that is probably pretty accurate. A while back I talked to my web guy (husband) about adding the difficulting rating to the patterns. It is definitely on his to-do list. I shared your comment with him. Thanks for letting me know that would be a helpful upgrade.

  18. I just retired and have not crocheted for awhile and was looking for something that would peak my interest. This really does it for me. I cannot wait to get to the store and buy the yarn and make it. I have printed several other of your patterns to do. I wish I was as creative as you are and thank you so very very much for sharing your talent with us.
    Connie from Cleveland, Ohio

  19. Like everyone else, I think this is absolutely gorgeous! But you will probably be surprised why I am especially pleased by it. I love patterns which change often and require counting. Not only does it keep me from getting bored with the project, but my arthritic fingers don’t hurt as often as well. Bravo on a wonderfully designed afghan. I agree with another poster that it would make a wonderful shawl. (funny I can design other things…but don’t do well designing crochet patterns.) I wonder if it is because I have to keep stopping to write down precisely what I did?

    • I am with you. I prefer patterns that change often and require counting. I too get bored and get lost, unless I really have to concentrate. This pattern is going in my que of patterns that I want to make. (There are so many now!) This is gorgeous. I may have to keep this one for myself!

  20. This is just a marvelous patter I have done quite a few different ripple patterns but this is by far the most unique Will post when I have it done

  21. My jaw dropped when i saw this… So lovely!

  22. This is just beautiful. I will be doing one in a rich red and one in a champagne color. Thank you for sharing the pattern

  23. Really love this pattern! Have about ten projects to finish before I can start a new one, but this one is next on my list. Thanks for sharing.

  24. Love it. Will make it after I finish about ten projects in process. Thanks for sharing.

  25. I have stumbled upon your beautiful Patterns, and they are all very easy to read and work up wonderfully. I have been crocheting for a few years, and I haven’t wanted to try something different that granny squares, but with this one, I am going to venture out and try to improve my crocheting skills. Thank you so much for designing such wonderful projects. You now have a new faithful follower.

  26. What a gorgeous pattern. Hope to try it soon.
    Thank you so very much for sharing your talent with those of us who can only copy, not create.

  27. …and thank you for allowing changes to text size when printing. :)

  28. Love it. Will make it now, thanks for sharing :-)

  29. So beautiful. I want to try it. Thank you.

  30. Hello, I haven’t crocheted in about 9 years. I crochet quite well and haven’t forgotten anything. Thankfully. After seeing this beautiful cover, I am picking up my hooks again! Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you! I’m not sure how long it will take me,
    but I will get 1 done in a deep, rich red.

  31. Please tell me where I can find this yarn. Love the color but cannot find any worsted weight cotton. Thank you! Love the beautiful pattern and can’t wait to make it! Thank you for sharing it.

  32. How do we get the chart that you say is available?

    This is a beautiful pattern!

    Melba

  33. I think this will have to be my Christmas holidays project.
    Love pansies and putting them with fans is a great idea.

  34. This is beautiful. I love the pattern and the color you chose. Thanks for sharing.

  35. Adelaide Abdur-Rahman

    Never have I seen this. Must try to make it.

  36. michelle kessinger

    This is a gorgeous pattern and as soon as I have the funds, it will be my next afghan. While I have crocheted numerous items and afghans, I’m still not very savvy about the various yarns, and would like to get a better idea of amounts needed for different types of yarn for this. ALSO – i just visited a new Hobby shop in my town and saw a yarn that would just GLOW to make this into a shawl – lol – saw others had the same idea. If anyone is more experienced and has some specifics, I’d appreciate the advice. good luck everyone…
    michelle

  37. I would so love to do this as a queen size coverlet – as a design over a plain summer blanket using materials as shown – how would this affect the size and what size hook did you use? this would be soo perfect – it’s really beautiful!

  38. (i would also need the amt. needed for around a queen size) and thank you so much – Sue

  39. karenblair/fredwinchester

    thank thank you once again for a most awesome pattern. we love victorian style things. we also love many of your other patterns and will send some pics when we complete them(and learn how to photo/send them). his ripple blanket is the best yet.thanks again. karenb/fredw

  40. Just Beautiful
    Going to try it as a my nephew wedding gift

  41. Beautiful afghan! Just downloaded/printed out the pattern and can’t wait to get started. Noticed in the instructions that there was a chart available however, when I click on it nothing happend. How can I get a chart for this pattern/afghan? (I find it much easier to use a chart)
    Would really appreciate if you could send me one.

  42. This is so beautiful, and looks very Victorian. I can’t wait to make it. The purple is absolutely perfect!

  43. Love it.
    Just done a rough some rough sums, you would need nearly 41 x 100g balls, for the X large size.
    Would love to do it for my bed, thou I think its a bit out of my budget

  44. Hi Mama! I just looked at all of your beautiful designs here & on Ravelry. I can’t believe they are all free. Your directions are very clear especially the pictures for the different stiches. I have been crocheting and knitting for a long time and your designs and directions are better than some of the books out there that cost $20 and more. Thank you so much for all of these beautiful patterns. I am going to try to make all of them. God bless you and your hands!

  45. can this beautiful afghan be made a (3) worsted weight yarn rather than the mercerized cotton and which measurements would i use for a double bed and/or a queen size bed. this is beautiful and will make a wounderfull heirloom gift.

    • The mercerized cotton yarn I used is worsted weight, so any worsted weight yarn should work great and be fairly close for gauge.

      Measurements for bedspreads vary depending on how long you want it to hang on the sides. I’ve seen double from 80 to 90 inches wide and queen from 90 to 100 inches wide.

      For these widths, use these beginning chain counts:
      82 inches – 418
      92 inches – 470
      102 inches – 522

  46. I absolutely adore this pattern, thank you SO much. I am planing to make one for my granddaughter. She would love it in pink I am sure :)

    Thank you again

  47. I love, love, love love, this. I have five sisters plus my mom in the nursing home and I know exatly what each of them gonna get for christmas. WOW!

  48. This reminds me of a doily….beautiful!

  49. This is lovely!!!!

  50. I am using your pattern to made a neck scarf using Bucilla’s bedspread weight cotton thread. I have just started and so far it is very elegant. You have created a lovely pattern.
    Thank you!

  51. I seem to be having problem following the pattern. Everytime I get to the second row, I have to keep re-starting. Not sure what I’m doing wrong

  52. I absolutely love how this looks and I am trying to make it now, but I’m having a couple issues with the pattern. Hopefully I can get it to work out! I am in love with this :D

  53. I have been waiting to find the perfect pattern for a friend going through intense chemotherapy. I told her I was going to make her an afghan to take with her when she goes for treatments. Nothing seemed “just right” – until now. This is beyond PERFECT!!! I’ve already ordered my yarn (deep purple – her request). I will take a picture and send it when it is complete. She should have it for Christmas (or sooner – if I get done with finals in time). I cannot wait to make this. I think it will become my favorite “go to” pattern.

    Several others here are just as stunning, and I cannot wait to do them as well!

    I’m an overnight caretaker for my 91 yr old parents; crocheting is a PERFECT past time for me. :)

  54. Can you help? I made this beautiful blanket for my daughter for Christmas. It really is gorgeous in a golden maize color. However, I wished I had made it wider. Any ideas on an edging that would increase the size and compliment this wonderful pattern? I would like to widen about 8 inches.

  55. A very lovely pattern and many thanks!!

  56. I love ripple afghans but I think this is the prettiest I have ever seen. I think it would make a beautiful shawl.

  57. I think this would also make a gorgeous scarf. Lovely pattern,

  58. OMG, this is a really outrageously beautiful pattern. Thank you so much for all of your patterns. You create masterpieces. Thank you again!

  59. I loved this pattern. I made one using 3 colors of Caron yarn. I would send a picture but I gave the finished afghan away. The colors used: Country Blue, Off white and pale yellow. They live near the ocean in the South so those colors look really good in their home and atmosphere. Fun to crochet. Thank you for sharing your pattern.

  60. I think your pattern look good but i am haveing problem with row 2 can’t understand your instruction when you say 2dc2tog in the next 4 sc need help.
    Bruce

  61. This is so beautiful! I just stumbled across it but know it is one pattern that I will definitely make. The design is stunning. You should get a book published with some of your gorgeous designs and. Put this one on the cover. It would fly off the shelves!

  62. If possible to answer please,what does multiple of 52 + 2 mean!!!!!!! I know for as many years that I have crocheted I have never figured out what that means. Have just walked away from pattern. I just cannot walk away from this one. It’s, as everyone has been telling u it’s too beautiful.

    • The nice thing about my patterns is that you don’t have to understand the multiples/plus amounts given to use my patterns because I do the calculations for you. Most patterns give a number of chains to start with, but that number of chains can be modified to change the width of the blanket. The multiple is the number of initial chain stitches that are used in the repeat of the pattern. So by adding or subtracting that multiple to or from the initial chain, you can make the blanket narrower or wider. The plus amount is the number of additional chains that aren’t part of the repeat.

      The smallest size I have on this blanket has 158 initial chains. This is 3×52 which is 156 plus 2, so 158.

      Hope that helps.

  63. Love this pattern. I was looking for an afghan that was a little more special for a wedding gift. I think I found it. Thanks for sharing your pattern.

  64. How should I be ending up the First row? I’ve done it three times and every time it’s different. Help

  65. I can’t wait to begin this blanket!! I have to finish another baby blanket for my “grandson to be” before I attempt anything else. This pattern is gorgeous!

  66. Want to say thank you for the beautiful fans and pansies. You do beautiful work and thank you for sharing it with us. I can’t wait to start working on it. Do you happen to know where if at all possible I can get a crochet pattern for a cable pull on sweater, My granddaughter wants one she is 12 years old. Everything is knit cable I wonder why that is.
    keep making beautiful crochet!!
    Thank you ,Thank you

  67. Your fans and pansies pattern is just beautiful. Although I’ve made ripple patterns before, but nothing that was as challenging or beautiful. I am up to row 3 and in the 3rd row of instruction where it says “(using next 4 dc), dc in next 2 dc, ch4, skip (sc, 3dc)” I find, after ripping it out 3 times, that I am still in the “straight” part with 4 stitches left before I get to the pansies part. There is no (sc, 3dc) to skip….I’m not sure what I am missing….should I be doing 1 double crochet in each stitch or 2 dc2togs in those stitches until I get to where the single crochet begins the pansies?
    Thank you for your help! :-)

    • I’m so sorry you are having trouble. When you are working row 3 across the completed row 2, the “straight” parts should have 13 stitches in them. Let me know if yours don’t because then we need to see what happened on row 2. In the straight parts of row 3, you will “use” these 13 stitches with 2 dcs, 2 dc2tog (uses 4), 1 dc, 2 dc2tog (uses 4), and 2 dcs.

  68. This is stunning. I have been crocheting since I was 6 years old, and that’s about 55 years now – this is the most beautiful ripple type stitch I’ve seen.

    Just beautiful!
    Donna

  69. THIS PATTERN IS BEAUTIFUL. I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE IT IN A SHAWL SIZE FOR MY SISTER’S BIRTHDAY.IF I DID IT AS 2X56+2
    STITCHES DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW WIDE THIS WOULD BE? ALSO, YOUR YARN HAS A NICE SHEEN. WHAT YARN DID YOU USE AND WAS IT MERCERIZED? THANK YOU

    • It’s a repeat of 52 plus 2 chains, so a two repeat width would take a chain of 106. This would be 20.75″ wide.

      I made mine with King Tut Knitting Fever which is a mercerized cotton yarn that does have a very nice sheen to it.

  70. Although my favorite afghan has always been the “Ripple”, this afghan is the most beautiful I have ever seen….This is next on my list to make….Thank you so much for sharing…
    Peace……………

  71. Pretty pattern. How can i make a shawl using the same pattern?

    • If you want to make a rectangular shawl, you just have to decide if you want the ripples at the sides or the top and bottom and just make it with the dimensions you want to do that. I eventually want to make a triangular shawl pattern with these elements, but haven’t had a chance yet.

      • A shawl would be beautiful!! I would like to make a rectangle shawl with the points on the short ends. I figure 20″ x 72(?). I am horrid at math (horrid is an understatement). Would you help me in figuring how much DK Cotton, how many stitches & hook size. ANY help will be highly appreciated. Regards.

  72. Lovely pattern beautiful

  73. patricia peterson

    i talk to my granddaughter on easter. she wanted a new afghan in purple and when i saw this afghan i knew this was the one. it beautiful. bring on more.

  74. very very pretty and elegant!

  75. This is just such a beautiful and intriguing design. Having the luxury of a chart as well, is just the cherry on top.

    Thank you for sharing and for the pure pleasure of seeing this as a finished product once i’m done.

    What a gift.

    Blessed be

  76. Thank you so very, very much for offering your patterns for free. I appreciate it!

  77. GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS

    Thank you for sharing your designs.

  78. I love this pattern! I’m making it for my niece, who wants an afghan for her wedding gift. She wants dark purple & dark green–her favorite color, and his. I’m almost finished, and it looks great so far. I have a small suggestion, which you can ignore if you want. I had to frog and start over after I had almost four ‘sets’ of rows finished. When changing colors, the new color should begin with Row 7. I had started with dark green(Rows 1-7) and changed to the purple beginning with the first repeat of Row 2. After a couple or three color changes, I realized that the fan didn’t look quite right, so before frogging the whole thing, I did what I should have done to begin with–made a swatch. Changing the color at Row 7 instead of at Row 2 solved my issue. Please don’t think I’m being critical! I love your patterns! (I’ve tried writing mine down…heehee…don’t do that part very well.)

    • I agree that color changes should be made between rows 6 and 7. I’m sorry you had to frog and start over. :( I hadn’t actually said where the color changes should have been made, so thanks for pointing out where it should be.

      • I didn’t mean to be critical at all…the pattern is so pretty, I don’t know how many folks would stripe it. I had to so I could use both of their colors.

  79. Hi, first I just want to say that I love this pattern! I have been searching for a couple weeks for an easy yet elegant pattern to follow, and I finally found it!

    I am currently starting on Row 5 of this pattern. I ran into a problem.

    “Row 5: Ch3, 2dc in second sc, 2dc in next sc, dc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next sc, (4dc in ch sp, 4dc in next ch sp, sc in next sc) twice, 2 dc2tog (using next 4 sc)….”

    Following this exactly, it gives me only half a shell/fan. The other “dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, dc” in the previous row’s first sc {which is this row’s second sc on the previous row}, is left unworked by going to the next sc over, for there is no “sc” at the beginning shell/fan. If I follow the beginning of the pattern for the beginning of the row, it makes the work bow up and it just doesn’t look right, and I don’t see how a half a fan would work. Please help! Thanks! =D

    • There is just a half fan at the beginning and end of each row. I am confused about the rest of what you are describing after that. I have a chart of this pattern if that helps, or if you can send me a picture of what you have, maybe I will understand better.

  80. i am in the process of crocheting this beautiful afghan. your directions are explicit and require no figuring out. i especially enjoy the number of initial starting chains for the various sizes. i wish more patterns were written that way. am looking forward to making two more afghans from your site. thank you so much for sharing.

  81. Hi, thank you very much for this pattern.

    I’m doing a swatch (which may well turn into a scarf, hee) of 54 ch, and in row 2 I have too many sc from the 18 sc in row one (unless I skip 5 sc?)
    When I compared to the chart, it looks like the first (4 dc) before the first (2 dc2tog) should be (7 dc).
    Am I misreading this, or have I miscounted something from using only one 52 multiple?
    Thank you again!

    • I’m so sorry it took me a while to get back to you on this. There was an error in my chart which I have now corrected.

      The 18 sc in row one are actually 19 sc in a row because of the instruction that is done twice before the 18 sc. On row two, you skip the first and last of the 19 sc. With the 17 sc that you do stitch into, four on either end have single dc stitches, the four on either side of the center have two dc2tog, and the center has a dc.

    • Never mind, I re-did the swatch with 2×52 groups and it worked. I think maybe I skipped the second 2 dc2tog.

      Thank you for the pattern!

  82. Would it be possible to get a graph on this one?
    It is absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Thank you.

  83. This is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing :); you have many wonderful patterns here. But, I am seeing this one as a wonderful shawl!!

  84. Love this pattern! Thanks so much for sharing :-)

  85. Bonjour,

    c’est absolument Magnifique !!! j’adore, je ne sais si j’arriverai à le traduire mais bravo et, surtout, merci pour le partage.

  86. Thank you so much for such a beautiful pattern. You are very generous to share it with us

  87. I have used your patterns for afghans in the past. Each one turned out beautiful. I thought I was “afghaned-out” as I have made well over 2 dozen and have given most away as gifts. This one is just stunning!! Looks like I have one more to do. Thanks again for sharing your amazing talent!

  88. This is the prettiest ripple afghan I ever saw.

  89. I believe this would make a stunning table runner or cover; that being said I have just loads of size 10 crochet thread begging to be used for something as gorgeous as this…

  90. Just beautiful going to try it

  91. It is very nice, but i would have preferred to understand how t o crochet this work by means of a Diagram of the stitch, it would be easier unless for me.
    But , thanks a lot for the pattern.

  92. Can someone give me instructions in making this as a scarf, just one repeat wide?
    Thanks!,

  93. THANK YOU FOR THE PATERN

  94. On row 1, when you say single crochet in the next chain (twice). Do you mean single crochet twice in the next chain. Or single crochet in the next chain and the next. I did it the first one, but the pattern does not turn out. I am using 210 stitches. Please reply. thank you so, Love the pattern if I could do it.

    • In the several places that instruct “twice”, it is referring to the instructions between the preceding brackets (“[” and “]”). That may be the source of the problem if you were only repeating the last instruction in the brackets.

  95. I so loves this pattern, I was looking for a feminine pattern to crochet lapagans for my granddaughters, and think this is perfect. Thank you so much.

  96. It’s The most beautifull think that I have seen, I like The crochet sincera I was about5 thank you.

  97. I am going to tray tomate it. Thanks.

  98. I HAVE BEEN KNITTING & CROCHETING SINCE I WAS 5 YRS. OLD. I AM NOW 74 AND THIS PATTERN IS SIMPLY GORGEOUS. IT TOOK ME A FEW TIMES TO GET THE FIRST LINE RIGHT, BUT IT’S WORTH THE EFFORT. I TEACH KNITTING & CROCHETING IN THE CLUBHOUSE WHERE MY HUSBAND & I LIVE AND CAN’T WAIT TO SHOW THIS ONE OFF.

    ONCE AGAIN, THANKS

  99. Well I tried the pattern and I can’t really understand it and I have been crocheting since I was 12. The way it’s written is very confusing especially the “twice” parts. It’s unclear as to what your supposed to do twice. I am going to TRY to use the chart but I’m not really a chart follower. Good luck ladies…lol :)

    • I’m sorry this is confusing. If it helps, anything that says “twice” is referring to the instructions immediately preceding that are enclosed in parentheses.

  100. Greetings, How do i make a scarf with the Lovely Fans and Pansy Ripple Blanket pattern? It is so beautiful.

  101. This is absolutely Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this :o)

  102. I’m going to make this for a table at church that is 60 x 30, I would like the wavy edge to be on the 60 side. So looking at the pattern I would do the large width, and the extra small length, is that correct? All though I would like it to be hanging a bit more on the width. So maybe 68 wide and 38 long. Is it possible? I’ve been searching for a beautiful pattern, this looks lovely. Thank you for your time and talents!

    • looking at the instructions again, (I printed before reading, so the extra long was on the next page) I found the extra large width, so I think that will work. But I need to figure out how many ounces I need to order for the extra small length with the extra long width. I’m guessing the medium amount 72.95 oz?

      • I did some calculating, and yes, using the medium yarn amounts will give you the XL width with the XS length or maybe a few more inches in length which you may want. If you the yarn you are buying has yardage on the package, use that (3760.95) first before using ounces, since all yarns weigh different amounts.

  103. Frances Gelsosomo

    How can I get this pattern
    Can I get the pattern for fans. And pansies afghan mailed to me. Thank you

  104. I love this pattern, it is beautiful. have to try it

  105. Mom-
    This is amazing! I’m a beginner. Where does is it indicated on your patterns the level of talent needed to complete your project? Easy? Beginner? Intermediate? Advanced?

    I’m interested in starting a couple of your patterns, but I don’t want to slice my wrists when into the project finding that I’m over my head.

    • I need to add that to my patterns. It’s on my to-do list. I would call this one, the Fans and Pansies Ripple Blanket an intermediate. Many of my other ripple patterns are beginner patterns.

  106. I am in the process of making this throw. I am using a worsted weight yarn which, of course, is requiring more thread and throwing the size off a good bit. Just wanted to let those who might consider doing this pattern in a worsted weight to go down a size in the number of chains for your base. My version has ended up as wide as the length I wanted. However, I’ll just continue on as directed until I have the dimensions I want. My finished product will just have the waves going lengthwise rather than crosswise, and it will make for a warmer blanket.

  107. You are masterpiece yourself and your patterns…. I can’t even find the words! I’ve only tried two and (shame on me) I didn’t leave a comment on the first, which was a shawl, so I wanted to make sure that I told you how beautiful your work is. I’m doing this one is Caron Simply Soft Robin’s Egg and it is turning out gorgeous. I make all my afghans to give as gifts to a very large family and they will be fighting over who gets this one! You will be my go-to site for the future.
    Thank you so much!!!

  108. Mary Jane Williams

    You are amazing. all your patterns and the love you share with all of them. Just amazing. Awwwww

  109. I love it; THANK YOU for sharing it. It is so unusual & quite an elegant stitch. So many possibilities….

  110. I love pansies and ripple afghan patterns-this is the perfect pairing. Can’t wait to try the pattern!

  111. I was surprised to see a ripple pattern that I am impressed with. This is so nice, I am anxious to get started on one. Thank you.

  112. This is definately a shawl – I can see it! Thanks. I, too, love this for a ripple pattern. Aren’t many others I like in ripple. I can hear the oooohs and ahhhhhs already!

    Thank you so much!!!

  113. This is the ONLY ripple afghan I’ve ever liked. Just fabulous! Thank you.

  114. This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing & thank you for providing instructions for all the different sizes. I just love that.

  115. Will definately give this one a go, just beautiful.

  116. Love the stitch… I’m working on a striped color changing version and liking it. I’m normally not a fan of ripple afghans but this one is different.

  117. This also makes a gorgeous scarf. I am doing one in Zauberwolle and just four full “fans” (about 6 inches wide in an F hook) and it looks wonderful. Hopefully I get it done in time for the next snow (supposedly Sunday).

  118. I love this pattern. I cannot wait to make it.

  119. I taught myself to crochet and always made the ripple pattern, but in the past year I got more confident and tried doing easy patters. I did make some beautiful afghans, scarfs and little purses on my own without a pattern. I’m disabled and sometimes don’t have enough money for my medicine but sometimes people give me yarn. So I’m bringing all the things I made to the kids in the hospital at Christmas. However, if I get any more yarn I’m going to try this pattern. I think k it’s just beautiful. Thank you from an old nona.

  120. Beautiful pattern. Very anxious to begin.
    Appreciatively

  121. In your directions it says “after 1st row make all stitches in both loops” so how do I do the first row?

    Thank you , I can’t wait to try this pattern.

  122. Mama this one was tough. Tore the first 2-7 rows out and started over I don’t know how many times.. But the end result was well worth it. (Hint to anyone doing this: I had a sheet of paper nearby that I put listed just the row numbers and then crossed them off as I finished the row)

    Wish I could pop a pic of the finished product for you to see. Did it in Claret (burgundy), 64×68, and will be donating it as a raffle prize for local organization to honor National Telecommunications Week in April..

    Thanks so much!! Want to do it again for baby blanket too..

  123. I just want to thank you for this pattern. I’ve made six of them and one shawl over the past couple of years, in different colors and they all came out beautiful and the recipients loved them. I’ve been crocheting for over 35 years and I’ve never used a pattern so often or have enjoyed working on it more then this one. I keep getting drawn back to it. I made all of mine using Simply Soft because of the drape and sheen that it has. But I am intrigued that you used a cotton yarn. Since I haven’t made one of these for me, I’m thinking I’d like to try the cotton option. What did you use for yours?

    • I used Knitting Fever King Tut which is a shiny cotton. I think the sheen really emphasizes the details of the pattern.

  124. I love it!!!! This is one that is so different that I can’t wait to make it. Thank-you so much.

  125. Stunning pattern!! Two questions. Is there a picture of a completed blanket posted somewhere? Second, can your shawl be made with this ripple edging, or can it only be made with a straight edge? I found some fuschia King Tut yarn online which will used for my sister’s birthday.

    • Here is my completed blanket: http://blogs.thetucker.com/knit/files/fansandpansies600.jpg

      There are also a lot of examples of the completed blanket on the pattern page for this pattern on ravelry.com.

      I didn’t think there was an attractive way to make the shawl with the ripple edging. What some have done is to make a wrap with the blanket pattern. That gives the wrap two rippled sides which can be the top and bottom or the side edges as desired.

  126. I don’t read charts, too confusing to the eye, please include which rows are the repeat rows and what row to end pattern in. I’m not retired, have crocheted off and on since I was a child, but new to this website and your patterns. They are not only beautiful, but also exciting because of the lovely details. It’s going to be a great winter of crocheting.

    • After row 7 it says:
      Repeat rows 2 through 7 until afghan is desired length. End with a row 6 then complete these last two rows.

  127. This is a beautiful pattern. One of these days when I have some real time on my hands I am going to make this and this one will be mine. No one is going to get this but me.

  128. I just love this. Can’t wait to try it out. I am a big fan of afghans like this where I don’t get bored doing the exact same thing over and over!

  129. Absolutely gorgeous! Pinned.

  130. for people who just love to make afghans please make some for our soldiers out front.

  131. What a beautiful gift from a very talented artist. Thank You!!!
    Many Welcomed Blessings to you for your Generosity.

  132. Do you have a shawl pattern using this stitch? It is lovely!

  133. Your patterns are awesome. I am starting on this one next. I appreciate your chart of blanket sizes and yard requirements. That truly helps! Pattern directions are crystal clear and efficiently written. My thanks and complements!

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