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Filet Blocks Ripple Blanket

16 November 2012

This is a very simple filet crochet ripple pattern. This blanket can be made in a solid color or in as many colors as you wish. The example is made in worsted weight acrylic yarn.

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 Small33.5344.716.39908.56
Small4053.3323.331293.33
Medium46.4761.9731.51745.86
Large52.9570.640.882266.15
Extra Large59.4279.2351.492854.2

Materials: Worsted weight yarn Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook

Abbreviations:
ch = chain
dc = double crochet

Special stitches:
dc3tog – double crochet 3 stitches together (uses three stitches, decreases by two stitches) – [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.
dec – Decrease 3 stitches – yo, insert hook in next stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo, skip next stitch, insert hook in next stitch, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

The beginning chain should be a multiple of 28 plus 5.

There is also a chart available for this pattern.

For these widths, start with this number of chains:

33.5″ = 145
40″ = 173
46.5″ = 201
53″ = 229
59.5″ = 257

After the first row, make all stitches in front loop.

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, ** 3 dc in next ch, dc in each of next 9 ch, dc3tog (uses next 3 ch), dc in next ch, dc3tog (uses next 3 ch), dc in each of next 9 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next ch. Repeat from ** across to last ch. Dc in last ch.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn. Dc in second dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, (ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc) four times, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dec (uses 2 dc and dc3tog), ch 1, skip 1 dc, dec (uses dc3tog and 2 dc), (ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc) four times, ch 1, skip 1 dc, (dc, ch1, dc) in next dc, ** ch 1, skip 1 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, (ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc) four times, ch 1, skip 1 dc, dec (uses 2 dc and dc3tog), ch 1, skip 1 dc, dec (uses dc3tog and 2 dc), (ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc) four times, ch 1, skip 1 dc, (dc, ch1, dc) in next dc. Repeat from ** across to last dc and turning ch. Dc in dc. Dc in top of turning ch.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn. Dc in second dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, (dc in ch, dc in dc, ch 1, skip ch, dc in dc) twice, dc in ch, dec (uses dc, ch and dec), dc in ch, dec (uses dec, ch and dc), (dc in ch, dc in dc, ch 1, skip ch, dc in dc) twice, dc in ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, ** dc in ch, (dc ch 1, dc) in next dc, (dc in ch, dc in dc, ch 1, skip ch, dc in dc) twice, dc in ch, dec (uses dc, ch and dec), dc in ch, dec (uses dec, ch and dc), (dc in ch, dc in dc, ch 1, skip ch, dc in dc) twice, dc in ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc. Repeat from ** across to last dc and turning ch. Dc in dc. Dc in top of turning ch.

Row 4: Ch 3, turn. Dc in second dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, (ch 1, skip ch, dc in dc, ch 1, skip dc, dc in dc) twice, ch 1, skip ch, dec (uses 2 dc and dec), ch 1, skip dc, dec (uses dec and 2 dc), (ch 1, skip ch, dc in dc, ch 1, skip dc, dc in dc) twice, ch 1, skip ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, ** ch 1, skip dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, (ch 1, skip ch, dc in dc, ch 1, skip dc, dc in dc) twice, ch 1, skip ch, dec (uses 2 dc and dec), ch 1, skip dc, dec (uses dec and 2 dc), (ch 1, skip ch, dc in dc, ch 1, skip dc, dc in dc) twice, ch 1, skip ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc. Repeat from ** across to last dc and turning ch. Dc in dc. Dc in top of turning ch.

Row 5: Ch 3, turn. Dc in second dc, 3 dc in next dc, (dc in ch, dc in dc) four times, dc in ch, dc3tog (uses dc, ch and dec), dc in ch, dc3tog (uses dec, ch and dc), (dc in ch, dc in dc) four times, dc in ch, 3 dc in dc, ** dc in ch, 3 dc in next dc, (dc in ch, dc in dc) four times, dc in ch, dc3tog (uses dc, ch and dec), dc in ch, dc3tog (uses dec, ch and dc), (dc in ch, dc in dc) four times, dc in ch, 3 dc in dc. Repeat from ** across to last dc and turning ch. Dc in dc. Dc in top of turning ch.

Repeat rows 2 through 5 until afghan is desired length. 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 stitich 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.

Edits:
5/22/13 – Changed row one to “in ch” from “in dc”.
2/18/15 – Added chart.

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

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53 Comments to “Filet Blocks Ripple Blanket”

  1. I like that your patterns offer a variety of sizes! Most advantageous! Thank you most kindly! (Now to decide which of your patterns to try first!!)

  2. I’m just starting this afghan, and everything is working so far, except I think there is an error in row 4. Just before the “repeat from **” it says ” ch 1, skip 1 dc, (dc, ch1, dc) in next dc”. I came to the skip 1 dc, and there’s a chain there, the middle of the (dc, ch 1, dc) from the previous row. So I just skipped the chain, and everything was right for the rest of the pattern section. I’m on row 5 now, and everything is fitting fine. I love this pattern! I’m doing it in DK in chocolate, olive, and turquoise. Can’t wait to do the next color!

  3. I have printed a copy of Filet Blocks Ripple Blanket and fell in love with the color used for this blanket. Would you please tell me the brand and color used for this?

    Thank you so very much

    Becky

  4. I am currently making this pattern for my mother and will be using different colors. Any suggestion on what row I should do the color change in?

    • I would suggest making color changes before or after row 5. You could do it a couple of different ways. If you want colors to have equal representation then you could always make the changes consistently before or after. If you want a main color and less of a secondary color or several secondary colors, then change to the main color before row 5, work 5 rows and change to a secondary color after a row 5, so that the row 5’s are in the main color.

  5. I’m Always Excited To See Your Name Come Up Amongst New Designs.
    Your Designs Can Be Counted On To Be Innovative And Beautiful And Still Do-able by Most Levels Of Crocheters Due To Your Clear Instructions.
    Good Technique And Understanding Of Your Craft Shine Through.

  6. Love this pattern and the color. I’ve printed it and hope to start soon..Ive used Michael’s brand yarn and like it. Thank you for sharing, I will let you know how I do, when I start my blanket….

  7. I have never done a ripple afghan before, my oldest daughter wants something rainbow and I thought this pattern would be perfect for a Rainbow ripple afghan. Starting now, she’ll be so excited!

  8. I like your pattern, but am confused in the 2nd row with the repeating on the double crochet sequence.
    (ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc) four times,
    Do you do the whole line 4x or just the section in the parenthese. I am used to seeing/reading the * part of directions in the pattern.
    thank you,

    • When I have a number of times after a parenthesis, then it is referring to repeating those steps in the parentheses that number of times. I use parentheses for things that are repeated within the larger repeating pattern. I use the ** nomenclature for the main repeat of the pattern.

  9. I am new to crocheting, and am just starting with this pattern. But I got a little confused. In row one at the end of ** it says dc in dc. Is that right? If that’s actually a thing then I will just need to look up how to do it. :) other than that I’m not having any trouble so far. Cant wait to get further along.

    • You may be new to crocheting, but you caught two errors in my pattern. Those were supposed to be in chains not double crochets. I have corrected it now. Thanks for letting me know.

  10. I have another question for you. At the end of the first row, it says to end with a dc. But what should be the stitch before that. I want to make sure I didn’t do too many or too little. Thank you. I believe I did a medium.

    • The third to last chain will have three dc in it. The next to last chain will have one dc in it. Then the dc in the last chain.

  11. Mama, I feel bad for keep having to bother you with questions. I am finishing up second row, and not sure what last few stitches should be. O just am trying to make sure that I do it right. I’m sure I’m going to have to google how to do the last one right. Ugh. I do fine til the very end. Then I second guess myself. Please help.

    • When you get to the end of row 2, you will have the 3 dc in one chain, a dc in a chain, and the turning chain. You will dc in the first of the 3 dc, skip one dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the third dc, dc in the next dc, and dc in the top turning chain.

  12. Row 2 has me confused…after you do the ch1, dc, ch 1 4 times and get the peak, it seems to me that there are some extra stitches or something…it doesn’t quite look right.

    • Extra stitches at the peak or in the pattern following the peak? Until you get a few rows so that the ripple can get a more fixed shape, the peaks can look ripply.

  13. I have worked this pattern up through part of row 4 and I’m not sure if I did something wrong or if there is an error. Right after the last (dc, ch1, dc) in the next dc, it says to repeat from **. When I start the repeat and get to the skip dc then (dc, ch1, dc) in next dc, there is a chain there. Any suggestions? I really love this pattern and can’t wait to continue.

  14. I have worked the afghan up through part of row 4 and have run into a problem. It was all fine up until I had to go to the repeat** It says to ch1, skip dc, (dc, ch1, dc) in next dc but there is a chain there. Did I make an error or miss something? Please let me know.

    • Where it says to ch1, skip dc is at the peak. On rows 2 and 4, there is a ch at each peak, but on row 3, there is a dc at each peak. Look across your row 3 and see if you have ch’s or dc’s at the peaks. It may just be one that you did a ch instead of a dc by accident.

  15. In row 2 it states dec (uses dc and dc3tog) right after this it states dec (uses dc3tog and dc). does this mean the same thing? I am confused by this. This is my first ripple afghan and I want to do this right. Thank you so much for all your help.

  16. This is my first ripple afghan. On row 2, what is the difference between “dec (uses 2dc and dc3tog) vs. dec (uses dc3tog and 2dc)? Also are the 2dc put in one stitch or 2?

    • The dec stitch is worked over 3 stitches from the prior row. When I say “uses” I’m talking about the stitches from the prior row that the dec stitch is worked over. I give these extra instructions as a check to make sure that the stitches are lining up correctly to form the ripples. Coming down from a peak into a valley, the first dec will be worked over two dc stitches first then ending on a dc3tog from the prior row. Coming out of the valley the next dec will begin on the dc3tog from the prior row and be worked over the next 2 dc stitches.

      Hopefully that also answers your next question. You aren’t working the 2dc stitches on this row, but working over them.

  17. I just wanted to let you know that I had found out why the pattern wasn’t going according to the instructions for me. On Jan. 10th, Jan S said that the last ch1, skip 1 dc, (dc, ch1, dc) in next dc before the repeat should read ch1, skip ch, (dc, ch1, dc) in next dc. You said that it was corrected in the pattern but it has not been. I just wanted to make you aware of that. Aside from that, I just love this pattern and am anxious to get further along with it. Thanks

    • Yes! I went back and looked at my edit history and I did change one occurrence on Jan 10, the occurrence before the repeat portion begins, but failed to change the one at the end of the repeat. Now I can really say it is fixed. Thanks for let me know.

  18. Hi, I was wondering if by chance you can help me find the loops & thread impeccable in the color Earth….been looking at Micheal’s on the web but I can not find the color…Please help if you can I do so love the color you used….

  19. I just started crocheting and this is my nect project. Beautiful blanet.Thank You

  20. :) hello! I am rather confused trying to get my second row started.
    I do not understand where the first dc goes or what you mean by dc chain 1 dc…
    Is this the same chain or the next? Please help me.

    • The ch 3 counts as a dc, so make your first dc in the second dc of the prior row. Then the next dc goes in the what was the first of three dc made in one ch of the first row. After that ch 1 and make another dc in that same dc.

  21. Hello, Just found your site. I love it. Cant wait to start the ripple Afghan. How do I subscribe to your website? Thank you, Sue

  22. On row 1 where it ends with 3 dc in next ch, dc in next ch. repeat from^^^ which is 3 dc in next ch. Does this mean I have 3dc 1dc 3dc at the peak?

  23. Hi there

    I’m confused about a spot in row 3

    Row 3: Ch 3, turn. Dc in second dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, (dc in ch, dc in dc, ch 1, skip ch, dc in dc) twice

    When it says (dc in ch,) in the part that you have to do twice, i have a dc instead of a ch. if I skip it to go to the ch the rest matches up until I get to the next peak where things don’t line up. Did I do something wrong in my previous row?

  24. The pattern is beautiful, as are all your work I have seen so far. This will be my first ripple, and I am a bit reluctant after reading all of the issues that have tripped people up. Should I start on a less difficult design?

    • I think this one is good first one. There have been many more that have successfully made this one without issue than have had questions about it. The key things to keep in mind with a ripple is that all the increases and decreases are matched so that there are a constant number of stitches on every row, that the increases line up vertically and the decreases line up vertically. Those concepts will help guide you and keep you on track. Once you learn the basic pattern, you should be able to continue to make it without reference to the pattern. Definitely ask if you have any problems. I will make sure you get through your first ripple. :)

  25. Hi there,

    I was wondering if you had a chart for this pattern? Thanks in advance!

  26. Another beautiful pattern. Just received my yarn order and started another MAMA’S pattern. I think this is my 5th or 6th afghan. I am selfish wish this was on video lol. I get lost sometimes :)

  27. Hi Mama
    I need some clarification on row 2 for the Filet Blocks Ripple Blanket. In row 2 it states dec uses 2dc and dec3 together. Does this mean that you should have 5 stitches on your needle. Can you please clarify for me. I really like your designs and will in time make a few more of them.

    Thank you

    • In the description of the dec in the “Special Stitches” section, you work across three stitches. The stitch combines three stitches into one. In the row instructions I’m specifying which three stitches you are working across. I do that as a double check so that your “peaks” and “valleys” stay lined up from row to row.

  28. Hey there, thank you for this great pattern! I just finished a big blanket with it and I’m mighty proud of myself! I added a project site and pictures to ravelry. I’m loving it. Will ship it as a surprise gift to my brother – hope he likes it too!

  29. Hello Mama,
    I have two questions. Is the pattern reversible? Does it make a difference whether or not I crochet in the front loop after row 1 or is that for a texture?

    Thank you

    • It is reversible. The front loop or both loops is up to you. My photo is an example of the front loop only, but it will certainly work with both loops if that is the finished look you prefer.

  30. What is the level of difficulty for this project?
    Also, can this afghan be made using two strands of yarn. What size hook would you use when using two strands of yarn. I’m a beginner and would like to attempt to make this afghan – it’s lovely.
    Thank you.

    • It’s somewhere between easy and moderate. Once you get going it gets easier. The main thing is the make sure the “peaks” and “valleys” stay lined up directly above the one of the prior row.

      I’d use a 10mm (N/P) hook with double yarn.

  31. Has the above pattern been corrected after answering the questions above? The pattern is dated 16 November 2012– the questions were after this date????

    • It is up to date, but thank you for mentioning this to me. I usually put an “Edits” section at the bottom of the pattern to indicate the dates and reasons for edits and had not done so on this pattern, so I added that now.

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