June 28, 2009

SmoothFox's Beginner's Round Ripple - Free Pattern


Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFox ©2009Version 5.



Red Heart Super Saver 4 ply Worsted Weight
Color A - Turqua (1 skein, 7 oz, 364 yards)
Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice
Color B - White (1 skein, 7 oz, 364 yards)
Red Heart Super Saver 4 ply Worsted Weight
Color C - Light Teal (1 skein, 7 oz, 364 yards)


Skill level – Advanced Beginner
Size I - 8 - 5.50 MM
Yarn Needle

SPECIAL STITCHES:
V-stitch: (dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated ch sp or between 2 stitches indicated.

Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in indicated ch sp.

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http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/free-smoothfoxs-beginners-round-ripple

Note: Color changes are an individual’s preferences. I only list the changes in color in this pattern up to round 6. After round 6, I don’t tell you where I changed colors. Use your own discretion and preferences, just enjoy playing around with different color combinations.

INSTRUCTIONS:

Using color A ch 4, join with a slip st in 4th ch from hook to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3, dc in ring, ch 2, *(2 dc, ch 2) repeat from * 4 more times in ring; join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. Finish Off. (12 dc, 6 ch-2)

Round 2: Using color B join with slip st in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp, ch 1, *(shell, ch 1) in ch-2 sp, repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. Finish off. (24 dc, 6 ch-1 sps, 6 ch-2 sps)

Round 3: Using color C join with a slip st in any ch sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same ch sp, *shell in next ch sp, repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. Finish off. (48 dc, 12 ch-2 sps)
Round 4: Using color B join with a slip st in 2nd dc of any shell, ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp, dc in next st, sk next 2 sts, *dc in next st, shell in ch-2 sp, dc in next st, sk next 2 sts, repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. (72 dc, 12 ch-2 sps)

Round 5: Slip st into next st, ch 3, dc in next st, *V-st in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 2 sts, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, repeat from * around, sk last 2 sts; join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. Finish off. (72 dc, 12 ch-2 sps)

NOTE: In this and all rounds you wish to change yarn colors, join new color with a slip stitch ONE stitch to the left of the slip stitch you just completed which joined the last round together and then you finished off.

UPDATE: As you start a new color of yarn, work the round in back loops throughout the round. After this initial yarn color change, work the rounds using both loops until you change yarn colors again.

Round 6: Using color A join with a slip st ONE stitch to the left of the slip st that you just completed when you joined the last round together, working in back loops throughout the round, ch 3, dc in BL of next st, *shell in next ch-2 space, dc in BL of next 2 sts, sk 2 sts, dc in BL of next 2 sts, repeat from * around, sk last 2 sts; join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. (96 dc, 12 ch-2 sps)

Round 7: Slip st into next st, ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *shell in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 3 sts, skip 2 sts, dc in next 3 sts, repeat from * around, sk last 2 sts; join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. (120 dc, 12 ch-2 sps)

Round 8: Slip st into next st, ch 3, dc in the next 3 sts, *V-st in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 4 sts, sk 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts, repeat from * around, sk last 2 sts; join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. (120 dc, 12 ch-2 sps)

Round 9: Slip st into next st, ch 3, dc in next 3 sts, *shell in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 4 sts, sk 2 sts, dc in next 4 sts, repeat from * around, sk last 2 sts; join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. (144 dc, 12 ch-2 sps)

Round 10: Slip st into next st, ch 3, dc in next 4 sts, *shell in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 5 sts, sk 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts, repeat from * around, sk last 2 sts; join with slip st in top of beg ch-3. (168 dc, 12 ch-2 sps)

Pattern continues repeating rounds as pattern established always working 1 round with V-st, and 2 rounds with a shell. Continue repeating rounds 8, 9 and then 10. This will allow your blanket to lay smoother and not increase so quickly.

The number of DC will increase on each round as you work stitches in the ch-2 spaces.

Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com ©2009

This pattern has been tested. Please notify me of any pattern corrections. I will answer any and all questions you may have with the instructions. Do not plagiarize this pattern. All patterns are my original designs. Please do not re-sell my patterns or give them away for free or post my patterns on the Internet. You may sell items you make from my patterns at craft fairs, fund raisers or custom orders for friends and family but please do not sell finished items on the internet without my written permission. Do not claim designs as your own.

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18 comments:

Debra said...

Your Round Ripple is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. This is my first visit to your blog. I found you through ravelry. I did sign up as a follower, under the name Debra. :)

shericrochet said...

I will try your round ripple pattern when I make my next one. I really like how you did the center.

I clicked on your pattern thru the Ravelry pattern page. I follow your blog via my google reader & I think I have your blog linked on my link page of my blog, too (if not, I need to!).

Thanks for the lovely pattern & pics!

Sheri

Bailey said...

I'm Bailey. I found your blog hunting for a new pattern through Google. I'm not yet signed up as a follower.

I'm planning on making this pattern, but using a rainbow pallette of yarns to create a beautiful "pride" afghan. How many skiens did you use for your afghan? I just want a good starting number for my guesstimate. :)

Thanks for the lovely free patterns!

--Bailey

Bailey said...

Hi, I'm Bailey and I found your site through Google. I'm going to be making a Pride afghan with this pattern and rainbow colored yarns. Approximately how many skeins did you use?

Thanks,
Bailey

Bailey said...

Following you on Twitter now! :)

Marie Anne said...

Love this pattern! Gave you some link love here, so hope it brings you a few more followers.

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Anonymous said...

I do like this pattern very much, however, you do not say how big it is, when it's done!!! Maybe you should say how big it is, would make it a lot more easy, to know exactly how big it is.

elysabeth said...

I'm curious as to your finished size on this. I may use it for my afghan drawing one year down the road - just collecting patterns right now (it's for a state-book related giveaway I'm doing related to the JGDS, 50-state, mystery, trivia series). It doesn't seem that only three skeins of yarn will be very big but then again, one never knows - lol. Thanks - E :)

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Mitu said...

I love this pattern & especially the lovely colors.

Gone start making one this weekend .

SmoothFox said...

This blanket can be made as large as you'd like it made.

Donna

Donna T said...

I love this pattern, have made several with different types of yarn; in different sizes. Thank you so much for posting it!

Indianka said...

Wow! I ma going to try this pattern too! Starry one !:) Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I want Donna's pattern for the ripple afgan that looks like a spider man afgan but can't find it to purchase, I see the others.. can someone help me please? enchanting45@hotmail.com if you can send me the link to order that pattern please? Thanks

Unknown said...

So what would round 11 look like? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hi. I was wondering how big your blanket turned out using these three skeins. I want to make a blanket for my little brother that he'll be able to use for years to come, so I need it to be a certain size. If I know how big yours was with your 3 skeins, I can figure out how many skeins I need for the size I want. Thanks so much!

Christa said...

Just starting mu first round ripple and I found this site...I love your patterns and am following you now! I would like to test patterns...knit or crochet!

Anonymous said...

Hi. Can you explain to me about the shell you mentioned? It looks exactly like I used for my Granny Square? Is that same way I used? You can email answer to my email address: sontraheil@hotmail.com

Lori Thorne said...

Hi! I just found your pattern via AllFreeCrochet.com and Facebook! I would be interested in becoming a test crocheter if you still need some! My email address is: writerprincess5667@gmail.com. Thanks so much for the free pattern! Can't wait to make this afghan! :-)

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