Easy Ripple Afghan

Sunday I started crocheting the Easy Ripple Afghan and I am really pleased with how it’s coming along! It’s totally a coincidence that the colors I’m using are the same as the photo shown on the pattern page:

easy ripple afghan progress

The lighting in my living room wasn’t the greatest, but I’m using black, sage green, cream, olive, and then taupe before the color pattern will repeat. I’ve always liked these blankets and had no idea how easy they were to make! I cast-on (err… chained I guess) 130 stitches, which will make this a good size for a lap blanket:

easy ripple afghan - 2 days' progress

This one will probably go on the back of my rocking chair, but I’d like to make a larger one at some point for our couch. I bought the yarn a few months ago. I’d planned on knitting a bunch of squares and then piecing them together in a checkerboard-type pattern, but just one square seemed to be taking forever. In two days I’ve already made more progress with crochet. Anyway, just a quick update! And many thanks to Sara and Wendy for so quickly answering my questions over the weekend. You guys are great!


  1. Lisanne says:

    Oh my gosh!!! Carol, it’s beautiful!!! I can’t get over how quickly you picked up crocheting! I *love* the colors that you picked. I may commission you to make us a blanket sometime! Are you going to make a blanket for your daughter?

  2. Sara says:

    You are doing a great job, it looks good so far! 🙂 You need to make one for the girlie, Jess did that for Violet. Baby yarn is SO soft in afghans!

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