Springtime Ripple Afghan

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This bright, imaginative afghan is a must-make blanket for any child’s room. You could even drape it over a solid-colored couch for an extra dose of color.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 44” x 56”

Gauge: 4 rows = 3”; 6 dcs = 2”

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (100% acrylic; 160 yards [146 meters]/85 grams): #0706 Perfect Pink (1 skein), #0718 Shocking Pink (1 skein), #0530 Orchid (1 skein), #0624 Tea Leaf (1 skein), #0320 Cornmeal (1 skein)
Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) hook or size needed for gauge

Pattern

Row 1 (RS): With perfect pink ch 138, dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of next 5 chs, *3 dcs in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 6 chs, skip 2 chs, 1 dc in each of next 6 chs, rep from * across ending work 1 dc in each of last 7 dcs, turn.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 3, (skip 1 dc, 2 dcs in next dc) 3 times, *skip 1 dc, 3 dcs in next dc, (skip 1 dc, 2 dcs in next dc) 3 times, skip 2 dcs, 2 dcs in next dc, (skip 1 dc, 2 dcs in next dc) 2 times, rep from * across ending skip 1 dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dcs, *3 dcs in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 6 dcs, skip 2 dcs, 1 dc in each of next 6 dcs, rep from * across ending skip 1 dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 4: Repeat Row 2.
Row 5: Repeat Row 3.
Row 6: Join tea leaf with slst in first st, ch 2, skip 1 dc, continue with Row 2, fasten off and turn.
Row 7: Join cornmeal with a slst in first st, ch 2, skip 1 dc, continue with Row 3, fasten off and turn.
Row 8: Repeat Row 6.
Row 9: Join shocking pink with a slst in first st, ch 2, continue with Row 3.

Color Scheme

Continue pattern as follows for a total of 69 rows:
(5 rows perfect pink, 1 row tea leaf, 1 row cornmeal, 1 row tea leaf, 5 rows shocking pink, 1 row tea leaf, 1 row cornmeal, 1 row tea leaf, 5 rows orchid, 1 row tea leaf, 1 row cornmeal, 1 row tea leaf ) two times
(5 rows perfect pink, 1 row tea leaf, 1 row cornmeal, 1 row tea leaf, 5 rows shocking pink, 1 row tea leaf, 1 row cornmeal, 1 row tea leaf, 5 rows orchid) one time

Edging

With tea leaf and WS facing work along straight edge starting at bottom, 2 sc in first dc, [ch 1, 2 scs in next dc] across and fasten off.
Work along opposite edge starting at top, 2 sc in first dc, [ch 1, 2 scs in next dc] across and fasten off.
Weave in all ends and trim. yarn ball

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