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Crochet Ripple Afghan

Have I shown you the beautiful afghan that my mom made Maddie?

orange and aqua crochet ripple afghan freshstitches

I just love it! It’s in my favorite colors!

freshstitches chevron afghan

She used Knit Picks (either Brava or Comfy Worsted… I can’t tell because it looks like the aqua color has been discontinued!) and a size I hook. I bought her a Caspian Crochet hook (because she was wearing the paint off of her aluminum hook) and she loved it!

freshstitches aqua and orange afghan

My mom doesn’t read crochet patterns (yes, I fully appreciate the irony in that- given that my job is to teach people to read crochet patterns!), but the stitch she used is very similar to the classic back loop ripple stitch.

There are lots more inspirational chevron photos on my Crochet Afghan Pinterest board… so many color combinations you can do with this stitch to get a great blanket!




  1. Dee Hutchinson SAYS...

    My mom made these for years and years. Then I started making them. Can’t even count how many. They are fun to make and everyone loves them. I’ve done them from dog bed size to queen

  2. Jann Webb SAYS...

    When I first started crocheting my Freshman year in college (many years ago since I will be 64 this month), I was trying to do that same pattern. One side went in and the other side went out. Now that I know what stitch to stop and turn at, I should try it again. It has been a favorite pattern for years!

    • Hahaha! I’ve been there before 🙂

  3. I love this afghan that your Mum made – it’s beautiful! I love the stitches she has used and the colours too. I would love to make something like that. Do you recommend any patterns or stitches that a beginner could use to make an afghan?

    • This one is pretty good for beginners. I like playing with the colors to jazz up a pretty simple pattern. You could do the same by skipping the ripple and just sc-ing back and forth. Add stripes and it’d be great 🙂

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  5. Theres SAYS...

    It is beautiful. If it is brava, I’d guess cornflower, peacock (two of my favourite colours) and caution.