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Wavy Ripple Lapghan Pattern

Posted on July 24, 2013

This is my first wavy ripple project. I was inspired by Attic24 who did one of her beautiful colorful afghans using this stitch design. Here is a closeup of my wavy ripple pattern after I crocheted the stripes for one side of my lapghan.

I set out to crochet my lapghan to fit a person in a wheelchair. I wasn’t sure about the starting chain number of stitches I would need for the lapghan so I ended up doing a chain of 145 stitches for my base row. Well it’s a lot wide than I would have liked at 44 inches so I ended up doing this as a long lapghan that goes down and covers a person’s legs. I crocheted this lapghan working it in rows vertically for a total of 48 rows. I used a Bernat 14 oz pounder-style worst weight yarn in a clay color along with some scrap brown yarn for stripes.

Here is the finished photo of my wheelchair wavy ripple lapghan.

Free Crocheted Wavy Ripple Lapghan Pattern

Description: Wavy ripple wheelchair lapghan blanket

Hook: H (5 mm) crochet hook

Gauge: 2 rows = 1 inch; 7 stitches = 2 inches

Materials: Bernat 14 oz/400 g yarn in clay and 3 oz of worst weight brown

Finished size: 30 inches wide by 44 inches long (wavy going up and down)

Crochet pattern written in US crochet terms.

Instructions for starting:
Chain 145 for base row. Double crochet (DC) in the 3rd stitch from hook (counts as 1st DC). Then work a DC in each of the next two stitches.

Optional widths:
For lapghan with wavy ripple going side-to-side, chain 107 to start for a blanket 34 inches wide.
For baby blanket, chain 84 to start for a 25 inch wide blanket with the wavy ripple going side-to-side.

Each row begins with a Ch-3 and turn (counts as 1st DC). Then DC in the next two stitches, 2DC tog (together), 2DC tog, DC in each of the next 3 stitches, 2 DC in each of the next 2 stitches, then DC in each of the next 3 stitches. Just keep repeating the pattern until you reach the end of the row.

Wavy Ripple Stitch Pattern:
One DC, one DC, one DC, 2 DC Tog, 2DC Tog, one DC, one DC, one DC, 2 DC, 2 DC and so on until you reach the end. My lapghan row ends with 2 DC tog, 2 DC tog and then a DC in the last two stitches and in the top of the turning Ch-3. (Basically there are 2 DC in the last stitch as you have a DC in last stitch space and another in the top of the turning chain which other people have questioned me about. So to clarify, make sure you have 3 DCs in the end of each row before turning.)

For my color scheme in this project, I did 4 rows in the Bernat yarn in clay color, 2 rows in brown, 4 more rows in clay and finished the stripes with 2 more rows of brown. I crocheted then 24 rows in the clay colored yarn. Then went back to two rows of brown, 4 rows of clay, 2 more rows of brown and finished with 4 rows of clay. Total of 48 rows = 30 inches wide.

I had just a bit of the clay colored yarn left from my economy 14 oz skein of Bernat yarn. I think this lapghan is just the right length (44 inches) to cover a person’s lap and go down over their legs. Of course if you need a wider lapghan just do more rows using the middle color.

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7 Responses to “Wavy Ripple Lapghan Pattern”

  1. Andy
    Jul 27, 2013

    Cool design! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Crafty Witch
    Jul 28, 2013

    Next time, you can try a no chain ripple foundation. That way, you don’t have to guess at the width.

  3. Katie Vickson
    Jul 29, 2013

    This is beautiful! Thank you so much for this info!

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  5. Lee
    Dec 22, 2013

    This would make great lapghan for my husband’s birthday. Now I know what to do with that big bag of manly colored yarn.

  6. Peggy
    Jan 24, 2017

    I wish to make this pattern for a veterans’ home as a donation. Is that acceptable to you?

  7. Cindy
    Jan 25, 2017

    @Peggy – Yes absolutely and you can always use my patterns for charity and personal use. I just ask that the pattern not be used commercially or re-printed on the Internet. Best wishes on your project and thanks so much for supporting our veterans.


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