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Free Crochet Pattern: Ripple Effect Throw

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Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern #: L0279AD
Rating: ****3.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: One Size
About 48 x 60 in. (122 x 152.5 cm)


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Color (A)

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Color (C)

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*Homespun® (Article #790). 98% Acrylic, 2% Polyester; package size: 6.00oz/170.00 gr. (185yds/169m) pull skeins

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Ripple Effect Throw

Lion Brand® Homespun®


13 sts + 6 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in ripple pattern. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


dc3tog (dc 3 together) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops. (Yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.

*Work 2 rows each with A, B, and C; rep from * for Color Sequence.


1. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete the st. Fasten off old color.
2. The ripple in this design is created by working dc3tog to form 'valleys' and working 3 dc all in one st to form 'peaks'. In each row, take care to work dc3tog over the 3 sts in each 'valley' and 3 dc in the center dc of each 'peak.' You may wish to use stitch markers to mark each peak.
3. The ripple pattern may not be evident in the first few rows. Continue to work rows, as instructed, and the ripple pattern will become more obvious.

With A, ch 159.
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook, *dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 3 dc in next ch; rep from * 11 more times, dc in next 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 4 ch, 2 dc in last ch - 13 ripples.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in first dc, *dc in next 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 4 dc, 3 dc in next dc; rep from * 11 more times, dc in next 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch.
Continuing in Color Sequence, rep Row 2 until Throw measures about 60 in. (152.5 cm) from beginning, end with 2 rows of C.
Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

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ch(s) = chain(s) dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) st(s) = stitch(es)

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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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Reviewed by Campanella Nancy on 2012-03-24 *****
I made this for my sister last year. She loves it. I have also made it as a baby blanket a number of times in various colors and it always looks great. For the baby blanket I just make my chain much shorter. Very easy and lots of fun!!!

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