Saturday, August 27, 2011

How to crochet granny ripple

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I am sure many of you who can crochet fairly well may not know how to crochet a granny ripple. While I was crocheting my vibrant pillow 3 I thought I would make a tutorial on granny ripple but for some reason I couldn't do it then. Here it is now.

Once you get started and go in the right direction granny ripples are fun to make, but getting started is what irks me a lot.  The major problem here is deciding upon the number of chains to start with. Since you are not going to work in a straight pattern the length of the chains that you make at the beginning have to be somewhere around one and half times the length of the finished pattern. (I am saying this from my experience, but it may not be correct). So the safest bet is to make extra chains, you can always sew in the extra length of the chains instead of having to pull everything apart in case your work becomes shorter.

So to start with, make chains of length that you desire. Then in the 6th chain from the hook make 3 dc (cluster).

1. Skip 2 chains, in the next chain make another cluster (3 dc).


2. Skip 2 chains, in the next chain make one more cluster.


3. Skip 5 chains and make a cluster in the next chain.


4. Skip 2 chains, make a cluster in the next chain.


5. Skip 2 chains. Make a cluster, 3 chains and another cluster all into the next chain.



6. Skip 2 chains, make a cluster into the next chain.
7. Skip 2 chains, make a cluster into next chain.


8. Skip 5 chains, make a cluster into the next chain.


9. You have to repeat this pattern through the length of the chains. You can see the peak and the valley forming. You have to end this row in a peak (cluster + 3 chains + cluster). 


10. Now make 5 chains and turn your work and make a cluster into the 3-chain space.

Since some of you are having doubts about ending and starting a row I have included these additional instructions and photos to elaborate on them.


In the above picture you can see that I have made 5 turning chains and made 3 dc (cluster) into the space between the two clusters in the previous row.

11.  Into the next space make another dc cluster.


12. Into the next space one more cluster.


13. Skip the next space which forms a valley and make a cluster into the next one.


14. A cluster into the next space. Then a cluster, 3 ch, a cluster into the next space where the peak is formed. Continue the pattern until the end of the row.


15. At the end of the 2nd row make a cluster, 3 ch, cluster into the 5-ch turning space. (Remember I told you earlier make pattern such that you end with a peak).



16. For row 3 repeat from step 10 until the end of row.  In the picture below you can see that I have come to the end of row 3.


17. You can see below that I have made a cluster, 3 ch, cluster all into the 5-ch turning space. Make 5 chains and turn your work and repeat the pattern.


The below picture shows the end of row 4.


 And end of row 5.


Now you can see the edges of the pattern evolving. You have to repeat this pattern all along.

As I have told you at the beginning of the tutorial it is always safe to make extra chains at the start of the pattern so that you can ensure that you have adequate chains to make the required length of the pattern and that you end with a peak. You can sew in the extra chains. In case you do not want to have extra chains an anonymous reader has commented that you have to make chains of multiples of 18+5.  You can give it a try.


PS: This is a not a cushion cover. I made this pattern just for the tutorial.

This post has won me an award


The Shiny Hook Award is awarded to one blogger each week who shows us something super-spectacular with their hooks… and I think this granny ripple is it! 

Thanks Stacey

166 comments:

  1. Thank you for this fabulous tutorial, Pradeepa! What great results! The colors are very soothing, too. Happy crocheting to you ;-)

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    1. Voce ensina muito bem. Obrigada por compartilhar isso em seu blog para que possamos aprender. Muito obrigada mesmo. Beijos Cristina.

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    2. thanks so much for this wonderful pattern I absolutely love it,thanks for taking the time to explain the instructions it was easy to understand ( excellent )

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    3. Thank you for your wonderful tutorial

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    4. Thanks, been wanting to do this

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  2. Me gusta la onda abuela y gracias por explicar paso a paso el principio, lo intentaré hacer.
    Un saludo.

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  3. Oh thank you! what a wonderful tutorial with perfect matching colors!curious to see the whole pillow! (yes I really wanted to start with grannys squares or granny ripples, now I have one more reason;))
    JenMuna

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  4. A great tutorial! Nice colors.
    I will try this as soon as possible!

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  5. Very nice pillow or blanket. Thank you for a very good tutorial.

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  6. Thank you for posting this tutorial. Lovely colors on your ripple too.

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  7. Excellent tutorial! Thank you!

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  8. thanks for the wonderful tute.Really useful one.

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  9. Thank you for this great tutorial! I will try this soon!
    Have a nice week! Barbina

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  10. Pradeepa, thanks a lot for this great tutorial. Will surely try it....

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  11. Hello Pradeepa,
    Good tutorial! It will help many crocheters to make a beautiful granny ripple:)

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  12. Thanks for the great tutorial. I've wanted to make a granny ripple for a while, now I have no excuse to start hooking. XX
    p.s. I found your blog blog roll hopping through some other blogs and I just love it I will be visiting often

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  13. I love crocheting! Please know how much I appreciate you linking up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) Hope you'll continually share your creativity with us during the weekly party.

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  14. pretty tutorial dear.
    Let me try out my hand oneday. But i will ask humpty numbers of questions.
    viji

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  15. thank you for sharing this cute tutorial!! :)

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  16. This is lovely! I've been wanting to crochet an afghan.. thanks for the tutorial.. will keep this in mind for when I start the afghan..

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  17. Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to try this out!!

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  18. Can't wait to try this. Thanks for linking up!
    Emily
    domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  19. Thanks you so much for sharing this, and in such great detail!! I will be bookmarking this for future use:)

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  20. wow love ths tutorial...gonna tryout

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  21. This wonderful post totally contributed to the blog party's success! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  22. Thanks for sharing this great tutorial! I'm thinking this would make a super fun blanket project. :)

    I'm your newest follower!

    morrowsunshine.blogspot.com

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  23. no ways!! you are so good with this, i tried knitting last year and am yet to complete the shawl...

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  24. Thank you for the tutorial! I used to watch my grandma do afghans with this pattern, but couldn't figure out how she did it. Now I can try it! Thanks again!

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  25. Hi there :-) Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog! You've got some really lovely things here too. See you soon again. And btw, I just have to make a granny ripple now!

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  26. Wow, I crochet but nothing like this! I'm going to have to try this.

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  27. The new knitting bug in me loves loves LOVES this post. Thanks. I am going to try this soon. After I have aced the normal knitting that is. I am still slow.

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  28. Have wanted to try a granny ripple since it's so much quicker than the traditional ripple, which I really don't have time for! Thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, great to see you again!

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  29. Great tutorial! I say this everytime to every crocheter & knitter that stops by the party...I HAVE to learn how to do this! Thanks so much for linking up your tutorial to the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!
    Smiles!
    Jami
    www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

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  30. I really like this pattern. So much that I dug through my yarn stash and started a throw! Super easy yet so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  31. OMG! How have I not found your blog before? I love the idea of a Granny ripple. And now, off to search your site!

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  32. Looks so easy! I can't wait to give it a try! Thanks!

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  33. Saw this on Pinterest this morning! I really need to get crocheting :)

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  34. I love this post! Makes me want to make an afghan like this. Thank you for the tutorial.

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  35. Love this and thanks for sharing!!!!

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  36. Thank you for a great tut! Love your ripples :) /Limar

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  37. This pattern is ACE! thanks for sharing :)

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  38. Great tutorial, as images are worth a million words, especially when it comes to crochet! Thanks for sharing.

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  39. I love this and started it but I was confused as to how to add another color and end the row. I've tried a few different things but it still doesn't look right. Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you for this great pattern.

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  40. Hi anonymous, I will try to explain as best as possible. Can you see the photo beneath the one where I have shown valley and peak? You have to end every row in a peak (3 dc, 3ch, 3 dc). For changing colours, please visit the video link that I provide you here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab149aTPHos&feature=related

    After you have joined the new colour you have to make 5 chains, then turn your work and start working the next row. Please see the photos carefully. I think they are clear enough.

    Only after you have worked a few rows you can see the ends emerging neatly. Work on a small pattern first for practice. I hope that has helped.

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    1. When using this pattern as a blanket is there a way to finish it? Maybe a way to work away from the edge. As you have explained the edge begins to show around the fifth row. How do I revert that. I would like for the top and bottom to be identical so to speak.

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    2. I think you are asking about a straight edge for the blanket without ripples, am I right? If so, there is a tutorial I came across on the net, may be you will get an idea from there.

      http://wiresandyarns.blogspot.in/2010/09/straight-edge-on-ripple.html

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    3. Thank you but that was not what I was asking. When folding this pattern in the middle along the side where it is straight the peeks do.not match with the peeks. How do.I get it so that the peeks meet the peeks and the valleys meet the valleys I will continue to such for a solution online

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    4. I think I understand your question now, but I am not sure. How many rows have you finished? Only after you have completed some 10 or 12 rows you will know how your work is turning. So if you have done only a few rows I suggest that you do a few more rows and then see.

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    5. Im at row 24 I plan on doing 48 more before I wish to finish it so im going to look around the web a bit more and create a smaller one and figure it out thank you for your help though

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    6. When folding any ripple afghan cross wise in the middle, the valleys and the peaks will NEVER line up. That is just the nature of the ripple. they are always offset----that is what makes the ripple

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  41. I have just started to crochet, and this looks amazing... mine, no good. I love that you share it though!

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  42. very clever! Zig Zags are so in right now ;)

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  43. Useful information like this one must be kept and maintained so I will put this one on my bookmark list! Thanks for this wonderful post and hoping to post more of this!

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  44. Congrats! This tutorial is so awesome, you've been awarded the 'Shiny Hook Award'!

    Check out my post: http://www.freshstitches.com/wordpress/?p=5292

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  45. This is beautiful but I am confused how to make sure you end on a peak and don't have an extra chain or two or are in a "valley" at the end. Do you have an approximate number of chains for a certain width that you use? That may help me guess better. LOL! Thank you for your time!

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  46. what a great tutorial, I'm starting right now, but I'm confused how to end the first row and how to start a next one... I'm working now and at the beginnen and at the end it's getting smaller and smaller.......... I'm doing something wrong, but can't figure it out.

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  47. great tutorial!

    if you want to not have extra chains left over, start with a chain of a multiple of 18 + 5.

    my peaks and valleys were a little to severe, so I instead skipped 4 chains in making the valleys, and made a chain 2 space for the peaks. so i actually used a chain of multiple of 17 + 5 to start with.

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  48. Hello anonymous, whoever you are, thank you so much for this information. It is indeed very useful.

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  49. I've never seen this before. It's completely awesome! Linking up at Tangled Happy tomorrow. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. :)

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  50. This is fantastic!! DÛH that you won award for it, it's fabulous!! Thanx for sharing! You have given me no other option but to start following you now ;-)
    Esther.

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  51. Greetings from Turkey, i love this crochet pattern, thank you very much for your teaching...

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  52. So happy to see you featured on Tangled Happy. I love this pattern and post!

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  53. What a great tutorial. I'm pinning this on my Crochet-to-do Pinterest board.
    I love it!

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  54. Ohh! gracias por tan buena explicación de este punto, a mi me costo mucho aprenderlo, si llego a ver antes este tutorial hubiera sido fácil! gracias por tu aportación y ya tienes otra seguidora, me encanta tu blog!
    abrazos

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  55. You're very welcome! Thanks for letting me share it. It does seem quite popular. I may give it a try after I finish up my granny square blanket. Wishing you a happy Friday. :)

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  56. I am a self taught crocheter, who has really mastered the art of various granny squares, but I have been looking for a good variation and now I have!!! Awesome tutorial.

    Do you mind if I link back to your blog on mine?

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  57. Beautiful work, wonderful instructions!!!

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  58. Thank you so much for this pattern. I love granny squares, in fact I have hundreds of them. I am not good at connecting them after I get them all made. I always end up making one huge square which gets very boring. This gives me the Granny stitch without having to sew all the squares together. I have started a baby afghan already! Thank you for your clear and precise tutorial!

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  59. Thanks for posting the directions.
    I'm going to try this!!!
    LBC

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  60. Love the directions ... but too bad I did not follow them like I should have ! I put 5 chains in the peaks ( why... I do not know ) and was so proud of myself for getting all the way to the end and even ending with a peak and realized what I had done .. and we all know I had to take it all out ! BUT ... I am so glad for your sharing this .... so beautiful !

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  61. how do we start the 3rd row? Is it a ch6 and then 3dc cluster between the 2 clusters of the previous row? Also, do we end that 2nd row with only 2 clusters? There are 3 sets of clusters on the first row but not sure how that translates on the 3rd. row!

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  62. Hi Dena, you'll start the 3rd as you did the 2nd row. Make 5 turning chain, make one set of cluster (3 dc) between the 2 sets of clusters of previous row. Always end each row with 2 sets of clusters, not 3. There are no 3 sets of clusters. There should be only 2 sets of clusters in each peak and at the end of row. I think you got confused. Look at the picture below step 10. You can see that I have made only 2 sets of clusters.

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  63. Sorry, didn't explain that right! I meant that you have the cluster from the turn, then the cluster in the next spot, then the other cluster that forms the valley....That makes up what I was saying is 3 clusters! lol

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  64. ok, so in the end of the 2nd row, I'm supposed to make the cluster/3ch/cluster in the chain 6 space of row 1?

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  65. Yes Dena. For all the rows you end with a cluster+3 ch+ cluster.

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  66. Thank you so so much! I love this ripple. I'm going to try it tomorrow with my scraps and make a blanket for my 13 year old niece I think.

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  67. Hi Pradeepa, thanks a lot for this great tutorial! I used it working in rounds to finish a shirt for my daughter and it turns out great. Sabine

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  68. Thank YOU so much from this great ripple granny crochet tutorial!!!. As i'm reading YOU , i'm knitting this!!!. And i got it!!!. THANKS again for this GIFT!. Fer , from buenos aires , Argentina.

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  69. Thank you for this pattern and tutorial. It is beautiful and I can not wait to try it. you do a wonderful job...have a great day.

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  70. THANK-YOU! can't say it all! I have been looking for a pattern on how to do the ripple blanket. I can't wait to get started on it! I know a few ladies in the hospital that would love and are in need of a warm blanket. THANK-YOU!!!

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  71. Beautiful. Who would have thunk it?!

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  72. Thanks for making your instructions so easy to follow.

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  73. Love it! Thanks for sharing. It's always nice to find a fresh take on a classic idea.

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  74. And congratulations on the award. Well deserved!

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  75. beutiful, i will try to do it thanks for the explanation

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  76. thanks for the info on the granny ripple, is it possible to obtain it in a PDF format?
    thanks for your explanations, good work.
    Sammi

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  77. Bravo! I can't wait to try it. It's so much more interesting than the standard ripple , but that could be because I love grannys!

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  78. SO now I have more ripple variants for my future blanket..))) Thanks for tutorial!

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  79. Excellent pattern! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  80. Any suggestions for an edging pattern for a blanket made following this pattern? I love the pattern and have worked up a small sample, but am at a loss as to how I might finish it off. I did see the link you suggested to the Wires and Yarns blog. Any other thoughts?

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    1. Hi Katie,I am sorry I don't have any other suggestions. I would prefer to leave it as such.

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    2. I looked thru all the questions/comments and replies, and i never saw what kind of yarn you used and the color names. I love the color combination.

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    3. The yarn that I used is not available outside India.

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  81. Congratulations for your works AND YOUR BEAUTIFUL BLOG, AND I AM FOLLOWER, YOU LEAVE A GREETING FROM BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA .......

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  82. it?s nice to learn in this way, step by step, now I¨ll make this project I've in mind for years!!! Thank you!!

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  83. I'm a beginner and this tutorial was great for me! Thanks!

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  84. Merhaba arkadaşım çok güzel model açıklaması için teşekkürler

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  85. Thanks so much for this well written tutorial. You have made the instructions so clear and easy to follow, with the step by step instructions and additional pictures. I appreciate the time it maust have taken. Thankyou.

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  86. OK a quick question: how would one change to a new color? Just work to the end of a row, and start the turning chain with the new color?

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  87. What a beautiful tutorial! Thank you for sharing! Just started and can't wait to share on my blog! Allthingsfee.blogspot.com

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  88. I just started a blanket using this method, thanks for the tute! Once I got a rhythm going it goes very quickly and is nice and relaxing without too much thinking, which is exactly the type of project I was looking for without having to make a boring square blanket.

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  89. I was wandering what size hook to use - I am going to make a granny ripple wrap to use while watching TV at night. Thank you for the directions and your help.

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  90. Hook size depends on the type of yarn you are using. I used 2.7 mm hook for a sport weight yarn.

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    1. Thanks - I am going to get the yarn this weekend, so I will go from that. - have a great day!

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  91. Very good instructions :) I'll bookmark this site and try it.

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  92. Neato~! Thank you and love your blog

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  93. Thanks for this. I figured out how to get the right number of chs to end the first row correctly. You need an initial 24, then add sets of 18 ch until you have your desired length. E.g. I needed 186 chs. 24, then 9 sets of 18. Hope this helps.

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  94. Thank you for explaining it with actual words and pictures. I have a hard time understanding other patterns and this is great! I'm working on learning this as we speak and love theway it looks

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  95. I love the way this stitch looks! Thank you for such a wonderful tutorial!

    I found your blog via Pinterest!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

    P.S. I am now following via email.

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  96. I'm amazed at all your who say you will try this pattern, yet there is no instruction as to how many chains to make to start. A few gave suggestions which I will try. I like to know how many multiples so I can make it bigger -- I LOVE big afghans. I will try to follow the instructions -- it's beautiful. Thank you

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    1. i think to start its either 199 or 200 chains

      and its beautiful when finished -- 88

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  97. I love the look of this pattern! I would like to make a baby blanket for my sister with it using Knit Picks Brava worsted weight yarn. I am a new crocheter though so I'm not sure how to figure out how much yarn to buy to make a baby sized blanket. Any suggestion? Thank you... Naomi

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  98. I think you might need around 3 to 4 oz of each color. It is always better to have some extra yarn in hand.

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  99. Here is a good pattern that includes the correct numbers for chains - a baby's pattern is also included!

    http://www.citiusa.com/grannyripple.html

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  100. i LOVE this pattern and just finished a baby blanket using it. i posted it to my blog with a more concise written pattern - i gave you all the credit. you can view it here: http://thekcexperience.blogspot.com/2012/11/granny-ripple-baby-afghan.html !

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  101. This is so great. I am a beginner and wanted to make a throw that had some interest but was not too hard. This is it! Plus I love making the granny square and this sure gives it a twist. Thanks for a fantastic post. Wish all directions were so clear. Regards, Elaine from Tampa, fl.

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  102. Thanks for this tutorial. I found it very helpful. One thing I would like to add is that if you have chains left over at the end that you don't need, you can just snip them off 1 chain from the end and knot it. Oila! No need to fuss or work in the extra chains and have that bulk. :-)

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  103. Hi everyone I love granny ripples afghan the one that's shown is the one I need, please send me all the information how to do it.
    My name is Roosana and I'm from Cuenca, Ecuador South America

    Thanks

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  104. Love your pattern do you know how much total yarn it would take to make a adult size??

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    1. I don't have an idea but you can check out some finished projects in my Ravelry page to get an idea. The link is
      http://www.ravelry.com/designers/the-hobbyhopper?page=2

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  105. Thank you for this pattern! I'm fixing to use it for a blanket I'm making one of my girls.

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  106. Beautiful and easy to follow tutorial! especially for a beginner like me! I think i can make this! Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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    1. you will love making this afghan !!

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  107. I have made this afghan many times -- its one of my favorites -- it beautiful when finished

    happy hooking !! 88

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  108. i want mine to look similar to yours. what hook size and yarn weight did you use for this? :)

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    1. I used a 2.7 mm hook and fingering weight yarn but that was only a sample. I didn't make any Afgan. I just wanted to show the stitch that I used to make a pillow cover.

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  109. This is great! I get so bored doing grannies, but this is so unique! Thanks again!

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  110. Thank you for the great explanation of this stitch. It is so much easier than I thought and works up so quickly. I started yesterday on a baby blanket and am about done. It is so beautiful, I wish I could show you. :)

    Thanks for making it possible.

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  111. Hello! I was wondering about the cluster. I have googled the cluster and have seen people do it in sooo many different ways, is there any way you can clarify how you did your clusters for this blanket? Thank a bunch!!

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    1. Cluster here is 3 double crochet stitches worked into same space.

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  112. Thank you for the tutorial! I've been wanting to do a ripple scarf and granny stitches are my favorite! I can't wait to try it out!

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  113. Planning on a king size version of this for my husbands birthday. Thanks for the help!

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  114. Thank you for FINALLY providing me a workable pattern for a wonderful blanket! What did people do before blogs existed? This saved me hours of misguided attempts

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  115. What a nice variation on the traditional Granny! Am planning to use this pattern for an afghan for my daughter-in-law and will start this week-end. Right now I'm working on an afghan for a granddaughter and the pattern calls for working every row separately on the right side without turning. Does anyone know how to keep the edges straight and what to count as your first and your last stitch in a pattern where you don't turn your work but cut your yarn at the end of each row and go back to the right with new yarn for the next row? (You leave tails at each end to make fringe.) I attached yarn for each new row with a slip stitch then chained 1, counting it as the first stitch then working a regular sc in the next st & each st across but the edges aren't straight. Do I sc in the same stitch I put the sl st in or do I count the sl st and ch-1 as a stitch? Where do I put the last stitch of the row? I've crocheted for 60 years but just can't seem to figure this out. If anyone can help, please email kamamayeager@gmail.com. Meanwhile, thank you for sharing this great pattern, I can't wait to start it!

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  116. Gracias por el tutorial! Los trabajos con esta variante ondulante, que hice hasta ahora no tienen la pulcritud de tu maestría!!!! Lo pomdré en práctica desde ya!!! Bendiciones

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  117. I have a question. In number 10 why do you not have a shell like at the end. Im new to crocheting. And I wanted to thank you for the pic. they really helped me. Does the shell make it go out farther each time. Is that why not at one end. Is their a different reason. Im lost.
    Thank you
    Teresa

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    1. Sorry me again. Is it every other row you do that on?
      Thank you
      Teresa

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    2. Sorry me again. This is so exciting i got it if i just had finished read the pattern.
      Thank you so much
      I love it
      Teresa

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  118. I hope it's all clear to you now.

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  119. My name is Andrea and this is beautiful and easy thanks for the tutorial. I do have one question : At what point would change colors? Before the chain 5?

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    1. Yes, Andrea.Join new color and then make ch 5.

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  120. Thank you for this tutorial, it looks easy and I will try it soon.

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  121. I am using your pattern to make a purse for my cousin. This was a great tutorial, Thanks!!!!

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  122. Thanks! You're right. Getting started is the hard and frustrating part. Your tutorial was great. Congratulations on the Shiny Hook award!

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  123. Another way to deal with not knowing how long to make your chain: Use a separate ball of your starting color and make a chain. Remove hook but do not cut. Start your work at the beginning of the chain. When you get to the end of your chain, you can add more or easily remove extra if you have too much. I do this a lot when I don't want to count long chains.

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  124. Hello There! Great tutorial. I my project turned out fabulous and the instructions were very good. The only feedback that I would give is to provide info on how many to chain in the starting chain. I found this frustrating and eventually figured this out for myself, but now that I have finished the project... I forget how I did this. What is the formula for casting on? Is there a guidance on the number to cast on to be divisible by 3, 4, or 5 that helps make this look nice and not have the pattern stop midway between a zig or zag? Your feedback would be much appreciated :)! Thanks again for the tutorial!

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  125. I am afraid that my blanket will not be straight on the edge. Am I doing something wrong?

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  126. hi,
    You put a lot of effort into explaining each step and it is so appreciated! I'm not clear on No. 14, though: It says..."continue the pattern until the end of the row." I don't know what the pattern is for that row ? Can you help, please, thanks!

    P.S. Oh,and is this a 3-row pattern? since it's not written out that way, I think that's what I'm seeing; is that correct?

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  127. Great tutorial. I am having my yarns ready to try this out. Great blog u have. I will be your follower from now onwards.

    www.shamiatcraft.blogspot.com

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  128. I just completed my first afghan and though I am not new to crocheting I have only done simply written patterns. I found this one on the internet and fell in love with it but I am one that needs more specific directions i.e. how many chains should I start with, approximately how much yarn should I purchase and most important of all what size hook. The one I just finished I started with 157 chains using a Boyle size J hook. I just kept going until it got to a length I feel comfortable ending. It amounted to 48 inches wide and well length isn't important cause I will just end it when I feel it's as long as I'm ready to finish it and want to go on to a different pattern. I would appreciate the answers to this so that I can purchase enough yarn to keep me going. As I said I am a novice, I'm retired, mildly disabled having to use a walker and with with plenty of time on my hands. I have found something that enjoy doing and hopefully as I continue I will graduate to more complicated patterns.

    Sheri2164@aol.com

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    1. I'm sorry I can't help you with the details because this was meant to be a tutorial for the granny ripple stitch and not an afghan. I never did the afghan. I used this stitch to make a cushion cover as I had mentioned in the beginning of the post. However, you can visit my Ravelry page

      http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/granny-ripple-4/people

      where you can find some finished afghans using this stitch pattern and you may find the details that you needed there. You have to become a member to view the page, it's free.

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  129. My edges just keep getting bigger and bigger :( how do I prevent this?
    -Jessica

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  130. This will be great for charity projects; i.e., shawls or lapghans.

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  132. Thank you so much for this brilliant tutorial. I've tried several times to make this kind of pattern but have failed miserably. However thanks to this
    explanation along with the step by step images I'm on row 8 and it's looking great already! Makes a change from granny squares, and looks very impressive.

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  133. I've never seen this type of crocheting, but I fell in love with it directly. Will try to make a warm blanket to my very frozen mother-in-law with her own hand-dyed woolyarn.

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  134. Twentyfive pages of paper to print 7 pages of instructions!!!! But I must say very nice and easy to understand. I have wanted to learn how to do this for a very long time. Thank you for the concise and easy to understand instructions.
    Nancy

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  135. Thank you for this tutorial! I can't wait to give it a try.

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