Free Pattern – Reading Ripple Afghan

One of my favorite things to do during the winter is to curl up with a good book and a cuddly soft afghan. This afghan pattern is called Reading Ripple. It has a beautiful ripple stitch and is done using Ever Soft®, a 100% acrylic, #4 worsted weight,  cuddly soft yarn that comes in 36 solid colors and 9 multi-colors. The pattern calls for 5 different colors of yarn, but you could choose to use fewer or more colors. This is a great pattern to experiment with color combinations, and it is also a good project for using up scrap yarn. The possibilities are endless.

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 Reading Ripple is an intermediate skill level project. To complete this afghan, you will need approximately 50 ounces of yarn in assorted colors, and a size I-9 / (5.5 mm) crochet hook. The pattern mirrors and repeats itself, so it is really very easy to remember once you get the hang of it.

Watch the Right-Handed Video Tutorial

Watch the Left-Handed Video Tutorial

The Reading Ripple afghan is a great winter project, and the pattern is excellent for experimenting with color. You could use pastels for a springtime effect, or earth tones for an autumn feel. Bright, primary colors will put you in a summer mood, cheering up the dark winter days. Whatever colors you choose, your afghan will be treasured for many seasons to come.

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Reading Ripple foundation row

 

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First two rows of single crochet are completed

 

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Full ripple pattern is shown here

 

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Close up view of Reading Ripple afghan

 

Another great afghan project is the Hexababy Blanket , which is also a good pattern for experimenting with colors.

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Pattern

Ever Soft Yarn

Right-Handed Video Tutorial

Left-Handed Video Tutorial

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Maggie

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