You have no items in your shopping cart. Please save this pattern to your computer or mobile device before starting your project. Only registered how to crochet granny ripple afghan can write reviews. Granny squares are regaining popularity but I really didn’t want to do more squares.
A ripple seemed like it would be fun but still wasn’t tickling my fancy. My brother-in-law said that the colors I used made him want a Guinness so I believe I’ve named this pattern appropriately. Use recommended hk for selected yarn. Use larger size hk for a lacier version. This pattern is not suitable for eyelash or similar yarns that would obscure the spike stitch definition.
The spike stitch needs a yarn with little or no halo in order to look its best. The greater the contrast between yarn colors, the more dramatic the spike stitch effect will be. The sample used up almost the entire skein of six of the seven colors I’d chosen, plus more for the one I used for the border, It is sized for an infant or child so for an adult sized afghan, you’ll need to at least double the amount of yarn used if the yarn is worsted weight. Although I used the Yarn Bee Soft Secret yarn for the sample project, I would not recommend its use. It is also slippery so slip knots tend to, well, slip apart. Other Yarn Bee yarns I’ve used have not had this problem so don’t hesitate to use them. Instead of making two rows of ea color, try making one or three or four.
Divide that measurement into the final width to get the number of reps. Next, determine the length of your base ch or fsc row. Finally, add 7 sts if you will be using a starting chain, i. Or, add 4 sts if you will be using an fsc base row, i. The spike stitch is worked into the row that is 2 rows below the row you are adding.
See symbol chart for placement of spike. Dc into indicated sp, dc loosely between second and third dc on second row below one being made, dc into same sp as first dc. If your second dc isn’t loose enough for your liking, feel free to replace it with a treble crochet. Ch 1, with the right side of the work facing you, work left to right and insert hk into the front of the next st to the right, yo, pull through, yo, pull through both lps on hk.
Insert hk into the front of the next st to the right, yo, pull through, yo, pull through both lps on hk. Rep step 2 until you reach the first rsc, join with sl st. Here’s a video from the Crochet Geek to help you if needed: Crab Stitch Reverse Single Crochet Edging Border. Choose how to start your blanket, with either a base chain or an fsc row and follow the appropriate section below. With color A, ch the number of chs needed for the size blanket you are making. See the Notes section above to determine how many you’ll need.
Join color B with as sl st in top of last dc. With color A, make the number of fsc needed for the size blanket you are making. Note: You will be working the 3 dc groups into the sps between each two 3 dc groups on the previous row unless the instructions specifically say to work into a different sp. Fasten off but do not turn. Join color B with sl st in top of last dc. Join next color with sl st in top of last dc. Rep rows 3 and 4 with each color in sequence until piece is as long as you need it to be, ending with last color.