Ripple Mania Ripple Squares by Marie Segares

Ripple Mania Ripple Squares

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November 2012
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This pattern is for a ripple squares block and includes directions for creating a baby blanket with these blocks. The pattern is available using both US and UK pattern abbreviations. This pattern is part of the Ripple Mania ebook.

Ripple Square Baby Blanket:
Finished size: 30” x 30” (76 cm x 76 cm) or 40” x 40” (101.5 cm x 101.5 cm)

Medium/aran weight yarn in two to four colors (61-73 yds/55.75-66.75 m of main color for each square, 22-26 yds/20-23.75 m of edging color for each square). Small size blanket uses 9 squares; larger size blanket uses 12 squares.

US J-10/UK 4/6 mm crochet hook or any size needed to obtain gauge

Yarn needle

Gauge/Tension: 1 square including edging = 10” (25 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for project.

About Ripple Mania
The Ripple Mania Crochet-A-Long ran from 10/17/2012 to 11/28/2012 and was graciously sponsored by Leisure Arts, Lion Brand Yarn, Magique Enterprises, and Red Heart. You can learn more about the prizes and see the winning entries in this post. Each week, a new lesson was posted along with ripple stitch patterns.

I’ve compiled the weekly lessons from the CAL and the patterns into three PDFs. The 16 page Weekly Lessons PDF will teach you everything you need to design your own fabulous ripple projects – how to select a color palette, how to increase and decrease, how to design your own ripple stitch patterns, how to “square up” your ripples if you want to have straight (modular) pieces, and how to combine ripple stitches with hexagon and square motifs.

If you just want to dive into the patterns, that’s ok, too. There are two 17 page pattern PDFs (one with US pattern abbreviations and one with UK pattern abbreviations). Each pattern PDF includes 7 stitch patterns and 3 project patterns.