I just began going through this pattern again for another blanket and found a mistake in the very first row, which I have now changed. Hopefully that should help clear up trouble. Sorry for the mistake, and I'll be sure to post edits as I find more problems!
For some reason, I never end up with enough chains in the beginning chain, or I end up with too many. I'm trying to work out that kink in order for the pattern to work more effectively.
I have also added notes to the pattern to help clarify some confusing parts that I have noticed. They are in italics.
I made this afghan last week for my aunt who has a baby on the way. I found the pattern at The Lazy Hobbyhopper, but I had a little trouble following it while I started the blanket because I wasn't sure how much to chain (she's not super clear about it) and I couldn't scroll on my computer very well while I was holding the yarn and hook.
So I decided to write out a quick pattern sans follow-along pictures so I can reference it in the future for more afghans and for my friends who have been asking me to show them how to make it. And I thought I'd share it with you for your ease.
Again, I take no credit for this pattern whatsoever. I'm just writing it a bit differently for the ease of use. All credit belongs to The Lazy Hobbyhopper - go show her some blog love for this amazing pattern!
*Note: If you have any questions or find any problems in the pattern, please leave a comment. I review all comments and will make any changes or additional notes that are necessary.*
Granny Ripple Baby Afghan
Yarn: Bernat Baby Softee yarn in gray, yellow, and white
Hook: US H
Gauge: Doesn't really matter
Row 1: 3 dc in 6th chain from hook, *[skip 2, 3 dc in next chain] twice, skip 5 ch, [3 dc, sk 2] three times, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch*, repeat from * to * until the end of the row. (You should end on a peak with 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc being the end of the row.)
Row 2: Ch 5, [3 dc in next space (ch 3 space for the first one)] 3 times, *sk space (the "valley"), [3 dc in next space] 3 times, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, 3 dc in next 2 sp*, repeat from * to * until end of row. In ch 5 sp at the end, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc. (Basically, you're doing 3 dc in each normal space and skipping the valleys, and [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in each peak.)
Row 3 - 44: Repeat row 2.
Bind off. Weave in ends.
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I hope you find this pattern understandable and that it's helpful for those of you, like me, who needed a more concise pattern without pictures to follow along.
Like I said, it's a beautiful pattern, and I can't wait to use it again! Thank you to The Lazy Hobbyhopper for such a creative pattern!