The quest to make my sister an afghan for her birthday has come to an end. After trying out the lark’s foot and Catherine’s wheel stitch to no success, I decided to go for something a lot simpler. There’s many online tutorials on how to crochet a chevron ripple. I used a pattern by The Designers of Bernat Yarns with a few of my own adjustments. The rows are done in single crochet so it takes a while to build up but the pattern itself is easy to remember.
The blanket is just lap size. I used a 5 mm hook and 8 ply wool. With my tension, a 100g ball of yarn makes up two rows of colour. Each colour is made up of 10 rows of single crochet. I chained 240 at the start to get a finished width of 88 cm (approx.). The length measures approx. 96 cm, from top peak to bottom peak.
The afghan took me two weeks to make. I plan on making another one in just two alternating colours with a bigger hook size so that it works up faster! Here’s the afghan on my couch, kind of matches my paint chip mosaic.