6-point to 24-point Round Ripple Blanket - Greens, Blues, Multi

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  • Size: 63 inches point to point

  • Colors: Soft Forest Green, Forest Green, Rich Periwinkle, Seascape Ombre (Bernat Berella)

  • Pattern: Round Ripple Afghan - Design by Mary Jane Protus - with my own modifications to increase from 6 points to 12 points to 24 points (how did I do it?)

  • Book: New Crochet Basics - Leaflet 777- Copyright 1989 - Leisure Arts

  • Hook: H

  • Date: start April 7; finish April 18

William is a young man I met just over 5 years ago during my second job interview at the college. He showed me around the two spaces where the new Web Designer would possibly be sitting. Bright, friendly, and just 4 years older than my son, I took to him like a mom.

We shared an office for my first few months at the college. Since he was the go-to person with regard to the college's course management system and technology used in the classroom, we have similar skill sets and regularly geeked out together over web technologies.

Over the years, I watched him grow, be a good dad, be a good husband, have a second child, begin coaching soccer... Mature. But still be fun.

At the end of April, he moved on to a job as a Web Designer at a web design firm. When I learned he was looking for new opportunities, I decided to make him and his family a round ripple afghan - here it is!

I miss William, but like any good mom would do, I encouraged him to reach for more, to try something new, to grow.

[Update May 31, 2007 6:50pm] For those who want to know, here are the instructions:

I increased the number of points for my round ripple afghan by crocheting an additional point in each valley on the rows where I wanted to double the number of points (6 to 12, then later 12 to 24), then continued the up-and-down (hill-and-valley) ripple pattern. See the 4th and 5th photos of this post for photos of an added point.

Someone at Crochetville posted photos of the way they added points to their afghan using granny squares in the ripple valley.

The way I added the points it allows for more color striping options vs. the granny square method.

[Update August 30, 2007 5:50pm] Here's a more detailed explanation of how I added the new points...

As the hills (points) and valleys get larger and larger, it is possible to add a new point in each valley to create more hills.

So, when the side of a hill is, for example, 22 or 23 stitches long, finish that row and tie off the yarn.

Then, divide the number of stitches in the hillside by 2. So, 22 or 23 divided by 2 equals 11 stitches.

* Now you'll start a new point in one of the valleys: From the top of any hill/point, count down 11 stitches and start a row for the new point in the 12th stitch. Continue making stitches down that hillside, do the stitch you've been using at the bottom of the valley for all the other rows, and make the same number of stitches up the next hillside, leaving 11 stitches UNDONE before the top of the next hill/point. First row of new point is done.

On each successive row of the new point, you'll want to do a decrease at the beginning and the end so that a point is formed. The last row of the new point will be either 2 or 3 stitches. When done, the new point SHOULD BE the same length as the original points.

Repeat from * in each remaining valley.

Whew. Look closely at photos 4 and 5 (click the thumbnails to see larger versions) above and you'll see the rows in the new points.

[Update February 15, 2008] Here are photos of round ripple afghans with points added in the valleys made by members of Crochetville: 1, 2, 3, 4. Very nicely done!

25 Comments

That is INCREDIBLE!!! You could probably sell the pattern for that if you have kept your mods. That is really amazing!!!!!

Thank you, Trish! I've seen the Six-Pointed Star Afghan pattern #87A50 (a 6-point to 24-point blues and white afghan) on eBay going for quite a bit of money!

It was pretty easy to do my own thing to increase the number of points. I just crocheted an additional point in each valley (see the 4th and 5th photos on my blog post) on the rows where I wanted to double the number of points, then continued the up-and-down (hill-and-valley) ripple pattern.

I've seen a similar idea using a square shape sewn into each valley. I like the way I did it better because it allows for more color striping options.
-Cheryl

is it possible for me to get the pattern for the 6-24 piont round ripple afghan i would like to make it for my grandson hes a 1yr old and by the time i get it done he might be 2 or 3 because he takes up a lot of my time i baby sit for my daughter and only crochet at night thank you

Your blanket is glorious! Congratulations!

Hi, Donna - I increased the number of points for my round ripple afghan by crocheting an additional point in each valley on the rows where I wanted to double the number of points (6 to 12, then later 12 to 24), then continued the up-and-down (hill-and-valley) ripple pattern. See the 4th and 5th photos on my blog post for a photo of an added point:
http://www.tamemymind.com/blog/2007/05/16/6point-to-24point-round-ripple-blanket-greens-blues-multi.php

If you want a written-out pattern, there's a pattern that may be similar to what I did called Six-Pointed Star Afghan pattern by Sandra J. Smith leaflet #87A50 (a 6-point to 24-point afghan in blues and white) that you may be able to find on eBay. Here's a photo of the afghan here:
http://www.tamemymind.com/blog/2007/03/19/round-afghan-blanket-patterns-crocheted-or-knitted.php

Someone at Crochetville posted photos of the way they added points to their afghan using granny squares in the ripple valley - here:
http://www.crochetville.org/forum/showthread.php?t=46562

The way I added the points it allows for more color striping options vs. the granny square method.
-Cheryl

Thank you, Amy! It was fun to make - and was given to a great person!
-Cheryl

To Whom it Concerns.
My name is Gloria Akins.I think your site "Tame My Mind" is great & I read it daily. The "6 to 12 to 24 Round Ripple Star" is gorgeous. I would like to get your permission to make it my computer wallpaper. When I see the items you have made,it helps me & (others) to keep trying (fighting), to create my own designs, even if I have cancer, on oxygen, and confined at home. You don't know how much you have helpped.May God bless you & yours.
Sincerely
a fan of yours
Gloria Akins
p.s.Can't wait for your next posting.

i love the way your afghan came out... i started a 12 point star because i was un able to find a six pointed star pattern. but i just came across this site... and i would love to know how you added the points in the valley i tryed to figure it out by looking at your pictures but havent been to succesful with it. i would apreciate it if you maybe able to give me some tips!
sara

Hi, Sara - Thanks! Let's see...how to explain in writing...

As the hills (points) and valleys get larger and larger, it is possible to add a new point in each valley to create more hills.

So, when the side of a hill is, for example, 22 or 23 stitches long, finish that row and tie off the yarn.

Then, divide the number of stitches in the hillside by 2. 22 or 23 divided by 2 equals 11 stitches.

* Now you'll start a new point in one of the valleys: From the top of any hill/point, count down 11 stitches and start a row for the new point in the 12th stitch. Continue making stitches down that hillside, do the stitch you've been using at the bottom of the valley for all the other rows, and make the same number of stitches up the next hillside, leaving 11 stitches UNDONE before the top of the next hill/point. First row of new point is done.

On each successive row of the new point, you'll want to do a decrease at the beginning and the end so that a point is formed. The last row of the new point will be either 2 or 3 stitches. When done, the new point SHOULD BE the same length as the original points.

Repeat from * in each remaining valley.

Whew. Look closely at photos 4 and 5 (click the thumbnails to see larger versions) on my post and you'll see the rows in the new points.

Your Star Afghan is incredible. I started to crochet in 1958 and have never seen anything quite like it. Like many others before me I have little I have made that I kept for myself. I would love to have this and think I can accomplish it but I have
one question....did you work this pattern in the round or did you join and turn each row ?
thank you Dorie

Thanks, Dorie! Sorry it's taken so long to respond to your question! I got caught up moving my blog to an updated blogging system and your message got lost in the shuffle.

The pattern is worked by joining each row - but no turning. To start a new row, ch 3 (consider it the first dc on that row) and continue the pattern. For the additional points in the valleys (to increase from 12 to 24 points for instance), I did turn at the end of each row until the point row, then finished off that new point.

-Cheryl

Beautiful afghan.
Kathy

Hi,can you write out the pattern for the 24-point afghan for me. Here is my e-mail marypage56@yahoo.com Thank you

Hi, Mary - I don't have a pattern for the afghan I created. However, the instructions for how I added the additional points to go from a 6-point afghan to a 12-point and then to a 24-point afghan are included in this blog post (see above).

Just checked out your how you did it 6 to 24 point star afghan. Fantastic!Am eager to have a go. One needs these challenges to keep the grey matter moving as one gets older.

I would appreciate a copy of the 6-24 Pointed Star Crochet Afghan Pattern. I am having a problem increasing in the valleys and I would like the full Pattern to see where to make the color changes. I would be willing to pay a reasonable amount if someone would email it to me, my email address is angiescat4@aol.com.

My daughter is a Major in the Army and I would like to make it for her before she goes back to Iraq as a reminder of home.

Thanks in advance for any help provided me.

Do you have a placement diagram for the 2 row granny square patchwork afghan done in white and purple? I would love to make that, and it doesn't see that difficult. I just need something to tell me how to place the squares. I would LOVE a copy of the pattern for the cathedral rose like you did also if you have it. Thanks! Your work is absolutely stunning.

Hi, Kelly - Which patchwork afghan do you refer to? If it is the white, purple, and green one (second photo) on this blog entry:
http://www.tamemymind.com/blog/2008/02/08/tworow-granny-square-pattern-for-patchwork-quilt-picture-afghans.php
then the afghan's chart is in this leaflet:
Patchwork Afghans Thru the Year, Book 2 (Leisure Arts #3223).

You might be able to figure out your own chart by the photo.

Hi,
I love your work. Could you please send me the instructions on how to make a 24 point round ripple, I have made a 12 point. Now I would like to try the 24 point with your help. Thank you.
Sherry

Hi, Sherry - There is no written pattern, but the instructions for how I made the extra points to go from 12 to 24 points are included in this blog post.

I was wondering if you could send me the pattern for your 6 point to 24 point Round ripple afgan. It is just beautiful. I have been looking for that pattern for over a year now. Thanks Kathy

Hi, Kathy - There is no written pattern, but the instructions for how I made the extra points to go from 12 to 24 points are included in this blog post.

Hi,
I would like to know if there is an easier pattern to do the 6 point afghan star. I am not very good at adding stitches. I do better reading the exact directions from start to finish.
thanks,
Linda

Hi, Linda - There are no written instructions for the afghan I made, but you can get a 6-Pointed Star Afghan at Annie's Attic:
http://www.anniesattic.com/crochet/detail.html?prod_id=22829

This is gorgeous!! I bought a pattern for this type of afghan, and have been struggling over my color choices. Thanks for the inspiration in using a print yarn with coordinating solids.

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

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