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Ripple Chevron Afghan Square

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Ripple Chevron Afghan Square, free pattern |

You may have seen my Bobble Stitch afghan square from a few days ago that I worked up for the Blog Hop Crochet Along.  Here’s my second square pattern for you to follow along and make.  And just like my last square with its uncreative name, I’m calling this one the Ripple Chevron Afghan Square because well, it’s a chevron stitch and ends up rippling a bit.  Mind blowing, right?

In case this is your first visit, here’s how it is going to work:

  • Every day (M-F) a new square pattern will be posted on one of our ten blogs.
  • You can join in the fun by crocheting each day’s square on that day whenever you have time.
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  • By the end of the Crochet Along you will have twenty 12″ squares all ready to be pieced together into a beautiful afghan just in time for the holiday season.
  • Finally, we will be hosting some fabulous giveaways! You could win Lion Brand yarn to make your own afghan, $100 CASH money, OR our COMPLETED AFGHAN! That’s right, we are going to be piecing all of our squares together and shipping an afghan out to one very lucky winner.

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Alrighty, introducing my Ripple Chevron Afghan Square.

Ripple Chevron Afghan Square, free pattern |

This square, like the Bobble Stitch, was worked using the G hook.  I tried to have it come out exactly 12 inches square but it didn’t work out as expected.  If you follow these directions and lay the square flat, it ends up being more of a rectangle, but I’m hoping that by working it into the rest of the afghan, the other squares will force this piece into a square shape, and in the process of doing so, give it a bit of that 3D ripple.  In effect, we’ll be sort of turning the chevron into an accordion, making the chevron angles sharper.  Does that make sense?

And I also changed colors for each row, tying the ends together at the end of the rows and crocheting the ends in as I went along.  The knots are hidden at the end when we go around the whole square with a border.

Row 1: Ch. 73  (multiple of 14, + 3)

Row 2: Work 2 dc into the 3rd chain from hook.  Dc in each of the next 5 stitches.  *Skip 3 ch. Dc in each of next 5 stitches. 3 dc in next stitch. Dc in each of next 5 stitches.*  Repeat from * 3 more times.  Skip 3 ch. Dc in each of next 5 stitches, 2 dc in last stitch, changing yarn colors on the last yarn over.

Row 3: With new color, ch 2, turn.  Work 2 dc in first stitch.  Dc in each of the next 5 stitches.  * Skip 2 ch.  Dc in each of next 5 stitches.  3 dc in next stitch.  Dc in each of next 5 stitches.*  Repeat from * 3x.  Skip 2 ch.  Dc in each of next 5 stitches.  Work 2 dc in last stitch.

Row 4 to 23:  Repeat instructions from row 3, changing colors for each row.

At the end of row 23, change color to what you want your border color to be.  Ch 1.  Turn. *Work 1 hdc in each of next 2 stitches.  Work 1 dc in each of next 2 stitches.  1 tc2tog.  Work 1 dc in each of next 2 stitches.  Work 1 hdc in each of next 2 stitches.  Work 3 sc in each of next 3 stitches.*  Repeat from * all the way down that side – this should even out the chevron shape.  In the corner, work 2 sc and 1 dc.

Along the side, you’ll be working 1 sc + 1 dc in the stitch between the rows.  I found this helps ensure evenness along the side.  In the corner, work 2 sc + 1 tc.

Now you should be along the other chevron side.  Work 1 tc in next stitch, 1 dc in each of next 2 stitches, and then 1 hc in each of next 2 stitches.  *In the chain space, work 1 sc.  1 hdc in each of next 2 stitches, 1 dc in each of next 2 stitches, 1 tc2tog, 1 dc in each of next 2 stitches, 1 hdc in each of next 2 stitches.*  Repeat from * 3x.  Finish off the side with 1 sc, 1 hdc in each of next 2 stitches, 1 dc in each of next 2 stitches, and 1 tc in each of next 2 stitches.

Ripple Chevron Afghan Square, free pattern |

You’re in the home stretch!  This part got a little weird, because you’re trying to make up for lack of body, technically.  So, work 1 sc + 1 dc around the post of the last tc from the previous side (I tried to show it in the above picture, but it might not be very clear).  This becomes your corner turn.  Then, like before, work 1 sc + 1 dc in each row break, or the stitch between rows.  Finish the side with 2 sc in last stitch, join with the first stitch and fasten off.

Whew!  Sorry this was confusing.  I was making it up as I went.  If the directions are hard to understand, here’s the big picture.  Once you have your chevrons in place, you want a border that evens out the ups and downs from the chevron, hence the progression of hdc to dc to tc and back.  Then you can do whatever border you’d like along the sides of the chevron.

Ripple Chevron Afghan Square, free pattern |

Let me know if you have questions and I’ll try my best to answer!


  1. Rachel

    Love this square, ChiWei! So unexpected and fun.

  2. ChiWei

    Thanks Rachel!

  3. Carrie

    What would I need to do for the border my sides are coming out even and I don’t want to add any to them because it came out to exactly 12 inches.
    Thank you for your time

  4. ChiWei

    I’m not sure I understand which sides are coming out even?

  5. Reba Taylor

    Hi ChiWei,

    In my excitement to begin a new project, I sometimes forget to make a gauge test square. There have been times that I regretted not making that square, especially when I’m making a ripple afghan.
    When your chevron square was complete, exactly what were the measurements? If the length and the width are both greater than 12 inches, tightening the tension might solve the problem. You could use an F hook, but that might reduce the sizes too much. If the length and width are both less than 12 inches, either loosen the tension or use an H hook. For me, using the larger hook size works better.
    One more thing you could try is to drop the chain count from 73 to 70. Your gauge test square would not only help with the sizing, it also would allow you to decide where you want to increase or decrease.
    Isn’t creating your own patterns fun??

  6. ChiWei

    I usually just wing it so I never make gauge squares :-). This one was frustrating because I had to aim for a specific size, but it still got done! I rather like giving others a guideline since I know everyone’s style and tension is different, so whoever uses this pattern can adjust it to their own needs.

  7. alicia

    If I wanted to make this a twin size how many skeens do I need an do you recommend a different hook size or use the same g hook please help me cause I love the colors and this pattern. Thanks
    Alicia Sloan

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