Ocean Ripple Baby Afghan


Ocean Ripple Baby Afghan

Bring the beauty of the ocean into your home with this Ocean Ripple Baby Afghan. Made with chunky blue yarn, this free knit afghan pattern is quick to knit and has an intriguing ripple texture. And because it's reversible, you don't have to worry about adding a back!


Knitting Needle Size10 or 6 mm, Circular Knitting Needles

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)

Approx 40 ins [101.5 cm] square.


  • Bernat Baby Coordinates Chunky (100 g / 3.5 oz)
  • 7 balls of #99201 (Toasty Teal)
  • Size 6 mm (U.S. 10) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge.

15 sts and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.

Note: Blanket is reversible, there is no RS or WS.
Cast on 150 sts. Do not join. Working back and forth across needle in
rows, proceed as follows:
1st row: Knit.
2nd row: *K1. yo. K5. Sl1. K2tog. psso. K5. yo. K1. Rep from * to end of row.
3rd row: Purl.
These 3 rows form pattern.
Cont in pat until Blanket measures approx 40 ins [101.5 cm] long, ending with a 1st row. Cast off.

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I just finished this blanket but my bind off edge does not have the scalloped edge as the first row Is this right or what did I do wrong?

I love all versions of these ripple afghans. They're so pleasant to knit because once you get it going the pattern is so easy to remember. I would really recommend this for a beginner who is interested in practicing some yarn overs and k2tog.

Which type of cast on have people used/would recommend for this project? I'm doing some practice at the moment but will be looking to start shortly.

I want to make this smaller, for a doll, how many stitches should I reduce the pattern by?

The pattern stitch count is 15, so reduce in groups of 15.

I knit this for my new great-grandson in the same color. It was a perfect pattern since he lives in Oceanside, CA and his mom (my granddaughter) loved it. Once you get the pattern down you'll love the way it looks.

Why isn't's this pattern working for me. The second row I need 18 stitches for the pattern and we drop 3stitches in pattern, but we only add 2 stitches.

The sl1 and the K2tog are replaced in the row by the two Yo's. the sl1 psso are working the same lost stitch which is already compensated for with the first yo, the second lost stitch is on the K2tog which is compensated for in the same repeat with the yo. If its still not working for you, double check the yo and the yo technique you are using, after 50 or so years of knitting I still mess this up from time to time. Hope this helps someone, Happy knitting.

The second row starts with *K1 and the sequence ends with K1; then says to repeat from *K1 - does that mean there will be two K1's together? I am trying to make a swatch before I begin the actual afghan. Want to make it for our future great grandson.

yes, you are repeating the pattern stitch count of 15-10x so there will be a k1 stitches together to complete each group of 15.

I started my afghan and I am enjoying knitting it , I am using size 4mm needles and 8ply wool and very happy, coming very nice it will be a while to finish as I do not have much spare time but sure is relaxing once you know the pattern. thanks once again

I love this pattern just what I been waiting to come across I just tryed the pattern and I found it very easy very plesant to knit thankyou so much

I would like to make this for a baby in 8 ply (sports yarn) but would like to make it larger, what is the sequence of stitches to make this larger please, i.e. what is the repeat. Thank you

The repeat is 15 stitches. hope this helps someone.

I made this afghan for my mother-in-law 40 years ago, she loved it. Easy to remember and knit. just adjust the number of stitches to get the size you want. Now I am making one for my great grand baby.

I learned this pattern as a child. We made strips 29 sts wide. I still have two that my mother made 50 years ago. It is very versatile. Just remember the pattern and pick what yarns and needles are calling to you!

Can this be worked in a lighter weight yarn? I have baby weight yarn that I would like to use instead of using the chunky.

I don't have a little one, but friends who do. However this would make a great lapghan and could be adapted for a larger size. Thank you for the great patterns!!

What does psso mean?

It means to pass the slipped stitch over.

Pass slipped stitch over (you slipped a stitch, then knit 2 together - & so you pass the slipped stitch back over the 2 that you knitted together) :)


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