The ripple stitch is a tried and true favorite. Since men despise “holey” stitches, working a ridged sc in a chevron pattern with 3 different manly colors, can please the most discriminating male in your life.
Masculine Ripple Stitch Afghan
Copyrighted by Maria Merlino 2007
Personal use only
Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (7 oz skeins of solid color and 5 oz. skein of multi color) in the following amounts:
2 skeins each Black and Cherry Red
3 skeins Zebra
Crochet hook: Sizes: I/5.5mm and H/5.00mm
Gauge: With H hook: 7 sc to 2 inches
To change color in sc: Draw up a lp in last st before color change, drop color in use, with next color to be used yo and draw through 2 lps on hook.
To create a nice ridged effect, the sc stitches are worked in the back loop.
Starting at Row 2, skip the first sc of the row and the last sc of the row. Always keep this in mind when working ripples, otherwise your edges will “grow”.
Row 1: With I hook and Black, ch 220, switch to H hook, sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each of next 6 ch, * 3 sc in next ch, sc in each of next 7 ch, skip 2 ch, sc in each of next 7 ch, repeat from * to last 8 ch, work 3 sc in next ch, sc in each of last 7 ch, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Skip the first sc, sc in back loop of each of next 7 sc, * 3 sc in back loop of next sc, sc in back loop of each of next 7 sc, skip 2 sc, sc in back loop of each of next 7 sc, repeat from * to last 9 sts, end with 3 sc in back loop of next sc, sc in back loop of each of next 7 sc, leaving last st unworked, ch 1, turn.
Repeat Row 2 for pattern working 6 more rows with Black, work off last sc with Zebra, ch 1, turn. Repeat Row 2 working in stripes of 8 rows each of Colors Zebra, Red, Zebra and Black, always working off last sc with next color when changing colors. Work until there are 21 stripes in all. Fasten off.