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Drop in the Pond Lap Blanket

 

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'Drop in the Pond' 

diamond centered ripple

By Elizabeth Ham

 

46 x 33 inches.

 

Materials : Medium Worsted weight yarn in 7- oz/340 yd skeins. 2 skeins Color A. 1 skein each of colors B & C. Size I, 5.5 mm crochet hook.

 

Gauge: First 4 rounds of granny square= 4.5 inches.

 

Example was made with Color A: Vannah's Choice Baby, 2 skeins 100 white. Color B: 1 skein 108 Bluebell. Color C: Vannah's Choice 1 skein 109 Colonial Blue. 

 

Color order:

Round/rows1-2: Color A

3-4: Color B

5-6: Color C   

7: Color A 

Make 1 seven-round granny square as follows: 

Round 1: With color A, Ch 4, sl st to form ring, ch 3, 2 dc in ring, (ch 2, 3 dc in ring) 3 times. ch 1, sc in top of beg ch-3. 

 

Round 2: Ch 2, 2 dc around sc. *Ch 1, (3 dc,ch 2, 3dc) in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from *  twice.  Ch 1,  3 dc in next ch-1 sp. ch 1, sc in top of beg ch-2. end off A. Join B. 

 

Round 3:  With B, Ch 2, 2 dc around sc. *Ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1, (3 dc,ch 2, 3dc) in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from *  twice.  (Ch 1,  3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Ch 1, sc in top of beg ch-2.  

 

Round 4: Ch 2, 2 dc around sc. *(Ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) twice. Ch 1, (3 dc,ch 2, 3dc) in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * twice.  (Ch 1,  3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times. Ch 1, sc in top of beg ch-2. End off B, Join C. 

 

Round 5: With C, Ch 2, 2 dc around sc. *(Ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times. Ch 1, (3 dc,ch 2, 3dc) in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * twice.  (Ch 1,  3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 4 times. Ch 1, sc in top of beg ch-2.  

 

Round 6: Ch 2, 2 dc around sc. *(Ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 4 times. Ch 1, (3 dc,ch 2, 3dc) in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * twice.  (Ch 1,  3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times. Ch 1, sc in top of turning ch. End off C, Join A. 

 

Round 7: With A, Ch 2, 2 dc around sc. *(Ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times. Ch 1, (3 dc,ch 2, 3dc) in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * twice.  (Ch 1,  3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 6 times. Ch 2, sl st in top of beg ch-2. break off.  

 

note: Repeat same color order for the rows. 

 

Row 1: Skip 4 shells, join Color A in the next ch-1 sp. Ch 3, make 2 dc in same space. ch 1,  (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the next 2 ch sps.  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp. ch 1,  (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the next 2 sps.  3 dc in next sp. 

 

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1) turn, (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the next 3 ch sps.  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp. ch 1,  (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the next 3 sps.  Dc in top of turning ch-3. End off A, Join B. 

 

Row 3: With B, Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the next 3 sps.  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, Ch 1,  (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the next 3 sps. 2 dc in turning ch sp, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. 

 

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1) turn, (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the next 4 ch sps.  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp. ch 1,  (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the next 4 sps.  Dc in top of turning ch-3. End off B, Join C. 

 

Row 5:  With C, Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first sp, ch 1,(3 dc, ch 1) in each of the next 4 sps.  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1,  (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the next 4 sps. 2 dc in turning ch sp, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. 

 

Row 6: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1) turn, (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the next 5 ch sps.  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp. ch 1,  (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the next 5 sps.  Dc in top of turning ch-3. End off C, Join A. 

 

Row 7: With A, Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first sp, ch 1, (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the next 5 sps.  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1,  (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the next 5 sps. 2 dc in turning ch sp, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. end off.  

 

Rows 8-14: Repeat rows 1-7.  

 

Turn piece around and repeat rows 1-14 on opposite corner of center square. 

 

Turn piece and work on side ripples.  

 

Row 1: Count from corner on last row made. Skip 4 shells, join A in the next ch-1 sp. Ch 3, make 2 dc in same space. Ch 1,  (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the next 2 ch sps.  *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in top of end dc st. #ch 1,  (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the next 2 sps, 3 dc in next sp, turn corner,  (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the next 3 ch sps.  repeat from *. ^ (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, Repeat from # to ^. (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in top of end dc st. (ch1, 3dc in next sp) 3 times.  

 

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1) turn,* (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the next 3 ch sps.  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp. ch 1,  (3 dc, ch 1) in each of the next 2 sps.  3 dc in next sp. Sk 2 shells,  repeat from * across row.  end row with ch 1, dc in top of turning ch. End off A, Join B. 

 

Row 3: With B, Ch 3, turn. 2 dc in first sp, ch 1, *(3 dc, ch 1) in each ch-1 sp.  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch-2 sp, ch 1,  (3 dc, ch 1) in next 2 sps.  3 dc in next sp. Turn corner,  repeat from * across row.  End with, ch 1, 2 dc in turning ch sp, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. 

 

Rows 4-7:  repeat rows 2-3 twice; Changing colors with the established pattern. (Each row will have more shells in the last repeat.) 

 

Rows 8-14: Repeat rows 1-7. 

 

Repeat for other side. 

 

Turn Piece and work end  ripples same as side ripples  for 7 rows. 

 

Border: Using Color A, Work ripple around entire piece for 1 round.  

 

 

 

Please respect my work. This pattern is my work. You may make and sell items you made from this pattern, but please do not sell the written pattern or publish it on your website or blog without my permission. You may leave a link to the pattern if you wish. May, 2012