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I wrote a pattern! This is the first time I've taken the time to write down a pattern of my own. It started from trying out lots of "round ripple" and "star-ghans" and finding what worked best for me and the yarn I had on hand. This was an attempt to use up lots of scrap yarn that I had laying around, most of it being bulky or heavy worsted weight. It hasn't been tested by anyone but me (the photo above is what I've finished so far) so if you have any problems with the pattern, let me know!
Any bulky weight yarn
size M hook (9mm)
Ch 5, slip stitch into beg. chain to form a ring
row 1: ch2 (counts as first hdc), 11 hdc into ring, sl into top of ch2 to join (12hdc)
row2: ch3 (counts as first dc here and throughout pattern), dc into same stitch, 2dc
into each of remaining stitches, sl st to join (24 dc)
row3: *ch6, skip next 3 dc, sc into next dc* repeat from star 5 times, sl st into first ch to join (6 ch6 spaces)
row4: sl st into first ch6 space, ch3, 2 dc into ch6 space, ch2, 3dc, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) into each space around, sl st to join (6 points made)
row5: ch3, dc into next dc, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in ch2 space, dc into next 2 dc, sk 2 dc, *dc into next 2 dc, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) into ch2 space, dc into next 2 dc, sk 2 dc* around, sl st to join (60 dc)
row6: ch3, dc into next 2 dc, (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch2 space, dc into next 3 dc, sk 2 dc, *dc into next 3 dc, (2dc, ch2, 3dc) into ch2 space, dc into next 3 dc, sk 2 dc* around, sl st to join (72 dc)
rowX: repeat as row 6 until blanket is as large as you want, each round should have 12 more dc than the last (2 per point). If your blanket isn't laying flat, you can sub in (3dc, ch2, 3dc) instead of (2dc, ch2, 2dc) for a round as needed to even it out. (this would add 24 dc instead of 12 dc for that round). I ended up doing this about every 4th or 5th row.
Copyright 2009 - Amy Maxwell
This pattern is free for personal use only!