Drop in the Pond Pt 1; Seven-Row granny square

This is a crochet along for the Drop in the Pond afghan.

The written pattern can be found here:

The Ravelry link for the pattern is here:

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Author Ron Gauvin ( ago)
can you please help me ...... i started off the blanket following the
vidios but just as i was starting the second set of 3 colors for the sides
(going from one side to the other with each color) i realized that i wanted
to make a full sized blanket to fit my bed and now im not sure how to add
on more chevrons to the top and bottom since im done those and then to add
to the sides can you please help me thank you

Author Maria Oliveira ( ago)
amei muito obrigada

Author Maria Oliveira ( ago)
aprender sempre aprender e nunca chegar ao total conhemento .........

Author Angela Johnson ( ago)
Can you make this afghan using 4 colors?

Author Leyla g ( ago)

Author Amy Lovier ( ago)
I appreciate the close up zoom so I can see where the crochet hook is
entered. Too many videos don't show that needed detail. However, the wood
grain background is what I think made some seasick. Maybe if a solid
blanket was laid down our eyes would handle it better. Thanks for this
pattern. It's a wonderful look!! I'm headed to the yarn store today.

Author ceecee hallett ( ago)
I just wanted to say thank you for making the videos.

Author ceecee hallett ( ago)
I just wanted to say thank you for making the videos.

Author Patty Herpel ( ago)
Can you make this afghan using only 2 colors?

Author Paula Hallman ( ago)
This is completely unrelated, but I couldn't find a way to contact you. I
thought I saw that you had a video to make a prayer shawl.....maybe on
pinterest. Now I cannot find the link. P.S. I will be making this
pattern...have already printed and have yarn coming in more muted colors.
Thanks so much, Paula

Author TheDanielelliott ( ago)
Just too Close on video to really get the effect was very hard to watch

Author Francine Thompson ( ago)
I made ont o er the weekend I loved the way you do it. Thankyou for sharing
this pattern

Author intheblue ( ago)
I am making a sample for my daughter to "approve" the colors. On the video
2 do you start on the wrong side or the right side? 

Author Liz Dittmann ( ago)
i got seasick almost with how close you zoomed in. I couldn't watch
anymore. That was far too close...

Author A الزمان‎ ( ago)

Author Ernestine Lamone ( ago)
I enjoyed your videos very much and wanted to thank you for it. I learned a
lot. I did make a throw but am unable to add a photo to show you. I'm
pretty proud of my work thanks to your video :)
Thank you again!

Author LisaAnn Partridge ( ago)
Question: in the picture of the afghan, it has a white center. In the
video, you begin with blue. In your supplies list, you list 12 oz. color A,
7 oz. each of color B & C. Which is your color A, B, & C?

Author LisaAnn Partridge ( ago)
I'm fairly new to crochet; having only made baby afghans & granny squares.
Is making this afghan larger easy?

Author Laura Piccolo ( ago)
You did great job BUT you sure did to much of a close up crochet :(

Author jessica riley ( ago)
I was wondering how much yarn I need to make it for a King size bed.

Author Michele Briere ( ago)
When you move the camera at around 6 minutes, it is too close to watch

Author Nicoleta Jauca (1864 years ago)
thank you for share!

Author Freddy Smith ( ago)
If I've counted correct you've used 26 ounces of yarn (of which being in
Australia I need to convert) but for the amount of yarn you've used what
was the finished article size love your tutorials, so easy
to work you have one for a Bavarian stitch.

Author Aileen Pioquinto ( ago)
Thank you so much, Ms. Beth! I had a lot of fun and learned some new
techniques by crocheting this afghan along with you! I made my first one in
University of Alabama colors for my sister, and I'm making another one in
Denver Broncos colors for my friend's grandma. People are so impressed with
how it looks, and I say, "Oh, it's so easy!"--because it is!

Author Vicki Amschler ( ago)
This pattern is just so neat, I decided to make my mother a Queen size
blanket. It took me a while to due my shoulder injury, but I have now
finished it.....I love it. Thanks so much. 

Author Julia Smith ( ago)
Can this be made bigger by adding on extra rows in both directions?

Author cathleen garcia ( ago)
just wanted to say i love your tutorials. this pattern in particular is a
nice change from the usual granny square. now starting my second drop in
the pond. thanks so much.

Author Crystal Jamison ( ago)
Ever since I saw how you do your slip knot, I have been doing mine that way
ever since. I plan on making a "drop in the Pond" as a christmas gift, You
make it look so easy to do.

Author anne gent ( ago)
I love this design. Very simple yet so effective, I started mine one day
and finished it the next, and I am a beginner at crochet. Your tutorial is

Author Karen Nelson ( ago)
I just finished a full side bedspread with this and would like to send a
pic but didn't know where. I did 6 chevrons on each side then added the top
and bottom ripples but not on the sides. I did this in 2 pieces and
stitched them together point to point which made a diamond shaped space
(half diamond on each side) which I filled in with the flat edge ending in
the entrelac tutorial by Mickey with the crochet crowd, before stitching
them together. I just keep measuring on the bed and added the ripples as
needed. I ended up with 3 groups of ripple on top,then the chevrons,4
groups ripples, the chevrons again and finish with 3 groups of ripples in
the bottom. I wanted to tuck in the bottom and this made it long enough.
Here is my email if you want a pic. Mine
were done in the blues also. It took about 2 months to complete with me
working on it everyday but well worth it. Thank you so much for sharing
this tutorial. I have also made your abstract cat pattern.

Author Little Missie ( ago)
Most of the posts and replies here are more than a couple of months old.
I'm looking for some help, and hope I get a reply sometime in the not too
distant future.

All of the clips I have seen here on Youtube instructing how to crochet and
to make these fancy squares, they all looked so perfect and beautiful.
So I recently decided to start having a go myself.

I have lots of acrylic wool in different colours, mainly because I used it
for knitting only.

About a week ago, I tried to use some of this acrylic wool to follow clips
here on Youtube, trying to do my own crochet. (since I'd never done it
I was out shopping recently and spotted a knitting shop, and bought myself
a 4.0mm crochet hook before following these Youtube clips.

I don't understand why every single person in these instruction clips made
their crochet squares look so perfect and so easy to do, when I just keep
having so much trouble with it, and they turn out looking absolutely
nothing like in these clips and just a chunky mess! :-/

After a while, the type of wool used in one clip made me notice a slight
diference, so I decided to change and used a 100% cotton type. It looks a
bit better, but I'm still having trouble with it. :-/

I am okay doing just the long straight chain part. I find that quite easy,
as I look at it like finger knitting and was taught this at school some
years ago, and did my own finger knitting at home too, but with the acrylic

[b][The one part I really have big trouble with, is (at 2:24 in the clip
for e.g.) after you put the hook over the wool, then go through centre
hole, pull another strand through to make 3 loops on your hook, pull yet
another strand through 2 of the loops, (making 2 loops) and then a final
strand through those 2 loops making one loop again.][/b]

This whole part here is what I keep having trouble with. :-/
For some reason, my hook just won't go through all those loop holes, even
when I have them quite small like in this clip. :-/

I have to try and make my loop holes as big as possible, and then it all
ends up looking quite messy. :-/

Any idea where I'm going wrong?
What about a different size hook for e.g. (as I said, I'm using a 4.0mm
How does a different size hook effect the crochet patterns?

Author Beth Teike ( ago)
I just want to ask, can I use 5 colors to make this? I have 5 colors from
white to pink to burgundy. Would it just make the whole thing bigger or
would it not look right? 

Author Divine Divas & Associates ( ago)
Love this follow along. As new comer to crochet this was very easy to
follow along with.

Author Zelia Neves ( ago)

Author diego correa ( ago)

Author Handmade Hildie ( ago)
Do you have a pattern for a solid version of this? The granny stitch is so
"holey" its not very warm. But I love the design.

Author Sheila Bush ( ago)
what size hook?

Author Renee Hintz ( ago)
If you have more than 7 round in the center square, how might this change
the rest of the pattern?

Author Pam Caldwell ( ago)
I love this but I am left handed and its making me crazy trying to make
sure I have the front and back right and doing opposite of what your
doing...I don't suppose you have a left-handed version?!

Author janice perla ( ago)

Author Crystal Widger ( ago)
I wanted to make you aware that there is someone trying to sell this pattern
and they are saying they have your permission to do so

Author stephanie hunsaker ( ago)
i love the video i got mine done in 3 day's . i done mine in cowboy's
colors and it looks really good. 

Author mike dempsey (493 years ago)
Thank you so much for your video! I watched your video on how to make a
granny square last week to learn how to crochet and this week I tried this
Drop in the pond and it turned out beautiful! My first crochet project was
a success due to your video! Thanks! ( I used blue white and gray )

Author Lauri Kennedy ( ago)
Beautiful!! Thank you :-) 

Author Alcides Santiago ( ago)
Hi, I would like to make this in a bigger pattern. What I would like to
know is if I was to make a square that was 28 rows, would I still skip the
first 4 shells to start the chevron? Or would I have to skip the first 16.
BTW I have been working this pattern using white, black, and gray. I am
loving this and am hopping that I will be done by tomorrow!

Author Rachel Lamirande ( ago)
This looks great!!!! How long did this take you to make. 

Author Светлана Балкова ( ago)

Author Vicki Amschler ( ago)
Yes you can make it as big as you want it. You make more rows one the sides
you start with. :)
I finished mine and was so easy and nice. I used Pink, Purple and White. 

Author Kacey Anderson ( ago)
Is it possible to expand upon this pattern and make it in infinitely larger

Author lakergirlnindy ( ago)
Love the pattern. here is my almost finished version.

Author vilna mendes ( ago)
muito legalllllllllllllllll, adoreiiiiiii

Author Denise N, Fortney ( ago)
Thank you so much for the videos, they were very helpful....I just finished
a Drop in the Pond blanket...I made a few mistakes on the ends, but I
played around with it a little bit, and it is hardly noticeable...A
seasoned crocheter, such as your self, would notice, lol...Once again,
thank you so much...

Author SE Deb ( ago)
What needle gauge do u recommend... or does it matter? Thanks so much?

Author Jamie Lear ( ago)
what level is this pattern considered?

Author Rockzie S ( ago)
Hi Beth, I wonder if I could get you to make a tutorial on this patten I
found on Pinterest.

Author Sandra Cunha ( ago)
Obrigado por compartilhar, beijos

Author The Natural Hair Vickyvue ( ago)
Beth, this is my next upcoming project, love it!

Author Deborah Armstrong ( ago)
Years ago, my Gramma taught me how to crochet...and then about two years
later, she had to teach me again to get rid of all the bad habits I'd
developed....years later, I thanked her for her gift, by working up samples
of the various afghans she wanted to do. Gramma couldn't make heads or
tails of written directions, but she could finger a sample swatch and she
was off to the races!

Author garnet isajewel ( ago)
hello beth i finished my blanket and would like to send you a picture of
it. i changed the design a little how can i send it to you your facebook
page is not working thanks for a great pattern!!!!

Author dolly4357 ( ago)
I have done this blanket from your tutorial and was very impressed

Author cwh4676 ( ago)
I used a large hook - N or P and also used 2 skeins of yarn at the same

Author Lolita Anastasio ( ago)
hola everyone, I am Lolita I ask for Help on the Drop on the pond Afghan. I
can not line the corners on the side of the Afghan. Can some one HELP me.
Sorry I misspelled. Afghan.please Help. Gracias.

Author Cleideeflores artesanato ( ago)
amei este trabalho como fazer a traduçao portugues brasil

Author joshyday98 ( ago)
absolutely loved this made big enough for single bed.have only ever croquet
square searching for another project

Author Diosa Cerezo ( ago)

Author Sandra Regina Veronez ( ago)
muito lindo, vou fazer

Author millienl ( ago)
Got half way into the video and subscribed. All I need is you, a cup of
cocoa and a hook and yarn on a cold day. <3

Author Bethintx1 ( ago)
Actually I have two dogs and no cats. You likely are hearing my autistic
son making noises.

Author Farah Yamila Lourdes ( ago)
I apologyze, i meant to write never SAW. And BTW i love the fact that i can
hear your cat sometimes.... very cozy, you gotta <3 cats :-)

Author Farah Yamila Lourdes ( ago)
This is so lovely! I so want to try it myself! Never so a granny square
like that, it's very beautiful!

Author Markirhen G ( ago)
Hi girl, I did it and it looks so nice. Thank you

Author Sarika Chavan ( ago)

Author HEIDI LYNN ( ago)
this pattern is beautiful..i am going to add ties to the bottom and make it
for a friend in a wheelchair..thank you for sharing

Author Bethintx1 ( ago)
I think you could. You could make half-granny triangles to fit in.

Author Valarie John ( ago)
I am go happy that I found you. You make crochet soo easy and I have learn
so much in just this two days of watching you....but what i would like to
see very much is some sofa back and arm rest so I can throw over my sofa
that would be sooo nice. thanks for being such a great teacher God bless
you and thanks again.

Author Monica tejiendo ( ago)
me encanto!!!

Author Monica tejiendo ( ago)

Author Алексей Юрьевич Ефимов ( ago)

Author Carol Alissa ( ago)
I just love your tutorials. I have been crocheting since I was about 5 and
always willing to learn new patterns and this is by far my favorite... of
course, I just love anything to do with granny squares. :)

Author mywebkinzshow ( ago)
I'm not finished yet

Author mywebkinzshow ( ago)
Thank you! I am a beginner so I followed your pattern. Can you tell me how
big your blanket was when you finished? Thank you!!!

Author Bethintx1 ( ago)
There are several ways it can be done. I recommend going on Ravelry and
seeing how some other folks have done it. (link is in the description below
the video. click 'see more'.

Author mywebkinzshow ( ago)
How do you make the afghan bigger?

Author maryann m ( ago)
thank you for your videos on this . I am going to do this in hunter green ,
soft sage and white. already have an idea for one in sage ,blue and mauve.
it looked like it would be hard to do. but your tutorials make it seem
easier to do.

Author fatima peres ( ago)
vou realizar este trabalho . estou em fase de planejamento sera em breve
beijos fatima

Author Anika Chestnut ( ago)
This is easy. In love this pattern. Thanks so much

Author Linda Smith ( ago)
Wonderful video! I look forward to making this afghan! Great video!!

Author nutterbutter1011 ( ago)
So far so good...making mine bright pink, electric blue, and lavender for
my daughter...

Author joshlyn lloyd ( ago)
this is pretty easy. I LIKE IT.

Author Алексей Юрьевич Ефимов ( ago)

Author Bethintx1 ( ago)
I can make one of these in a weekend. To make the video tutorial and write
the pattern, it took several months.

Author GreePenguin ( ago)
How long did it take you to make this???

Author наташа демишина ( ago)

Author Carole Rossborough ( ago)
Hi, Thanks so much for this tutorial I love it, I have finished two of the
Drop in the pond one blue, mint and white and one magenta white and lime.
Both are beautiful, well I think so any way. I always said I can learn if
someone shows me, and watching you made it very easy so thank you. Now I am
goin to try the Bricks and Lattice as a baby blanket, wish me luck. Thanks

Author Bethintx1 ( ago)
The weight & yardage ratio depends on the thickness of the yarn. If it is a
fine yarn then you will have more yardage for the weight. If it is bulky
yarn, then you will have less yardage. In this pattern I used medium
worsted yarn, and the brand I use (Red Heart) has 364 yards in a 7-oz
skein. (333 meters in a 198 g skein)

Author tatia56 ( ago)
Good evening. Thank you for taking the time to do this tutorial, it helps
alot of people for different reasons. Can you clarify something for me? Is
320 yards the same as a 100g ball? Sorry to ask but I'm dyslexic so never
good with written things. Thanks x

Author Lynne Donovan ( ago)
Just a quick note to say thanks for making this video. I think you are the
only person in a video who holds the hook and yarn the same way I do. It is
the way my mom held hers and her mother before her. It drives me nuts when
I watch someone who holds the yarn in a way that they have to let go of the
piece in order to do a yarn over for double or triple crochets. Anyway,
thanks and this is a cool pattern

Author 2females1male ( ago)
This is spectacular! I can hardly wait to make it. I'm debating what colors
to use and I think I'll do a contrast similar to yours.

Author Pauline Cowie ( ago)
Thank you once again for an awesome video always a pleasure to listen to
you your so patient :O)

Author Bethintx1 ( ago)
You can go with a smaller hook. There is no single crochet in this pattern,
so I'm not sure what you are saying. There are some who have done solid
rows instead of grannies in this pattern if that is what you mean. The
corners would have 2 dc ,ch 2, 2 dc. check out Ravelry to see what others
have done with this pattern!

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