I have gotten so many questions on how to use the ripple stitch I used in the Spacey Chevrons Cowl for a blanket that I decided to make one and share the pattern here on the blog! I had been wanting to make a Christmas throw for my living room anyway, so it was really the perfect opportunity. There are so many different ripple stitch patterns out there but this one is easily my favorite, I hope you enjoy it too.
I made mine in red, green and white for Christmas, but you can choose any color or color you want!
I don’t often make big blankets because the seam to take FOREVER and I get bored easily (you may have noticed the plethora of quick hats and scarves around here) but using a double strand of worsted weight yarn, made this work up fairly quickly…. even after I had to frog 10 rows because it looked more like a flag than a blanket haha… yes you read that correctly, 10 rows.
You can use pretty much whatever hook and yarn weight combo you fancy for this project, I have included the multiple you need for your starting chain below in the Notes section. Keep in mind though when you make a starting chain for a ripple pattern make it longer than what you want your blanket width to be because when you “ripple it” (that’s a verb right??) it will shrink a bit.
- Approx 2200 yds Bernat Super Value (100% Acrylic 7oz/197g and 426 yds/389m in 1 skein) or similar #4/worsted weight yarn. You will be holding your yarn double for this project.
- 4 skeins Cherry Red (I ended up with 2- half skeins leftover)
- 2 skeins Kelly Green
- 2 Skeins White (you could get away with 1 skein if you worked from the outside and center or the skein)
- 10mm/N crochet hook
- Needle to weave in ends
Gauge and Sizing
- Gauge: 1 ripple x 4 rows = 4 in
- Finished size: approx. 44 in wide x 63 in long
- I use US Terminology
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Dc: double crochet
- Sp: space
- Sl st: slip stitch
Ch 3 counts as 1 dc
To make this bigger or smaller chain a multiple of 10 + 3 for the foundation chain
You will hold 2 strands of worsted weight/ #4 yarn together to work this pattern.
With Cherry Red Ch 103
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped chs counts as 1 dc), dc in next 3 chs. *Skip 2 chs. Dc in next 4, ch 2, dc in next 4. Repeat from * across. Dc in next 3 chs, 2 dc in last ch. Turn
Row 2: Ch 3. Dc in same sp as ch 3, dc in next 3. *skip 2 sts, dc in next 3, (dc, ch 2 dc) in ch 2 sp. Dc in next 3 sts. Repeat from * until last 6 sts. Sk 2 sts, dc in next 3, 2 dc in top of ch 3. Turn
Row 3-10: Repeat row 2
Row 11-12: Switch to White Yarn, Repeat row 2
Row 13-22: Switch to Kelly Green yarn, Repeat row 2
Row 23-24: Switch to White yarn, Repeat row 2
Row 25-34: Switch to Cherry Red yarn, repeat row 2
Row 34-58: repeat rows 11-34. On last row finish off and weave in ends.
Using leftover red yarn, you could add fringe to the ends or tassels to the corners. I chose not to for my blanket.
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