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.
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- 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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I love the design of this throw, but I am struggling to get the beginning of Row 2 to work out. Please help clarify the directions.
Sarah Powell says
I’m new at this. What do the directions in parentheses mean in row 2? Thank you!
I saw the picture of this afghan and it really caught my eye for its style. When I read your instructions I was excited about how fast you were able to make it due to the use of two strands held together making it bulky. I would like to try this. I will be using autumn colours because that is my favourite time of year when all the trees are so ‘dressed up’.
We lost our beautiful leaves so fast this year due to strong winds immediately after the colour change. I think I will make this for me (for a change) so that I can always enjoy the colours and be warm and cozy while I’m in my chair playing with yarn or reading a book.
Thank you so much for your creativity and willingness to share your patterns.
Jacqueline Phillips says
I made this for my boss for Christmas 2020. It turned out beautifully! I usually have issues with getting ripples to work, but this pattern was a breeze.
This is super festive and I love the white in the middle. Do you have any issue washing it? I know red is notorious for bleeding and didn’t know if it was the same for yarn. I’m a fairly new crocheter. I’m also wondering do you block your blankets?
No bleeding issues for me with the yarn I used! It washed beautifully.
Could you please have a video made ?
What brand is the Kelly Green ??? Thank you
Can’t find Kelly green ! Can someone help me ???thank you
Can’t find Kelly green ?? Can anyone help me ! Thank you
Hi Bonnie, you can use any green you want or you can also try ordering it online.
Thank you ! I just find that it looks so nice with Kelly Green ! Thank you
I agree, its such a bright happy color. I would look at Yarnspirations.com or Craftsy.com if you are using Bernat Super Value.
Ok Thank you so very much !!!!!!!
Diann McCaleb says
Can you make this throw using single thread instead of double and it look right
the picture does not look like crocheter is using double yarn as directed. Is it truly double or single? Thanks.
It is double stranded, they just must look blended together well in the picture. ☺
Candace minhinnick says
It sounds D’s easy enough to do i really want to try it but getting yarn here is quite difficult