I love to give and make crochet blankets as gifts for a new baby. This easy crochet ripple blanket is classic and timeless.
You can do them in solid colors, stripes, or color blocks like I did.
And the best part?
No border is needed. Just weave in the ends and call it a day.
This sweet crochet blanket is for my newest nephew who is due to make his appearance any day now.
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How to Crochet the Ripple Stitch
If you’ve never tried this crochet stitch, don’t worry I got you covered. The ripple is made up of hills and valleys.
The hills are made by doing an increase (working multiple stitches in the same stitch) and the valleys are made by doing a decrease over a set amount of stitches.
I’ll walk you through it below in this video tutorial.
You might also see this stitch called the chevron stitch. They are used mostly interchangeably.
Related Post: Easy Chevron Throw
My new favorite yarn for baby blankets!
I had some blues and greens in my stash of Paintbox Simply DK that I had intended on making into a baby blanket when I bought them but just never had the time to start it.
Then my brother and sister-in-law announced they were having a boy. It was fate.
I love working with Paintbox Simply Aran so I was excited to try out the DK version. It did not disappoint! Its soft and comes in so many great colors perfect for baby.
It’s an acrylic yarn so its machine washable and dryable, which in my opinion, is so important for baby items.
I will definitely be using this yarn again.
I obviously chose boy-ish colors for my blanket but you could make this pattern in any colors and it would look great.
Pinks and purples, all neutrals, rainbow, pastels, all one color…. The options are limitless.
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Materials and Pattern Information
-1452 Yds Paintbox Simply Dk (302 yds/3.5 oz) or similar #3/DK yarn in 6 colors.
-Colors pictured in order used: pistachio green, misty grey, duck egg blue, dolphin blue, washed teal, seafoam blue
-5mm Crochet hook
-Scissors, yarn needle
Gauge: point-to point or valley to valley, measured starting and ending on the middle stitch = 3 inches, 2 rows = approx. 1 inch
- Finished Size: 37 in x 46 in
- I use US Terminology
- Ch(s): chain(s)
- Dc: double crochet
- Dc3tog: double crochet 3 stitches together, decrease
- St(s): stitches
-To make bigger or smaller chain any multiple of 10+4 and do more/less rows
-Ch 3 counts as 1 dc
-You can find a video tutorial for this stitch here
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Easy Ripple Stitch Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped 3 chs count as 1 dc), *dc in next 3 chs, dc3tog over next 3 chains, Dc in next 3, 3 dc in next. Repeat from * across, ending last repeat with 2 dc in last st.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc in same st as ch 3, *dc in next 3 sts, dc3tog over next 3, Dc in next 3, 3 dc in next. Repeat from * across, ending last repeat with 2 dc in last st.
Row 3-84: repeat row 2. I changed color every 14 rows. After last row. Finish off and weave in ends.
Paula S says
One of my go to patterns. Love it !!! Thank you for a quick and easy ripple!
Robin L Miller says
Could NEVER do a ripple stitch! With the video and printed pattern… It’s so EASY!!
Thanx a lot ❤😁❤
Hi! My friend just recently asked if I could make a 32×32 ripple blanket for a blind child she is fostering. I haven’t made one of these in a very long time and don’t do a whole lot of crocheting theses days. How many stitches will I need to start with to get approximately that size? I think your pattern will be great. I’m going to do navy and white.