This variation of a crossed double crochet creates a fabric that has an interesting texture and good drape. I think that this stitch would make a great baby blanket or hat!

To make the crossed ripple stitch you will skip 2 stitches, work a double crochet in the next stitch and chain 1. Then make a front post double crochet around the post of the dc directly below the first skipped sc from the row below. There is a photo tutorial with the instructions below. Once you get going its easy and fun to do.

My best tip is to ensure your front post double crochet stitches aren’t tight. Pull your first loop up to the chest of the stitches in the current row. If you make these stitches too tight your fabric will curl too much. You can expect a little curling, but this can be handled during blocking or joining.

How to Crochet the Crossed Ripple Stitch

Abbreviations

  • US Terminology
  • Ch(s): chain(s)
  • St(s): stitch(es)
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Dc: double crochet
  • FpDc: front post double crochet

Notes

  • Ch 2 does not count as stitch
  • Keep Fpdc stitches loose
  • Even rows are front

Instructions

Ch multiple of 3

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2, *skip 2 sts, dc in next, ch 1, dc in first skipped stitch. Repeat from * across. Dc in last. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1 and each st and ch-1 space across. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 2, dc in same st as ch 2, *skip 2 sts, dc in next, ch 1,

fpdc around dc directly below first skipped sc. This is the first stitch of the crossed double crochet from the previous even-numbered row

Repeat from * across. Dc in last. Turn.

Repeat rows 3 &4 until project is desired size. End on a row 3.

2024 Crochet Along: Square 11

We are working on block 11 of our Terrific Textures Crochet Along. This is a year-long CAL running here on The Unraveled Mitten, we are learning a new textured crochet stitch every week other week. Around the end of October, we will join our stitch sampler squares into a cozy blanket.

You can find more info here.

Pre-Order the Entire Pattern Here

You can purchase a pre-order of the Terrific Textures CAL in my shops. Each time a square is released you will automatically receive the PDF copy of that pattern.

You can find written instructions for this stitch above. You’ll notice that the instructions are written so you can use this stitch in other places besides this CAL. You can find my notes on how I made my 12-inch square listed below.

  • 140  yds worsted weight yarn, Red Heart Super Saver used in sample
  •  5.5 mm crochet hook
  • Gauge: 8 sc x 7 rows
    • In pattern stitch
  • Finished Size: 11.5 x 11.5 before blocking.
    • After blocking: 12 x 12 in
    • Remember a little too small is better than too big. My squares end up being anywhere from 11.5-12 inches.

This is what I did:

  • Ch 39 to start
  • Follow stitch instructions above until your square is the desired size, being sure to end on an odd row. For me this was 35 rows. You may need more or less.
  • After final row do not finish off, move on to border.

Border Instructions: Do not finish off, working on front side of square, ch 1, sc evenly around placing (sc, ch 2 sc) in each corner space. Join to top of 1st sc with sl st. Finish off weave in ends. Block to 12 inches. (Each side should have 38 stitches)

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