Easy and free tutorial on on how to crochet a ripple baby blanket. The crochet baby blanket pattern uses beginner stitches to create a ripple effect.
Baby blankets are such a popular crochet projects. They are smaller versions of blankets therefore work up so much faster.
You can really let your imagination go wild when crocheting a blanket for children.
I have designed this sweet crochet ripple blanket with beginner crocheter in mind. Sometimes creating a crochet ripple can be quite complicated.
You need to incorporate increases and decreases throughout the row. However, with this easy pattern you can crochet a ripple blanket using just a few basic stitches.
The basic crochet stitches are grouped together to create a mock ripple pattern. This combination works well when you use at least 4 different colours.
You can keep to similar colours to create ombre effect. This will give you a lovely soft blanket.
However, you can also use bold contrasting colours for a blanket that makes a real statement.
How To Crochet A Ripple Blanket
This is a free crochet ripple blanket pattern suitable for beginners. To crochet a ripple blanket using this combination, you will only need basic crochet stitches.
The pattern uses half double and double crochet stitch. The blanket is then finished off with a round of reverse single crochet or crab stitch.
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- Deramores Studio Baby DK, 1 ball in each Tropic (A), Peppermint (B), Marine (C) and Snowdrop (D)
- 4 mm crochet hook
- Yarn needle
72 x 92 cm / 28 x 36 inches
8.5 rows x 18 sts in pattern repeats measures 10 cm
STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS
Ch– chain stitch
dc– double crochet
hdc– half double crochet
rev sc– reverse single crochet- crab stitch- working 1 sc in each st across from left to right.
PATTERN NOTES ON HOW TO CROCHET A RIPPLE BLANKET
The blanket is worked in rows using each of the colours for 1 row.
The pattern is worked over 4 row pattern repeat.
CROCHET A RIPPLE BLANKET MAIN PATTERN
With yarn A and 4 mm hook chain 138.
Row 1: starting in 3rd ch from hook (counts as first hdc), 1 dc in each of the next 2 ch, *3 ch, miss next 3 ch, 1 dc in each of next 5 ch; rep from * across ending with 1 hdc in last st. Fasten off. Turn.
Row 2: with yarn B, 2 ch (counts as 1 hdc now and throughout), 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, *working into middle ch from foundation ch row, 3 dc working over the 3 ch loop **, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc; rep from * across ending the last repeat at **, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 hdc into top of turning 2 ch. Fasten off. Turn.
Row 3: with yarn C, 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, *3 ch, miss 3 dc, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc; rep from * across to last 2 sts, 1 dc in next, 1 hdc into top of turning 2 ch. Fasten off. Turn.
Row 4: with yarn D, 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 6 dc, *working into middle dc st 2 rows below, 3 dc working over the 3 ch loop, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc; rep from * across to last 2 sts, 1 dc in next, 1 hdc into top of turning 2 ch. Fasten off. Turn.
Row 5: with yarn A, 2 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 2 ch, *3 ch, miss 3 dc **, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc; rep from * across ending last rep at **, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 hdc into top of turning 2 ch. Fasten off. Turn.
Row 6: with yarn B, 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, working into middle dc st 2 rows below, 3 dc working over the 3 ch loop **, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc; rep from * across ending the last repeat at **, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 hdc into top of turning 2 ch. Fasten off. Turn.
Repeat rows 3-6 for pattern another 17 times, rep rows 3-4 once more. Fasten off.
Row 1: with yarn C, sc across, 2 ch, 2 sc around each end stitch at the end of each row across, 2 ch, sc across the underside of foundation ch, 2 ch, 2 sc around each end stitch at the end of each row across, 2 ch, sl st to 1 st sc to join.
Row 2: sc around, working (1 sc, 2 ch, 1 sc) in each corner 2 ch-sp. Fasten off.
Row 3: with yarn A as Row 2.
Row 4: 1 rev sc around, working 3 rev sc in each corner 2 ch-sp.
Fasten off. Sew in all ends and block to dimensions.
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I am sure you will find a size suitable for what you are looking for. In addition to that, this pattern is a great stash buster. I. made the original sample with leftovers from another project!
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