How To Crochet A Ripple Baby Blanket – free pattern

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.

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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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MATERIALS

  • Deramores Studio Baby DK, 1 ball in each Tropic (A), Peppermint (B), Marine (C) and Snowdrop (D)
  • 4 mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

FINISHED SIZE

72 x 92 cm / 28 x 36 inches 

TENSION

8.5 rows x 18 sts in pattern repeats measures 10 cm

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)

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. 

how to crochet a ripple blanket

Pattern continues…

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. 

BORDER

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.

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS

Fasten off. Sew in all ends and block to dimensions. 


I hope you enjoyed this free pattern and tutorial on how to crochet a ripple blanket.

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Secondly, if you landed on this page you are looking for some baby blankets. I do have another lovely pattern for a baby blanket. Woven Crochet Baby Blanket is another free crochet baby blanket pattern right here on my blog.

Easy and Cosy Crochet Cottage Blanket- free pattern is a blanket pattern that was one of the first patterns I have added to the blog. It has been designed in various sizes from lovey to a king size bed.

For more crochet blanket pattern ideas, check out 40 Free Adorable Crochet Baby Blanket Patterns.

Also take a look at 10 Free Baby Crochet Pattern Ideas if you are expecting or know someone who is! These patterns are super cute!

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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!

For a different take on a ripple blanket, check out THIS blanket too.

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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