Introducing Sunny, an Easy Ripple Crochet Blanket! Single and double crochet rows create alternating narrow and wide rows of colour, that is relaxing crochet at its best. It is a very easy pattern to memorize and has great potential for playing with colours and using up those small balls of leftover yarn in your stash.
Blanket pictured is 40 x 46in which is a throw size blanket or a generous cot blanket. Using the multiple given, you can make this blanket any size you wish. I used cream for the thin stripes that alternate with the bright rows of colour. It adds a freshness to the overall palette that I love. The pattern shows a slight difference in both sides and both of them are beautiful!
How to get the Pattern for Sunny Ripple Blanket
- Free Pattern: Scroll down this blog post for the Instructions
- Printable PDF: Adfree printable pattern – Purchase on Ravelry and Etsy
Yarn used is an Aran weight/Worsted weight yarn and a 6mm crochet hook. The blanket works up fast and is an easy 2-row repeat. Take a few moments to weave in your ends as you go, and you will thank me later!
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Read on for the Free instructions for the Easy Ripple Crochet Blanket below or you can purchase the ad-free PDF version of this pattern on Ravelry or Etsy. The PDF is designed for printing. Thank you for your support!
The pattern is in US crochet terms
Hobbii: Zafira Aran – 55% Cotton / 27% Wool / 18% Acrylic / 150m / 164 yds / 50g
Main Colour (MC) – 4 balls of Cream (1)
One ball each of the following colours
- Yarn A: Magenta (17)
- Yarn B: Rust (23)
- Yarn C: Curry (24)
- Yarn D: Old Rose (19)
- Yarn E: Sienna Red (18)
- Yarn F: Minty (30)
- Yarn G: Fern Leaf (27)
- Yarn H: Vintage Denim (11)
- Yarn I: Ink Blue (10)
- Yarn J: Black (8)
6mm Crochet Hook
- You can use any Aran Weight/Worsted Weight yarn to make this blanket – approx. 1800m. You can also use a different yarn weight to make a smaller or larger blanket, using a matching hook but keep in mind your yardage requirements will vary.
- This blanket is perfect for using up your stash! You will need approx. 500m of yarn of your main colour for the thin stripes and you can use any colours for the wider stripes. Have fun!
- Instructions are given to make the blanket pictured in this pattern. You can make a smaller or larger blanket by chaining a shorter or longer foundation chain. Stitch Multiple is 12 ch (+3) for foundation row
- The pattern is written in US Crochet Terms
40in x 46in [102 x 117cm] unblocked
US Crochet terms
sc single crochet
dc double crochet
UK Crochet terms
dc double crochet
tr treble crochet
Work the last yarn over of the row with the next colour, for a neat colour change
Odd-numbered rows: Main colour (MC)
Even-number rows using the following order for your 10 colours: Yarn A, yarn B, yarn C, yarn D, yarn E, yarn F, yarn G, yarn H, yarn I, yarn J
Single Crochet 2 Together Decrease (sc2tog) : Insert hook into the first stitch and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 3 loop.
Double Crochet 2 Together Decrease (dc2tog) : Yarn over, insert hook into the first stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and insert hook into the next stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.
Instructions for Easy Ripple Crochet Blanket
Using yarn A chain 135 (or a multiple of 12 sts + 3)
Foundation Row (Set up Row): 1 dc in the 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc), 1 dc in each of the next 3 ch, [dc2tog over the next 2 ch] twice, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chs, * [2 dc in the next ch] twice, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chs, [dc2tog over the next 2 ch] twice, 1 dc in each of the next 3 chs; repeat from * across until 1 ch remains, 2 dc in last ch, turn. Fasten off yarn A and join in MC (see note above about changing colours).
Row 1: Ch 1, 2 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, [sc2tog over the next 2 sts] twice, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, * [2 sc in the next st] twice, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts, [sc2tog over the next 2 sts] twice, 1 sc in each of the next 3 sts; repeat from * across, ending with 2 sc in last st (top of turning chain), turn. Fasten off MC and join in yarn B.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in 1st st, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, [dc2tog over the next 2 sts] twice, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, * [2 dc in the next st] twice, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, [dc2tog over the next 2 sts] twice, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts; repeat from * across until 1 st remains, 2 dc in last st, turn. Fasten off yarn B and join in MC.
Rows 3–80: Repeat rows 1-2 working all odd-numbered rows with MC, and working all even-numbered rows in the colour sequence above – yarn A to yarn J
Rows 81-90: Repeat rows 1-2 working all odd-numbered rows with MC, and working all even-numbered rows in the colour sequence above – yarn A to yarn E
Fasten off and weave in all threads. Block lightly if needed.
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