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Looking for the perfect crochet baby blanket that’s both beautiful and beginner-friendly? This granny ripple baby blanket pattern combines the timeless charm of the granny stitch with a stunning, textured design. It’s surprisingly easy to whip up, making it a great choice for crocheters of all skill levels.

This project uses just 4 striking and cheerful happy colors, that will brighten up any nursery. The color changes kept me interested and I couldn’t wait to finish this blanket!

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This easy free crochet pattern would make a bright and happy gift for a special little one.

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Granny Ripple: Simple Stitch, Stunning Results!

You can crochet beautiful blankets & scarves with the granny ripple stitch. This technique uses the classic granny stitch in a repeating sequence, creating a stunning zig-zag effect. Plus, the rhythmic stitch is calming – the best kind of crochet and just relax!

You can find more information and blanket sizes in my popular tutorial for the Granny Ripple Stitch.

You will only use basic crochet stitches like the granny stitch (3 double crochets). I also used dc clusters for decrease/peaks for the pattern to add some interest and texture.

You can find the written free crochet pattern for this cozy baby blanket below.

How Many Chains for a Granny Ripple Blanket

Your starting chain stitch count will depend on the size of your project, be it a blanket, scarf, or wrap. This granny ripple pattern follows a specific pattern repeat. You can use this pattern to make a blanket any size you wish.

  • Make your foundation chain in multiples of 17 (like 17, 34, 51, and so forth), then add 2 more chains (1 ch + 1 ch) at the end
  • Decrease stitches to form the valleys
  • Increase stitches to create the peaks
  • TIP: Make a swatch sample as in the granny ripple stitch tutorial and use those measurements to plan your larger project
  • Your finished size will depend on the multiple you use and the yarn choice
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Yarn and Color Choices for a Baby Blanket

I used a DK weight acrylic yarn for this project. It is durable and machine washable, making it perfect for those inevitable spills and messes. You can use any yarn and a matching crochet hook for the baby blanket.

When it comes to color, the possibilities are endless! You can choose a classic pastel palette for a calming effect, or opt for something more vibrant and playful like I did.

This pattern uses just 4 contrasting colors to make the beautiful granny ripple design pop. Feel free to choose any colors you love, or use leftover yarn from your stash for a unique and colorful baby blanket!

More Free Patterns for Crochet Ripple Blankets

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Skill Level

Advanced beginner

Measurements

Blanket in pattern measures 30 x 35 inches (76 x 89 cm)

Materials

King Cole pricewise DK: 320yds/ 293m: 100gr: 100% acrylic

  • Color A Cerise (268) 1 ball
  • Color B Carnation (3286) 1 ball

Hayfield Bonus DK: 306yds/ 280m: 100gr: 100% acrylic

  • Color C Gilt (569) 1 ball
  • Color D Rainforest (668) 1 ball

4.5mm crochet hook

You will need approx, 1200m of DK weight yarn. You can use any yarn weight and matching hook to make this pattern.

Abbreviations

US Crochet Terms

  • Beg         beginning
  • Ch           chain
  • Dc           double crochet
  • Rep         repeat
  • Sc           single crochet
  • Sp(s)       space(s)
  • Yo           yarn over

Notes

  • Pattern written in US crochet terms
  • Ch 3 at the beginning of a row counts as 1 dc
  • Work the last yarn over at the end of the row with the next color, for neat color changes

Special Stitches

Double crochet 3 together (dc3tog) cluster: In indicated space or st, work (yo, insert hook in space/st, yo and pull up loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook) 3 times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook. 

Stripe Pattern

Work the foundation row in Yarn A, and then 1 row each of the ripple pattern in Yarns A, B, C, & D.

These 4 rows form the pattern stripe.

Granny Ripple Baby Blanket Instructions

Using Yarn A, chain 155

Foundation Row: Work 1 sc into 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each ch across, turn (154 sc)

Row 1: Ch 3, skip the first 3 sts, (3 dc in the next st, skip the next 2 sts) twice, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in the next st, * skip the next 2 sts, 3 dc in the next st, skip the next 2 sts, dc3tog in the next st, skip the next 4 sts, dc3tog in the next st, skip the next 2 sts, 3 dc in the next st, skip the next 2 sts, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in the next st; repeat from * across to the last 8 sts,(skip the next 2 sts, 3 dc in the next st) twice, skip the next st, 1 dc in the last st, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, skip the first 4 sts, work 3 dc in each of the next 2 sps (between each group of 3 dc), (3dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in the next ch-3 sp, * 3 dc in the next sp, dc3tog in the next sp, skip the next sp (between dc3tog clusters), dc3tog in the next sp, 3 dc in the next sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in the next ch-3 sp;`repeat from * across to the last 3 sps, 3 dc in each of the next 2 sps, 1 dc in top of the beg ch-3, turn. 

Rows 3 – 57: Repeat row 2 for pattern changing color every row.

Row 58: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each ch across. Fasten off yarn and weave in all threads.

Finishing

You can choose to add a border to your blanket if you wish, but I didn’t feel my blanket needed one. You can block lightly if needed.

Happy Crocheting!

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2 Comments

    1. Hi. My apologies but I don’t have a printable pdf ready for this pattern yet but it should be available in a few days!

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