The Granny Ripple crochet pattern is perfect for crocheting projects like blankets and scarves. Simple steps with a stunning result!
You will use the popular granny stitch pattern in a repeating sequence, creating a distinctive zig-zag or chevron effect.
Granny crochet has a calming effect, and there’s a lovely comfort in settling into its soothing rhythm. Many tutorials cover the granny ripple stitch; here is my version for you to enjoy!
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Using the Granny Ripple Stitch
I love using the granny ripple pattern in crochet projects. The color combinations are endless and make my heart skip! You can use neutral shades and a narrow stripe of color for a visual pop in a baby blanket. Or use an ombre palette to create a fade for a crochet throw.
Traditional afghan patterns using chevron patterns often use bright 70’s style colors (see my retro zig zag blanket). Use your stash to create a granny ripple scarf and have fun playing with color combinations to give your own unique twist!
You may also enjoy my popular tutorial for the granny spike stitch.
The crochet tutorial I share below will give you all the information you need to make a beautiful granny ripple project.
Free Patterns for Crochet Ripple and Chevron Blankets
Check out my free crochet patterns:
- Chevron Crochet Baby Blanket Collection
- V-Stitch Ripple Baby Blanket
- Crochet Ripple Blanket
- Chevron Crochet Blanket
Granny Ripple Blankets
You can use any kind of yarn weight and matching hook size you want.
I like to make a foundation chain and then work the the first row with single crochets before I start the ripple pattern. I find this adds a sturdy base for your crochet project.
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.
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:
- Start with multiples of 17 for your base chain.
- Add an extra 2 chains at the end to complete the setup.
Quick Guide for Crocheting Ripple Blankets or Scarves
- 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 pattern below and use those measurements to plan your larger project
- Your finished size will depend on the multiple you use and the yarn choice
Crochet Blanket Sizes
If your pattern doesn’t include the finished size or you want to customize it, here’s a quick reference:
- Stroller Blanket: 20 x 24 inches (51 x 61 cm)
- Receiving Blanket: 40 x 40 inches (100 x 100 cm)
- Lapghan: 36 x 48 inches (92 x 122 cm)
- Throw/Afghan: 60 x 72 inches (152 x 182 cm)
- Large Blanket: 84 x 90 inches (214 x 228 cm)
Granny Ripple Crochet Tutorial
For my sample for this tutorial, I used the following:
- Small amounts of dk/light worsted weight yarn
- 4.50mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn needle
- You can use any yarn weight and matching hook to make this pattern
US Crochet Terms
- Beg beginning
- Ch chain
- Dc double crochet
- Rep repeat
- Sc single crochet
- Sp(s) space(s)
- Yo yarn over
- 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
- For the sample pattern I chained a total of 36 chains
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.
Granny Ripple Sample Pattern
Foundation Row: Work 1 sc into 2nd ch from the hook and work 1 sc in each ch across, turn (35 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.
Repeat row 3 for pattern
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