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Ripple Crochet Baby Blanket (Free Pattern)

September 21, 2022
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The Ripple Crochet Baby Blanket is easier to crochet than it looks! The pattern uses a combination of V-Stitches and Dc2tog to create a lacy wavy pattern. The v-stitch ripple is an easy pattern consisting of one repeat row. Once you practice a few rows, you will find this pattern easy and fast!

The color palette for my quick baby blanket pattern is modern and fresh with bright colors. But it would look equally good in a neutral scheme.

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Other free crochet baby blanket patterns you may enjoy include this Easy Ripple Blanket using single crochet and double crochet rows that is relaxing crochet at its best!

Or you might enjoy this Chevron Blanket with its modern take on 70’s retro crochet. A crochet blanket makes the perfect gift for baby showers or a cozy lap afghan for the colder months.

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How to get the Pattern for the Crochet Ripple Baby Blanket

  • Free Crochet Pattern: Scroll down this blog post for the detailed instructions and video tutorial (coming soon)
  • Printable PDF: Adfree printable pattern with 5 pages including all details. Thank you for your support! – Purchase on Ravelry and on Etsy

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How to Crochet a Ripple Afghan Pattern

Crochet ripple blankets are very popular and you can see why! Once you get the hang of the ripple pattern, you will be amazed at how fast your blanket will grow.

The pattern only uses double crochet stitches. You will increase stitches in one place to create the ‘peak’ of your ripple and decrease to create the ‘valley’.

The blanket consists of just one repeat row and basic crochet stitches, so confident beginners can make this easy pattern.

This easy ripple stitch blanket does not need a border but you could choose to add one if you wish.

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Yarn

I used one of my favourite worsted weight yarns – Stylecraft Special Aran. It is widely available and is a beautiful acrylic soft yarn that is lovely to use. And easily washable which is very important for a baby blanket! Any alternative worsted weight/aran yarn can be used for this blanket.

You could also use a chunky/bulky weight yarn and matching hook. See below how to make a swatch to work out your size.

I choose 6 colors to create my baby blanket. You can find the list of colors below. Have fun choosing your own colors and get creative!

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How to Crochet a Ripple Blanket in a Different Size

How many stitches for a crochet ripple blanket? If you would like to make a blanket larger or smaller than the pattern given, it is easy to do!

I suggest you make a sample swatch of 2 pattern repeats and use that to work out your blanket width.

See ‘Making a Pattern Swatch’ below.

Each multiple is approximately 2.75in {7cm] wide using a worsted weight yarn and 5mm crochet hook. I made 11 multiple repeats for my foundation chain (plus 3 extra) and my blanket is approximately 30in [76cm] wide.

1 multiple = 14 chains

More Examples in Worsted Weight Yarn

For a ripple baby blanket that is approximately 22in [56cm] wide, you will need 8 pattern repeats.

14 x 8 = 112

112 + 3 = 115

You will need a starting chain of 115

For a ripple lap blanket that is approximately 36in [91cm] wide, you would need 13 pattern repeats.

14 x 13 = 182

182 + 3 = 185

You will need a starting chain of 185

Color Repeat Sequence for V-Stitch Ripple Baby Blanket

Repeat the following rows in pattern until your blanket is the size you require

Row 1 – Parchment

Row 2 – Watermelon

Row 3 – Parchment

Row 4 – Khaki

Row 5 – Parchment

Row 6 – Pomegranate

Row 7 – Parchment

Row 8 – Mustard

Row 9 – Parchment

Row 10 – Mocha

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Materials

5mm Crochet Hook

Stylecraft Special Aran – 100% Acrylic / 196m/214yds / 100g

2 balls of Parchment (1218)

One ball in each of the following colours (1218)

  • Watermelon (1839)
  • Khaki (1027)
  • Pomegranate (1083)
  • Mustard (1823)
  • Mocha (1064)

Measurements

Blanket in pattern measures 30in x 34in [76 x 86cm] unblocked

Special Stitches

V-Stitch

(1dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in space/stitch indicated

Double Crochet 2 together (dc2tog) over 2 chains or stitches

Yo, insert your hook into the chain or chain space specified, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on the hook), yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook (2 loops on the hook), yo, insert your hook into the next ch or ch sp specified, yo and pull up a loop (4 loops on the hook), yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook (3 loops on the hook), yo and pull through all 3 loops on the hook.

Abbreviations (US crochet terms)

Beg                    beginning

Ch                      chain

St                       stitch

Dc                      double crochet

Sp                      space

Yo                      yarn over

Rep                    repeat

MC                    main colour

CC                     contrast colour

V-st                   v-stitch

Dc2tog             double crochet 2 together

Notes

  • Ch 2 at the beginning of a row counts as an incomplete dc and is part of the first dc2tog
  • If you make a smaller or larger blanket, keep in mind your yardage requirements will vary.
  • 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 14 ch (+3) for foundation row
  • The pattern is written in US Crochet Terms
  • Gauge is not important for this pattern
  • Work the last yarn over at the end of the row with the next colour, for a neat colour change

Making a Pattern Swatch

The multiple of the v-stitch ripple is 14 chains plus 3 extra chains for the foundation row. Follow the instructions below on how to make a sample swatch and you can easily work out the size you need. The instructions for the baby blanket are further down the page.

Chain 31

Row 1: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 1 dc2tog), * skip 2 chs, v-st in next ch, skip 2 chs, (v-st, ch 1, v-st) in next ch, skip 2 chs, v-st in next ch, skip 2 chs **, dc2tog over (next ch, skip 1 ch, next ch); rep from * across, ending last repeat at **, dc2tog over last 2 chs, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, 1 dc in ch-1 sp of next v-st (counts as 1 dc2tog), * v-st in next ch-1 sp of next v-st, (v-st, ch 1, v-st) in next ch-1 sp, v-st in next ch-1 sp of next v-st **, dc2tog over (ch-1 sp of next v-st, skip dc2tog, ch-1 sp of next v-st); rep from * across, ending last repeat at ** , dc2tog over (ch-1 sp of last v-st, top of beg dc2tog), turn.

Repeat row 2 for approximately 6 rows

crochet v stitch ripple pattern swatch

V-Stitch Ripple Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

Chain 157

Row 1: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 1 dc2tog), * skip 2 chs, v-st in next ch, skip 2 chs, (v-st, ch 1, v-st) in next ch, skip 2 chs, v-st in next ch, skip 2 chs **, dc2tog over (next ch, skip 1 ch, next ch); rep from * across, ending last repeat at **, dc2tog over last 2 chs, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, 1 dc in ch-1 sp of next v-st (counts as 1 dc2tog), * v-st in next ch-1 sp of next v-st, (v-st, ch 1, v-st) in next ch-1 sp, v-st in next ch-1 sp of next v-st **, dc2tog over (ch-1 sp of next v-st, skip dc2tog, ch-1 sp of next v-st); rep from * across, ending last repeat at ** , dc2tog over (ch-1 sp of last v-st, top of beg dc2tog), turn.

Rows 3 – 47: Repeat row 2, alternating color changes as described above. For every alternative row, you will use your main color.

Use your contrast colors in sequence until your blanket is the size you require. The blanket in the sample is a total of 47 rows.

Finishing

Weave in all threads and enjoy your beautiful blanket!

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