When my best friend got pregnant, I KNEW I wanted to crochet her a baby blanket using the color scheme from her nursery. But I didn’t want just any old blanket pattern from any old catalog. I wanted something BEAUTIFUL. Behold the Crocheted Ripple Blanket.
I have been crocheting for a few years inconsistently. “Beginner crocheter” is how I still choose to identify myself. I still have to look up certain terms in patterns, and it’s not beneath me to look up a how to video on Youtube when I really don’t understand something.
That being said, this crochet pattern is really easy to follow and comes out beautifully. The colors I chose complimented one another really well and the yarn itself is super soft. I’ve used it for multiple crafts in the past and have always had success with it.
You do need to follow 2 important rules.
The first is : You have to dc 2 times into the last chain of each row.
Let me repeat that for the people in the back.
YOU MUST, MUST, MUST DC 2 TIMES IN THE LAST CHAIN OF EACH ROW.
If you don’t, your rows won’t line up. It will be evident pretty early (like by the end of the second row) if you’re doing it wrong.
The second rule is: You must also start every NEW row with a DC in the first chain space. This combined with your turn chain count as the first 2 DC in the new row.
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A few things to keep in mind about this Ripple Blanket Crocheted Pattern
You will always start your 2 DC2TOG in the space before the 2 DC2TOG of the previous row (see picture).
You will always start your 2 DC in same space in the middle of the two 2 DC in same space of the previous row (see picture).
Materials for the ripple crochet blanket
Yarn – I used the “I Love This Brand” yarn from Hobby Lobby.
Notes about the CRocheted Ripple Blanket Pattern
Gauge isn’t important for this crochet pattern
Pattern is worked through both loops
You will have 2 double crochets in the first and last stitch of each row (ch 2 counts as 1 dc). See the above pictures for additional visual assistance.
If you would like to increase the width of the blanket, you will add in multiples of 14+2
YOU WILL BE WORKING IN THE LAST CHAIN OF EACH ROW (can you tell yet how important this is?)
Abbrevations from this crochet pattern
Dc- double crochet
Dc2tog- double crochet 2 together (otherwise known as double crochet decrease)
Row 1: dc in 3rd chain from hook. DC in next 4 stitches. Dc2tog, dc2tog. Dc in the next 4 stitches. *Work 2 dc into the next 2 stitches. Dc in next 4 stitches. Dc2tog, dc2tog. Dc in the next 4 stitches. End with 2 dc in the last chain. Ch 2. Turn.
Row 2: dc in first stitch (your ch 2 and your first dc are worked in the same stitch) and in the next 4 st. Dc2tog, dc2tog. Dc in next 4 stitches. *Work 2 dc into the next 2 stitches. Dc in next 4 stitches. Dc2tog, dc2tog. Dc in the next 4 stitches. End with 2 dc in the last chain. Ch 2. Turn.
Continue repeating row 2 until blanket is the desired length.
Tie off the end and weave in with a tapestry needle.
And there you have it. A beautiful crochet ripple blanket that you can customize with colors for any occasion. I hope you enjoy the pattern.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions.
A few of my favorite things
Here are some of the things I used in this post.