One of my nieces is having a baby boy soon and of course I had to carry on my baby blanket tradition. I wanted to make her a blanket that I haven’t made before and since ripple blankets are all the rage right now I decided to try my hand at one. I’ve never made a ripple blanket before and I didn’t know where to start. I have my wonderful crochet books that teach you all of these wonderful stitches but after an hour of digging through them, I either didn’t find a ripple pattern or the pattern was just so confusing and difficult to follow. I finally found this amazing tutorial by Lucy at Attic24. She breaks the ripple pattern down for you in such a way that it was easy to understand and she gives lots of great photos of each step. Since Lucy provides the basics on how to do a ripple, I will just share what yarn I used and how I modified her pattern to get this gorgeous blanket.
Easy Ripple Blanket
- Size K crochet hook
- 2 skeins each of your favorite worsted weight or Aran weight yarn in 3 colors (I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease(Affiliate Link) in Turquoise, Terracotta, and Lime – 6 skeins in total)
- Tapestry needle, for weaving ends
- Ch 115
- Follow Lucy’s directions for the first row. (Remember that she is using UK terms so a treble crochet in UK terms is a double crochet in US terms)
- For the second row and each row onward, I still followed Lucy’s directions but instead of crocheting through both loops, I crocheted through the back loop only. This creates the textured waves in the blanket.
- I crocheted 5 rows in each color and alternated colors until I had my desired length. I ended up with 50 rows in total.
- To finish the blanket, I did a simple edging by single crocheting evenly around the entire blanket and making sure to place 2 sc into each corner.
- Fasten off, weave all ends.
- My finished blanket ended up being 32″ x 33″ (almost square)
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