Combine the timeless charm of the granny stitch with the soothing waves of the ripple stitch to create the stunning granny ripple. This beautiful stitch pattern creates a delightful blend of texture and colour that’s perfect for blankets, pillows, and more. With its easy-to-follow repeat pattern, the granny ripple is a fun and satisfying project for crocheters of all levels. So why not make a splash and create your own gorgeous granny ripple today?
I’m a HUGE fan of granny crochet patterns. Squares, stripes and everything in between! There’s something so soothing about the stitch pattern and falling into a relaxing rhythm while listening to an audiobook or watching TV.
I’ve spoken a lot about mindful crochet. If you’re not sure what that means I recommend starting here, Crochet for Mindfulness or here, Mindful Crochet Stitches.
For lots of granny square inspiration, click below.
MATERIALS & TOOLS
- Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK. In the blanket pictured I used the shades Fondant, Apricot, Clematis, Wisteria and Cream
- Hook: 4mm
- Darning Needle
Written in UK terms.
CROCHET TERMS and abbreviations
Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook
Treble Crochet (tr): Yarn over and insert your hook into the chain or stitch, yarn over and pull through (you will have three loops on the hook) yarn over and pull through two loops (you will have two loops on your hook) yarn over and pull the yarn through both of the remaining loops on the hook
Slip Stitch(s): ss(s): Insert hook, yarn over pull through stitch and loop on hook
Unsure of the differences between UK and US terms? Need a refresher on how to do your stitches? In my ‘How to crochet: A handy reference guide’ EBook I help you with all of these terms and you can always have them to hand! You will also get exclusive access to free video instructions.
GRANNY RIPPLE PATTERN
Begin by working out how wide you want your blanket to be. You will need to work in multiples of 18. On my sample piece I have chained 36 (18×2) and added an extra 6. So 42 in total.
If you are making a baby blanket, I recommend chaining 108 then adding 6 for turning. So 114 in total. But this is totally up to you. If you’d like some help with sizing your blanket, this blog may be helpful: How Many Chains For A Blanket?
R1: Working in the 6th chain from the hook (do not include the loop on your hook) insert 3 tr into that chain space.
Skip two chain spaces and do 3tr into the third chain space. Skip two chains again and insert 3tr into the third chain space- you will end up with three clusters of treble crochets.
Now will will work our ‘trough’. Skip five chain spaces and work 3tr into the sixth chain space.
Skip two chain spaces and do 3tr into the third chain space. Skip two chain again and insert 3tr into the third chain space.
Now we will work our ‘Peak’.
Chain 3 and insert another 3tr into the same chain space.
Continue to work down to your ‘trough’ in the same way. Follow the diagram below and chain 5 at the end and turn your work.
R2: When you turn your work, you will now be working within the spaces (between the clusters of trebles) from here on out. Follow the diagram below:
After this round, you can choose to change colours or continue with the same colour. Just keep following the same instructions to build your own Granny Ripple blanket.
All of the colours shown are Stylecraft Special DK. I LOVE this yarn so much. The colour palette is incredible and it’s so budget friendly!
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