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Granny Ripple Blanket

April 22nd, 2021

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As you might imagine, I’ve been thinking about babies a lot lately. So, I thought it was time to give this classic pattern a fresh polish and get it up on Bella Coco Crochet! The granny ripple or chevron blanket might look complicated, but I promise it’s super easy! If you take a little time to focus on the pattern and getting into the rhythm then it quickly becomes a breeze to crochet.

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Related Post: Granny Stripe


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.

In fact, granny squares were the first pattern I tried and are still one of my favourite projects to work on. Back in 2020 I held a Granny Square Month in honour of these iconic squares. If you’d like to catch up with the posts from that, they’re all listed here in my Great Granny Master List.


Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK. In the blanket pictured I used the shades Fondant, Apricot, Clematis, Wisteria and Cream.

Hook: 4mm crochet hook


Tapestry Needle


Written in UK terms.


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

Stitch(es) (st(s))

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. You can find my EBook HERE.

A granny ripple blanket is draped across a bed. The blanket is in shades of lilac, purple, cream, pink and peach.

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Foundation chain

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.





Duck Egg

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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