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The Ripple Stitch

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Dive into the gentle waves of the crochet the ripple stitch. This versatile stitch pattern is perfect for creating a range of beautiful projects, from cozy blankets to stylish shawls and sweaters. With its soothing, undulating pattern, the ripple stitch adds a touch of elegance and charm to any crochet creation. So why not make a splash and try the ripple stitch for your next project?

Ripple Stitch

This tutorial gives you the basics to create the stitch pattern so that you can use it in any crochet project you choose. If you’d like to adapt it to create a ripple stitch blanket, just ensure your beginning chain length is the correct size for the type of blanket you want to make – it’s as simple as that!

Need a little guidance on blanket size? I can help! Check my blog post, How Many Chains For A Blanket? to grab a handy little guide on how to size your crochet blankets.

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pattern NOTES

This pattern is written in UK terms.

Turning chain does count as a stitch.

Working tr2tog twice creates the dip or lower part of the wave while working 2 tr into 2 sts creates the top or peak of the wave.


Chain (ch): Yarn over, pull through.

Treble Crochet(s): tr(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops, yarn over, pull through remaining two loops.

Treble Crochet 2 Stitches Together (tr2tog): Yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 2 loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over, insert into next stitch or space, yarn over, draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 2 loops (3 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Slip stitch (sl-st): Insert hook, yarn over, pull through both stitch and loop on hook.

Stitch(es) (st/s)

Space(s) (sp(s))

How to Crochet: a handy reference guide

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.


Foundation chain: Ch a multiple of 12 to desired length plus 3 for the turning ch.  (Tutorial Video is 24 +3)

Row 1: Tr into fourth ch from hook, *work 1 tr into each of next 3 ch, [tr2tog over next two chs] twice, work 1 tr into each of next 3 ch, [work 2 tr into next ch] twice; repeat from * across.  Your last stitch will be an increase.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, tr into first st, *1 tr into each of next 3 sts, [tr2tog over next 2 sts] twice, work 1 tr into each of next 3 sts, [work 2 tr into next st] twice; repeat from * across. Make sure your final stitch is an increase in the turning ch-3 of previous row. 

Repeat Row 2 to desired length.

Colour Change: Fasten off first colour, tie new colour to last st of previous colour, insert hook into stitch and draw up a loop with new colour, proceed with next row as usual.  

Ripple Stitch



Ripple Stitch Video Tutorial

If you love the ripple stitch why not try the granny ripple stitch next?

Granny Ripple Stitch

Learn how to crochet he granny ripple stitch and create a beautiful blanket.

Still want more blanket inspiration? Why not take a peek at this Pinterest board? It’s packed full of inspiring pictures, patterns and more!

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  • jennifer smith
    May 17, 2021 at 4:49 am

    could you please tell me how to start doing rows of ripple stitch on to several rows od trebbles.
    Is it just doing your adding straight row added to ripple stitches? many thanks, your instructions are very clear,
    jenny, Queensland, Australia

    • BellaCocoTeam
      May 18, 2021 at 3:08 pm

      Hi Jennifer Normally when working the ripple stitch you have to begin by working into the starting chain, due to the design of the pattern. I’m not sure if you would be able to work the ripple stitch into rows of plain trebles, as it wouldn’t sit flat

  • arlene
    October 29, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    I want to make a scarf using this pattern. 12×3 +3st. Are you doing [work 2 tr into next ch] twice; repeat from 4 times? Thanks Beautiful pattern!


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