I love crochet ripple blankets! After making my first very colourful “rainbow” one, I made a second one with a lots of cream and various other left over bits of yarn. This blanket has a more standard colour palette, but one that I love and I think is really classic – red, navy and grey. In my head I started it as a “boy baby blanket” but it really could be for a girl too.
The ripple or chevron pattern is one that I learnt from Attic 24 – her tutorial is fantastic! I started this one when Mel started her RippleAlong over at One Crafty Mumma, so some of the progress was shared on Instagram and Facebook with that hashtag.
Some Vital Stats:
- Yarn: Moda Vera Pure Wool, 100g balls, 8ply
- 111cm x 106cm – about 44″ x 42″
- Starting chain of about 145 stitches (sorry, didn’t count closely but that’s what it looks like!)
- Each ripple is 5 triples plus 2 increasing, then 5 triples plus 2 decreasing.
- There are 4 rows of each colour
- I used about a ball and a half of each colour – 100g balls
Learn to Crochet:
Mary Preston says
My crochet is very basic, but I must attempt a ripple blanket the next time I have a lovely stash of wool.
Sarah Lou says
Love this colour combo. I’m really crushing on navy at the moment. I’ve only been working on my cot sized one oh for about a year and a half now……..
I love the colours of this blanket!
I’ve tried this pattern a few times (started over 4x), and am having issues about 4 rows in. The mountains and valleys don’t line up as nicely and I’m pretty sure I haven’t added/dropped stitches.
Do you have any advice?
Tonya Grant says
Hmmm… hard to know without seeing it but I’d suggest look carefully at where you turn at the end of each row. I find sometimes I get out stitch when I turn if I don’t crochet into the top of the right stitch as I start the next row. Also maybe check whether you are crocheting into the top of the stitches or into the gaps between stitches – that could throw the pattern out.
You did 4 rows of each colour… so i’m wondering how many rows did you do all together or how many times did you repeat each colour? i wasn’t able to work it out from any of the photos
Tonya Grant says
There are 18 sets of 4 rows so 72 rows in total.
I hope that helps,
that’s perfect! thank you! i just happened upon your website and it’s fantastic! 😀