This gentle river ripple blanket uses bold colors to show off the popular chevron pattern. It has a timeless appeal to home decor. With its bold zigzag pattern and cozy texture, this blanket is the perfect way to add a pop of color to any room in your home.
Are you looking for an easy way to make a beautiful and cozy ripple blanket? Look no further! This simple pattern is suitable for crocheters of all skill levels, so whether you’re just learning the basics or have been stitching up blankets for years, this project is perfect. Not only can it be worked up quickly, but the end result is stunning.
How to Crochet a Ripple Blanket (With Video Tutorial)
On the search for the perfect ripple blanket crochet pattern to add to your collection? Here’s a fun and simple double crochet ripple that works up quickly and produces stunning results.
So many people are intimidated by the thought of making their first crochet ripple blanket.
Crochet ripple blankets use basic crochet stitches. Once you master the pattern, it’s an easy one row repeat.
This pattern comes with video tutorials for both a right hand and left hand crocheter. There is a photo showing exactly where to put each stitch.
I hope you give this free pattern for a ripple blanket a try.
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My Second Chevron Ever!
This is my second chevron blanket that I have ever made. I just love how they both turned out. If you would like to see my very first chevron blanket, you can find that here. It has a lovely country look and starts off with a peak. However, the blanket that I have done here starts off with a valley.
Ripple Blanket Free Crochet Pattern
When I crocheted my first chevron blanket, I referred to the Ultimate Guide to Chevron Crochet by Yarnspirations quite often for inspiration. Really a chevron and ripple blanket are like close cousins. The only difference is in how sharp your peaks and valleys are.
Both Chevron Patterns and Ripple Patterns have such a lovely look to them.
Just timeless beauty.
Soft Peaks and Valleys
The soft peaks and valleys in this chevron throw remind me of gentle ripples on the water in the moonlight. I was going for a gentle wavy effect and after playing around with the stitches for a bit, the look just came together.
To be honest, I had been crocheting another blanket for three weeks and was not really loving it. Same yarn! I ripped it out. Here is a photo of what I had been working on. I like the chevron pattern much better with this yarn combination. Hope you do too.
Basic Chevron Crochet Patterns
Generally, the chevron or zig zag look is achieved by increasing and decreasing stitches at regular intervals throughout a row of stitches.
Types of Stitches for a Chevron
The classic chevron crochet patterns often consist of a single crochet, half double crochet, or double crochet. As the crochet stitches get longer, the stitches in the chevron get taller.
Additionally, a beautiful ribbed look can be achieved by crocheting in just the back look. I have also seen a granny stitch cluster used in combination with a double crochet for another lovely variation. Today, this gentle river ripple blanket was made using the treble crochet stitch throughout.
Variations in Spacing
Along with the wide variety of crochet stitches that can be used for the chevron blanket. The spaces between the increase and decrease intervals gives a different look too. For instance, my first crochet chevron used single crochet and 13 stitches between the increases and decreases.
This pattern today has a soft flowing look to it because there are just 4 stitches between the increases and decreases. The size of this blanket can be changed by using multiples of 14, plus 4 for turning.
Creating the Crochet Chevron Pattern
I did use the crochet chevron pattern provided on the Yarnspirations website as a guide to creating this one. However, rather than double crochet, I used the treble crochet stitch throughout.
Additionally, rather than double crocheting 3 together, I did treble crochet 2 together twice in the valleys. It seemed to provide a bit more of a softer valley. Again, with the peak, the Yarnspirations pattern called for 3 DC, I used 2 treble crochet in two spaces at the peak. Again, it looked a bit softer.
Generous Blanket Size
This blanket is draped over the back of a sofa. Just the right size for snuggling under and staying warm. With handmade afghans, you can take your living space from blah to wow. This lovely ripple blanket pattern is just timeless.
The blanket color rows are repeated throughout.
- 4 rows of Cape Cod Blue
- 2 rows of White
This color pattern is repeated 6 times. To make this blanket symmetrical, I added four more rows of the Cape Cod Blue yarn to the end. Blanket is a total of 64 rows.
Directions: Gentle River Ripple Blanket
TR 2 Tog = work two incomplete TR stitches, keeping last loop of each stitch on the hook. Yarn Over and draw through all 3 loops.
If you would rather have a video on this special stitch, I have that for you too.
The width with the rows going side-to-side is approximately 61 inches. The length is approximately 58 inches.
Changing the Size
The size of this blanket can be changed by using multiples of 14, plus 4 for turning.
10 stitches per 4 inches.
CH = Chain
ST = Stitch
Sts = Stitches
TR = Treble Crochet
TR 2 Tog – Treble Crochet Two Together
Cape Cod Blue Caron One Pound Yarn 2 one pound skeins or 1,624 yards.
White Red Heart Yarn 2 skeins or 728 yards.
Size H 5.00 MM Crochet Hook
TR into the 5th CH from the hook (counts as 2 TR). [TR in the next 4 STs. TR 2 Tog, TR 2 Tog. TR in next 4 STs. 2 TR in next ST, 2 TR in next ST]. Repeat between [ ] across until 1 ST left. 2 TR in the last ST. Turn
CH 4, TR in same ST. [TR in the next 4 STs. TR 2 Tog, TR 2 Tog. TR in next 4 STs. 2 TR in next ST, 2 TR in next ST]. Repeat between [ ] across until 1 ST left. 2 TR in the last ST. Turn
Rows 3 – 64
Repeat row 2
Sample Showing Stitches in Gentle River Ripple Blanket
Video Tutorials of the Crochet Pattern
Below the written crochet pattern, there are videos for both a left and right hand crocheter of this Chevron Crochet Pattern.
Right Hand Video for the Gentle River Ripple Blanket
Left Hand Video for the Gentle River Ripple Blanket
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You can find Victoria crocheting, quilting, and creating recipes. She has cooked in restaurants for over 20 years, including many larger parties. She learned to crochet when she was just 11 years old and has been crocheting ever since; over 50 years now. Over 40 years ago, she loved her first class in sewing and continues to hone her skills in quilting. Many have enjoyed the handmade gifts over the years. In her professional career, she has worked in management in a wide variety of businesses including higher education as a dean of a division. All the while attending college part-time to achieve her doctorate in higher education with an emphasis in e-learning.