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Gentle River Ripple Blanket

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This gentle river ripple blanket uses bold colors to show off the popular chevron pattern. It has a timeless appeal to home decor.

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Gentle River Ripple Blanket
Gentle River Ripple Blanket

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.

Both Chevron Patterns have such a lovely look to them.

Just timeless beauty.

When I crocheted my first chevron blanket, I referred to the Ultimate Guide to Chevron Crochet by Yarnspirations quite often for inspiration.

Crochet Ripple Blanket on Chair
Crochet Ripple Blanket on Chair

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.

Crochet Pattern Not Used-I Tore This One Out
Crochet Pattern Not Used-I Tore This One Out

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.

chevron Crochet Blanket Folded on Sofa
chevron Crochet Blanket Folded on Sofa

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.

Gentle River Ripple Blanket Printable Pattern

Generous Blanket Size

This blanket is draped over the back of a sofa. Just the right size for snuggling under and staying warm.

Crochet Blanket Draped Over Back of Sofa
Crochet Blanket Draped Over Back of Sofa

Color Rows

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.

Color Rows of Crochet Ripple Blanket
Color Rows of Crochet Ripple Blanket

Directions: Gentle River Ripple Blanket

Special Stitches

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.

Blanket Size

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.

Gauge

10 stitches per 4 inches.

Abbreviations

CH = Chain

ST = Stitch

Sts = Stitches

TR = Treble Crochet

TR 2 Tog – Treble Crochet Two Together

Material

Cape Cod Blue Caron One Pound Yarn 2 one pound skeins or 1,624 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here or here.

White Red Heart Yarn 2 skeins or 728 yards. If you are not able to find this yarn locally, you can find it here or here.

Size H 5.00 MM Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Beautiful Waves in This Ripple Blanket
Beautiful Gentle Waves in This Ripple Blanket

Directions

Begin

Ch 172

Row 1

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

Row 2

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

Close up of Ripple Stitch Pattern
Close up of Ripple Stitch Pattern

Sample Showing Stitches in Gentle River Ripple Blanket

Gentle River Ripple Blanket Visual of Stitches
Gentle River Ripple Blanket Visual of Stitches

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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Lee

Thursday 9th of September 2021

Hello, thank you for your pattern. Just confirming that all the TR2 Tog should always be in line with the next row? Some of mine don’t line up I’m not sure if I’ve miscounted my foundation chain too as I have 6 TR at the beginning on one side and 4 TR on the other at the end. Should there be 6 on each side before 2TR Tog ?

patternprincess1

Thursday 9th of September 2021

Hello, yes, the TR2Tog were always in line. The video might help with the stitches or the photo. If not, please email me at v@patternprincess.com and we can chat more. Vicky

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Saturday 9th of January 2021

I am just begginning the gent;e ripp;e blanket. in the photos it looks like there are 4 rows blue and 2 white but the pattern states 6 rows of blue. Is 6 rows of blue correct?

patternprincess1

Saturday 9th of January 2021

You have a good eye. yes, it should be 4 of blue and 2 of white. I just updated the pattern to reflect this. Thank you so much for reaching out.

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