Crochet Ripple Granny Stitch
Learn to crochet Granny Ripple
Learning new stitches is always fun. It’s great to be able to have different designs you can use to create your crochet items. The granny ripple is an old classic that is ideal for creating blankets, scarfs, afghans, etc. I have even seen this design used for skirts and ponchos. I would put the skill level for this pattern at a beginner. If you can chain and double crochet you should be able to crochet it. You will just have to remember that there are stitches that will be skipped, meaning you will not work any stitches in those stitches. (Yes, chains count as stitches in these designs).
The pattern just repeats for as wide and tall as you need. It can be made in a solid color but I tend to think using at least 2 colors is best although I would recommend at least 2 rows of the same color. After your two rows you can change colors. Choose colors you like as well as the type / weight of yarn you prefer. This pattern makes a really pretty baby blanket with or without a border. For this sample I used a light blue and pink and worked two repeats.
Instructions for crochet Granny Ripple Stitch
The pattern is done working multiples of 18. It is important to remember that with design you will lose some width. I used a size J/10 6mm crochet hook and medium weight yarn. I lost approximately 1/2 of width for each repeat. My gauge was 4dc = 1 inch
With the sample above here is what I did:
Color 1: Chain 18
Row 1: 3dc in the 5th chain from the hook (remember the loop on the hook doesn’t count as a chain), skip the next 2 chains, 3dc in next ch, skip next 2 chains, *[3dc, ch 3, 3dc] in next ch, [3dc in next chain] 2 times,**, skip next 5 chains,[ 3dc, skip next 2 chains] 2 times, rep from *across to ** (end last rep at **) 1dc, in last chain
Row 2: ch 4, turn work, [3dc, in space between next two 3dc groups] 2 times, * [3dc, ch 3, 3dc] in next ch-3 sp, [3dc between next two 3dc groups] 2 times,**, skip sp between next two 3dc group, [3dc, between next two groups of 3dc] two times, rep from * across to ** (end last rep at **) skip, next 3 dc, 1dc in top of 3rd ch (turning chain)
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have the desired height. I usually change colors after completing two rows of the same color. (See photo above).
If you are a visual learner or just prefer a video tutorial please click on the video below. I hope you enjoy using this pattern for creating lots of fun things. This is one of my favorite patterns for making baby items.
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