Crochet Ripple Granny Stitch, Fast & Easy

Crochet Ripple Granny Stitch

Today I will share the Crochet Ripple Granny Stitch.  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).


Photo of Crochet granny ripple Stitch

Crochet Granny Ripple

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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If you prefer to watch a video tutorial I have uploaded one to my YouTube Channel.  The link is on the next page.

If you enjoy learning new Crochet Stitches please check out my blog post 10 Easy to Crochet Stitch Patterns. 

Video Tutorial Click Here

I have made every effort to ensure the pattern is without errors.  If you find any please let me know in the comments below so that I may correct them.  Thank you.


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21 Responses to Crochet Ripple Granny Stitch, Fast & Easy

  1. Lisa mcgraw April 2, 2016 at 6:08 pm #

    Hey Yolanda… First I want to truly teaching me so much…its been an amazing gift❤️❤️❤️
    Do you have the dimensions for a newborn, child, teen, adult, etc…..???

    Thank you & God Bless 🙏

    • Carol Burke February 9, 2017 at 11:29 am #

      Hi Yolanda I want to make the ripple stitch afaghan. What I need,to know,us how many chains do I need to do. Or if anyone else knows

      • Yolanda February 10, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

        you would need to work a gauge swatch and then you would know how many stitches you need for each repeat and how much that measures. You can see my Youtube video on Gauge swatch.

  2. Lisa mcgraw April 2, 2016 at 6:10 pm #

    Oops….I forgot “thank you” after truly*….:)

  3. Ann Russo June 19, 2016 at 1:11 pm #

    Love the way you teach! I’ve tried to learn this pattern watching other utube instructors and couldn’t figure it out. So glad I watched yours. Thank you so much

    • Yolanda July 1, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

      Thank you

    • Yolanda July 8, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

      thank you so much

  4. Emilita July 24, 2016 at 12:23 pm #

    Hello, Yolanda. What are the measures for a baby blanket and how many chains do I have to crochet in order to get the size required.( as it shrinkles when you do this pattern) .Thank you from Argentina.

    • Yolanda August 17, 2016 at 4:02 pm #

      The easiest way would be to create a gauge swatch. This way you can measure exactly how many stitches you will need.

  5. Lynise McSpadden November 5, 2016 at 9:25 am #

    How many stitches would I need for like a twin size Afghan

  6. Susan M. April 24, 2017 at 9:19 pm #

    I love this pattern. However, the written pattern is a little different that the you tube tutorial. When you make your peaks, you say 3 dc 3ch 3dc in same stitch. But written pattern in row 1 states 3dc 3ch 1dc. That’s throwing me off. I will have to watch the tutorial and follow along with it. The written pattern is hard to understand. But I’m gonna make this one for a baby.

    • Yolanda May 9, 2017 at 8:52 am #

      it should be 3dc

  7. Donna Stroud June 17, 2017 at 3:47 pm #

    How many skeins of yarn does it take to make this blanket that measure 60 inches bye 80 inches??

    • Yolanda June 20, 2017 at 9:45 am #

      It depends on many things, size of needle/hook, pattern used, etc. Make a gauge swatch and that way you can measure how many stitches it takes for each inch.. then you can also measure how much yarn you’re using in that area and do your math to get the amount of yardage needed.

  8. Connie Kicklighter October 5, 2017 at 11:29 pm #

    If I wanted to make blanket. I would just ch and count every 18 for the length? How many ch s for how many vallies on the first row? Hope this makes sense.

    • Yolanda October 22, 2017 at 1:09 pm #

      You need to create a gauge swatch. Then you can measure and know how many stitches you will need.

  9. Kathy January 6, 2018 at 7:02 am #

    Your videos are very good; however, I see here that answers to many questions are not very clear. You seem to always say create a gauge swatch. I think people would like better answers than that. Again though, your videos are great but most people are not crocheting while sitting in front of the computer. Thank you though for helping many with your videos.

    • Yolanda January 9, 2018 at 11:15 am #

      I know some people don’t like hearing to make a gauge swatch but that is the best way to get the right size for your projects. Everyone’s tension is different and the yarn might be different so one answer would not be appropriate for everyone.

  10. Gypsy Rose December 30, 2018 at 2:51 am #

    great video…I don’t thnk I would have tried it without watching. thnx for posting..I always do ripples, but this is such a pretty variation!!

  11. Barbara Morgan January 6, 2020 at 7:18 am #

    How many chains for a twin bed??

    • Yolanda January 13, 2020 at 8:21 pm #

      you would need to crochet a small swatch of maybe 3 repetitions and measure it. Then you can know how many stitches you would need to go across your bed.

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