This granny ripple tutorial is a step by step guide to make your own customized ripple blanket. This stitch would make for a beautiful baby blanket, throw blanket or afghan!
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Today’s post features one of my favorite stitches of all time, the granny ripple. The granny ripple makes a beautiful pattern of alternating peaks and valleys, and one of the best things about it is that its pretty mindless once you get a few rows under your belt. Perfect for Netflix watching!
**Update as of April 2019** I made a video tutorial on this stitch! I have also simplified the foundation chain math and made a super cool cheat sheet to help you figure out how long to make your foundation chain. And… it’s FREE to download! The cheat sheet also includes a list of common blanket sizes and suggested foundation chain lengths!!!
My Angel Cloud Afghan Pattern is a fluffy all white version of the granny ripple and since posting this pattern I have received many requests to make a tutorial using regular worsted weight yarn so without further ado, lets dive in!
**UPDATE** Please note, since posting this tutorial I have edited the Angel Cloud Afghan Pattern.
This ripple tutorial features a four cluster peak and valley, meaning there are four clusters of 3 double crochets leading up to each peak, and 4 clusters of 3 double crochets leading down to each valley.
This tutorial demonstrates a sample swatch of the granny ripple and NOT a finished afghan size, but the perfect thing about this pattern is that you can easily customize it to make any size you would like!
This Granny Ripple is worked in multiples of 24.
To make a blanket out of this pattern, you will want to chain in multiples of 24. Once you have the desired amount of chains, you will want to add on an additional 19 chains to even out the pattern so that your piece will look the same on your starting and finishing end. After adding adding on your desired amount of chains, you will want to add on 3 extra chains to begin.
For my example below we will chain 46 (here’s the breakdown: 24 + 19 + 3)
See below diagram for a visual of the chain for this tutorial. From the start of the chain to the white stitch marker is 24 chains, from the white marker to pink marker is 19 chains, and after the pink marker is 3 chains.
To view the video tutorial and get the FREE foundation cheat sheet download click here!
- worsted weight acrylic yarn in desired colors (pictured yarns include: Big Twist Value Yarn in Gold, Light Teal, and Soft Gray)
- 5.0 mm crochet hook
- yarn needle
Row 1: starting in 4th ch from hook, make 3 dc, skip 2 chains, 3 dc in same chain, skip 2 chains, 3 dc in same chain, skip 2 dc, (3 dc, ch3, 3 dc) in same stitch, skip 2 chains
3 dc in same chain, skip two chains, 3 dc in same chain, skip two chains, 3 dc in same chain, skip 5 chains
3 dc in same chain, skip two chains
3 dc in same chain, skip two chains, 3 dc in same chain, skip two chains, 4 dc in same chain
*Please note, you will want to complete 4 dc in the last cluster of your row to match the first cluster (the chain 3 + 3 dc you began Row 1 with), this will occur only in Row 1.
*Color change note: On the last dc of the row, do not complete your last yarn over, cut yarn and yarn over with your new color. This will give you a clean color change!
Row 2: Turn work and chain 4
Using photo below as a guide, make 3 dc in the first cluster space
Make 3 dc in each of the next two cluster spaces, make 3 dc, chain 3 and 3 more dc in the peak cluster space
make 3 dc in each of the next 3 cluster spaces, skip over the middle cluster space (the 5 chain space from the previous row)
make 3 dc in next cluster space (see photo below)
and make 3 dc in each of the next 2 cluster spaces, make 3 dc, chain 3 and 3 more dc in same peak space
make 3 dc in each of the next 3 cluster spaces, make one dc in the chain space of the previous row (see arrow for placement of your dc below)
And remember to complete your last dc up until the last yarn over, cut yarn and complete your last yarn over with your new color
Row 3: Repeat Row 2, but we’ll run through the instructions one more time!
Turn and chain 4
In 1st cluster space, make 3 dc, and make 3 dc in each of the next two cluster spaces, make 3 dc, chain 3 and 3 dc in the peak space
make 3 dc in each of the next 3 cluster spaces, skip over middle valley cluster space, and make 3 dc in each of the next 3 cluster spaces
make 3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc in peak cluster space, make 3 dc in each of the next 3 cluster spaces, dc in chain space from the previous row (and remember to use the color trick described in rows 1 and 2!)
Keep repeating Row 2 until you reach your desired length.
Weave in any ends, and enjoy!
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