Even Textured Ripple

There are so many ripple patterns available. I tried and tried to find a ripple pattern that I liked and could easily follow.  For some reason I had the hardest time finding one I could follow, so I kind of created my own based on what I liked from several other patterns.  I’m sure somewhere out there is a similar take on a ripple.    

This pattern is worked in multiples of 18.  That is different than most of the ripples I found. Many of them are worked in multiples of 17.  Working multiples of 18 made the increases and decreases consistent.  

If you know how to foundation single crochet then that’s all you need.  If you don’t do foundation single crochet and prefer to chain first, then it’s multiples of 18+1.  This will allow you to make the blanket any size.  

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Some other notes about this pattern:

I like to chain 2 before a row of double crochet.  If I chain 3 it looks loopy on the edge.  When I made this blanket, I did a standing double crochet.  If you know how to do that it works up beautifully.  This pattern will assume that you don’t do a standing double crochet.  If you do decide to use a standing dc for the beginning of each dc row, then don’t chain 2. 

The first and last stitch of each row are completed through both loops. I just felt like it made the blanket more structurally sound.  

The border I used is a very simple one but I love the way it finished the blanket off.  It really brought the whole thing together.  

I crochet pretty tightly.  You may need to go down a hook size or two for the blanket to look right.  Gauge isn’t super important with a blanket but will help the blanket turn out the same size.  

Size Info:

Size: Approximately 34 x 36 inches

Yarn: Bernat Softee Baby; 2 balls White, 2 balls Pale Blue, 2 balls Baby Demin Marl

Hook: G+

Gauge: 16 sts x 8 rows = 4”

Crochet Abbreviations US:

st – stich

sl st – slip stitch

ch – chain

hdc – half double crochet

dc – double crochet

sc – single crochet

dc2tog – double crochet 2 together (special stitch)

blo – back loop only

yo – yarn over

Special Stitch:  

dc2tog – yo, insert hook, yo, pull thru loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops, yo, insert hook, yo, pull thru loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops, yo, pull thru remaining 3 loops


Row 1: Starting with white; Foundation sc 144.  If you do not know how to do a foundation sc, ch 145 and then sc 2nd ch from hook across, turn.  (144 st)

Row 2: ch 2 – counts as first dc in first st, add an additional dc for first st, 2 dc in next 2 st, *dc2tog in next 12 st (total of 6 dc2tog), 2 dc in next 6 st *, repeat from * to * until the last 3 st are left, 2 dc in last 3 st, turn.  (144 st)  

Please note: this row is not worked blo

Row 3: ch 1 – does not count as first st, hdc in first st, hdc blo in remaining st until you get to the last one, hdc through both loops in last st changing color, turn. (144 st). 

            Make sure your last stich is in the chain 2 from the previous row.  

Row 4: chain 2 – counts as first dc in first st, dc in first st through both loops, * 2 dc blo next 2 st, *dc2tog blo in next 12 st (total of 6 dc2tog), 2 dc blo in next 6 st *, repeat * to * until last 15 st, dc2tog blo in next 12 st (total of 6 dc2tog), 2 dc blo in next 2 st, 2 dc in last st through both loops, turn. (144 st)

Repeat rows 3 and 4 until desired length then finish off. Do not turn.

For my pattern I changed colors at row 3 and then every 6 rows for the blue colors and every 2 for white.  I liked changing colors after the hdc rows, but whatever pattern you like will look beautiful.


Use color of your choice.  I went with Pale Blue.

Row 1: Join border color in one of the corners, hdc around (on the sides I did 2 hdcs in the dc rows and 1 in the hdc rows (play with it as it might be different depending on your gauge), in each corner stitch hdc, ch 2, hdc, sl st to starting hdc. Do not turn

Row 2: in each stitch around, sl st and ch 1, at the end sl st to beginning sl st and finish off

2 thoughts on “Even Textured Ripple

  1. Hi! I’ve started this project and I think it’s going to turn out really nicely. I love the texture that the blo stitches add.

    You’ve asked for feedback to be left here, so this is the part I found confusing. On rows 2 and 4, it says:

    “*dc2tog blo in next 12 st (total of 6 dc2tog), 2 dc blo in next 6 st *, repeat * to * until last 3 st,”

    But it doesn’t quite work like this.

    If you do those repeats of 18, eventually you end up with 15 stitches left.

    You then do: 2 dc blo in next 6 st, 2 dc in last 3 st, turn.

    This makes sense, because you did the first 6 of the 18 at the start of the row, and you do the last 12 at the end.

    I think it would also be helpful to beginners to tell them how many repeats between * to * they should do. This would have helped me when I was trying to work out where I was going wrong 🙂

    Thanks, and I hope this is helpful!

    1. Hi Lorna!

      Thank you so much for the feedback! You have a great point. The 15 stitches at the end of the row are correct. I will work on making the repeat more clear and consider adding how many times you should repeat. I hope your project turns out great! I would love to see a picture when you are done.

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