Monday, October 5, 2015

Make a Skinny Ripple!

Hello there! 

There was little bit of interest in the skinny ripple yesterday and a few people wanted the pattern so I thought I'd share how I am making this.
There are heaps of different ripple/ chevron patterns out there and a quick google search will find you a plethora of choices, I was after a rippled version of the skinny stripe blanket , a nice sharp zigzag, so decided to do mine in single crochet (dc in English terms). 
 To get a bit of texture, you work in the back loops of the stitches only. 

 So here's what you do! 

Skinny Ripple Pattern

I use US terms so  sc =dc in English/Australian terms

Chain a number of chains in multiples of 16 st (+ 2) (Make it wider than you want your blanket as there is quite a bit of sideways shrinkage once you start making the ripples!)

Row 1: 2sc in 2nd ch from hook *1sc in each of the next 7ch, miss next ch, 1sc in next 7sc, 3sc in next ch. rep from * ending with 2sc in last ch, turn. 

Row 2 : Ch1, (working in back loops only) 2sc in first sc, *1sc in each of the next 7sc, miss next sc, 1sc in each of next 7sc, 3sc in next sc, rep from* end with 2sc in last sc, turn.

Keep repeating row 2.  

I changed colour every 2 rows, so each colour stripe is 2 rows of the pattern. 
Do as many rows as you like to make the blanket the size you want.


So there you go, a nice easy pattern ! 

There are lots of different variations on this basic ripple pattern, so feel free to have a play around with it, lots of different effects can be achieved by small changes such as using double crochet  (trebles in English terms) instead of single crochet.

My colour placements have been random, but you could do a 7 or 8 colour repeat pattern if you don't like random stripes. :) 

Have a lovely day! 



  1. A great pattern, I love your colour choices.

  2. This brings back so many memories! My great-grandmother taught me a very similar pattern when I was first learning to crochet. Colorful ripple blankets and throws were her specialty.

  3. Hello, today I discovered your blog and I became a follower immediately. You have a beautiful blog!

    I also love to crochet and be creative. If you want you may visit my blog too.

    Geetings, Sofie

  4. I have been looking for just the right chevron pattern. I decided on one but kept putting off starting it and now I know why! THIS is the one! Thank you so much for this beautiful pattern. Your patterns are wonderful! Thank you again.

  5. Thank you for the pattern notes on your Skinny Chevron Blanket!
    Keep up the GREAT Work posting every day! Love your blog!


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