17 Easy Ripple Crochet Blankets to Make to Brighten Any Room

Looking for a fun and exciting way to crochet your next afghan blanket? Well, you've come to the right place. 

We've searched the web and found these 17 easy ripple crochet blanket patterns for you. These very simple blanket designs will surely keep you relaxed with their repetitive patterns. These afghans make a thoughtful gift and beautiful addition to your home.

Ripple crochet stitch patterns are known for their lovely and distinctive ripple or wave pattern. This wave-like pattern gives a great texture to your afghan blanket.

Using ripple stitch in a crochet blanket pattern is gorgeous to look at, and they're perfect for any skill level whether you're a beginner or an advanced crocheter. Ripple crochet blanket patterns generally have simple stitches that work up quickly.

Before we get to our list of ripple crochet blankets, let's know more about what ripple crochet stitch is.

Looking for more ideas for crocheted blankets? You may want to check out this professionally filmed crochet video tutorial for making a Log Cabin Baby Blanket. But it’s not just cute, it’s also so much fun to make. There’s a great variety of crochet stitches you'll learn, it can be made small or large making it an excellent stash buster project and it's perfect for beginners and advanced crocheters alike.

What is Ripple Stitch?

Ripple stitch, also known as chevron stitch is one of the many crochet stitches commonly used to make afghan blankets. Working with any of the short crochet stitches, like single crochet (sc), half-double crochet (hdc), or double crochet (dc), with the same number of increases and decreases, you can already create an inverted “V” pattern. The increases and decreases of this pattern are called

“peaks” and “valleys.” 

The inverted “V” design gives ripple stitch a classic look and adds a great texture to any of your projects. This crochet stitch might also be seen as a zig zag pattern. Note this is not the same thing as V stitch in crochet, which is a different technique.

To make the ripple stitch or chevron stitch you need to crochet the same number of stitches for your increases and decrease. For example, 8 hdc increase and 8 hdc decrease and then repeat the pattern across the row. Very simple, right?  

Once you’ve got the technique down, these chevron crochet blanket patterns will give you lots of options to keep perfecting your technique. 

Now, let's have a quick practice on how to do a ripple stitch!

How to Crochet Ripple Stitch

Note: For this ripple stitch crochet instruction, I’m using US crochet terms. I worked with double crochet stitches for my chevron pattern swatch. But you can use other crochet stitches such as single or half double crochet. If you’re following a pattern it will tell you what size stitches to use. 

Materials Needed:

  • Yarn – a good quality yarn. Any medium or worsted weight yarn is a good choice for practicing. 
  • Crochet hook –  a good crochet hook will do you a lot with how you crochet your projects. Choose the most comfortable hook for you to use that corresponds to the weight of yarn you are using. 
  • Yarn needle – may come in handy to weave the end of your yarn. 
  • Stitch marker 
  • Scissors

Abbreviations:

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc2tog – double crochet two together
  • rep – repeat
  • st(s) – stitch(es)

To begin, chain a multiple of 8 plus 3. 

Dc into the fourth chain from the hook. Dc into each of the next 2 chains.

Dc2tog twice. *Dc in each of the next 3 chains, 2 dc in each of the next 2 chains. Dc in each of the next 3 chains, dc2tog twice.

Repeat from * across the row. 

Ch 3 and turn your work. This counts as a dc.

Dc in each of the next 3 sts. Dc2tog twice. *Dc into each of the next 3 sts, 2 dc into the next 2 sts. Dc in the next 3 sts. Dc2tog twice.

Repeat from * across the row until you reach the ch3 that began the previous row (in this case the beginning of the chain; in future rows the turning chain). 2 dc into the same stitch.

Repeat row 2 for pattern. 

Alright! Now that we have finished our quick practice on how to crochet a chevron stitch, we are now ready to check our 17 free crochet chevron blanket patterns. 

Let's go!


Ripple Stitch Crochet Blanket Patterns

Single Crochet Chevron Blanket

Chevron blankets can seem a little tricky at first. Made with cotton yarn, this pattern has been tested and modified over the years and is now perfected. This is a great first chevron project that really simplifies the process for you.

Via Daisy Farm Crafts
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton

Textured Chevron Blanket

This gorgeous textured crochet chevron stitch blanket is soft, squishy, and warm and will have you snug as a bug in a rug in no time.

Via Miss Neriss
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: Scheepjes Softfun Aquarel

Easy Crochet Ripple Blanket

This easy crochet tutorial will help encourage you to try a ripple blanket if you have not tried one before. The bright colors are so fun!

Via The Stitchin’ Mommy
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Ripples In The Sand Crochet Afghan

Give your room a chic boost with this easy blanket crocheted with gorgeous soft yarn. It uses bulky yarn for a warm blanket that will be done in a flash.

Via Yarnspiration
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Maker Home Dec

 Feather and Fan Baby Blanket

Feather and fan is a slightly different technique from ripple stitch, but it combines increasing and decreasing regularly to make lacy waves across your project. The effect is very pretty and looks similar to the knitting stitch of the same name.

Via Persia Lou
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava

Rickrack Rainbow Baby Blanket

This classic baby blanket can be crocheted in any colors and always look perfect! Pick up your crochet hook and start making this beauty today.

Via Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Baby Steps

Rainbow Chevron Blanket

Chevron crochet patterns are perfect for baby blankets. They’re easy to memorize and can be customized in any colors imaginable. This makes a fantastic stash-busting crochet project too!

Via Daisy Cottage Designs
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice

Turquoise Waves Blanket

The sweet waves of color on this snuggly baby blanket have a slightly different look thanks to working through the back loop only. It’s still an easy technique a beginner can master!

Via Sharron Silverman/Ravelry
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Caron Simply Soft

V-Stitch Crochet Ripple Afghan

Remember how we talked about chevron and V stitches not being the same thing? Well in this case they are. This chevron afghan actually uses the V stitch to make the waves in this fun design.

Via Petals to Picot
Yarn weight: (5) Bulky
Suggested yarn: Knit Picks Brava Bulky

Ripples of Happiness Graphic Crochet Blanket

This pattern is derived from an old French pattern and is shown in a chart with UK and French terms. Once you figure out the basics it's just a two row repeat that’s super wavy and fun!

Via Le Monde De Sucrette
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Super Saver

Crochet Retro Throw

Never before has a ripple crochet throw added this much pizzazz to your room and your outlook! Show this striking blanket off against a crisp, clean background to create a contrast effect that demands attention! The yarn used in this project has been discontinued, so pull together all your super bulky oddballs to make your own colorful version.

Via Yarnspirations
Yarn weight: (6) Super bulky
Suggested yarn: Bernat Blanket

Beachy Waves Baby Blanket

This is a stroller/travel baby blanket crochet pattern featuring “Beachy Waves”. The size is perfect for traveling, satisfies all on-the-go needs, and easily fits into a diaper bag.

Via Ravelry (Discontinued. This digital pattern is no longer available online.)
Yarn weight: (6) Aran
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Vanna's Choice

Interlocking Colour Ripple Crochet Blanket

The color used on this blanket is so fun! Grab all your random yarn balls or every color from a favorite yarn to make this great project. As written the finished size of this ripple crochet blanket is pretty much single bed size, the perfect size for decent snuggling.

Via Attic 24
Yarn weight: (2) Sport
Suggested yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino

Funky Ripple Crochet Blanket

This Missoni-style pattern with rows of various thicknesses will be the perfect addition to your favorite chair. This ripple pattern uses single crochet stitches so it’s great for new stitchers.

Via Cook Clean Craft
Yarn weight: (3) DK
Suggested yarn: 4 Seasons Pure Wool Entwine 8 ply

Hills & Plateaus Throw

This ripple throw combines up-and-down peaks with flat plateaus for a modern twist on the classic crochet ripple pattern. Crochet it in cool colors for a relaxing accent in the bedroom or your favorite spot for winding down.

Via Ravelry
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Red Heart Classic

Little Ripple Baby Blanket

This sweet little crochet pattern is perfect for baby’s room. The original was worked in three colors but you can use as many or as few as you like to coordinate with the nursery. This would be a fun charity crochet project, too!

Via Simply Collectible Crochet
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Berroco Comfort

Modern Ripple Baby Blanket

This crochet baby blanket pattern makes the perfect gift for your next baby shower. It’s light and lacy and has the perfect drape.

Via Craft Foxes
Yarn weight: (4) Worsted
Suggested yarn: Lion Brand Pound of Love

We hope you found your next “must make” in this great list of ripple crochet patterns.

f you enjoy working with a variety of crochet stitch patterns, I highly recommend the Ultimate Crochet Stitch Library which includes 45 professionally filmed stitch tutorials, plus written instructions and project ideas.

3 Responses
  • Janet Franks-Douglas
    May 29, 2022

    there all very beautiful.

  • Jeana Ora Parrish
    May 31, 2022

    Love to crochet .

  • lsl
    June 1, 2022

    Great assortment! There is something for everyone here. Thanks very much.

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