Easy Crochet Baby Blanket with Ripples

If you are looking for an easy to crochet baby blanket, then this is the pattern for you! Not only is this ripple blanket simple to make, it also crochets up fast, which is perfect if you need a last minute baby gift.

This baby blanket creates a gorgeous ripple design that is beginner-friendly and below you will find explanations of all the stitches used, so making this blanket will be a breeze.

The Yarn for A Baby Blanket

To make this baby blanket design, you’ll want to use a medium weight #4 yarn in two colors. I used Caron Marble Cakes and Caron Simply Soft, which are both from Yarnspirations.

The Caron Marble Cakes is a 100% acrylic four weight yarn that is washable and dry-able. It is a little thicker than most but has a beautiful ombre effect to it. The colors of the yarn change gradually to give the yarn the appearance of beautifully fading hues. I just let the yarn flow naturally in the pattern and didn’t pre-cut it to get even colors.

This baby blanket uses the colorway Almond Ginger (the last one in the image above) which has muted pink and peaches throughout it. If you’d like to take a look at the different colors that are available, a few of them are above to see.

For the highlight color I used Caron Simply Soft in White which is also #4 weight 100% acrylic yarn. It is slightly thinner than the Marble cakes, but works beautifully with the design. The light yarn plays up the ripple design in the blanket and makes it pop.

****Update Feb 2021. The Caron Marble Cakes are hard to find at the moment. The best bet is to look in store at Michael’s or use the substitution yarns I have listed below. ****

Substitute Yarns:

If you’d prefer to use a different yarn, that would be perfectly fine too. Take a look at a few of my favorites below.

The Stitches for a Baby Blanket

To crochet this baby blanket, you will need to know how to double crochet (dc) as well as know how to double crochet three together decrease (dc3tog) and 3 dc increase. The dc3tog will create the valleys of the ripple and the dc increase will form the peeks.

Learn more about the dc crochet stitch and dc3tog technique below.

Double Crochet: Written and Video Tutorial

Double Crochet Three Together (dc3tog):

  • Yo (yarn over), insert hook into designated st, yo, pull pack through, yo pull back through two loops (two loops on hook)
  • yo, insert hook into next st, yo pull back through the loop, yo, pull back through two loops (three loops on hook),
  • yo, inset hook into next st, yo pull back through the loop, yo, pull back through two loops (three loops on hook), yo pull back through four loops.

Double Crochet 3 Increase: Double crochet three times in one stitch

Let’s Make a Ripple Blanket

Once you have looked over the yarn and stitches, you’ll need to know to make this ripple blanket, then you will be ready to get started!

If you’d prefer a printable PDF version you can find that in my shop below or keep on scrolling down for the free pattern here on the blog.

I hope you enjoy this fun ripple crochet baby blanket, and be sure to check out the video tutorial right before the pattern below. Happy Crocheting!

Baby Ripple Blanket Video Tutorial

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Ripple Baby Blanket Pattern

Skill Level: Easy

Materials

  • < 404 yards of Caron Marble Cakes Ginger Almond (Color A) or any medium weight #4 yarn
  • < 100 yards of Caron Simply Soft white (Color B) or any medium weight #4 yarn
  • Crochet hook 6 mm J
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

Finished Size

  • Approximately 30″ X 34″

Gauge

  • 14+3 st x 5 rows = 5″ x 5″
  • The gauge pattern is worked by chaining 17 and following pattern as written below

Crochet Stitch Abbreviations

  • dc = double crochet
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • dc3tog = double crochet three together
  • rep = repeat

Notes

  • Written in standard US terms
  • Change yarn colors at the end of the row where indicated
  • Change size of blanket by working using a starting chain in a multiple of 14 then add 3 stitches to that multiple.
  • ch 3 counts as a st

The Baby Ripple Blanket Pattern

To Start: Ch 84 +3 Using Color A

Row 1: 2 dc in the 4th  ch from hook, *1 dc in each of next 3 chs, {dc3tog in next 3 ch} twice, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch **, 3 dc in next 2 sts, rep from * across, ending with last rep at **, 3 dc in the last ch, turn. (85)

Row 2:  ch 3 (counts as 1st dc) 2 dc in the same space as ch 3, *1 dc in next 3 dc (from the previous row). {dc3tog in the next 3 chs} twice, 1 dc in each of the next 3 dc (from the previous row) ** 3 dc in each of next 2 sts, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 3 dc in top of the turning ch from the previous row, turn.

Row 3Row 4: rep row 2

Row 5: Change to color B rep row 2

Row 6 – 9: Change to color A rep row 2

Row 10: Change to color B rep row 2

Row 11 – 14: Change to color A rep row 2

Row 15: Change to color B rep row 2

Row 16 – 19: Change to color A row 2

Row 20: Change to color B rep row 2

Row 21 – 24: Change to color A rep row 2

Row 25: Change to color B rep row 2

Row 26 – 29: Change to color A rep row 2

Row 30: Change to color B rep row 2

Row 31- 34: Change to color A rep row 2

Finishing: Fasten off and weave in loose ends with a yarn needle

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  2. I did a ripple blanket like yours but I’m wanting to put a border on it. Do you have one that would look good on a ripple blanket

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