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This ombre ripple crochet blanket pattern is fast to work up, made in a variety of colors like the one shown or all in one color for a seamless classic look! Scroll on down to find the free, easy ripple crochet blanket pattern and get started today!
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Color Blocked Ripple Blankets Are Easy to Make
I am a huge fan of color block blankets, and this one is no exception. This crochet ripple blanket is worked up with all different shades of blue yarn, which gives it a unique fading ombre effect. The ripple stitch used for this crochet design is simple and works up fast once the first few rows of the blanket are completed.
The Yarn That’s Perfect for This Ripple Pattern
It all started a few weeks ago while yarn shopping at Michaels that I came across some beautiful colors from Lion Brands Vanna’s Choice line in some excellent blue & gray hues! I originally went in to grab one skein for another project, but walked out with 7! The proof is in the picture. (See below)
I knew they would look perfect as a ripple blanket with an ombre effect to it. Ombre means “the gradual blending of one color hue to another, usually moving from light to dark.”
If you like this one, then you may also like my Color Blocked Simple Blanket Pattern that uses ONLY single crochets! (super easy!) But, back to the ripple design.
This crochet pattern (free of course!) is one of my favorite all-time designs, and I am so happy to share this fun easy ripple crochet blanket pattern with you!
How The Ripple Stitch in Crochet Is Made
I started my blanket with white working 15 rows and decreased the number of rows I made with each color added. Also, the whole afghan uses the half double crochet stitch and half double crochet decreases. Learn more about each stitch below.
Half Double Crochet (HDC):
- YO (yarn over), insert hook from front to back of the designated stitch, YO the hook and pick up a loop.
- YO the hook and pull back through all three loops on the hook.
Half Double Crochet Two Together (HDC2TOG):
- YO, insert hook into designated st, YO the hook and pick up a loop
- YO, insert hook into next st, YO the hook and pick up a loop.
- YO and draw through all loops on the hook.
These beginner stitches is what makes this afghan a super quick pattern to work up. Overall I am in love with how it turned out, and I hope you love it too!
Do You Want a Crochet Kit Instead?
If you’d like to, you can click through the link below to purchase a kit from Lion Brand which includes a PDF version of this pattern and all the yarn you will need to make it! How awesome is that? 🙂
Buy the ombre ripple kit from Lion Brand.
Crochet Kit – The Ombre Ripple Crochet Blanket includes:
One black and white pattern copy #GoodOmbreRipple
1 Ball Vanna’s Choice® – Silver Blue
1 Ball Vanna’s Choice® – Linen
1 Ball Vanna’s Choice® – White
1 Ball Vanna’s Choice® – Charcoal Grey
1 Ball Vanna’s Choice® – Silver Heather
1 Ball Vanna’s Choice® – Navy
1 Ball Vanna’s Choice® – Silver Grey
You can also just buy the AD-FREE PDF too.
Free Ripple Crochet Blanket Pattern
Skill Level: Intermediate
- Crochet hook size I 5.5 mm
- Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Yarn one skein in each color, Silver Blue, Linen, Navy, Silver Heather, Silver Gray, Charcoal Gray and White or any worsted weight (4) yarn. < 170 yards of each color.
- Yarn needle
- ch(s) = chain(s)
- hdc = half double crochet
- hdc2tog = half double crochet two together
- st = stitch
- sk = skip
- To make the blanket smaller or bigger ch a multiple of 13 then add 12 chs to whatever length you have chosen. For example 13, 26, 39, 52, 65, 78, 91, 104, 117, 130, 143, 156, 169, 182, 195, 208, 221, 234 etc. Then add 12 more ch’s to whatever length you have chosen
- Gauge = approx 10 st’s for every 4″
- Finished Measurements with size shown: approx. 60″ x 36″
- White-15 rows, Linen-14 rows, Silver Blue-13 rows, Silver Heather-12 rows, Silver Grey-11 rows, Charcoal Grey-10 rows, Navy-9 rows
- Need help to change colors? Try our color changing tutorial.
- Add this pattern to your Ravelry library.
- If you love the pattern, but hate the ads, then click on over to my Pattern Shop to purchase an ad-free PDF!
The Crochet Ripple Pattern Steps
Foundation Row: With white, ch 90
Row 1: Starting in the 2nd ch from hook hdc the first 2 ch’s together (hdc2tog) hdc in next 3 chs, hdc 3 times in next ch, * hdc in the next 5 ch’s, sk 2 chs, hdc in next 5 ch’s, hdc in next ch 3 times, repeat from * until you are left with 5 chs, hdc once in next 3 then hdc2tog the last 2 chs to finish row, turn. (89)
Row 2: ch 2, hdc first 2 st’s together (hdc2tog) hdc in next 3 sts, hdc 3 times in next st, * hdc in next 5 st’s, sk 2 sts, hdc in next 5 st’s, hdc in next st 3 times, repeat from * until you are left with 5 sts, hdc once in next 3 st then hdc2tog the last 2 sts to finish row, turn. (89)
Rows 3-15: repeat row 2 (89)
Rows 16-29: with linen repeat row 2 (89)
Rows 30 -42: with silver-blue repeat row 2 (89)
Rows 43 – 54: with silver heather repeat row 2 (89)
Rows 55 – 65: with silver-grey repeat row 2 (89)
Rows 66 – 75: with charcoal grey repeat row 2 (89)
Rows 76 -84: with navy repeat row 2 (89)
First: To finish up your blanket fasten off your yarn and weave in all the loose ends with a yarn needle. After this step, the afghan is ready to be used or gifted.
If you were wondering this is my dog, Penn. Penn is such a great model for my ripple blanket!
I hope you enjoyed this ripple crochet blanket and as always thank you for stopping by!