Ombre Ripple Crochet Blanket Pattern

Are you looking for an easy chevron ripple blanket? If so, you’ll love this ripple ombre blanket design that is not only quick to make but stunning too!

If you enjoy crocheting ripples or chevron designs, then this is the blanket pattern for you!

ombre ripple blanket

Why You’ll Love This Blanket

The ombre ripple crochet blanket pattern is fast to work up and looks great in every color! I am a big 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 I am using for this crochet design is simple and works up fast once the first few rows are done

This ombre ripple crochet blanket pattern is fast to work up, made in various 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!

Color Blocked Ripple Blankets Are Easy to Make

I am a gigantic 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.

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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 Brand 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. I knew they would look perfect as a ripple blanket with an ombre effect to it.

Vanna’s Choice

This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.

Vanna's Choice

Fiber: 100% Acrylic
Yardage: 156m / 171 yds
Hook: 5.5 mm (I-9)
Substitute: Lion Brand Heartland

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In case you were wondering… Ombre means “The gradual blending of one color hue to another, usually moving from light to dark.”


If you like this ripple, then you may also like my Color Blocked Simple Blanket Pattern that uses ONLY single crochets.


Crochet Ripple Blanket Pattern

How The Ripple Stitch in Crochet Is Made

I started my blanket with white yarn, working 15 rows and decreased the number of rows I made with each color added. Furthermore, the whole afghan uses the half double crochet stitch and half double crochet decreases. Learn more about each stitch below.

Stitches Used

Half Double Crochet (HDC):

  1. YO (yarn over), insert hook from front to back of the designated stitch, YO the hook and pick up a loop. 
  2. YO the hook and pull back through all three loops on the hook.

Half Double Crochet

Half Double Crochet Crochet Stitch

Abbreviation: hdc
Difficulty Level: Easy
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Half Double Crochet Two Together (HDC2TOG):

  1. YO, insert hook into designated st, YO the hook and pick up a loop
  2. YO, insert hook into next st, YO the hook and pick up a loop.
  3. YO and draw through all loops on the hook. 

Half Double Crochet Two Together

Half Double Crochet Two Together Crochet Stitch

Abbreviation:
Difficulty Level: Easy

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These beginner stitches are 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!

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Ripple Crochet Blanket Pattern Free

If you’d prefer the free version of this blanket pattern instead, you can find it right below! Happy Crocheting!

Scroll on down to find the free ripple blanket pattern!

Free Ripple Crochet Blanket Pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials

  • 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. Less than 170 yards of each color
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Crochet Abbreviations

  • ch(s) = chain(s)
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet two together (or hdc decrease)
  • st = stitch
  • sk = skip

Gauge

  • approx 10 st’s for every 4″

Finished Size

  • Measurements with size shown: approx. 60″ x 36″
  • 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

Notes

  • 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.
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The ombre colors of this blanket are beautiful together!

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) 

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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)

Finishing

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.

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If you were wondering, this is my dog, Penn. Penn is such a great model for my ripple blanket!

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I hope you enjoyed this ripple crochet blanket and, as always, thank you for stopping by!


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26 Comments

  1. Beautiful pattern. This will make a wonderful gift for my daughter-in-law. Can’t wait to get started.
    P.S. We have a dog and two cats…all rescues.
    Keep up the amazing work!!

  2. When I cast on 90 stitches I don’t get 30inches. How many more do I have to cast to get this width

  3. Do we stop with 5 sts at the end no matter if the section of the pattern is completed or should it work out evenly that we finish the hdc in 5sts & then there will be 5 left.

    1. Hi Rachel,
      You will finish the repeat with 3 hdc’s in a st then be left with 5 stitches to finish the row up you will dc once in each of the next 3 st then hdc2tog the last 2 sts. This will be for every row. πŸ™‚

  4. Thank you for sharing this lovely ombre blanket pattern. I have asemble the yarn needed and Im looking forward to making it for my daughter as a gift. I have just one problem, row two is covered by a picture of a stich tutorial. Is there anyway you can give me those instructions? Thank you.

  5. Love the colors! Also, thank you for the foundation row modification. I can’t make it just 30″ wide so starting with 129 instead (and a J hook). Hoping to post pics when it’s done. I’m having a hard time putting it down!

  6. I just adore this design Krista! I’m not looking for a new project just yet, but I have pinned and shared for later πŸ™‚

    Thank you so much!!!

  7. Your work is beautiful! I am back to crocheting after many years away from it, so sort of learning all over again. Your patterns and tutorials are super easy to follow and are helping me refresh my skills. I have saved this pattern to try since I need to teach myself the chevron/ripple effect. I LOVE your style, colors and the fact that you love & rescue dogs makes me love you too! I have 3 dogs & 4 cats, plus a neighbor cat that lives at our house part time (because we take good care of her). I’m an animal magnet, which can sometimes make crocheting a bit challenging. Thanks so much for sharing your talents, I look forward to seeing new patterns for my collection.

    1. Hi Cam! Thank you for the kind words! It really means a lot to me and it sounds to me that you probably have some dog & cat hair in your projects just like me! πŸ™‚ hehe πŸ™‚

  8. Wow, Krista! Love your design… , I’ve become a fan of ombre ripples lately, so I think I’ll give it a try in greens to match the ‘deco’ in my living room, I’m sure it’ll look great!
    Thanks a lot for sharing!

  9. Love this! I am going to try this for my next blanket!. Your dog is beautiful also. I love seeing pics of them on IG.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Lisa

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