If you’re quite keen to cosy up in zig-zag style, here are a bunch of ways to crochet your very own ripple blanket! You are so welcome!
How to crochet a ripple blanket
- Make a zig-zag chevron ripple blanket
- Make a wavy ripple blanket
- Make a vintage fan ripple blanket
- Make a granny ripple blanket
Zig-Zag Chevron Ripple Blanket
(below) This is a sharper, spiky chevron type zig-zag pattern. You can make it with a cute ridged sort of finish – or keep your chevrons smooth. The difference is – ridged is crocheted into the ‘back loops only’ and non ridged goes through both loops of the stitch below! See the tutorial to make a bit more sense of this. I hope! Learn to crochet a zig-zag chevron ripple blanket.
Wavy Ripple Blanket
(below) A more curvy wave, the Cheery Wave Blanket is a great beginner’s ripple and super easy to do, once you get the hang of it. Each row follows the row below, so once you’ve got it sorted you can crochet on and on, without counting stitches (using visual cues in the row below, instead!) – crochet a wavy ripple blanket
Fan Ripple Blanket
(below) This quite famous Vintage Fan Ripple Blanket pattern has been doing the rounds for the last 5 years or so online. It’s a wee bit of a more complicated ripple design than the above two, but so worth the trouble because LOOK HOW PRETTY IT IS! – More on the Vintage Fan Ripple Blanket
Granny Ripple Blanket
(below) Another simple ripple, this time based on the ‘three-treble clusters’ of a granny stripe or granny square, with a chevron twist thrown in for good measure. Again, once you get the hang of the pattern, you just repeat row after row until of the same basic stitches to get a brilliant chevron granny result! More on the Granny Ripple Blanket pattern.
So if you fancy some ripple-y, zig-zaggy (not zig-saggy, as auto-correct wants me to type!) and chevron-ny brilliance in your life … these are the woolly ways!
Happy hooking, blanket fans!