The crochet ripple or chevron stitch is a beautiful pattern for your dishcloths, blankets, pillow covers and afghans. It takes a wave-like form and can be worked in single or multiple colors of yarn. Just a few basic stitches are required to crochet this pattern. The stitch boasts of some equally attractive variations. If you are looking to make something classy and vintage, you don’t need to look any further.
How to Crochet Ripple Stitch Pattern
Step 1: The foundation chain should be a multiple of 12 + 4. You can start by crocheting the base chain of 28 stitches.
Step 2: Do 2dc in 4th chain from the hook (it counts as the 1st 3dc)
Step 3: Dc in the next four stitches.
Step 4: Now dc 3 stitches together (dc3tog).
Step 5: Dc in each of the next four stitches.
Step 6: 3dc in the next stitch.
Step 7: Repeat steps 3-6 till the end of the row.
Step 8: Ch 3 to turn (that counts as 1st dc) and 2dc in the 2nd dc (together it counts as 1st 3 dc).
Step 9: Dc in each of the next four stitches.
Step 10: Dc3tog.
Step 11: Dc in each of the next four stitches.
Step 12: 3dc in next stitch.
Step 13: Repeat steps 9 to 12 till the end of row excepting that for the last repeat there will be an extra stitch at the very end of the row. So you need to skip 1 stitch before the final 3dc (that goes to the top of the ch-3 turning chain).
The double crochet ripple stitch gives a lot of texture to your crochet pieces. You can use the classic stitch to make cowls shawls and wraps.
The single crochet ripple stitch pattern suits beginners as it is done in simple single crochet. It requires you to have the basic knowledge of stitch increasing and decreasing. You can make blankets, throws and beach bags with it.
The vintage fan ripple stitch boasts of a great texture with tall, raised and wavy stitches. It works well with color changes. It can be crocheted pretty fast and looks very advanced.
The granny ripple stitch, though resembling the original ripple pattern in its looks, is actually made much like a granny square. The ripple design is made by skipping chains and creating clusters.
If you know the puff stitch, you are likely to vouch for this ripple puff stitch afghan that wins hearts with its luxe charm. It gives a lovely raised look to your winter wear. Though it looks complex, it is pretty easy to crochet.
Similarly, you can combine the shell and post stitches with the ripple stitch to make baby afghans. The Tunisian and ribbed ripple stitch are other charming variations of the basic stitch.
Cool Ripple Stitch Patterns
This pattern gives you the liberty to change the size of the crocheted piece according to your preferences. It is a lacy V-stitch ripple pattern of afghan.
This sweet and simple ripple stitch blanket would be a super cute gift for a newborn. Mommies can swaddle their babies with this one and keep them warm in their sleep.
This ripple fan stitch pattern can go into the making of a vintage scarf. Wear it to retro-themed dos and enjoy the attention of the crowd.
You must be raring to start off with your crochet hook and yarn after getting introduced to the plethora of options offered by this stitch. The simple crocheting activity would ensure that you have a fulfilling experience while making the pattern. The compliments that you receive for the adorable patterns come as a plus.