How to Crochet the Ripple Stitch

by Mrs. Smile

this guide is for Heather P who asked for it! i hope that's what you were looking for :)

Supplies

  • crochet hook
  • some yarn
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Heather asked for a tutorial for the ripple stitch. It's a popular stitch for baby blankets, afghans and dish clothes. :)

    Step 2

    i'm going to show you the first 3 rows (it's just repeating after that) and i also have a diagramm...

    Step 3

    that's the diagramm. if you can't read it no worries i'll guide you through :) now let's get started :)

    Step 4

    i'm going to do a small swatch, not a full sized blanket, therefore i chain 32. (chain 130 to get a good size)

    Step 5

    ok 32 chains. yarn around and insert your hook in the 4th chain from your hook.

    Step 6

    first double crochet made. make 5 more double crochets in the next 5 chains.

    Step 7

    you have your chain 3 and 6 double crochets.

    Step 8

    now comes a special stitch called double crochet 3 together (dc3tog): i'll show you step by step -->

    Step 9

    start like normal double crochet in the next chain. pull up a loop like you normally would for it. yarn around again and pull through the first 2 loops on you hook.

    Step 10

    leave this stitch unfinished with 2 loops left on the hook. yarn around again and start a new double crochet in the next chain.

    Step 11

    yarn around and pull through the first 2 loops, but leave this stitch unfinished as well.

    Step 12

    and we do this one more time (3 loops on your hook now). yarn around and insert your hook in the next chain, pull up a loop. then pull trough the first 2 loops again.

    Step 13

    ok good. 3 unfinished stitches on the hook (4 loops). now we finish them :) yarn around and pull through ALL loops on the hook.

    Step 14

    tada :) now make 5 more double crochets in the next 5 chains. (no worries if it feels kinda thight, this stitch will be the first ripple point)

    Step 15

    see the ripple coming out already? :) now we make the 2nd special stitch in this pattern: 3 double crochet shell.

    Step 16

    it's actually just an increase. work 3 double crochet in 1 chain. this will be the inwards bent ripple.

    Step 17

    and 5 double crochet into the next 5 chains again :)

    Step 18

    next repeat the double crochet 3 together again in the next 3 chains.

    Step 19

    there we go... 5 double crochet into the next 5 chains again

    Step 20

    i have one chain left now. if you make a larger size blanket you keep repeating the shell now. at the end of your first row (independently of the size) you will have this one chain left...

    Step 21

    ... we are going to work 2 double crochet into this last chain.

    Step 22

    if you want to change colors, leave the second one of the last 2 double crochets half finished. yarn around the new color and finish the stitch.

    Step 23

    chain 3 and turn your work clockwise. yarn around and work 1 double crochet into the same stitch like your turning chain.

    Step 24

    like this... now work 5 more double crochet in the next 5 stitches.

    Step 25

    work the dc3tog into the next 3 stitches. the one befor the previous dc3tog (pink), the previous dc3tog (yellow) and the one after the previous dc3tog (green).

    Step 26

    then 5 more double crochet into the next 5 stitches.

    Step 27

    the next increase (3 double crochet shell) is worked in the middle double crochet of the previous row (yellow)

    Step 28

    like this... all three into the yellow one :) aaaand... 5 double crochet again... starting at the green pin :)

    Step 29

    and the dc3tog again ;)

    Step 30

    i think you got the idea now, right? 5 more double crochet into the next 5 stitches.

    Step 31

    in this pattern the turning chain counts as a stitch. therefor we will work the last 2 stitches into the 3rd chain. (that's the loop on the far top) (violet pin)

    Step 32

    if you want to change the color again just do like between the 1st and 2nd row. if not: just finish the second double crochet, chain 3, turn and keep working :)

    Step 33

    one double crochet into the same stitch like the turning chain

    Step 34

    5 more double crochet into the next 5 stitches

    Step 35

    double crochet 3 together (dc3tog)

    Step 36

    5 more double crochet into the next 5 stitches

    Step 37

    3 double crochet shell

    Step 38

    5 more double crochet into the next 5 stitches

    Step 39

    double crochet 3 together (dc3tog)

    Step 40

    5 more double crochet into the next 5 stitches

    Step 41

    aaaand... 2 double crochet into the last loop of the turning chain :)

    Step 42

    repeat row 2 till you reach the lenght you wanted... to fasten off (finishing your work): at the end of the row chain 1, cut your yarn and pull the end through the chain so you get a small knot...

    Step 43

    ... take a yarn needle and weave in the tails. -->

    Step 44

    that's a yarn needle... huge with a big loop the get even big yarn through it :)

    Step 45

    feed the needle through your stitches

    Step 46

    skip one loop and go all the way back. pull yarn a little thight and cut.

    Step 47

    tail hidden :)

    Step 48

    and the whole thing again ;) happy hooking!!!

    Step 49

    sooo... i hope you enjoyed this guide :) hugs&kisses :* if you have any other wishes for guides, any questions or complaints --> let me know ;)