RiBBED RIPPLE STITCH BLANKET
There are many many many ripple stitch blanket patterns out there in the yarn-o-sphere – I do not for a second pretend that there is anything unique or original about this design, LOL, and if you need video assistance, you can definitely find plenty on you tube! But what I love about a ripple stitch is that it’s simple, and easy for anyone from beginner to well seasoned crocheter, and when paired with a self striping yarn like Caron Cakes, you really can’t go wrong. I’ve made two of these blankets, and there was so much interest in them on my instagthat I decided to share with you all, the pattern I’ve been using.
Hook Size: 5mm
Yarn: Caron Cakes
** How many skeins will depend on the size and length of your blanket. For my blanket, I used about 6 skeins, and used the extra to make poms for the corners.
**The colorways I used for my blankets were:
Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
Finished dimensions: 40″ x 40″ approximately – gauge is not important, just make sure you pick up extra yarn if you make your foundation chain larger than what’s outlined for this pattern. Blanket is meant to be a small throw size.
Abbreviations (US Terms)
st – stitch
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
blo – back loop only
inc – 2 dc in same stitch
dec – dc decrease over next 2 stitches (see HOW TO below)
HOW TO: Yarn over, insert hook in 1st st, pull through 2 on hook (2 sts remain), yarn over, insert hook in 2nd st, pull through 2 (3 sts remain), yarn over, pull through last 3.
NOTE: You can make your blanket larger or smaller by chaining in multiples of 14 +3
Row 1 – Dc in 3rd ch from hook, *dc in next 4 sts, dec twice over next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, inc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * all the way across your foundation chain – ending with 2 dc in final st. Ch 3 and turn.
Row 2 to Desired Length – From here on out, all dc’s are to be worked in the blo – this is what gives your blanket that ribbed effect. Dc in 3rd ch from hook, *dc in next 4 sts, dec twice over next 4 sts, dc in next 4 sts, inc in next 2 sts. Repeat from * all the way across your foundation chain – ending with 2 dc in final st. Ch 3 and turn.
Finishing Details and Other Notes
After my blanket was complete, I contemplated adding a border, but eventually settled on just adding a giant pom to each corner with the left over yarn I had. Weave in all your ends, and GET COZY.