Granny Ripple stitch is a prominent member of the Granny Family, and I’m sure you already know other members – Granny Stripe Stitch (free tutorial available here!), Granny Square, and projects that use granny stitch, such as 6 Day Kid Blanket. Well, I can assure you, that today’s hero is as cool, or even more cool than the rest of the pack!
Grab your crochet hook and try it!
Classic with a twist
Why granny ripple?
This technique is beloved by crochet blanket makers specifically, because the structure it creates is beautifully visible on bigger pieces. Zig-zaggy pattern makes interesting edges, so you can showcase them or square them up if you prefer.
Like all granny stitches, it combines nicely with other basic techniques, and leaves a lot of room for experiments with colors. If you are looking for a nice, easy stitch to add up to your library, this one is a must-learn!
- photos by JustBCrafty from justbcrafty.com
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Granny ripple stitch is one of the most popular crochet techniques, because it’s easy and so fun to make! Making the research for crochet roundup was challenging, but ultimately very satisfying. There are so many fantastic creations by so many talented designers, that choosing final pieces was a hard call. Enjoy my selection and get inspired!
Read carefully for free crochet patterns and tutorials.
Granny Ripple Blanket by SewHappyCreative
Washed style of Scheepjes iconic yarn looks great in granny ripple, and this project by SewHappyCreative is a perfect example. Designer behind this creation used tiny skeins from Scheepjes’ colour pack, but you can use leftover yarn ends for similar effect. Adding one row of white-ish yarn between every color makes it lively and cheerful, so take a look at the photos below and see for yourself!
You may also like this article – Ripple Stitch Crochet Ideas.
Confetti Waves Blanket by Kate Rowell
Kate Rowell is a splendid crochet designer, and this blanket pattern is one of her finest creations – just take a look below! Simple premise of classic granny ripple was tweaked in terms of colors – each color wave is intertwined with the next. This easy trick makes the whole pattern lively and emphasizes the nature of granny stitch.
Granny Ripple Blanket by Charmain of agirlandherneedle
Why not go for bold contrasts? They work great, too! Charmain combined blue, yellow and dark grey in two different combinations. In the bottom photo you can see them next to each other – one with three rows for each color, and the other with majority of blue. Which one do you prefer?
Rainbow Granny Ripple Blanket by Sun Örgü
My selection of projects wouldn’t be whole, if it hadn’t included at least one rainbow design, so here it is! This colorful blanket by Sun features so many juicy hues, that it will become central point in any bedroom or kids’ room. As you can see below, the zig-zag pattern of granny ripple is mesmerizing!
If you like this project, you may like free crochet pattern for Blanket Spring Landscape by Justina Kirkwood – it’s available on colourceilidhcrochet.com, or Ravelry. It incorporates granny squares and popcorn!
Confetti Waves Blanket Version by Sunshineyalex
Well, I must admit that Alex had the guts to go for such bold color palette, because it pops right out of my screen! It’s vibrant and energetic, so it will suit the most vibrant characters! Go out of your comfort zone and get inspired by this crochet creation – just take a look at the pictures below.
Rainbow Granny Ripple with Pom-Poms by tonton_orgu_evi
If you want to go all the way down the playfulness road, you must remember to add pom-poms! Without them your work won’t be complete, because they are the perfect finishing touch to any rainbow-colored blanket. Take a look at the photos below and see how nice is the color flow here, too – a crocheter behind tonton_orgu_evi did a fantastic job!
If you want to make some pom-poms by yourself, check out tutorials I linked in this article: 10 Best Crochet Hacks.
Confetti Waves Blanket Version by Little Cosy Things
This big crochet blanket by Nat serves the whole family – her kids love to play with it, and she loves to snuggle under it. That’s exactly what handmade items are for, and that’s called making memories. In the pictures below you can see how nicely one color transforms into another – beautiful!
Confetti Waves Blanket Version by Sam Hermes of Little Bud Creations
Tassels make everything better! Especially when they are attached to the bumps on the edge of a wavy blanket, so keep it in mind. Sam decided to go for a pastel rainbow, and I must admit that I adore this colorway. When I look at the photos below, I can easily see it in a living room somewhere, because these colors are not reserved for kids!
Moody Color Stories
Dark Granny Ripple Blanket by SewHappyCreative
I love moody palettes, so this one by SewHappyCreative is right up my alley. A baby blanket like this will be a perfect gift for a baby boy, or nice addition to modern nursery of a baby girl. It’s a great color combo for an elegant throw, too, so consider using the same or similar colors, if you want to add stylish accessory for your home.
One of the most popular free tutorials for granny ripple is called Crochet for Knitters – Granny Ripple Blanket by Staci Perry. You can find it on Ravelry, and I recommend you taking a look at a big library of users’ versions.
Confetti Waves Blanket Version by Hanan Hannaway
Hanan is very well known to my readers now, I hope, because she’s definitely one of my favorite crocheters! Her colorways are to die for, and this version by Kate Rowell’s Confetti Waves Blanket is one of them. Take a look below to see how she arranged deep sea hues, and how flawlessly they flow on a baby blanket she made.
Confetti Waves Blanket Version by Whimsy Hen
Kaisha is first and foremost an amigurumi artist, but she obviously couldn’t resist trying out granny ripple pattern! Her colorway is subdued and elegant, which you can see in the pictures. Greens, creams and greys create a perfect neutral palette, so it will fit in every interior.
Granny Ripple Afghan by Bessy79
Can you believe that the blanket in the picture is made with multi-colored yarn? Well, it is and it looks stunning. Speckles of rusty brown, passages of cream and contrasting panels of black and emerald create a fantastic scheme together. Kudos to Bessy for such great work!
- photos by Bessy79 on Ravelry: source
Confetti Waves Blanket Version by Willow Cottage Crochet
Another lovely version of Kate Rowell’s design features one of my favorite color combinations, which is deep burgundy and dusty blues. The darkest hues create anchors for other colors to flow between, therefore making the blanket both balanced and interesting. Take a look below and admire fantastic project by Willow Cottage Crochet.
Black and Gold Granny Ripple by Sam Hermes
Modern crochet design alert! This blanket is simply one of my favorites, because I’m a sucker for contrasting, contemporary color schemes. Sam Hermes used the potential of granny stitch to its limits, creating eye-catching rows of gold and white dots. Dark grey background is a perfect choice for such endeavors, and just look at these tassels – they add so much style and finish it up so nicely.
You may also like this article – Granny Square Crochet Ideas.
Subtle Color Palettes
Pastel Confetti Waves Blanket Version by Broken Butterfly Crafts
A blanket like the one you can see below would be a perfect gift for a little girl. This colorway is delicate and feminine, and reminds me of fresh spring flowers. Crocheter behind Broken Butterfly Crafts chose popular Confetti Waves pattern to create this color flow, so look closely how it’s done and keep it in your library!
Pastel Granny Ripple by gulay_degirmenci
This masterful crochet blanket looks more like chevron than waves, because the zig-zags are nice and crisp. Simple pastel colorway uses white to create optical spaces between the colors. It’s a great trick if you are not sure if your hues will look good right next to each other.
Granny Ripple Blanket by catnicamhlaidh
If you want to keep the palette nice and soft, but don’t want it boring – learn from Catherine! She introduced mustard yellow in between her delicate hues, and you must admit that it adds to the color story, right? Take a look at the photos below and see how nice it looks.
Granny Ripple Blanket by May’s Handmade Crochet
So many of you love pastels, and I know that this project by May’s Handmade Crochet will be right up your alley. As you can see below, delicate peachy hue works great with light grey and white. Finish it up with fun edging, and you are good to go! A blanket like this will be a lovely handmade baby shower gift.
You may also like this article – Granny Stripe Crochet Ideas.
Granny Ripple Blanket by MyBeautifulDisasters
Ever thought about putting mint green next to pink? Now you can see, that this combination works great. Below you can see a lovely blanket by MyBeautifulDisasters, in which simple stripes of colors create classic zig-zaggy pattern.
You will easily make similar blanket using free crochet pattern for Granny Ripple Afghan by Mary Garrow, so be sure you download directly from Ravelry.
That’s all for today, but I’ll be back with much more inspiring projects and free patterns. Like, share and subscribe if you like what you see. Stay tuned!
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