Ripple Stitch Crochet Ideas

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Ripple Stitch Crochet Ideas Free Patterns and Resources

Due to recent events we are spending more and more time at home, so why not engage in some creative activity? When I feel overwhelmed, I like to go back to basics, because then I can try to reinvent simple ideas, or go for something classic without much effort.

Ripple stitch is a crocheter’s staple, a go-to stitch; the one that always works and uses basic stitches. When looking for an inspiration for baby blankets or bedspreads, you will find tons of stunning ideas with this technique. And that’s because it’s one of the most versatile out there, that’s for sure.

Grab your crochet hook and try it!

Ripple Stitch Crochet Ideas Free Patterns and Resources

Fun and versatile

Ripple stitch is made for blankets, because it’s simple and repetitive. It looks fantastic in many color combinations, which you can see below, but most importantly, this is a great stitch for beginners.

This stitch is rather loose, so it drapes beautifully and remains soft. Use it for bedspreads, throws, baby blankets and else.

Materials

Claudetta used two kinds of bulky yarn: Hayfield Spirit Chunky and Hayfield Baby Chunky. These two compliment each other beautifully, because one of them is multicolored yarn, and the other simple white. Claudetta used recommended hook size for this particular yarn, which is 6.5 mm, but you can use any yarn and corresponding crochet hook you want.

Ripple Stitch Tutorial by Claudetta Crochet

Claudetta starts the project with chain stitch of a multiple of 12 + 3. Last 3 chains work as a turning chain for double crochet stitch. This stitch is mainly made with double crochets, so it’s great for beginners. All you need to learn is working two double crochets in one stitch (increase), as well as two double crochets joined at the top (decrease). These two techniques create the ripple.
It’s very easy, so for full instructions check out Claudetta’s tutorial! It can be found here.

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Ripple stitch is absolutely one of the most popular crochet techniques. It’s easy and so fun to make! Making the selection was very hard, as I’ve found so many fantastic projects. Anyway, enjoy and get inspired!

Read carefully for free crochet patterns and tutorials.

Ripple Stitch Blanket by Sam Hermes of littlebudcreations

Ripple Stitch Blanket by Sam Hermes of littlebudcreations

Do you long for the sea? Me too! These beautiful blankets use wavy pattern to the maximum and are perfect example on how alternating colors can change the design. The same hues of blue can make big or small waves, so play with it!

To make similar blanket, you can try using free crochet pattern for Pretty Ripple Baby Blanket by Lauren Brown.

Ripple Stitch Blanket by Michelle of forever__autumn__
Ripple Stitch Blanket by Michelle of forever__autumn__

Delicate pinks and greens create very trendy color combo, so don’t be afraid to use these two together! Alternate them with white for a softer look, and introduce darker color to make the pattern more interesting.

Use free crochet pattern, such as Feather and Fan Baby Blanket by Alexis Middleton to make a similar blanket!

Ripple Stitch Blanket by Hazel of The Crofters

Ripple Stitch Blanket by Hazel of The Crofters

Why not go for rich browns? These autumnal colors look very elegant together, so it’s a great idea when you make a blanket for an older family member. This color combination will look fantastic in classic interiors, too, such as those filled with wooden furniture.

To make similar blanket, try out cool free crochet pattern called Neopolitan Ripple by Michelle T.

Ripple Stitch Blankets by Crochet Creations by Hanan

Ripple Stitch Blanket by Crochet Creations by Hanan

Sometimes one simple trick can make the whole project more interesting, so go for one loop only technique to create more depth in your ripple stitch!

Ripple Stitch Blanket by Crochet Creations by Hanan 2

This candy sweet blanket will cheer up even the most fussy little girls! The best part, though, is how easy it is. This is a blanket that you can make in no time, while watching your favorite TV shows.

Need a place to start? Check out easily customizable free crochet pattern – Warm Welcome Baby Blanket by Jess Coppom.

Ripple Stitch Blanket by Milly’s Makes

Ripple Stitch Blanket by Milly's Makes

Blue, navy, red and white – classic color combo like this will never go out of style! Go for sea-themed blanket if you have a little one that loves pirate stories. Cute applique will add even more style to this project.

If you would like to make similar blanket by yourself, try out free crochet pattern first, like Turtle Beach by June Gilbank.

Neat Ripple Blanket by pontinhosmeus

Neat Ripple Blanket by pontinhosmeus

  • photos by pontinhosmeus (Ravelry)

If you need romantic, girly palette, try this one, because it’s inspired by delicate spring buds. Pale pinks, light blues and vines of fresh green create a color story, which is like a tale of nature and princesses.

This project is based on Neat Ripple by Lucy of Attic24, see more on its Ravelry page.

Neat Ripple Blanket by IndirectPoem

Neat Ripple Blanket by IndirectPoem

Need something a little bit more energetic? Why not go for a vibrant rainbow, right? This is an idea for those of you, who are not afraid of bold color palettes. Bedspread like this will most definitely become a crown jewel of your bedroom!

This project is based on Neat Ripple by Lucy of Attic24, see more on its Ravelry page.

Neat Ripple Blanket by IgnorantBliss

Neat Ripple Blanket by IgnorantBliss

  • photos by IgnorantBliss (Ravelry)

Simple patterns with repetitive rows are perfect for two things – stash buster projects and temperature blankets. Whichever you choose, be sure that you can’t go wrong with these ideas, because they will look fantastic even if every row will feature a different color!

This project is based on Neat Ripple by Lucy of Attic24, see more on its Ravelry page.

Neat Ripple Blanket by bytheseashore

Neat Ripple Blanket by bytheseashore

  • photos by bytheseashore (Ravelry)

I love unexpected color combos, and this project is one of them. At first glance, it’s a pale rainbow, but when you look closely, you will see all the strange huesm like grey, mustard or rusty brown. This project is a proof that color flow does not have to be classic rainbow.

This project is based on Neat Ripple by Lucy of Attic24, see more on its Ravelry page.

Neat Ripple Blanket by cosykitty

Neat Ripple Blanket by cosykitty

When I look at this amazing blanket, I immediately think stained glass! Although this pattern doesn’t feature any pictorial motifs, simple combination of vibrant hues with black makes me think of chapels’ windows.

This project is based on Neat Ripple by Lucy of Attic24, see more on its Ravelry page.

Woodland Blanket CAL by tangleandstitch

Woodland Blanket CAL by tangleandstitch

Woodland Blanket is a beautiful design, which creates lovely details around ripples. As you can see, a little twist in this simple technique is enough to create a totally new project. Add applique to make it even more interesting!

This project is based on Woodland Blanket CAL by Lucy of Attic24, see more on its Ravelry page.

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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