Granny Ripple Blanket

Granny Ripple Baby Afghan #crochet #afghan #baby

It seems like everyone around me is having babies! My husband’s boss is having a baby next month and I just had to stick to my tradition and make her a baby blanket. However, she has decided not to find out the baby’s gender which meant that I had to make a neutral blanket. Since I didn’t want to do the same old yellow and green number that I seem to do for every neutral baby blanket, I’ve decided to go the somewhat monochromatic route. I wanted to do a ripple because I am just in love with them but instead I decided to make a granny ripple with a random pattern. I’ve frogged this afghan about 4 times before I ended up with this finished product. I really love it now that it’s all done and I hope you love it too! It’s super simple and works up really quickly!

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Granny Ripple Baby Afghan #crochet #afghan #baby

Granny Ripple Baby Afghan

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  • Worsted Weight or Aran yarn in 3 colors. I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Stone, Snow, and Taupe (Please Note: This yarn has since been discontinued. If you are looking for a similar yarn, I recommend Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Cotton or Vanna’s Choice*)
  • Size J 6mm crochet hook*
  • Yarn needle*, for weaving ends
  • Scissors*

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ch– chain
– double crochet
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space
st(s) – stitches
t-ch – turning chain


20 stitches and 4 rows = 4 inches


Chain a multiple of 18


  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • The finished dimensions of this afghan are approximately 31.5″ x 31.5″ but sizing will vary based on how tightly or loosely you crochet.
  • For this particular afghan, I used approximately 1.5 skeins of each color yarn (approx. 932 – 933 yards)
  • For the color scheme of this pattern, I used a random stripe generator to get a random stripe pattern. I selected the three colors that I was using, selected 1-5 stripe widths, and entered 39 rows. Once the stripe pattern is generated by the program, I just followed the color scheme that was provided.



Ch 126
Row 1: 3 dc into 5th ch from hook, sk the next 2 sts, 3 dc into the next st, *sk the next 2 sts, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] into the next st (top point), [sk the next 2 sts, 3 dc into the next st] twice, sk the next 5 sts (bottom point), [3 dc into next st, sk the next 2 sts, 3 dc into the next st]; Repeat from * until there is one st remaining, 1 dc into the last st, turn.
Row 2: Ch 4, *[3 dc into the space between the next 2 dc-clusters] twice, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] into the next ch-3 space (top point), [3 dc into the space between the next 2 dc-clusters] twice, sk the sp between the next 2 dc-clusters] (bottom point);  Repeat from * until you reach the last dc-cluster, sk the next dc-cluster, 1 dc into the t-ch, turn.
Row 3-39: Repeat Row 2


  • Fasten off.
  • Join trim color in the last sc with a sl st, sc evenly around entire afghan, join in beginning sc with an invisible join (see tutorial linked above).
  • Fasten off and weave ends.

Crochet Granny Ripple Baby Afghan

It took me about three weeks to finish this afghan, but I was working on it off and on. I am a little sad to see it go but I have another blanket to work on for my dear friend who is due in August! Enjoy and Happy Crocheting!


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  1. Do you have a picture of the entire blanket? I love this but want it exactly like yours! Working on it now using sages & cream. Thank you!

  2. Hello and thank you for this pattern. I have not made it yet but this is my next pattern. A woman at church just had a new baby girl and I love the idea of these new neutral monochromatic colors for a girl. I LOVE grey. This afghan is beautiful. I plan to double the pattern size and make one in shades of grey for me and make one in grey and light pink for the new baby girl at church. Then, with your permission, since I am trying to get a crochet business off the ground, I want to add this pattern to my collection to sell, but by taking pictures of what I have made, not a picture of yours. I absolutely love the stitching and might change it up just a little bit. Thank you again. Melissa

  3. I finished the first blanket. I have requests to make more! I made this what reminded me of mint chocolate chip! I did this in rows of 3 then 15 of Aran and neon green. It turned out great! Thanks so much!

  4. So, I understood the pattern but it was not looking like yours. So I ripped it out 3 times. Found the goof! My interpretation was not how the pattern was stating. I got it now, it looks just like yours now! Thanks so much. This really is an easy pattern. If others have a problem, redo, it is correct, if you are reading it right.

  5. I had problems with this pattern too but it was counting the correct number in the chain and then counting the number of spaces in between each of the clusters so I finally got it I love it thank you this is gonna be my new go to baby Afghan!

  6. I want to thank you for this pattern. Yours is the 3rd pattern I tried. The other two had to be frogged because the pattern was incorrect. The ends of the rows did not go straight. The other patterns said to do three dc then chain 3 and do 3 more dc in the chain 5. The side if my afghan was all crooked. Thank goodness for your pattern. It is perfect! Thank yiu so much!

  7. How did you do the sc border? I understand how to do it on the sides, but the edges is where I’m lost? Did you just sc in each of the foundation chains and sc in each dc on the top?


        1. Hi Kimothy, sorry you are having trouble with the PDF. I checked the PDF on Ravelry and it seems to be fine. Can you please send me an email with your Ravelry username and the date of your purchase? I will verify and can send you a new PDF.

  8. I love working with double crochet patterns. I have been crocheting since 1980 and I haven’t tried this pattern before. I can’t wait to give it a try. Thanks

  9. Been looking for just this type of pattern, as I have the perfect yarn .. can’t wait to get started

  10. Here is a picture of three rows of your blanket. Something is not right. It doesn’t look like your blanket. I have pulled it out three times already, and I followed the instructions, and looking at your picture, and looking at my work doesn’t look the same. I’m getting frustrated.

    1. Hi Peggy, I am sorry that you are frustrated. I have had many people make this blanket with success and I can assure you that the pattern is the exact same one I used when creating the blanket seen in the photos. Did you try following the photo tutorial that I have linked in the pattern? I break down the pattern step by step for the first 2 rows.

  11. Wow what a nice looking pattern! I want to make this one! Looks like it’s a whole lot easier Or should I say less time consuming than a plain ripple stitch? Thanks.

  12. I tried using the random stripe generator but to no avail. Would you please tell me your color pattern? Such as 2 rows – stone, 3 rows- white, 3- stone, 3 taupe and so on…..

    Thank you…

    1. Hi Pamela, I don’t have the exact color pattern since I used the generator to create the pattern and I just did not save it. I just alternated between 1 and 5 rows changing colors where the stripe generator indicated.

    1. Hi Joanne! The pattern contains the multiple for making this larger. I would chain according to the multiple and measure as you go along to make sure you are obtaining the desired size.

    1. Hi Karen, you can do any kind of border that you like. I did a single crochet because that is what I wanted to do with the blanket I was making but there are several other options for borders that can be found on Pinterest or Ravelry.

  13. Thanks so much for sharing this! Never did rijplezier before but with your pattern even the first row was easy to understand. Even for a Dutchie like me!!

  14. Hi my name is wanda im trying to crochet your pattern for the Granny Ripple Baby Afghan and im having trouble. I believe ive done the first row right and have chained 3 at the end and turned my work but thats where i get confused then. I cannot fully understand your pattern for the 2nd row. It says to [3 dc into the space between the double crochets from the previous row] twice. And then [3dc, ch3, 3dc] into the ch 3 space from previous row. And then etc for the rest of the 2nd row instructions but im so confused??? Is there anyway you could explain the second row better or have a video for this pattern? Starting from the ch 3 and turn. Thank you and please.

  15. Hey there!! I am having some trouble and I am not giving up I really want to succeed with this. When I get to the end I have the three stiches so I do as it says but it seems the one side stays fine and even but the other side does not. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. One side is straight and beautiful other looks real poor. Any suggestions?

  16. Hi! My four year old son picked this pattern for a blanket for his yarn he picked out. (I’m making it haha). I am having trouble getting the initial chain right. I have ripped out so many rows because I gave been trying to make do, but I am terribly frustrated! I have been trying to use 198 ch stitches, but I always end up finishing the first row in the middle of the [sk 2, ch 3 in next ch]x2 after the skip 5 instruction. I hope that all makes sense!

  17. I love your pattern. However, I am having some difficulty. I can not get it to come out wuth just three chains remaining on the first row. I end up with 5. I have restarted several times and have came out with the same problem every time. I have went back and counted stitches, etc and still keep getting 5 remaining chains. Any suggestions or advice? Thank you in advance.

    1. Hi Sissy. I’m sorry you are having a hard time with the pattern. It has been tested many times without any issues. Since you have double checked for missing chains and double checked your stitch count, all I can suggest is working up a test swatch to make sure that you are on track with the pattern before starting a whole project.

      1. Thank you Amy. I will try to do a smaller piece and see where I am going wrong. Thank you so much for the assistance.


  18. I have been trying to download your patterns so I can work on them later ( when the mood hits), but so far I have not been successful. I clicked on the download bar . I thought that would do it but it didn’t. How do I get the directions?? I already have Adobe Reader but thought I must need the PDF & Doc converter. That didn’t do it either. Help !

  19. have you ever tried to do a border that makes it a rectangular blanket (removes ripple edge, allowing tuck in easier)? would love to find someone who has had success!

    1. I haven’t tried it but I’m sure it can be done! You would just have to vary the types of stitches to fill in the dips and to even off the peaks of the ripple. I could try to work on a tutorial 🙂

  20. Hey Amy!

    I was wondering, if I successfully crochet this pattern, may I have your permission to do a follow along/on a small scale [granny square sample] video tutorial of this blanket on YouTube? I will be sure to link to your blog if I do!

    Thanks so much for your time and for sharing this pattern with us : )

    1. Hi Crissy! I am actually in the process of making my own video tutorials for this pattern and a few of my other ones as well. Thank you for the offer though! I hope you enjoy the pattern!

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  22. Love this! Have had it in my bookmarks for quite a while now. I’m going to try it out when I get the two “normal” ripple baby blankets I have in work now finished up. An E-group I belong to is sharing hand-made gift ideas this month (we have monthly themes) and I’m going to share the link to your pattern. Thanks for everything! Holly

    1. Thank you so much Holly! I hope you enjoy the pattern when you get to it. I have a few “normal” ripples to finish as well. I want to make this one in a rainbow stripe eventually 🙂 Enjoy!

  23. I can’t seem to find the random stripes website that you have referenced. I saw it on your site the first time I went to it and now it doesn’t show in my pattern. Could you please send me that site. It would really help when trying to figures out the row counts. By the way I really love this pattern. Thanks.

  24. Hi Amy, I’m contacting you from England and wanted to say how much I love your monochromatic granny throw. I’m a spinner as well as a crocheter and so I’m spinning the yarns to make it, these will be a brown, a beige and a mixture of the 2 with some blue in it (I love blues and browns together!) I also wanted to say thank you for the link to the stripe maker. It’s quite magical and a real find. Thanks again. Pam

    1. Thank you from across the pond! 🙂 It’s so exciting that you are spinning your own yarn! I wish I was able to do that. Maybe someday 🙂 Enjoy the pattern! Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

    2. Hi that granny ripple blanket really caught my eye-
      I have made many and sure would like this pattern.
      But I can’t seem to download this one can you help me
      I sure would appreciate it. THANKS

  25. I’m having trouble understanding some of your directions. Are you planning or would you consider making a video to get started at least? I really like the look of this blanket and would love to make it (for myself as I am expecting, lol) but I am having a hard time with the instructions.

    1. Hi Stephanie. Unfortunately I am not set up for making videos at this time. Is there something particular in the instructions that you are having trouble with? I can try to talk you through it or at least try to explain it differently.

  26. I emailed you yesterday regarding Granny Ripple blanket
    yesterday. I hope you rec’d it and can help me or let me know if you have a tutorial on your patterns.

    1. Hi Jane! I did see your message yesterday and I did reply. What kind of trouble are you running into? I don’t have a photo or video tutorial yet but I can try to talk you through it.

  27. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful crochet pattern. I’m making this using a dusty orchid, slate grey and white.

  28. Hi , Love the blanket granny I will use bright colors instead but I am sure it will be a blessing to whoever gets it. I give all of my creations away and I am over loaded with yarn. I tell people that I will have to live to be over 100 to ever begin to use all I have in stock. It is an addiction and when I get near a yarn store it calls to me and I have to go in. If my husband is with me he feeds my addiction and insists that I buy some more.
    Oh well, maybe someone will want to buy some of it sometime.
    Thank you for the pattern. I will start it real soon.

  29. Thanks Amy – Love this ripple the best of all the ripples I’ve seen out there. I have 4 grandbaby blankets to make, but because I work long hours, I don’t have much time. So I’ve purchased some soft minky fabric and will be sewing up blankets from that and edging them with your granny ripple pattern! (3 of the blankets are for boys, maybe all 4 – we’ll see)!!!


  30. Amy, I love this pattern because, not only does the pattern look simple, but once crocheted, I think it will look a lot more complicated. Plus, I want a pattern that I can make in a short period of time. I started out making another pattern which was going to turn out to be 45 x 60 +/-. I’d like this one to be close, but I’m not clear how many chains to start with. It would help me greatly if you could get me as close as possible, since I’m making it for my new son-in-law. Your answer will be greatly appreciated.

    1. Hi Dot! The sizing is going to vary depending on your gauge but you can try starting with a chain of 198 and measuring from there. It is always trial and error for me. Please let me know if you need anymore help!

  31. Hi Amy,

    I’m a bit of a beginner crocheter and am expecting in November 2014. I’d love to start this project for my baby.

    I’m curious as to how many rows you used of each colour?

  32. Love the colors. I have a friend who is having a baby, also in August, and this is just the right color. Although she knows the baby is going to be a boy. But that’s okay color for a boy.

  33. Hi Amy, I am from Australia, and as we don’t readily get your #4/10Ply, I would be using an 8-Ply/DK with a 4.00mm hook, or maybe up to a 5.00. Would I just make it wider using your multiples + recommendation.
    I have done Ripple Blankets before but never a Granny one, and this is one I want to try.

    1. Hi Barbara! If you’re using a thinner yarn and smaller hook, you would need to make the foundation ch longer (as per the pattern instructions) to get the desired size. Otherwise, it will be really small. You could also try doubling up your yarn but it might not give the desired look. I hope that helps!

  34. lovely i make lap blankets for nursing homes and senior citizens and baby’s clinics so i will be trying this God BLESS THANK YOU VICKY

      1. Amy – If I increase this to say 18 x 9 (162 chains) would I still follow the instructions for the blanket as you have outlined? I am wanting to make it for my 1st grandchild and don’t want to mess it up. I am no expert on crocheting but can do the stiches you have outlined.

        Thank you.

  35. Hi, Love the blanket. I have crocheted since I was about 10 and just took it up again in the last two years. I have several Throws but I am looking for a pattern that has the granny square look but I would like to have one that is round. I have never made a pattern and have been trying to enlarge one that I found for a bar stool…but not doing so good. Do you have a pattern, or know of any rule that would make the finished product to lay flat. I am having trouble trying to increase from the 13 rows for the bar stool to a throw. Any help is appreciated!

    1. Hi Janet! I’m not sure if I would be able to help you with some else’s pattern. Maybe contact the designer of that pattern? They should be able to tell you how to increase it

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  37. My sister saw this on Facebook and has asked me to make her one … I’d like to know if this is in UK or US terms …. Thank you so much for sharing this with us

          1. 🙂 Back again
            My row ends aren’t ending like yours, it doesn’t look lovely and straight , in fact the last zig (or zag) is getting longer on each side …
            What is it Im doing wrong?

          2. I frogged it 🙁 … will be trying it again though … I found another tutorial that looked easier but I had the same problem lol my ends don’t stay straight ….

            When I try again I will take a picture

            Thank you

  38. If I’ve missed the answer to my question, I apologize for being redundant. How many skeins of each color did you use? Or how many skeins in total?

    It’s lovely, and soothing!

  39. Thanks for this pretty pattern, and an extra thanks for using Print Friendly on your blog. I appreciate being able to easily save things as PDFs.

  40. Thank you!!! I’ve been looking everywhere for a good looking granny ripple! And I LOVE the monochrome theme. Classy!

  41. Hi Amy, I’m not so great at following a written pattern, is there a video or photo pattern that you would recommend instead?

  42. What a gorgeous blanket! Love it – and great pattern, too. I’ve never tried a granny ripple. They’ve always intimidated me a bit. But now I may have an excuse to go yarn shopping! (Psh, like I need an excuse!) Thanks 😛

  43. Love this! I’ve been looking for a fun afghan to make for my baby due in 2 weeks. Just found you through the Off the Hook Monday Link Party 🙂

  44. This is gorgeous!! I’m fairly new to anything more complicated than dc straight across the row, so bear with me and my need for help please. 🙂
    I struggle reading patterns. Are you changing colors every two rows to get this look? I haven’t yet started this so was not sure.

  45. I have tried to find this pattern. A friend of mine made this for me for Christmas years ago. Thank you for sharing .

  46. Great granny chevron blanket and easy pattern. Love, love, love the monochrome look..

    Will you be adding this pattern to Ravelry? I would like to queue it and see others’ projects.

  47. Thank you for this pattern! I have been wanting to make a ripple afghan for my daughter, and love how this one looks! I was just a little confused with the multiples of 18 x odd number… I’m still learning to read patterns, If I wanted to make a throw….how many stitches would you start with? Thank you so much for your help! It’s absolutely beautiful!

    1. Hi Joyce! How big of a throw are you looking to make? This little blankie is approximately 31.5″ x 31.5″ and I chained 126 which is (18×7). If you wanted to make a larger throw, you might want to chain 234 (which is 18×13) but it all depends on how large you want to make it. I only made the blanket in this size and didn’t experiment with any larger sizes so I wouldn’t be able to tell you how large a starting chain of 234 would make your blanket.

      1. Thank you, Amy! I get it now! It’s 18 x how many sets you want! Ok, that makes sense! It’s so beautiful!

  48. Love the change up on the ripple. I have always love the ripple or wave but was to time consuming and had switched to square or rectangle granny square blankets. Love the spin on it! Thank you for sharing!

  49. I love this blanket. I must admit I’ve not always been a big fan of the granny square, but projects like these are changing my opinion 🙂

  50. This is very timely–I was needing a quick blanket pattern for a baby gift.

    One question–when switching yarn colours, is there a specific plan or do you just go however you feel?


    1. HI Sabrina! I’m glad that you like the pattern! When changing the colors at the end of a row, I use this method. I like it because it’s a cleaner look. Hope that helps!

    2. I like the rainbow effect. It just seems naturally soothing, so when I pick the next color, I always think along the next tone in the rainbow. I recently did a scrap yarn afghan where I chose a light or dark color every other row, It’s kind of freeing to do that, too!

  51. This is a beautiful blanket! I have been looking for great gender neutral colors and I think I found the color combination I will be using! Thank you so much for sharing!

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