Granny Ripple Stitch Tutorial
One of the most popular patterns on my blog is my Random Stripe Granny Ripple Afghan. Since releasing that pattern, I have gotten so many requests for a tutorial. Well, I finally had the time to create one! So here it is, a full photo tutorial for the Granny Ripple Stitch pattern. Happy Crocheting!
I revised this tutorial on 12/1/2015 to reflect the changes I made to the blanket pattern. This is the current version of the tutorial.
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Granny Ripple Stitch Tutorial
- Worsted weight yarn (I used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream* for this example)
- Size I Crochet Hook*
- Yarn Needle*, for weaving ends
st(s) – stitch(es)
dc – double crochet
ch – chain
sk – skip
20 stitches & 4 rows= 4 inches
Multiple of 18
Step 1: Ch 54
Step 2: 3 dc into the 5th ch from hook
Step 3: Sk 2 sts, 3 dc into the next st.
Step 4: Sk 2 sts, 3 dc into the next st.
Step 5: Ch 3
Step 6: 3 dc into the same st
Step 7: Sk 2 sts, 3 dc into the next st.
Step 8: Sk 2 sts, 3 dc into the next st.
Step 9: Sk 5 sts, 3 dc into the next st
Step 10: Sk 2 sts, 3 dc into the next st
Step 11: Repeat Steps 4-11 until you have 1 sts remaining
Step 12: 1 dc in the last st, changing colors in the last yarn over of the dc, turn.
Step 13: Ch 4
Step 14: Work 3 dc in between the next 2 dc-clusters.
Step 15: Work 3 dc in between the next 2 dc-clusters
Step 16: [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in the next ch-3 space.
Step 17: [Work 3 dc in between the next 2 dc-clusters], twice.
Step 18: Sk the space between the next 2 dc-clusters, work 3 dc in between the next 2 dc-clusters.
Step 19: Work 3 dc in between the next 2 dc-clusters
Step 20: Repeat Steps 14-19 until you reach the end of the row.
Step 21: Dc in the turning chain, changing colors on the last yarn over of the dc, turn.
To make a completed afghan, just continue repeating Steps 13-21. For complete instructions for this afghan, please see this post.
This was really helpful! I made a baby blanket using this pattern
Hi i’m going to try to do this blanket for my expecting a grandchild I should be here in about two weeks I’ve never done this stitch before but I will try my question is how many chains to a baby blanket thanks for your help I really appreciate it
Hi Oneida! Congrats on your grandchild! I have the pattern for the blanket listed here: https://thestitchinmommy.com/2014/05/granny-ripple-blanket.html
I’ve been crocheting for many years, and can’t wait to try this pattern. I’m confused on the starting chain though. If I want it to be 4feet wide, how many would I chain?
Hi Pat, If you want to make this approximately 4′ x 4′ you will need a starting chain of 196 and you will have to crochet approximately 58 rows.
Thank you for a pattern I can finally follow that TURNS OUT! I am so excited to finally be able to work this stitch into a baby blanket for a dear friend.
That’s wonderful! I’m glad my tutorial was a great help 🙂
Awesome pattern and so easy to understand. I learn by way of showing me what to do, and the pictures are very clear. The Granny Stitch is my favorite stitch since it’s so versatile, just like me, lol.
I will have to give this a try when I get all my other projects finished. Right now I am seeing colors. I have a variegated color changing yarn and it tends to make me dizzy, lol. [Even though the colors aren’t bright]
I am going to try your pattern. I have never been to the ripple.
Awesome Patricia! Let me know if you have any questions along the way!
I love this pattern but I am having trouble making it look like yours. Im doing the 162. What step am I suppose to end on. I ended on skip 5 spaces. What am I doing wrong? I would greatly appreciate your help. Thank you.
Hi Cristina! I have updated the pattern. Please look at the updated version. The stitch count was off but it works out now.
This is a fantastic pattern!!! It’s so easy. Thank You so much!!! I’m really going to enjoy making this!! I’m making blankets for twins and I wanted something different and this is it!! Thanks again!!
Thank you Sue! Enjoy the pattern 🙂
I find your teaching very helpful. thank you.
Thank you Annie 🙂
I can’t seem to get my row to end like yours does. I always seem ot end with the skip 5 end instead of the chain three end. Am I doing something wrong. Im using multiples of 18 (180). Should I just adjust the pattern and move on?
Hi Bethany! I’m so sorry that it isn’t working out. The multiple is actually supposed to be 18 x an odd number. You can adjust the pattern but it might not look even with the bottom point of the chevron on the end. If you want to adjust it, you would end with 3dc in the last ch, turn. Ch 3, sk the ch 5, and proceed with the pattern from there. I hope that helps!
Pretty! May I ask how wide the finished product was? And can a beginner manage this project?
This is actually just a tutorial for my Granny Ripple Afghan so I didn’t measure the finished size for the tutorial swatch. This project is quite easy if you follow the tutorial 🙂
Just finished a ripple twin bed for one granddaughter now was looking for another granddaughter a similar blanket and saw your granny ripple so I think I am going to try it
That’s so sweet! I hope your granddaughter likes it! Let me know if you have any questions 🙂
Thank you for sharing this!!! Hugs!
You’re welcome Karen! Enjoy!! 🙂