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The Granny Stitch Ripple: Two Iconic Crochet Stitches Come Together

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The Granny Stitch Ripple: Two Iconic Crochet Stitches Come Together

Granny squares and ripple stitches are perhaps two of the most iconic types of crochet. How about combining the two?

Going along with my color theme and playing along with the popularity and staying power of granny squares and ripple stitches I decided to try out the granny chevron stitch, or granny stitch ripple. If you’ve worked either alone than this will likely feel immediately familiar.

I’m using ZZ Twist yarn in the colors Taupe, Silver, Grape, and Sky Blue with a US I-9 (5.5mm) crochet hook. The yarn calls for a J (6mm), however, I tend to crochet loosely, so I opted to go down a hook size.


ZZ Twist Color Pairing

I chose Taupe and Gray as “safe” colors to pair with my “pops” of Sky Blue and Grape. Having a neutral background makes adding color into a project a little less scary. I was still hesitant with this combo until I started to get several rows in on the color repeats. A lesson I’ve had to learn with many projects is to have the patience to see some progress before making the decision to send it to the frog pond. (Fancy craft lingo for rip it out. Rippit, rippit. Get it?)

To begin I worked a few rows of just the taupe color. After the Taupe I’m going to work single row stripes of my other colors before I go back to a color block. All while maintaining the granny stitch ripple.


How To Work The Granny Stitch Ripple

Since we’re not working a pattern here, I’ll just be discussing a single repeat of the granny stitch ripple (35 stitches). You can add multiples of 35 (+12 for the foundation row) to create larger pieces. It’s a great stitch for a blanket!

To begin, chain multiples of 35 +12 for your foundation row.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and every ch to end of row.

Row 2: ch 3, skip first 3 sc, [3 dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc] 3 times, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next sc, *[skip next 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc] twice, skip next 2 sc, dc3tog in next sc, skip next 4 sc, dc3tog in next sc, [skip next 2 sc, 3 dc in next sc] twice, skip next 2 sc, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next sc; rep from * to last 12 sc, skip next 2 sc, [3 dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc] 3 times, 1 dc in last sc, turn

Row 3: ch 3, skip first 3 dc, [3 dc in next space, skip next 3 dc] 3 times, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch-3 space, *[skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next space] twice, dc6tog working 3tog in the next space and then the second 3tog in the following space*, [skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next space] twice, skip next 3 dc, [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next ch-3 space; rep from * to last 3 dc groups, skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in each of the next 3 spaces, 1 dc in last space, turn

**see a step-by-step on how to work the dc6tog stitch below.

Continue working Row 3 for pattern.


DC6TOG for the Granny Stitch Ripple

  • STEP 1: YO hook, insert through space, YOU & draw up a loop, YO & pull through 1 loop.
  • STEP 2: Repeat Step 1 twice more – 4 loops on hook.
  • STEP 3: Repeat Steps 1 & 2 working through the next space – 7 loops on hook.
  • STEP 4: YO & pull through all 7 loops on hook.
  • STEP 5: YO & pull through loop (chain) to close top of stitch.
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14 Comments

  • Thank you! This an easy to read and follow instructions to crochet a beautiful afghan. Amanda

  • In Step one that YOU is supposed to be YO right?

  • Step 1 says “YO hook, insert through space, YOU & draw up a loop, YO & pull through 1 loop.” I know “YO” is Yarn Over, but what is “YOU?” Thank you for explaining.

  • Pattern

    • The pattern for the full baby blankie is my own (not a Lion Brand pattern). I’m not quite done with it yet. Close! Still a few rows to go on the last repeat. I can add a link to the free pattern when it’s finished. 🙂

  • Does anyone have a picture to show of a completed one? Having trouble visualizing. Thank you.

  • Can’t wait to try this.

  • I love the look. I haven’t crocheted much because of being a lefty. Will this work for a left handed? Is this something a newby could do?

  • The description of Row 3 is very confusing because it refers to sc stitches and there are no sc stitches in Row 2.

  • Beautiful choice of colors. Would love to get a copy of the pattern when you have completed it.

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