Single Crochet Ripple Pattern

Duration: 8:49

The single crochet ripple pattern is a basic wave pattern that can be created simply with single crochet stitches and chains. It’s a great beginner-friendly stitch pattern that can be used to create beautiful crochet afghans or garments. In this video, Mister Domestic demonstrates how to works the single crochet ripple pattern.


Mister Domestic creates the stitch pattern as follows:

Ch a multiple of 11 plus 2.

Row 1: 2 sc in second ch from hook, *sc in next 4 ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in next 4 ch, 3 sc in next ch; rep from * to last 11 ch, sc in next 4 ch, sk next 2 ch, sc in next 4 ch, 2 sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch1, 2 sc first sc, *sc in next 4 sc, sk next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, 3 sc in next sc; rep from * to last 11 sc, sc in next 4 sc, sk next 2 sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc, turn.

Rep Row 2 to desired length.

With this pattern, it’s amazingly easy to change colors, which Mister Domestic has done in his finished swatch. When completing the final stitch on a row, use the new yarn for the final yarn over, draw through two of the single crochet to attach the new yarn.


ch: chain

rep: repeat

sc: single crochet

sk: skip

This video uses U.S. crochet terminology.

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4 Responses to “Single Crochet Ripple Pattern”
  1. Lisa Petric
    Lisa Petric

    I’m still so confused because of the angle of the camera. How would you do a large blanket? Brand spanking new at crocheting.

    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hi Lisa!

      The tip to that is when he says in the written pattern “chain a multiple of 11 +2”. So if you wanted to make a blanket, you could estimate your chain count in two ways.

      1 (recommended): make a small swatch like he did in the video. Measure the finished swatch from top point to top point. I am just going to make up numbers for the sake of an example here – if your point to point measurement was 3”, and you wanted your blanket to be 45” wide, then you would chain 11 fifteen times (because you need 11 for each point and 45” divided by 3” = 15 repeats) plus 2 ch (because it says multiple of 11 +2) for a total of 167 chains. (11 x 15 = 165 + 2 = 167)

      2 (quicker but less accurate): Make a chain about twice the length of your desired finished width, then chain a few extra just in case. Work your first row until you have the width you want or have less than 11 chains left. Turn and keep going. At the end of the project you can just unpick the leftover chains one at a time so they disappear.

      Hope this helps – MBT

      Mary Beth Temple
      Creative Crochet Corner

    • Customer Service
      Customer Service

      Hello. It looks to me like he worked under both loops as one would normally when crocheting a blanket. I believe working in the front or back loop only would work the same way but you would get a ridge from the un-used loop, it might be a little less durable than working through both loops, and you might lose a little bit of height per row, especially if you do BLO.
      Mary Beth
      Creative Crochet Corner