Crochet Pattern: The Wripple Blanket

Free crochet pattern: The Wripple Blanket in Red Heart Super Saver and Red Heart Super Saver Stripes by Underground Crafter | This easy peasy blanket features stretched, W-shaped ripples. The Wripple Blanket is an easy peasy blanket that features stretched, W-shaped ripples. It’s a perfect ripple project for beginners because there are no difficult decreases and it uses a one-row repeat. It’s also a great “mindless” project for more experienced crocheters. (In fact, I made my version while binge-watching some streaming shows.)

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In case you’re wondering, no, the name isn’t a typo. It’s just that this particular ripple pattern looks a lot like a stretched out W, don’t you think?

Free crochet pattern: The Wripple Blanket in Red Heart Super Saver and Red Heart Super Saver Stripes by Underground Crafter | This easy peasy blanket features stretched, W-shaped ripples. Let me backtrack to tell you the story of this blanket. Months ago, the nice folks at Red Heart sent me a new yarn to try out, Red Heart Super Saver Stripes. They just happened to pick out a colorway that I loved at first sight, called Cool Stripes. It reminded me of Caribbean waters. As a New Yorker, I don’t have much opportunity to actually see Caribbean waters. Locally, I see much more greens, either on the rare instance when I visit the beach to see the Atlantic Ocean, or in the various rivers in the area. I decided to combine Paddy Green, a solid color in Red Heart Super Saver, with the Cool Stripes into a soothing, water-inspired lap blanket… for me.

Free crochet pattern: The Wripple Blanket in Red Heart Super Saver and Red Heart Super Saver Stripes by Underground Crafter | This easy peasy blanket features stretched, W-shaped ripples. I know the idea of making a gift for myself at this time of year is almost revolutionary (smile), but I’ve been working on The Wripple Blanket a little at a time for several months. I did finish most of it in the last week or so while watching some of my favorite shows on Netflix, though.

Free crochet pattern: The Wripple Blanket in Red Heart Super Saver and Red Heart Super Saver Stripes by Underground Crafter | This easy peasy blanket features stretched, W-shaped ripples. For my version, I just crocheted each part until I ran out of yarn and then changed colors. You can change up the striping pattern for a scrappy look, or to make the entire pattern in one colorway. The pattern is just a one-row repeat, so it’s easy to remember, and there are no complicated decreases. Instead, you just skip stitches.

It’s the right size for covering my legs while I’m watching tv, but you can adjust the length by adding more rows.

Free crochet pattern: The Wripple Blanket in Red Heart Super Saver and Red Heart Super Saver Stripes by Underground Crafter | This easy peasy blanket features stretched, W-shaped ripples.If you make your own The Wripple Blanket, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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The Wripple Blanket

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: The Wripple Blanket in Red Heart Super Saver and Red Heart Super Saver Stripes by Underground Crafter | This easy peasy blanket features stretched, W-shaped ripples.

This easy peasy blanket features stretched, W-shaped ripples. Made without complicated decreases, it uses a simple, one-row repeat. Customize it using your favorite colors or by adjusting the stripe sequence.

Finished Size

  • Child’s Blanket or Throw: 43.5” (110.5 cm) wide x 43” (109 cm) long.

Materials

  • Red Heart Super Saver Stripes yarn (100% acrylic, 5 oz/141 g/236 yd/216 m) – 3 skein(s) in 4967 Cool Stripe (CA), or approximately 708 yd (647.5 m) in any (CYC weight name) weight yarn.
  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/364 yd/333 m) – 2 skein(s) in 368 Paddy Green (CB), or approximately 728 yd (666 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 17 sts = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BL – back loop only
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • rep – repeat
  • sk – skip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Blanket

  • With CA, ch 184 (or any multiple of 36 sts + 4). For tips for working with a long foundation chain, read Easy Fixes for a Foundation Chain with Too Few or Too Many Chains.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as dc), dc in next ch, *dc in next 11 ch, sk 1 ch, dc in next 5 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 5 ch, sk 1 ch, dc in next 11 ch,** 3 dc in next ch; rep from * across, ending last rep after ** with 1 ch left, 2 dc in last ch.
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), dcBL in same st, *dcBL in next 11 sts, sk 2 sts, dcBL in next 5 sts, 3 dcBL in next st, dcBL in next 5 sts, sk 2 sts, dcBL in next 11 sts,** 3 dcBL in next st; rep from * across, ending last rep after ** with 1 st left, 2 dcBL in last st.
  • *Rep Row 2, 8 more times or you finish first skein of CA, changing to CB in last yarn over of final st of row.** Rep Row 2, 19 times or until you finish first skein of CB, changing to CA in last yarn over of final st of row. Rep from * once more, rep from * to ** once. Do not change color.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2017 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2017/12/08/crochet-pattern-easy-ripple-blanket. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

f you make your own The Wripple Blanket, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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