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On the search for another ripple blanket crochet pattern to add to your collection of free patterns? Here’s a fun and simple baby blanket that works up quickly and produces stunning results. The free baby blanket pattern is just below the next photo!

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Materials:

  • Hobby Lobby “I Love This Yarn!” In Graymist and White (1 Skein each)
  • Vanna’s Choice in Pink (approximately 1.5 skeins). If this is for a boy, I suggest replacing the pink with Vanna’s Choice Baby in Aqua or Aquamarine.
  • I Crochet Hook (these are my FAVORITES!)
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle for weaving ends

Pattern Notes:

  • Once finished, blankets made from this ripple blanket crochet pattern are approximately 27″ wide and 30″ long.
  • This pattern is worked through both loops.
  • You’ll be working into the chain at the end of each row.
  • Gauge is not important for this project.
  • A dc2tog is the same thing as a double crochet decrease.
  • ***** MOST IMPORTANT ***** Please watch the video in this post to avoid the most common mistake people make on this pattern. It’s just two minutes long, but it could save you hours of frogging.

Want to learn how to print this pattern (and all crochet patterns from any website) without printing the comments, all the pictures, etc? You can find out how by watching the short video tutorial in this post.

Pattern:

ch 100.

Row 1: dc in the third chain from the hook. Dc in the next 4 stitches. Dc2tog, dc 2 tog. Dc in the next 4 stitches. *Work 2 dc into the next 2 stitches. Dc in the next 4 stitches. Dc2tog, dc2tog. Dc in the next 4 stitches.* End with 2 dc in the last chain. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: dc in the first st (your ch 2 and your first dc are worked in the same stitch) and in the next 4 stitches. dc2tog, dc2tog. Dc in the next 4 stitches. *Work 2 dc into the next 2 stitches. dc in the next 4 stitches. dc2tog, dc2tog. dc in the next 4 stitches.* End with 2 dc in the last stitch. Ch 2, turn.

NOTE: you will have 2 dc in the first and last stitch of each row (ch 2 counts as dc).

 

You will continue repeating row two until you have 55 rows (or really, you could keep going as long as you’d like). My stripe pattern is as follows:

3 rows white, 3 rows gray, 5 rows white, 2 rows pink, 5 rows gray, 2 rows white, 5 rows gray, 5 rows pink, 3 rows white, 5 rows gray, 2 rows white, 5 rows pink, 5 rows white, 3 rows pink, 2 rows white.

PLEASE NOTE: If you’re waves aren’t lining up or you don’t have enough space at the end of row 2, please see this post. There’s a 2 minute video that will answer your questions!

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