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eyelet ripple crochet pattern

Update: The Scarf Sweater instructions, together with my Eyelet Ripple stitch pattern, are now available as a printable Donationware pattern. They are still available for free, but if you like them please consider sending me a donation to show your appreciation:

eyelet ripple scarf sweater crochet pattern

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The complete pattern and instructions are available below, regardless of whether or not you choose to pay for them 🙂

This is a PlanetJune original crochet pattern. Feel free to use items made from this pattern however you wish, but I’d appreciate credit as the pattern designer. Please do not reproduce the pattern anywhere else; instead post a link to

Not ready to make it yet? Add it to your Ravelry queue:


Wow, I really didn’t expect such a great response to my Scarf Sweater – I linked it up on Ravelry and over 60 people have queued it already! Of course, you can use any stitch pattern to make a scarf sweater, but I’ve been getting questions about the eyelet ripple stitch pattern I used, so I thought I’d share some info about ripples and the pattern for my eyelet ripple.

crocheted hug scarf sweater by planetjune crocheted hug scarf sweater by planetjune

Ripple Basics

Ripple (aka chevron) patterns in crochet take 2 basic forms:

  • Solid Ripple: the peaks and valleys are formed by increases and decreases, giving a solid fabric with no holes
  • Eyelet Ripple: the peaks and valleys are formed by chains and skipped stitches, leaving a hole (an eyelet) at the point of each direction change

Note: these are my names for them; other people may call them by other names or not distinguish between the two types at all!

All ripples are formed by a section of straight stitches, a peak to change direction, another section of straight stitches, and then a valley to change direction again. This forms a zig-zag pattern. The number of stitches in the straight sections determines the width of the ripple, and the number of increases/decreases or chains/skipped stitches determines the angle of the ripple.

June’s Eyelet Ripple Pattern

eyelet ripple crochet pattern by planetjune

You can use this pattern to make a scarf, a blanket, or a scarf sweater like mine! This is a generic pattern, so you can make it any width you like. N is the number of repeats, not including the half repeat at each edge. So in the stitch diagram below, N=1 and the ripple has 2 complete zig-zags. (For my Scarf Sweater, I used N=3, so I had 4 zig-zags.)


ch chain
ch-sp chain space
dc double crochet (treble crochet for UK/Aus)
st stitch


Ch 12xN + 15.

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook (unworked chains count as dc), dc in next 4 ch, skip next 2 ch, (dc in next 5 ch, ch 2, dc in next 5 ch, skip next 2 ch) N times, dc in next 4 ch, 2 dc in last ch.

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same st, dc in next 4 st, skip next 2 st, (dc in next 4 st, [dc, ch 2, dc] in next ch2-sp, dc in next 4 st, skip next 2 st) N times, dc in next 4 st, 2 dc in last st.

Repeat Row 2 until your piece is as long as you want.

Stitch Diagram

eyelet ripple crochet stitch diagram by planetjune

Scarf Sweater Joining

If you’re making this into a scarf sweater, when you come to seam the two short ends together, you won’t be stitching two straight lines; you’ll be matching up the zig-zag shapes at the ends of the scarf, as shown below. If you stitch neatly, the zig-zag disguises the seam very nicely – I tried to find my seam so I could take a photo of it for you, and I can’t actually find it!

eyelet ripple crochet stitch diagram by planetjune

When you join the two layers across the back, do take a moment to make sure you continue the zig-zag pattern across both layers, to make the seam less visible. You won’t get the eyelets along the seam, but at least the zig-zags can flow down across both layers.

crocheted hug scarf sweater by planetjune

I hope you enjoy this pattern. Please leave me a comment below if you do, and consider leaving me a donation. Thanks!

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More PlanetJune Accessories patterns

If you’ve enjoyed this post, you might also like my PlanetJune Accessories crochet patterns: they all include stitch diagrams and clear written explanations so you can easily crochet elegant wearable accessories for yourself and to give as beautiful gifts. Here’s a taster of the range:

PlanetJune Accessories crochet patterns

We’re also having a PlanetJune Accessory CAL on Ravelry throughout November, and you’re very welcome to join in!


  1. Kristen said

    Hi there! I love this pattern and thought it would be perfect for a pregnant belly 🙂 I am getting everything together to make it, but didn’t see a needle size. If you wouldn’t mind sharing what you used that would be great! I think I am about your size. Thanks again!

    • June said

      This is just a stitch pattern, so you can use it with any size of hook and yarn. The specific instructions for the yarn and hook I used to make my Scarf Sweater are in my scarf sweater post, but you can use any suitably sized hook for the yarn you’re using – look at the recommended size on the ball band of your yarn as a starting point 🙂

  2. Ann said

    Wow! I’ve been crocheting since I was 7 (almost 30 years now) and ripples have confused me so badly. Your post explained everything I needed to know and didn’t understand. Thanks so much for that! I’m working on a scarf/sweater right now! thank you thank you!!

  3. Jen L said

    Love it! It made a great mini-afgan for my daughter’s dollhouse.

  4. Maddy said

    Hello June,

    I’m so enthusiastic about your sweater! I have never seen anything like this! And it looks fantastic! I’m going to try one for my daughter. Thank you so much for posting the pattern.
    Unfortunately, I can’t make any donation, because I live in far away Germany. I hope you will understand this.

    many regards and keep up with your wonderful work


    • June said

      Maddy, just FYI, you can pay for my patterns from anywhere in the world, provided you have either a credit card or a PayPal account. Please see my FAQ for more details 🙂

  5. dj said

    gorgeous. how do i know the size changes ?

  6. Ditto; thanks for making this into an official pattern!

  7. MichelleinWI said

    Thank you so much!!! you just made my month, now to find the perfect yarn in my stash. Again, thank you so much for sharing!

  8. Miriam said

    It’s funny you didn’t think this would be a hit! Also – it looks really good on you! It’s a great pattern that I’d make immediately, but I think it would look terrible on a pregnant lady. Next year!!

  9. June,
    I LOVE this sweater and I cant wait for the pdf 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing!!!!! I hope you have a great rest of the week and weekend!!!

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