This is the stitch pattern for my Turtle Beach blanket! The Turtle Beach instructions, together with my Ribbed Ripple stitch pattern and lots of bonus content, are now available as a printable Donationware pattern. The basic information is available for free, but if you like them please consider sending me a donation to show your appreciation:
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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 www.planetjune.com/ribbedripple
The gentle waves of this ripple are highlighted by the ribs at the edge of each 2-row stripe. You can use this stitch pattern to make a Wavy Stripes scarf or blanket, or a Turtle Beach square or blanket of any size you wish. (Click here for further Turtle Beach instructions.)
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 10” sample Turtle Beach square, I used N=2, so I had 3 zig-zags.)
Make the wave pattern more prominent by changing colour after every 2 rows, keep the stitch pattern more subtle by working it all in one colour, or make a beach and sea scene by using the Turtle Beach colourways.
|dc||double crochet (treble crochet for UK/Aus)|
|dc2tog||double crochet decrease (treble crochet decrease for UK/Aus)|
Ch 12xN + 15.
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook (unworked chains count as dc), dc in next 3 ch, dc2tog twice, (dc in next 3 ch, 2 dc in next 2 ch, dc in next 3 ch, dc2tog twice) N times, dc in next 3 ch, 2 dc in last ch.
Row 2: all stitches are worked in back loops only: ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in same st, dc in next 3 st, dc2tog twice, (dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in next 2 st, dc in next 3 st, dc2tog twice) N times, dc in next 3 st, 2 dc in last st.
Repeat Row 2 until your piece is as long as you want.
Changing colour: Change colour after any multiple of two rows, so there will always be a rib on the right side of the blanket at the colour change. Always change colour in the last loop of the last stitch of the previous row.
Weave in all the yarn ends, weaving each end through stitches of the same colour so they won’t be visible between the stitches.
To finish your work beautifully and help it lie flat, pin the finished piece into shape and steam block.
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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:
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