Crochet Granny Ripple Stitch – Tutorial and Tips

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This tutorial has chart and step by step photos showing how granny ripple stitch is done. Also find tip for crocheting flat fabric without frills/ curling.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Granny ripple stitch is usually used in blankets. It is easy, fast growing and it can be made by anyone who knows how to crochet a chain and double crochet stitch. (click links for detailed tutorials of the two stitches). The pattern can be easily memorized so this is ideal for some crocheting while watching TV.

Here is the crochet chart for the granny ripple stitch. Hover mouse over the chart and you can pin it for future reference (my Pinterest board).

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Here is a written tutorial with step by step pictures.

The ripple stitch has peaks and valleys. The number of foundation chains will depend on how wide you want the blanket to be. Crochet multiples of 18 (1 peak and 1 valley)

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Chain 3 and this will be considered the first double crochet stitch of row 2.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Crochet a double crochet stitch in the 5th chain.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Crochet two more in the same chain.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Make 1 chain, skip 2 chains and add 3 more double crochet stitches.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Repeat one more time. Now it is time to crochet the peak. Chain 3.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Add 3 more double crochet stitches in the same spot.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Add 2 more sets of 3 double crochets (3 double crochet, chain 1, skip 2, 3 double crochet)

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Now it is time to create the valley. Skip 5 chains and and add 3 more double crochet stitches.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

It will look like this.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Now we will start climbing up again to reach the peak with 3 sets of 3 double crochet stitches.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Continue adding peaks and valleys. When you have reached the end, add one double crochet in the last chain.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Turn work. Change color if needed. Crochet 3 chains to increase height and start the next row.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Crochet 3 double crochet stitches in the next space.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Chain 1 and add 3 more double crochets in the next space. Continue till you reach the valley.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Here we will be skipping one space and adding the next set of 3 double crochets. No chain is added between the two sets.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Closeup look.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Continue as usual with a chain followed by 3 double crochet stitches.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

The peak is done just like first row. 3 double crochets, 3 chains and 3 double crochets in the same spot.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

End the row with one double crochet in the next space. Some end it with a puff stitch (click for tutorial) and this gives a textured edge to the blanket.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Repeat row 2 as many times as you want till you reach the desired length.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

How to  crochet a flat lying granny ripple stitch that does not frill or curl up

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Some crochet patterns call for 3 chains to create the peak as well as the valley instead of 3 for the peak and 5 for the valley as shown in my tutorial above.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

There will be a slight difference in how the valleys and peaks look. As you can see the valley is wider when 3 chains are used and the valley is sharper and narrower when 5 chains are used.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

What happens when 3 chains are used? When the fabric is laid flat and the tips of the valleys are lied up, the fabric will have folds / frills / waves.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Completed look.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

This stitch can also be used to make hair bands, scarfs etc.

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

Granny ripple stitch - crochet tutorials with step by step pictures and chart

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