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Extended Ripple ~ Free Crochet Pattern

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800 yards hand dyed superwash merino/nylon sock weight (size 1) yarn and an H/8 (5.00mm) hook.
20 inches tall and 65 inches long. 16 repeats ~ 257 chains to start

Extended Ripple
Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

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This ripple pattern adds a lacey look to the classic ripple. This is really more of a stitch pattern; however, there are several finished project photos with details to help you with ideas. This pattern can be used with just about any size yarn and the coordinating hook. I do not recommend novelty yarns, as the textures of the yarn can make the stitches difficult or just take away from the look of the stitch pattern.

There is a video tutorial at the end of this pattern, and also a link to where you can print out the text only pattern if you want it next to you while you look at the photos or watch the video. There is also a chart at the very end of this post.


84 grams Dragon Tale Cotton Yarn (size 2) and an I/9 (5.50mm) hook.
 10 inches tall and  52 inches long. 10 repeats ~ 161 chains to start

Whatever size you want to make!

Pretty much any size “regular” yarn. Not recommended for novelty yarns

Use a hook a few sizes longer than your yarn recommends. This stitch looks best when it is worked loosely.

Not important! Though you may want to make a 2 repeat swatch that is a few rows tall to determine how many repeats you need for your own finished item. (For example, if your swatch measures 10 inches, you know each repeat is 5 inches. If you are making a baby blanket and want it to be about 36 inches, you will ch enough for 7 repeats (7rep * 5 inches = 35 inches) in order to get the size you want.)

Stitches and Skills used:
Ch ~ chain
tc ~ treble crochet
sc ~ single crochet
sc2tog ~ single crochet 2 together (explained)
St(s) ~ stitch(es)
Sk ~ skip
Beg ~ beginning
Rep ~ repeat

sc2tog ~ insert hook into next st, yo, pull through st (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next st, yo, pull through st (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through all loops.

Ch a multiple of 16 plus 1

Row 1: 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sts, 2sc in next st, * 2sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sts, 2sc in next st, rep from * until end of row is reached, sc once more in last st (there will be 3 sc in the last st of this row).

Now here are some pictures to help you with Row 1:


2nd ch from hook


2sc in 2nd ch from hook


sc in each of next 5 sts


sc2tog, twice


sc in each of next 5 sts


2sc in next st, twice


continue to end, then add one more sc in last st

Row 2 (right side): Turn, ch 4, tc in same st, (2 tc in next st) 2 times, (sk 1, tc in next st),  5 times, sk 1, (2 tr in next st) 2 times, * 3 tr in next st, (2 tr in next st) 2 times, sk 1, (tr in next st, sk 1) 5 times, (2 tr in next st) 2 times, rep from * until on st is left, 2 tr in last st.

Here are some pictures to help you with Row 2:




ch 4 ~ arrow shows where the next st will go


tc in same st


(2 tc in next st) 2 times


(sk 1, tc in next st), 5 times


sk 1, (2 tr in next st) 2 times


3 tr in next st


(2 tr in next st) 2 times


continue until one st remains


2 tr in last st

Row 3 (work entire row in front loops only): Change color. Ch1, 2sc in first st, sc in each of next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sts, 2sc in next st, * 2sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sts, 2sc in next st, rep from * until end of row is reached, sc once more through both loops of last st  (there will be 3 sc in the last st of this row).

And pictures for row 3:


work entire row in front loops only


Ch1, 2sc in first st


sc in each of next 5 sts


sc2tog, twice


sc in each of next 5 sts


2sc in next st, twice


continue until end of row is reached, sc once more through both loops of last st


front view, repeat rows 2 and 3 until desired length is reached, ending with row 3

Repeat rows 2 & 3: Until desired length is reached. End with row 3.

When changing color, do not finish off last st of your row, make the st all the way to the last yo/pull through and stop. Change color and make the final yo/pull through with the new color, then start the next row. This will make your color change look more finished.

I have made a video tutorial, however, my current camera doesn’t seem to take very good quality videos. So…it isn’t the clearest to look out. The color gets better about 2 minutes in, but it just isn’t as clean as I would like. Hopefully I will be able to buy a new digital camera soon and will make a new video at that point. For now, here is what I have:

To find a printer friendly version of this pattern (text only, in black, no photos) click here. This will bring you to the listing for this pattern on Craftsy, where you can also find printer friendly versions of all my free patterns, and where you can purchase my sale patterns.


245 yards TLC baby sport DK (size 3) yarn and K/10.5 (6.5mm) hook
60 inches by 10 inches, 2 repeats, start with 33 chains

A big thank you to my testers!!

Brenda Lee Dukeman
Ravelry: littlestitchs
Creator of the Sparkly Vanna’s Choice scarf

Lisa Janowiec-Young
I Crochet It
Ravelry: Lisafamily
Creator of hand dyed blue wrap

Rachel McKinney
Ravelry: 100Creations
Creator of the light blue scarf

The purple wrap was created by me.


lion brand vannas glamour, size 2 yarn, 1 skein each copper, topaz moonstone
3 repeats, start with 49 chains 70 inches long, 13 inches wide

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Please note: there is no symbol for sc in front loop only in my chart program, but the top row is worked in the front loops only, even though I could not show that in the chart. After working the shown rows, keep repeating the last two until your work is as tall as you want.

Extended Ripple Legend


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  • Becky Dirlam January 11, 2014, 4:19 pm

    Your ability to group stitches, expand on the expected to provide these wonderful gifts to us is just awesome. I love it Jessie.

    • Jessie January 11, 2014, 4:47 pm

      Aww…Thanks Becky!

    • chrystal February 20, 2014, 1:49 pm

      I don’t know. I have restarted this pattern 3-4 times and finally got the numbering correct with the stitches. For me not the easiest thing…

      • Jessie February 20, 2014, 2:31 pm

        Was it just miscounting, or is there a problem with the pattern that I can help you with? I know I sometimes struggle with getting the starting chain the right length, it is so easy to add or loose one on a longer item!

  • Lorene Eppolite January 11, 2014, 4:20 pm

    I love this design Jess!!!!

    • Jessie January 11, 2014, 4:48 pm

      Thanks Lorene, I have been meaning to post it for a while, but it seemed like there was always something keeping me from making the video (like a hoarse voice, or the kiddies being home on vacation)

  • Sara January 12, 2014, 11:06 am

    Lovely stitch plus I like the yarn you used. I think this would look good as a blanket in the same lightweight yarn. White or even lavender.

    • Jessie January 12, 2014, 11:23 am

      Thanks, Sara. I have a few baby gifts I need to make and was thinking this may make a nice baby blanket, as well!

  • Jennifer January 31, 2014, 6:38 pm

    Nice pattern – thanks for the great photos! This one looks fun.

    • Jessie January 31, 2014, 7:49 pm

      Thank you! I came up with this one at the gate waiting for my plane to the Knit and Crochet last October.

  • Sandhya February 10, 2014, 10:15 pm

    This is a very beautiful scarf. Made a little wider it will look beautiful as a stole or a shawl for spring. Thank you for giving this pattern and keeping it free.

    • Jessie February 10, 2014, 10:27 pm

      You’re welcome! I agree, it would be a lovely spring shawl.

  • tess March 19, 2014, 4:26 pm

    I love this pattern!! Thanks, Jessie!! My daughter will love her wrap… planning for Christmas :)

    • Jessie March 19, 2014, 6:53 pm

      Awesome! I would love to see pictures, feel free to share them over on my Facebook page!

  • Patty Barcelona June 23, 2014, 11:57 pm

    Love this shawl. I hope I can accomplish it!

  • Patricia Barcelona June 24, 2014, 12:06 am

    I want to make this shawl for my daughter in law for Christmas.
    Recently she went to a formal affair and didn’t have a wrap.
    I think a black shawl with a silver thread would be pretty. Is that the kind of yarn in the picture with brown yarn? Would you please tell me what that is exactly? Thank You so much!

    • Jessie June 24, 2014, 7:29 am

      If you are referring to the last picture, it is just a very dark photo of the gray wrap seen 2 pictures above that one. It’s Vanna’s Glamour, and all the yarn details are under that photo.

  • Gayle Taylor Martin August 9, 2014, 9:37 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! I would love to make this for my Mom who is almost 88 years old and is always cold. And, I am sure she would love it. It is so difficult to find things for people of this age and this is something she would appreciate and would use and love.

    • Jessie August 9, 2014, 11:05 pm

      Thank you! It’s always nice to hear when people find a great use for a pattern of mine. <3

  • Betty Lucas August 11, 2014, 11:40 pm

    great pattern.

  • Karen August 20, 2014, 7:47 pm

    This is gorgeous! The perfect project to make for my recovering (ankle replacement) Nana!! I’ve been searching everywhere for something simple, yet special for her. :)

  • Zouglounette August 22, 2014, 8:05 pm


  • Elaine Sumner Rumsey August 31, 2014, 2:37 pm

    Now this is gorgeous!

  • Jennie September 5, 2014, 12:29 pm

    Brilliant photos – will be making this as soon as I have finished all the baby clothes!!!

  • Diana September 6, 2014, 10:07 am


  • Patty Cole September 22, 2014, 12:12 am

    I watched the video and did a small sample piece. Then I decided to do a larger sample/practice piece using the pattern above. I thought I was miss counting because I could not get the fourth row to work out looking at the pattern. Again, I used the video, stopped it, and worked two more ripples, re-started the video to do the last five single crotchets, and work off to the end. I found where the problem is. In the video at the end of the single crotchet row you have us do three singles in the last stitch, in the pattern it shows to finish off with two singles in the last stitch. My pattern kept being off on the next row by one stitch. I did the next row of the triple stitch and it worked out with the count. YaY!

    I really love the pattern. I am making it for some in-laws who live in Thailand. It is usually warm there, so the shawl will be great.

    Thank you,
    patty cole

    • Jessie September 22, 2014, 7:45 am

      Oh, my. I will have to double check that and go into the video and add a note at that point. I am surprised none of my testers or I caught that!

      • Patty Cole September 22, 2014, 10:37 am

        The only reason I caught it was because my pattern was off on the second practice piece. That is when I was following the picture pattern not the video. When I tried it again, I followed the video AND looked at the pattern. One more single crotchet at the end of the second single row is all it took to be right, just like you said to do in the video. The first row of singles shows three.

        Keep up the good work,

  • Betty Genella September 24, 2014, 4:10 pm

    This is a very beautiful shawl. More elegant in solid color I think. I hope to find a way to print it out so I can work on it even if the computer is not available.
    Thank you so much for this opportunity for a great gift.

    • Jessie September 24, 2014, 6:03 pm

      Thank you, Betty. At the end of the pattern there is a link to where you can get a free, printer friendly, PDF of the pattern. :)

  • Brenda September 29, 2014, 11:24 pm

    Hi Jessie, I just love your Extended Ripple stitch, but I’m having a lot of trouble with the end of row 2. I’m not sure how many sets of 2tr stitches I’m suppose to have to finish the row. Please help. When I first saw your pattern I just had to try and make a shawl.
    Thanks Honi

    • Jessie September 30, 2014, 10:26 am

      You will end with 3 sets of 2tr. Normally a peek has 2 sets of 2tr, one set of 3tr (at the very top) and 2 sets of 2 tr again, but for the end of the row it is the first 2 sets of 2 tr, and then one more set of 2 tr.

  • Beth November 2, 2014, 9:42 am

    Love this pattern. Have made 2 baby blankets using it and they turned out nicely. I donate all baby blankets to Project Linus, so am always looking for different patterns. I have donated 150 so far and hope to still do more. Wish I could find an inexpensive supplier of yarn LOL.

    • Jessie November 2, 2014, 10:49 am

      That is wonderful, Beth!! I bet Lion Brand Heartland would make lovely blankets, it comes in worsted and chunky, and it is pretty affordable. Red Heart with Love gets really soft when you give it a wash with fabric softener, as well. But you probably know that already. <3

  • Lynda January 2, 2015, 4:52 am

    This is my first time on your website. I really love your detailed instructions & step-by-step pictures! They arevery helpful.

    • Jessie January 2, 2015, 9:59 am

      Thank you! I try to make sure everything is very clear. It’s nice to hear that it helps. :)

  • hallie January 3, 2015, 12:13 pm

    I really like this it is so pretty. IM thinking of making it but not so big. IT will be for my niece. SHe is 5. ANy idea on how i can down size it and it look right

    • Jessie January 3, 2015, 1:34 pm

      The pattern says how to make it any size you want. Just follow those instructions.

  • Linda February 25, 2015, 1:09 pm

    WOW!!!! i absolutely LOVE this pattern….it looks so simple but yet SO AMAZING!!! my *ella rae* is calling to me…..this is it!!!!!