Ripple Afghan Crochet Pattern


Ripple Afghan Crochet Pattern

Ripple Afghan Crochet Pattern
Ripple Afghan Crochet Pattern

Zig-zags of warm orange run through the Ripple Afghan Crochet Pattern from Bernat Yarns, perfect for the modern home. This single crochet ripple afghan pattern calls for two sizes of crochet hook to help you get the unique look of this stitch.  This pattern is great for adding some color to your living room or bedroom, and since it combines three different colored yarns, this crochet afghan pattern is perfect for bringing popular colors in your room together for an organized and stylish look to your decor.

Resembling the geometric glamour of chevron while still maintaining that cozy look of crochet, this free afghan pattern can be created for just about any home. All you need to do to make this stunner match your space if find the right yarns. This would make a fantastic afghan to keep on your bed for extra warmth, as well.

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge12 sc and 13 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with smaller hook.

Finished SizeMeasures approx 46 x 58 ins [117 x 147.5 cm]

Materials List

  • 16 balls Bernat Berella Yarn (100g/3.5 oz) in the following colors: 2 in True Taupe (MC), 4 in Soft Taupe (A), 4 in Soft Heather (B), 6 in Burnt Orange (C)  OR  
  • 20 balls Bernat Berella Yarn (Ombres 85g/3 oz) in the following colors: 2 of Main Color, 5 of yarn A, 5 of yarn B, 7 of yarn C)
  • Sizes 5.5 mm (U.S. I or 9) and 6 mm (U.S. J or 10) crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge.

Learn How to Crochet a Ripple Afghan Pattern

DID YOU KNOW? The History of Crochet Afghan Patterns

While the word crochet comes from the French word of the exact same spelling meaning a small hook, the word afghan comes from a very different origin. The word afghan actually refers to the country Afghanistan because coverlets, later known as crochet and knit afghans, originated in this country. This word can be traced back to around 1833 where the novelist Thomas Carlyle mentioned the pieces of clothing in his Sarttor Resartus.
These days, however, crochet afghans are less often worn than they are used as smaller blankets to cover up on a chilly day. These newer versions of the afghan come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From crochet afghan patterns that feature granny squares to the more modern and popular ripple afghan pattern, the size of afghans has changed of the years. Crochet afghans made their first appearance in everyday crochet between 1900 and 1930 when the art moved from more delicate, wearable crochet patterns to more practical pieces like the afghan or other household items like pot holders, car rugs, and more.


Note: First and last sc of each row is left unworked.

  1. With smaller hook and MC, ch 225. Mark every 50th ch for easier counting.

  2. 1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *1 sc in each of next 9 ch.Ch 2. 1 sc in each of next 10 ch. Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in each of next 5 ch. Ch 2. 1 sc in each of next 5 ch. Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to last 19 ch. 1 sc in each of next 9 ch. Ch 2. 1 sc in each of next 10 ch. Fasten off. Turn. 224 sts.

  3. **2nd row: Miss first sc. Join A, with sl st to back loop of next sc. Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in same sp as sl st. 1 sc in each of next 8 sc. (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. 1 sc in each of next 9 sc. *Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sts. (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of next 9 sts. (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. 1 sc in each of next 9 sc. Rep from * to last sc. Turn.

  4. 3rd and 4th rows: Sl st in first 2 sc. Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each of next 8 sc. (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. 1 sc in each of next 9 sc. *Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of next 4 sts. (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of next 9 sts. (1 sc. Ch 2. 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp. 1 sc in each of next 9 sc. Rep from * to last sc. Leave last sc unworked. Turn. Fasten off at end of 4th row.

  5. 5th row: With B, as 2nd row.

  6. 6th to 9th rows: With B, as 3rd row 4 times. Fasten off at end of 9th row.

  7. 10th row: With C, as 2nd row.

  8. Next 8 rows: With C, as 3rd row 8 times. Fasten off at end of last row.

  9. Next row: With MC, as 2nd row.** Rep from ** to ** of Flame Pat 7 times more, omitting last row with MC at last rep.


  1. With RS facing and larger hook, join B with sl st to first sc on RS of Afghan. Ch 1. *1 sc in side of next sc. Rep from * along side of Afghan. Fasten off. Rep for other side.

More Crochet Ripple Afghan Patterns

If you are looking for even more stunning crochet afghan patterns that feature this fabulous texture, check out the list of ripple afghan patterns to crochet below.

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I love the burnt orange used in this afghan. It's so refreshing. I can almost feel the energy coming from the sun. And the color reminds me of the beautiful sunset.

This is such a classic look. Throw it over your easy chair or spread it out along the back of your sofa. I just love throws, all over the house. The person who picked the color theme should be congratulated. Oranges are often difficult to pull off because they come off too vintage or just old fashioned looking. But combine it with the chevron stitch and add taupes and creams with it and it steps up the style quotient.

Tried this craft? What did you think?

From the photo, it looks like the orange color is on the bottom (C), however, from reading the pattern it looks like Taupe will be on the bottom (MC). Am I reading this correctly? I think that the orange looks nice on the bottom. Also, is it saying to go along the left and right edge in heather (B) after completing the afghan? It seems like that would look strange. Does anybody have a photo of that completed?

I made sure to obtain the right gauge by using a 5mm hook with Caron Simply Soft yarn, I guess that one extra gauge per 10mm makes a huge difference because my blanket is turning out to be only 31" wide. I wish I caught this sooner because it looks like the size of a towel! Now I'm thinking if I should unravel the whole thing and start over or if I should try adding a really thick border. I like the ripple pattern itself, but you really need to pay close attention to the sizing. I think with Caron simply soft, just use the 5.5mm hook and add a lot more starting chains.

I love this pattern and am trying to buy the listed yarn to have a lady make it for me. I am not finding Bernat Berella yarn anywhere. Has the name changed?

I love the inclusion of the afghan's origin. I never knew that. Thanks!

what is the easiest and cleanest way to change yarn colors when making a ripple stitch crochet afghan?

Hi mlcreola 2134586! Check out this article on AllFreeCrochet (our sister site) on how to change colors while using crochet patterns: Hope that helps! - Kaylee, Editor

I have started this afghan 3 times and each time the ripples don't count out right. When you should count 9 stitches I count 7 or 8. The small zig zag pattern your are suppose to count 4 stitches Ion the return I count 3 stitches. I so wanted to make this for my cousin for Christmas but It does not work out evenly.

I too have started this 3 times and I reach the same problem each time. When I reach the 19 ch, I am in the middle of the second set of ch 5. I have no idea what to do and wish there was a video for this because I really want to make this. I am fairly new and learn more by sight than reading instructions but am determined to accomplish the afghan

Hi there, I updated the pattern to reflect the most current version. If you have any more questions, please contact the pattern designer directly. Thanks!

I have made so many of these I can't keep track. On a large afghan I crochet 9 Single crochet stitches in the back of the stitch only, (that is what makes the 'ridges') in the tenth stitch sc 3 stitches (that makes the point) then sc 9 again and skip 2 stitches (that makes the valley). At the end of each row,do 8sc skip one, go thru both front and back of last stitch (this prevents it from curling the edges) chain 1, turn afghan around go into 3rd stitch. Repeat until you have the length you want. For a lap afghan, I usually make them about 60 inches in length. For a baby afghan, I use baby yarn and only do 7 stitches to the peak again 3 stitches in the peak and 7 down again.

I understand the crochet 9 twice and crochet 4 twice to create the points but this creates points of different this correct or will it smooth out at the end?

am currently working on this...I am a decent crochet person...I understand the crochet 9 twice and crochet 4 twice for the points but it is creating different size this normal? Does it smooth out at the end to match the first row?

It's not making sense to me that the first and last sc are left unworked on each row. That would make the edges uneven, to the point that the afghan will be at triangle instead of a rectangle... Can someone explain this to me???

I know it seems as though that is what will happen but it won't. Because you are adding and decreasing stitches all the time in the pattern. Leaving the first and last stitch unworked gives you a clean edge. If you keep working them it will warp the piece because it will keeps growing outwards. I haven't made this particular pattern yet but i have made other ripple stitch patterns. This one isn't really any different. :)

Great pattern anxious to try it.

Do you have a webpage in spanish please...

the comment above the pattern says that you use two sizes of hooks for effect yet the pattern says use small size for afghan and only use the large hook for the edging.

*shrugs* Don't know why it says that. The effect is from crocheting in the back loops only. Beautiful and easy pattern. I really love the colors they chose.

I have followed the pattern the best I can but it seems the peaks of the ripples aren't matching up. Has anyone else had this problem?

im new to crochet. what does, Join A with sl st to back loop of next sc. Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in same sp as sl st., mean? please help Read more at

@Majorissuesinc: "Join A with sl st to back loop of next sc": Join color A (see list above) with a slip stitch to the back loop of the next single crochet. If you look at the stitch it should look like a >'re going to slip stitch in the back loop, or the one facing away from you. "Ch 1": chain 1. "Working in back loops only, 1 sc in same sp as sl st": Do 1 single crochet in the same stitch where you made the slip stitch and continue down the row doing 1 single crochet in each back loop. Hope that helps!!!

In the pattern, it asks for 2 balls MC, 4 balls A, 4 balls B, 6 balls C. Is this right? It just seems to me that because there is more of the colour Soft Heather (B) than Soft Taupe (A) that there would be more of it - but they require the same amount of yarn balls. Also, it seems that True Taupe (MC) and Soft Taupe (A) are used the same amount, but Soft Taupe has 4 balls whereas True Taupe has only 2. Is anyone confused as much as me? (I need to know so I can buy the right amount of yarn.) All help is appreciated!

@Terayz thanks for all your comments! Hope you got your pattern worked out! If you're still having trouble, we recommend contacting the designer for assistance. They may have pattern alterations or helpful videos to help you along the way. You can find them at You can also post your question on our Facebook page ( and ask one of our readers for help there. Thanks again and let us know if we can help with anything else!

Upon finishg my first row of single crochet, the pattern says 224 stitches. I have counted 225, but seemed to follow the pattern correctly. Also, when it says you come to the last 19 stitches you need to sc 9, ch 2, sc 10. That took care of my last 19 stitches perfectly, but I was unsure what to do, as the pattern had said at the beginning to leave UNWORKED the first and last sc of each row. This sounds confusing I know, and is hard to explain for me...but am I right if I end up with 225 stitches after the first row of sc, fasten off, turn, miss the first sc and crochet the next 224 stitches? It seems to me that the end becomes the beginning when I TURN the work, therefore I am actually still leaving the first and last sc unworked. OR... Am I on the wrong track?

I am new to this so I have a few questions and would be grateful for an answer: I am using a different yarn (merino wool, and it does recommend a 5.5mm crochet hook - so the weight must be fine...but I am wondering what the meterage is for a ball of the 'Bernat Berella 4'. Mine is 150m per 50g, so if the Bernat is 100g per ball, it would be good if the meterage was near 300m. Can anyone verify this?

Perhaps you are not finishing of your rows tight enough. I used to have this problem with knitting- my edges would ripple and scallop and look 'bat-like'. Try pulling extra tight on the first and last stitch. This helped me a lot and made my edges straight again. Tell me how you go. My question is; if I skip the first stitch in each row, doesn't that gradually decrease the size of the afghan and make it triangular in shape? This is what is happening with my practice pieces. Am I doing something wrong? Also, at the end of the first paragraph in the pattern, it says 224 sts. Is that simply stating how many stitches I should have already done or telling me to single crochet 224 stitches? Thank you in advance.

HELP! I am not new to crochet, but I can not get this pattern down! I have seriously taken it apart at least 5 times. I think the problem is with my starting and finishing each row, my afghan is beginning to fan out on the edges it looks like a bat! help me.

(forgot to reply here- my reply is above)

I have just finished this afghan but made some changes with the size of the afghan and the way I did the pattern. I got a lot off comments and people loving the afghan and myself also. I have done this afghan now 6 times and will do it again. THANKS

Can you help me? Plese see my above comment.

why can't I copy any of your patterns?

why can't I copy any of your patterns?

why can't I copy any of your patterns?

why can't I copy any of your patterns?

why can't I copy any of your patterns?

I think what you are asking is what does (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) means. It means to do 1 single crochet then a chain 2 and then another single crochet all in the next chain 2 space that you made on the previous row. I hope this helps. ;0}

What does (1 sc 2 ch 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp

makes a beautiful afghan...easy and well explained. thank you.

I had no problem making this wonderful afghan. I made it for my brother for Christmas in's still on the back of my couch. I have received countless compliments. It took a more time than I usually set aside for an afghan, but well worth every moment!

For Donna C The term miss is the British equivalent for skip in U S terminology The instructions look to be a bit confusing to me too I would recommend making a sample swatch with any leftover yarn of the same weight called for in the pattern This way you can be sure you are crocheting to the same gauge and you get to practice the stitches as well Crocheting to gauge is important because if you aren't crocheting to gauge your finished item will not be the size it is supposed to be Basically a ripple afghan is a series of peaks and valleys To get the peaks you must increase the number of stitches and to get the valleys you must decrease the number of stitches by skipping or missing the number of stitches stated For future reference tie an index card on the yarn tail naming the patternRead More where it came from so you can find it again the size hook used and any other notes that might be helpful Store in a basket or box - soon you'll have lots of swatches to inspire you You might also like to check out Lion Brand Yarn web site for additional help

what does it mean miss next 2 ch.....dont do them. with smaller hook and MC, ch 225. Mark every 50th ch for easier counting. 1st row (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each of next 9 ch. Ch 2. 1 sc in each of next 10 ch. Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in each of next 5 ch. Ch 2. 1 sc in each of next 5 ch. Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from to last 19 ch. 1 sc in each of next 9 ch. Ch 2. 1 sc in each of next 10 ch. Fasten off. Turn. 224 sts.


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