October 16th, 2013

Crochet for Knitters – Granny Ripple Blanket

CLICK HERE to download your free copy of this pattern.

Size: Baby blanket/throw size, 35” x 49” (see “Pattern Notes” section of the pattern for guidelines for different sizes)
Hook: Size H (5mm)
Yarn: Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in eight colors, or another worsted-weight washable yarn. I used the following colors of Knit Picks Comfy Worsted, 2 skeins each color (16 skeins total, 50 grams each):
– Creme Brulee
– Honeydew
– Sea Foam
– Flamingo
– Zinnia
– Marina
– Lilac
– Lady Slipper
Additional Materials: tapestry needle for weaving in ends

I kept working this blanket until I was nearly out of yarn. These little balls were all I had left over!

yarnballs

Info to things you’ll see in this video:
The bulky yarn I used for demonstration is Malabrigo Chunky.

The poncho on the mannequin is the Easy Folded Poncho, knit in Knit Picks City Tweed DK.

My “Embrace the Swatch” water bottle can be found here.

My granny square blanket pattern and tutorial can be found here.

38 Comments

  1. Hi Staci,
    As always this was an excellent video. Can’t wait to start this project.
    Thank you for doing these videos. I have learned so much from watching them. I have made socks, your potato chip scarf, learned new knit stitches and now will make this ripple granny quilt.
    Martha

    Comment by Martha Sanchez — October 16, 2013 @ 1:45 pm

  2. Hi Staci

    Thank you so much for the new blanket pattern…I am now starting my third blanket..thanks to you..:)I was just wondering my any chance would you have a simple pattern for a poncho…I did ask before I think…but I couldn’t help but admire the beautiful poncho on the maniquin behind you in the latest video…Its georgous, and exactly what I am looking to do.

    Comment by Louise — October 16, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

  3. great video even from an experienced crocheter we can always learn new tricks! thank you

    Comment by cheryl — October 16, 2013 @ 5:50 pm

  4. THANK YOU VERY MUCH

    Comment by Ritu vipul — October 16, 2013 @ 9:43 pm

  5. Thank you for the video, Staci! Love the colors you used in your blankie.
    I agree that crocheting is faster than knitting.
    Staci, I have a request.
    I am trying to decipher this Staggered knot stitch pattern but had no luck yet.
    Here is the link to blogger website – http://karinaandehaak.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/knoopjes-kussen.html
    Would you be able to help please?

    Comment by Iryna — October 17, 2013 @ 1:09 pm

  6. Thanks for another great video! I especially like your method of securing the ends much better than anything else I’ve seen.

    Comment by Karen — October 18, 2013 @ 4:49 am

  7. I will check this out – thank you for the suggestion, Iryna!
    :)
    S t a c i

    Comment by s t a c i — October 20, 2013 @ 8:22 am

  8. Thank you for the wonderful pattern and video. I am starting an afghan today for my Grandmother who will turn 95 in just a few weeks. Over the years she has crocheted many afghans for adults and babies in our family. She is now in a nursing facility and I think it only fitting that she have something hand-crocheted to keep her warm. Many thanks.

    Comment by Melanie — October 22, 2013 @ 11:21 am

  9. I love your patterns and videos. I am having trouble on the granny squares project. Your hands were just too quick on the video for me to follow. LOL. I finished the foundation row, chained 5 times and turned my work. I am not sure what holes to go into on the first row after the foundation row. When you talk about going into the next two DC clusters, are the clusters the actual holes or the space where everything is crocheted together ? I have 5 holes in between each ripple. Thanks !

    Comment by Renee — October 22, 2013 @ 2:04 pm

  10. Renee – on the second row and all subsequent rows, you will be creating stitches between clusters from the previous row. The video shows it better than I can explain it here!

    S t a c i

    Comment by s t a c i — October 22, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

  11. Thanks Stacy!

    Comment by Renee — October 23, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

  12. Hi stacy,
    I wonder do u have the video about ” To work a psso on the purl side ”
    I’m beginner for knitting, so sometimes if i dont undertand the symbol from the diagram, i watched ur video, but know i just confuse in psso, should i do the purl, bcs from another video i saw they just knit on psso, tq.

    Comment by henny — October 29, 2013 @ 2:15 pm

  13. (to anyone reading my answer below, this is a crochet tutorial, but I am answering a knitting question – please don’t allow it to confuse you!)

    Henny – psso is the same on both the knit and purl sides, it is just a matter of passing a slipped stitch over the other stitches. Here is my video on PSSO:
    http://verypink.com/2010/05/13/pass-slipped-stitch-over-psso/

    S t a c i

    Comment by s t a c i — October 29, 2013 @ 2:46 pm

  14. Staci,

    Thank you soooo much for this awesome tutorial. It was so easy to understand. I am new to crochet, and I picked this up so easily. Even the foundation row wasn’t to difficult. I watched it twice to ensure I completely understood and it was easy peezy! Can’t wait to see the end result since I am in LOVE with yours.

    -Jen

    Comment by Jen — November 6, 2013 @ 10:48 am

  15. I think I am going to make a baby blanket with this pattern. When I get in the stores some of the soft, kind of textured (for a lack of a better word) yarns for babies look enticing. Do you recommend those for this particular pattern? If not, what baby yarn do you recommend? Thanks!

    Comment by Gena — November 13, 2013 @ 11:05 pm

  16. I want to make it big enough for a single bed how many stiches do I make the first row

    Comment by tina — November 14, 2013 @ 8:58 pm

  17. Hello Staci
    Thank you very much for your excelent tutorial,i have made almost all of your projects.Just now i knitt the 2socks at atime magic loop,the weight yarn version your new way for the heel is very easy and the result is perfect.Thank you again for your wonderfull lessons.Ibelieve yoy are a fantastic teacher.

    Comment by isabella trakada — November 17, 2013 @ 6:12 am

  18. This video has been amazing! Thank you so much for putting your creativity out there for the world to enjoy.

    Comment by Rosey — December 2, 2013 @ 6:33 pm

  19. Hi Staci,
    As always great demonstration and instructions. I was wondering if you could give us exactly the color scheme you used for the blanket. I know we can always change to whatever color we want, but I really love your colors and wanted to know the order for your beautiful pattern.

    Thank you so much, you have opened up my creative flow.

    Comment by Janice — December 11, 2013 @ 7:08 pm

  20. Janice – I list the exact colors I used here in the blog post, as well as in the free pattern. If you’re asking about the order of the colors – there is no order! I just grabbed a color and went with it…doing my best to spread the colors out so that each color would be used as much as the others.

    S t a c i

    Comment by S t a c i — December 11, 2013 @ 7:34 pm

  21. I am starting this blanket and i was wondering if i wanted it bigger could i just add more chains to it or whar

    Comment by ashely — December 14, 2013 @ 7:38 am

  22. Yes, Ashley – you can make the blanket wider by making a longer foundation chain (follow the instructions in the pattern for determining width). You can make it longer by adding more rows. Good luck!

    S t a c i

    Comment by s t a c i — December 14, 2013 @ 7:46 am

  23. […] For a link to the pattern, click here. […]

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  24. hi,

    I love this pattern. I am having a problem on my foundation row. my last stitch is no coming up 3dc 3 ch 3dc. what am i doing wrong? do i count skip 2 from the next 2 stitches from the last stitch?

    Comment by cheryl — December 18, 2013 @ 11:18 am

  25. Cheryl, the last bit of instructions in the foundation row ((3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc) into next stitch) all goes into ONE stitch. No skipping!

    S t a c i

    Comment by s t a c i — December 18, 2013 @ 6:54 pm

  26. Thank you Staci. Question – how do you count your skip 2 stitches? do you count the stitches after the cluster? (untouched or do you include the chain holding the cluster?

    maybe that is why when I get to the end of the foundation row it does not end with 3 dc ch 3 3 dc with the last stitch.

    Comment by cheryl — December 19, 2013 @ 3:36 am

  27. Cheryl – the video explains it better than I can here. In the foundation row, you count the chain stitches when you’re skipping. You start counting after the last cluster, in the next chain stitch.

    S t a c i

    Comment by s t a c i — December 19, 2013 @ 9:02 am

  28. I have a stupid question. I have been crocheting for years but I have never been told or explained about the 18+6. I mean I know what is but how do you come up with a number is it like 18 times how ever long you want it +6 or what please explain to me. Thanks.

    Comment by Lisa — December 20, 2013 @ 10:09 am

  29. Lisa, whenever you see in a pattern chain (or cast-on in knitting) a multiple of X + Y, that means that the pattern is giving you the formula for making the item as big or wide as you like. In this case, you’re going to decide how wide you want the blanket, chain a multiple of 18 that gets you closest to that width, then chain 6 more.

    Hope that helps!
    S t a c i

    Comment by s t a c i — December 20, 2013 @ 4:41 pm

  30. Hi, I’m so happy that I found you through Kristin Werner! I was trying to decipher this pattern in written form with mixed results but you have explained it perfectly that I now understand what to do. THANK YOU so much. I am so excited now.

    Comment by Victoria H. — December 20, 2013 @ 11:54 pm

  31. Great tutorial and wonderful teacher. I really enjoy your videos and learn alot from them. I am from Dubai,UAE.Thanks a lot

    Comment by Makeya — January 6, 2014 @ 4:30 am

  32. I got hooked on crochet hook size 4.5 mm
    and various colors of Paris Drops.

    The pattern I’ve already put on my blog .
    I do it again , slightly modified.

    Staggered knot stitch:
    Crochet an odd number of unloading .
    Round 1: Work a sc in the 2nd single of the needle , sc in each individual to end times .
    Round 2: 1 single , 1 sc in last sc from previous row , 1 sc in next sc , # double stick in next sc , sc in next sc , repeat from # finish with a fixed return .
    Round 3: 1 single , 1 sc in last sc from previous row , sc in each fixed to the end , turn .
    Round 4 : 1 single , fixed in the final fixed from previous row , # double stick in next sc , sc in next sc , repeat from # until almost the end , you end up with one fixed times .
    Round 5 : 1 single , 1 sc in last sc from previous row, sc in each fixed to the end , turn .
    Repeat row 2-5 until the desired length is reached .
    You can catch all the same color or play with colors . I have scenic fasting all hooked into the same wine red color . The scenic dual sticks are made ??with different colors .
    With so many colors to work is fun, but it means that you have to eliminate a lot. Threads
    can u please explain this

    Comment by Susan Essig — January 7, 2014 @ 11:13 am

  33. thanks i really like the designed thats u showed.

    Comment by sydney — January 13, 2014 @ 10:08 am

  34. […] blankets available if you would prefer to follow a pattern. A favourite among my crochet pupils is this one from Very Pink Knits (which comes with a handy youtube video) and one you’ll see […]

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  35. Staci, I love the granny ripple blanket. I have done very little crochet but I’m working on this blanket. The one thing that worries me is the loop on the hook just before I start a stitch. Don’t know if I am explaining this very well. After I do 3 dc and have one loop on the hook, when I go to make the next dc, the first loop gets bigger and bigger. Don’t know if it is my tension or what. Do you have any suggestions?

    Comment by Bobbie — January 21, 2014 @ 10:28 am

  36. Bobbie – yes, you need to keep tension on the working yarn, so that the loop on the hook stays the same size as the fullest part of the hook. If it is looser than that, you need to tug the working yarn to keep it from growing.

    S t a c i

    Comment by s t a c i — January 21, 2014 @ 10:32 am

  37. I think I may be reading the instructions wrong. The pattern reads: “At the end of row (single row repeat) work this into the chain 5 gap. Does this mean 3 dc, chain 3, 3 dc into the chain 5? It seems when I do that, my edges are uneven. Thanks for all your help.

    Comment by Bobbie — January 22, 2014 @ 9:57 am

  38. Yes – at the end of the row, you work the 2-clusters of double crochets into the chain 5 gap.

    S t a c i

    Comment by s t a c i — January 22, 2014 @ 10:27 am

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