I was looking for the perfect “comfort crochet” project and I found it! This simple, beginner-friendly (or “mindless” movie watching) ripple pattern creates gentle waves. It uses just one stitch and no complicated decreases. Use six colors to create the gradient effect I have, or make it scrappy. A video tutorial is included at the end to walk you through the pattern and two options for changing colors.
This pattern is available for FREE on my blog here.
The free version is supported by advertising on my website. The downloadable pdf for sale on KnitCrate includes includes the full pattern in one printable file without advertisements.
Skills Used Basic crochet stitches: chain, half double crochet Crocheting flat in rows Increasing, decreasing by skipping stitches Changing colors
Skill Level Easy
Finished Size Lap Throw: 34.5” (87.5 cm) wide x 48” (122 cm) long.
Materials Red Heart Super Saver yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/364 yd/333 m) – 1 skein ea in 312 Black (CA), 365 Coffee (CB), 360 Café Latte (CC), 334 Buff (CD), 313 Aran (CE), and 316 Soft White (CF), or approximately 336 yd (307.5 m) in ea of 6 colors in any medium weight yarn.
US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge 19 sts x 10 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.