Isn’t this a gorgeous stitch?! I’ve seen this raised ripple stitch for years and remember trying it as a newbie but became quickly frustrated. When I ran across it recently in one of my crochet books, I decided to give it another shot and it was SO FUN! It’s definitely not a stitch for total beginners, but if you’ve got some patience and understand basic stitches, you should definitely give it a whirl. You can see the pattern and a video tutorial that I put together below to help you along. 🙂
What would you make with this stitch? I’m currently using it for a scarf that I hope to be able to share with you soon. It would also be a lovely stitch to use for a blanket, shawl or just about anything you can imagine. By placing double crochet stitches and treble crochet stitches in just the right places, this pattern becomes easy to memorize and creates a wonderful texture. Hope you enjoy it!
Below: Working on my scarf using the “Raised Ripple Stitch”
Video Tutorial on Raised Ripple Stitch (hit “play” if it’s not running):
Raised Ripple Stitch Crochet Stitch Pattern
Skills & Abbreviations:
FRTR – Front Raised Treble – yarn over hook twice, insert hook from front around double crochet stitch indicated from right to left, then complete the treble crochet as normal.
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
st – stitch
Chain an odd number of stitches plus two (I used a size J hook and Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca worsted weight yarn in Blushfor the swatch pictured)
Row 1: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each ch to end, turn
Row 2: Ch 1, skip first st, 1 sc in each st across, ending with 1 sc in 3rd of ch 3, turn
Row 3: Ch 3, skip first sc, *1 FRTR around dc below next sc, skip this sc, 1 dc in next sc, repeat from *, ending 1 dc in ch 1, turn
Row 4 Repeat row 2
Row 5: Ch 3, sk first sc, *1 dc in next sc, 1 FRTR around dc below next sc, repeat from *, ending 1 FRTR around dc below ch 1, turn.
Repeat rows 2 – 5 until piece is as long as you’d like. Tie off and weave in ends.
That’s all there is to this lovely pattern!
I’d love to hear what you have made or what you would like to make with this stitch. 🙂
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