Vintage Lola Crochet Ripple Throw Pattern

This blanket turned out even better than what I’d envisioned! There’s so much I like about this vintage style blanket.  It’s warm, chunky and completely reversible.  It’s also easy to make as it is worked with a simple one row repeat! The ripples are pretty and understated and the bobbles/clusters are feminine and full of character.

I absolutely love the vintage vibe that I get when looking at this blanket. Oh! And it doesn’t need any blocking or added borders.  I’m considering making a video tutorial for this blanket. Would you use that? Let me know! (You’ll see the free pattern below or you may purchase the ad-free, printable version HERE)  UPDATE!! FIND THE BLOG POST WITH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE

You may have recently seen my Wintertide Throw Blanket which also uses the Fisherman color in Wool Ease Thick & Quick. This pattern uses the Fisherman as well as Oxford Grey which is available in the bonus bundles.  However, feel free to use any super bulky yarn that you like. I know many folks can’t use wool, so feel free to sub with your favorite yarn.  This particular color combo goes with just about any home decor, but you can make this in as many colors as you’d like.  If you carry the grey along the sides, you won’t have to weave in many ends for the color changes.

It’s been a lot of fun to play with new textures lately.  While this pattern is super interesting, it also makes for perfect couch crochet. The Wintertide Throw certainly keeps your interest, but this Vintage Lola Throw is great for watching movies and crocheting at the same time.  You’ll quickly memorize the one row repeat, so it’s a really relaxing project.

With your large hook and super bulky yarn, you will simply make a chain and get started on the first row.  After you get through the first row, you’ll begin the repeat pattern in row 2.  You’ll see the ripple effect happening right away!

The texture on this blanket is just too much fun, don’t you think?

I do suggest that you make a small swatch before beginning the entire blanket. You can practice the stitch before overwhelming yourself with the large project.  You’ll find instructions below that will tell you how to make the small practice swatch first.

Let’s get to this pattern!

You’ll see the free pattern below, or you can purchase the ad-free, printable PDF from Etsy HERE.

If you’re a Mamas Maker Member, your printable pattern is waiting HERE.

Also, I may share a video tutorial in the coming weeks, so let me know if that would be helpful.

Description: Featuring chunky yarn, this blanket exudes vintage vibes and a cozy feel with feminine yet bold stitches.  The understated ripples echo back to antique throws, but the modern striping and chunky stitches speak to today’s modern look.  The stitch pattern is simple and the blanket works up quickly with a large hook!

Level: Intermediate


US Size P 11.5mm hook (ensure hook matches mm indicated)

3 Skeins Lion Brand Yarn Wool Ease Thick & Quick Yarn in Fisherman (170 g/skein)

3 Bonus Bundles Lion Brand Yarn Thick & Quick Acrylic in Oxford Grey (340 g/bundle)

Pattern uses approximately 1450 grams (Note: 1 Bonus Bundle contains the equivalent of two regular skeins of the solid colors in Wool Ease Thick & Quick)

Tapestry Needle


Measuring Tape

Gauge:  Not important for this pattern

Notes: This blanket is completely reversible and looks the same on both sides! Consider carrying the grey yarn up the side to avoid weaving in those ends.  You may want to practice the pattern on a small swatch before beginning.  Simply chain 23 and work the pattern as written to ensure it’s turning out correctly.

Size: 36” x 66” Blanket length can easily be adjusted by crocheting for more or fewer rows. This blanket was crocheted loosely. If you’re not getting the width you’d like, adjust your hook to a larger size or add more stitches to your beginning chain. In order to adjust width, make your chain longer or shorter while keeping a multiple 10 + 3 extra stitches.

Abbreviations (US) & Skills:

ch chain

dc – double crochet

bobble *yo, insert hook in ch2 space, yo, pull up yarn; repeat from * for a total of 4 times or until there are 9 loops on your hook, yo, pull through all 9 loops, ch 1.

Vintage Lola Throw Pattern

I’ve listened to your requests for a video and you can now find it in the blog post HERE!

With Grey, Ch 43 sts

Row 1  1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch, *skip next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 4 ch, ch 2, 1 dc in each of next 4 ch; rep from * across to last 6 ch, skip next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch, 1 dc in last ch, turn

Row Ch 3 (counts as first dc), skip first dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, *skip next 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, [bobble, ch 2, bobble] in next ch2 space, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc; rep from * across to within last 6 dc, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in top of turning ch, turn

Repeat row 2, making color changes as indicated below, until you have reached your desired length.

Work 4 rows with the color Grey, followed by two rows of the color Fisherman. Finish the blanket with the color grey in order to match the beginning chain edge of the blanket. 

Make poms or tassels as desired to attach to corners.

Now, snuggle up in your new blanket! If you make one, I’d love to see it on Instagram! Tag me @mamainastitch and #mamainastitch.



If you liked this, you might also like:

Chunky Icelandic Blanket Crochet Pattern

Wintertide Throw Crochet Pattern

Vintage Lola Crochet Ripple Throw Pattern

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    1. I really enjoy your sense of style. I am new to crochet, but can be successful with your patterns. I recently had a friend tease me about being “an old auntie” because I now crochet. They shut right up once the saw the charming blanket I made!!

  1. You mention carrying the grey up the side instead of cutting and weaving in ends. How does that look with the Fisherman Cream color? Are you able to hide it?

    1. Please, oh please, do a tutorial! I’m a new to crochet and it would be a great help, especially with the carrying up the gray. Thanks a million! Love your patterns, becoming a member right now!

  2. Love, love, love your patterns. I would like to make vintage Lola throw using L hook and a #5 bulky weight yarn. Arthritis keeps me from using a larger hook. Suggestion for how much yarn and how many starting chain would be appreciated

  3. The pattern says to do a total of 6 dc’s between the pairs of bobble stitch’s. Yet when I look at the pictures of your blanket it looks like there is a total of 8 dc’s. I really like the look of this pattern, but the counts are not matching what I am seeing. Thank you

    1. Hi! Hmmm – I’m not sure where you’re seeing 6 dc between the bobbles in the pattern. You’ll notice it varies depending where you are in the row. You may just want to try it row by row and see how it works on a small swatch. There are some stitches where you work 2 dc in one stitch.

      I’m hoping to do a video to help in the coming week.

    2. YES! Looking at the picture you can count 8 dcs!! But the pattern says “1 dc in the next 3.” I just pulled out about 5 rows because i looked at the photo and it did not match the written portion. Glad I’m not crazy in seeing that.

  4. I love the bulky stitch occasionally. I also love your choice of colors. This is beautiful without being too difficult.

  5. Videos are a great help to visual, optimistic beginners! Thanks for another beautiful pattern design and package.

  6. Hi Jessica, could you please print a pattern for a scarf cardigan the kind that has cuffs and wraps around you.
    Kind regards

  7. Yes, Please, Please, Please and Thank You for making a video tutorial. It would be such a Huge help! As a knitter who “dabbles” in crochet, I surely do appreciate the explicit “do this” type instruction that a video provides!!
    Thank you for offering and look forward to the video as this blanket is so so Special!!

  8. Just love this new pattern – I have always liked that pattern but the bobble twist is definitely a unique look for it ‘would like to see a video as well

  9. Hello from Lincolnshire UK.
    I always find video tutorials useful, especially being a lefty. I love working your patterns, having made the easy knit blanket sweater (Which was claimed by my mum the first time she saw it) and the light snow oversized cardigan in crochet. This was great on a recent holiday to Cornwall, when it rained all week. I think I will definitely be looking for some snuggly wool for this blanket next.
    Thankyou for making such lovely patterns available free of charge.

    Much love to you and your family.
    Helen x

  10. Is the hook in the pattern picture a P Hook?
    I am having a hard time finding a P hook shaped like that.
    Can you tell me where to get one please?

  11. I would like to see a video of how the pattern is done also. In the sample swatch of 23 stitches I see two sets of 3 double crochet before and after where the 2 double crochets are skipped but in the full blanket I see there are 4 double crochets before and after the 2 skipped double crochets. The way the pattern is written 2 double crochets are only worked in one stitch at the beginning and end of the pattern.
    thank you for all the free patterns you post.

  12. Love this pattern and the colors you chose to crochet it. I can’t crochet but I do love your work and pattern. Thank you for showing your wonderful work.

  13. Using a P hook and using a starting chain of 43, the width was 30 inches. I should have increased the starting chain to measure 36 inches. I will call the project a lapghan (30X48). Otherwise, I love the pattern and its warmth. I will be giving it to my sister-in-law, who has alzheimer’s, for Christmas. Thank you for the beautiful pattern and tutorial.

  14. Thank you so much for this pattern and the video! I finished mine today and added tassels to the corners in the fisherman. It came out beautiful and will be a Christmas gift.
    Thanks again!

  15. Im sorry but I cannot get this pattern to work. Ive tried following just the written pattern. then I tried the video. It doesn’t work after the initial 2nd row…. what am I doing wrong???

  16. Can you use this pattern for a baby blanket? using the baby yarns of course

    Love your emails and patterns. I just picked crochet back up this past fall and your site and videos are so very helpful.

  17. Your pic of the cream colored swatch has 3 dc after the 1st set of bobbles and 3 after the skip two stitches. The pic on your cover page has 4 dc. Like the look of the pic on your cover page better. Looks fuller. Any way you can write up the pattern for it please. Thank you.

    1. Hi Bonnie,
      The pattern is written just as the picture. You will see how it works up after doing a large swatch – you can also follow along the video to see how it’s done.

  18. I really like this pattern, thank you. I followed the pattern both video and written pattern. You said to crochet 1 dc in next 3 dc before and after the bobbles but the cover pattern shows four posts in second row and following rows . So how do we make it happen like you did?

  19. I figured it out how to get 4 posts before and after bobbles. So thank you for your pattern. I look forward to other patterns. Happy crocheting. God Bless

    1. Hey Naomi, what did you have to do? I think the pattern is written incorrectly. I’ve watched the video and followed the pattern exactly as written but something is missing. The * to * in the second row does not include any dc in 1 chain… there are 4 DC on either bobble, so I’m stumped. Can you tell me how you fixed it? I see a few other people asked but I don’t see a direct answer. Thank you!

    2. Figured if out – there’s 4 DC in each stitch between the bobbles and the skip 2dc chain spaces until the last 4 stitches in the row.

      1. I never figured it out…i watched the video and the video only has 3. I dont know how “1 dc in the next 3” ends up equaling 4 like the photo…,but i went to the video and did it stitch by stitch and only got 3 between .

  20. I’m almost done with this blanket and I love it! Do you do anything different for the last row? Or is it just the same as all of the others? The reason I ask is because the first row doesn’t have bobbles so I didn’t know if the last row had them or not.

  21. I wish i could include photos with this comment…I had too watch the video, because i was so confused as to why it kept looking like i missed a dc…

    Your photo has 4 dc shown between the bobble and the skipped, and 4 dc leading to the next round of bobbles….but the pattern AND the video only have 3.

    I ripped out 5 rows because i looked at the reference to see the color change and got confused as to why i had only 3 dc ( “1 dc in the next 3”) when your photo had 4.

    It also looks like your video and photo are using different yarn? the photo doesn’t look as chunky as your video… Is it the same?

    Easy pattern to follow once you get past the 3 vs 4 confusion!

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