Easy as 1-2-3 Ripple Blanket

Updated October 26, 2017
Easy as 1-2-3 Ripple Blanket
Easy as 1-2-3 Ripple Blanket
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When you're in need of a quick crochet baby blanket, work up the Easy as 1-2-3 Ripple Blanket. This easy crochet pattern features three bright primary colors in a colorblock style, perfect for your baby or toddler at home. This crochet blanket also features a subtle ripple stitch design, making this blanket a little more interesting than your standard striped crochet blanket. Use primary colors as shown or split up your blanket however you want - you're only limited by your imagination!


Crochet HookM/13 or 9 mm hook

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge6 dc and 3 rows = 4" [10 cm]

Finished SizeApprox 46 x 46" [117 x 147.5 cm]

Materials List

  • Bernat® Blanket Brights: Contrast A Race Car Red (12001) 2 balls or 381 yds/348 m; Contrast B School Bus Yellow (12003) 2 balls or 381 yds/348 m; Contrast C Royal Blue (12006) 2 balls or 381 yds/348 m
  • Size U.S. M/13 (9 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge


Stripe Pattern

With A, work 20 rows.
With B, work 20 rows.
With C, work 20 rows.
These 60 rows form Stripe Pat.

To change colors, work to last 2 loops on hook of previous strand draw new color through.


  1. With A, ch 100

  2. 1st row: (RS). 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 3 dc). 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. (Dc3tog) twice. 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. (Dc3tog) twice. 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. *3 dc in each of next 2 ch. 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. (Dc3tog) twice. 1 dc in each of next 3 ch. Rep from * to last ch. 3 dc in last ch. Turn.

  3. 2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 2 dc in first dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. (Dc3tog) twice. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. *3 dc in each of next 2 dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. (Dc3tog) twice. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Rep from * to last dc. 3 dc in last dc. Turn. Rep 2nd row for pat.

  4. First 2 rows of Stripe Pat are complete. Cont in Stripe Pat until 60 rows of Stripe Pat have been worked. Fasten off.

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HI Mary - You can absolutely make this with any weight yarn. It will take much more yarn, so keep that in mind. As for how many to start with, you're best bet is to work a gauge swatch to see how many stitches you get per inch in the pattern provided. Then you'll just need to do a simple multiplication to increase your starting chain. Hope that helps.

Can this be made with baby sport yarn and how many would be needed in the starting chain?

Hi Mary! Please see the above comment to help answer your question. Thanks, Krista, Editor

I need help with the 1-2-3 Ripple Blanket Pattern. The first row won't come out right no matter what I do. Maybe I'm misreading the pattern, but I am confused about doing the (Dc3tog) twice two consecutive times at the start of row one. Shouldn't there be a 3 dc in next 2 st in between? I come out a stitch short at the end of row 1. I'm so frustrated at not getting it right. Is there a video for this pattern? Please help me.

Perhaps the original pattern will help. Bernat also allows for comments, so if you're having trouble, you could ask the designer. Thanks, Krista, Editor

Will try to do that. Thank you for giving me some help.


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