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Lacy V-stitch Ripple Afghan

7 December 2011

This is a simple but elegant pattern for a throw. The sample is made in worsted weight, but it would work well with lighter weight yarns. This is a particularly good pattern for a boucle or homespun style yarn because after the first row, all stitches are made in chain spaces.

Sample is a 30 by 32 inch lap blanket in worsted weight acrylic yarn, but pattern can be easily adjusted to make a throw or full sized blanket.

SizeWidth (Inches)Length (Inches)Ounces of yarnYards of yarn
Extra Small304016.96882.5
Extra Large47.7263.6242.912232.74

For lap blanket size, 400 grams/14 ounces/750 yards worsted weight yarn. For other sizes, see above chart.
Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook

Special stitches:
V-stitch: in stitch or space indicated, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc
Shell: in stitch or space indicated, (1 dc, 1 ch) 3 times, 1 dc

There is also a tutorial video.

The beginning chain should be a multiple of 22 plus 17.

Lap blanket size (30″)  is started with chain of 149. For other widths start with this number of chains:
34.5″ = 171
38.75″ = 193
43.25″ = 215
47.75″ = 237

Row 1: V-stitch in 5th chain from hook. Skip 2 chains, v-stitch in next chain. Skip 2 chains, shell in next chain. (Skip 2 chains, v-stitch in next chain) twice. ** Skip 4 chains, v-stitch in next chain, skip 4 chains, v-stitch in next chain, skip 2 chains, v-stitch in next chain, skip 2 chains, shell in next chain, (skip 2 chains, v-stitch in next chain) twice. Repeat from ** across to end of chain. Turn.

Row 2: Chain 3, skip first v-stitch, (v-stitch in next chain space) twice, shell in next chain space, (v-stitch in next chain space) twice. ** Chain 2, skip next v-stitch. In next chain space (1 sc, 4 ch, 1 sc). Chain 2, skip next v-stitch, (v-stitch in next chain space) twice, shell in next chain space, (v-stitch in next chain space) twice. Repeat from ** across to end, ending on next to last v-stitch. Turn.

Row 3: Chain 3, skip first v-stitch, (v-stitch in next chain space) twice, shell in next chain space, (v-stitch in next chain space) twice. ** Skip next v-stitch and chain 2. In chain 4 space work v-stitch. Skip chain 2 and next v-stitch, (v-stitch in next chain space) twice, shell in next chain space, (v-stitch in next chain space) twice. Repeat from ** across to end, ending on next to last v-stitch. Turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3. Next to the last row should be a row 3. Finish with this last row:

Last Row: Chain 3, skip first v-stitch, (v-stitch in next chain space) twice, shell in next chain space, (v-stitch in next chain space) twice. ** Chain 2, skip next v-stitch. In next chain space (2 sc). Chain 2, skip next v-stitch, (v-stitch in next chain space) twice, shell in next chain space, (v-stitch in next chain space) twice. Repeat from ** across to end, ending on next to last v-stitch. Fasten off and weave in end.

The blanket can be made in a solid color or can be made with any number of color changes. Color changes should be made between row 2 and row 3. The best way to make a color change is to finish all but the very last pull through of the two loops of the last double crochet of a row. Cut yarn with a few inches of tail and join with new color next to stitch. Pull new color through last two loops. Weave in ends.

There is a chart available of the first two rows.

Restrictions on the use of this pattern are available at http://stitcheryprojects.com/using-my-patterns/.

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97 Comments to “Lacy V-stitch Ripple Afghan”

  1. I’ve been looking for a pretty baby blanket pattern. This just might be the one! Thanks for posting it and the pattern. It’s really lovely.

  2. Love this pattern ..Thanks for sharing. I am sooo glad I found your site thru Bev Mathesons site! Thanks Bev.

  3. Thank you for sharing this pattern, it is very pretty. This will be my next project; it will be for my great-daughter that is on the way.

  4. Love your pattern! I am fairly new to crocheting. I am having trouble with Row 2. Are the various stitches in row 2 susposed to line up with row 1? Would it be possible for you to send me a diagram of the pattern. I really want to make this for my sister for her Birthday next month. I appreciate any help you could offer. Many thanks, Elaine.

  5. i was looking for a different style ripple afghan this one is get for me to try thanks for sharing this

  6. I’m having trouble with Row 3, where it says skip next v stitch and chain 2, In chain 4 work space….So I need to chain 2 and skip the next v-stitch and at this point I should already be at the first chain 4 work space from row 2?
    Thank you

    • After the shell, you will make two V-stitches then skip a v-stitch and skip the chain 2 that is before the chain 4. Then make a v-stitch in that chain 4 space. So you won’t make any chains between those v-stitches. Sorry for the confusion.

  7. Hi, I’m really loving this pattern. I’m a little confused right at the end of row 2 though.. I ended up with a V stitch with nothing in it and the pattern says to turn work.
    Would you be able to clarify this for me at all?

    Thank you.

    • Yes. There will be a V-stitch at the end of each row with nothing in it. It actually will create a very pretty scalloped edge as you progress.

      • I am leaving a blank v stitch at the end of each row, so it seems to me that each row is getting shorter than the one before. Does the chain 3 count as the first v stitch? It might be really helpful to have a chart for about 5 rows just so I could better visualize.

  8. This pattern is absolutely gorgeous….THank you

    • did you make the afghan I tried and was so confused by the instructions and can’t find another set of instructions to make the afghan

  9. How pretty! Unusual.

  10. I love this pattern.This is my next project. Love a challenge, have only learnt to crochet a short time ago. Thank you

  11. Beautiful. thank you. I am going to attempt this one next

  12. This is beautiful. I can’t wait to make it. Thank you.

  13. LOVE LOVE IT thanks

  14. This is beautiful! I don’t normally do v-stitch or ripple patterns, but this one is a must do! Usually when I use patterns, I adjust them to my own taste. This one won’t need any of my ‘touches’. I plan to do one for my grandbaby due in October, and one for my daughter, so she’ll have one to snuggle under while the little one snuggles in his/hers. Thanks for this pattern.

  15. love your patterns, your stitching is beautiful too. the variations on the ripple make the whole the new and fresh. I am so happy I found your blog!

  16. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful pattern!
    Kind regards,
    (South Africa)

  17. Beautiful pattern. Thanks so much for sharing.

  18. We have a gal at church that just announced she is pregnant. This looks so pretty I think I might make it for her. Thanks so much for sharing.

  19. Living in So. Fl. where it usually is warm, I think that the worsted wt. would bew too heavy. Do yo think it would work well with a Sport wt. yarn and a larger hook or smaller hook then the one specified.
    I would however,make it as it is for my kids who live in a colder climate.
    Thanks for any information. I am eager to get started.

    • This is a very versatile pattern. I think it would work well with any weight yarn and different hook sizes would be fine as well.

  20. I don’t usually make blankets that require a long chain to begin, but th is one is so beautiful and intriguing, that I’ve just got to make it. Our church makes baby blankets and prayer shawls and I just might convert this into a beautiful shawl

  21. Really pretty, can’t wait to try it. It says it’s easy we will see. Thanks for the pattern.

  22. when you make your shell are there 4 dc or 5 dc as the pattern indicates your drawing shows 4 but the pattern tells you to do( dc, chain 1) three times plus 1 dc witch tells me there r 5 dc and 4 chain 1spaces in every shell and the second row tells me to skip chains and it doesn’t indicate what chain spaces it is beautiful but I am confused and I have crocheted all my life

    • The shell has 4 dc and 3 chain spaces. On the next row, the v-stitch on either side of the shell will have a v-stitch in it, the two outermost chain spaces of the shell will have a v-stitch, and the center chain space of the shell will have a shell in it.

  23. I just learned to crochet a ribble afghan several months ago. It took me many weeks to complete it until I could get even rows at each end. Learning to done so, I realize how sastifying and easy the Chevron pattern can be! I am ready to learn something more complexed and this lacy pattern may be just the thing! Thanks… MERRY CAT CRAFTS.

  24. I would LOVE to know HOW to increase teh size of this throw to make a full-sized blanket/afghan — I just don’t know how many chains to add. Could you help me out? It’s my dream that some day patterns will have this as part of the instructions as I like to make afghans much larger than the usual 43 or 45 by 56 or 58. My family likes to snuggle in and wrap up , so larger sizes are needed but it’s not that we’re huge people . . . . Thanks for any assistance you could give me. LOVE the pattern, by the way.

  25. Ohhh, DUH. If I had read a little further into the pattern, I would have seen the instructions for increasing. I NEVER would have figured out how many to increase it by that way — 22 plus 17 — That’s incredible. Can you tell I’m not too familiar with some of the crochet techniques? LOL. Thank you AGAIN.

    • Here are some additional beginning chains for some bigger sizes than I give in the pattern:
      56.5″ = 281
      65.5″ = 325

  26. Could you please tell me if you have this patterrn on you tube Thank You

  27. Thanks so much for the lovely pattern! I had to rip out part of the second row, after looking at the chart. Thanks for the chart it was helpful.

  28. What is a v stitch in regard to the lacy v-stich ripple afghan

    • It’s under special stitches in the pattern:

      Special stitches:
      V-stitch: in stitch or space indicated, 1 dc, 1 ch, 1 dc
      Shell: in stitch or space indicated, (1 dc, 1 ch) 3 times, 1 dc

  29. I am working on this pattern and I like it thank you

  30. I’m on the last row at the end it says ‘turn’ instead of fasten off. If I turn what do I do then?

  31. hi do you have a circular patern for doilies ? betty

  32. I have crocheted all my life and I have tried to follow this pattern 3 times and have ripped it out 3 times, it is very confusing, is there a way to simlify it? it is a beautiful pattern, but I am totally confused.

    • I really want to help because I think once you get the rhythm of it, you’d find it to be simpler. Could you give me more details about what is confusing?

  33. Absolutely beautiful blanket.
    It’s also wonderful how you take the time to answer each question.

    You rock!!

  34. Thank you for a lovely pattern. I “fixed” the ends on the 1st afghan so I ended up with a straight edge. You are right the scalloped edge is much prettier. I used dk weight yarn(3). This makes up fast for beautiful baby blanket/afghan.

  35. i just finished this afghan. love love love it. i wanna hang it over the foot board of my bed.

  36. I want to make this afghan but in a larger blanket size.
    How do I determine amount of yarn to purchase to do so?
    I wanted 40″ X 50″ afghan.
    Please help me.

    • Because of the repeat, I can’t hit exactly 40″, but I did calculate the possible sizes on either side of 40″ at a 50″ length.

      For 38.75″x50″, will take 27.46 oz/1,428.88 yards of yarn. Begin with chain of 193.
      For 43.25″x50″, will take 30.59 oz/1,591.76 yards of yarn. Begin with chain of 215.

  37. Hi how are you everyone.

    Thank you for lovely afghan, can you show me by the video please, this is be better for me. I Love Crochet too much Thank you any way…

  38. I absolutely love this pattern, and appreciate the fact that you take the time to answer everyone’s questions.

    This is only the 2nd item I’ve crocheted, and I have to say I can’t wait to make extra’s as gifts for family members :)

    Thank you again for sharing such a beautiful afghan with all of us

  39. Hi! I am making this as a present for my best friend and she would like a 52 Length by 72 Width, could you please help me figure out how much yarn I would need and what my beginning chain would be?

    • Do you really want to make it wider than long, or did you mean 52 wide and 72 long? That would have a beginning chain of 259. This size would take 53 ounces of yarn or 2,760 yards.

      If you really do want it wider than long, the 72 inch width is harder to hit because of the repeat. You can get 70 inches wide with a beginning chain of 347 and 74.25 inches wide with a beginning chain of 369.

  40. What a beautiful pattern! I’ve been looking for a variation on a Ripple that is lacy, but, heavy and works up quick. With the right colors, this could be for a man or a woman and I’d love to try it as a baby afghan!
    I know there aren’t many guys that crochet, but, when I got injured as a youth, the woman that cared for us then taught me to crochet and make things for the missionaries to keep me from going stir crazy!
    After I recovered from my injury, I realized that not only did I enjoy doing it, it was relaxing, kept my hands occupied when I was sitting and watching TV or passing the time on a trip and etc, but, I could create some incredibly beautiful gifts, keepsakes and personal items.
    I am constantly looking for new patterns. But, I am looking for a patter for a sweater/jacket that was made for a friend of mine by her mother that has since passed away. I know the basic pattern is made up of single crochet granny squares that are put together. IF ANYONE has a pattern like this, I’d love to have it and the way to figure out different sizes of the same pattern. It had NO BUTTONS, and 3/4 lenght sleeves and was finished off with a continuous single crochet border around the ends of the sleeves, and around the collar, front sides, and the around the bottom border. Can anyone help me?
    Thanks for a great pattern, by the way!

  41. I have just read through your page here and your pattern is great, but what i enjoyed more so was reading and noticing how patient and helpful you are .. that in itself makes a person want to come back for more. Job well done :)

  42. What a wonderful new site! I’m so delighted to find you and your beautiful,unusual projects. Most of the time I’m bedridden and the sheer level of extreme pain fills my days. Last year I taught myself to crochet with the help of youtube tutorialS. Crocheting makes me feel productive, fills my burning need to be creative, and takes my mind off my pain. Your patterns are so unique and yet I think I can make the lacy v-stitch ripple afghan if I watch your tutorial enough times! Please continue to create! I love everything you’ve done.

    Judith bigelow

  43. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern it has come so much in handy for finding some thing to make for my grandmother who crochets as well, it looks so intricte and yet fairly easy to make

  44. You are a gem–so patient and kind to share all this great info and to answer all the questions presented to you! Thank you— i am anxious to try this pattern!How do I add you so I can follow your posts?

    • The blog supports an RSS feed so if you use a reader you can point to:


      • In your pattern you state multiple of 22 plus 17, which equals 39. If you divide that into the number of stitiches ie: 39 into 193 = 5 .5 x 39 equals 195 stitches. I have started this at least 3 times and when I get to the end and turn it doesn’t work out right. Can you help me?
        I really want to make this because it is so pretty. thank you in advance

        • There are 22 chains in the repeat with 17 more chains for the stitches on either side of the repeat. For the 193 beginning chain, that is 8 repeats, so 22×8=176, then add 17 more for the extra stitches on the ends for 193. Are you starting with 193 or 195?

          • 193. I watched your video and it would be very helpful if it were slower and you showed it after every v st.I am not being critical, because I love this pattern and it is so nice of you to share. also I didnt realize you do not work into the last v stitch…(video showed me that)
            It always seems to me that I have more trouble working a simple pattern than a more complicated one, as I am 83 and have been crocheting for a number of years…..
            again thank you for the beautiful patterns

  45. Crazy cool to find your site from allfree!! I just watched this tutorial of yours and this is so neat because I’ve had such a hard time trying to get my ripple to ripple! Thank you!
    I gave up even trying to ‘ripple’ anything about 15yrs ago and after seeing and hearing your logic…I think I have it!
    Do you have any other tutorials I could find?
    You’re the very first person I’ve writen on anything Yarn! Thank you again!

  46. Love this pattern(Lacy V stitch Ripple Afgan)but I can’t read instruction because backround is to dark can you e-mail them to me on lite backrund Thank You Deb

  47. I love the beautiful lacy look to the classic ripple design. I see the beginning chain adjustments for larger afghans, but I do not see the yarn requirements for them. How do I figure the needed yardage for the larger sizes? Thank you for your help.

  48. Thank you. This helps so much!

  49. Collette Griffith

    Do you have a “multiple” for this pattern? I make prayer shawls, and this would be a lovely pattern for one! Thanks!

  50. just finished the lacy v-stich and it turned out great. very easy once you get it started. it was weird leaving the last v stich open but I had faith and it worked out
    I can’t wait to try a new pattern

  51. I used this pattern with six rows of black and 6 rows of white…….the colors of my daughters bed spread and it came out gorgeous. I was not sure of the design but it is lacy and very elegant. Thank you for letting me use this pattern. I am very well pleased.

  52. Lacy V-stitch Ripple Afghan … PDF Pattern problem.

    Love the pattern design, however, when trying to open the Chart at the bottom of the PDF File it only offers the following option.

    “Click to delete”.

    If clicked on removes the line of text. The same instruction appears on all the paragraphs, when they are clicked on. throughout the PDF file. Doesn’t remove any text permanently as everything is there after closing and reopening the file, but also not able to access the chart and is very confusing to anyone reading or using the pattern on line. /;)

    Did get a copy of the chart from your BLOG so I’m OK, just thought you would want to know about it.

    LynnJ AKA LadyWillow

  53. Debbie Standridge

    I have been looking for a pattern for making a Christening blanket, all in white, and this one is really pretty. What are the average “dimensions” for a baby blanket??? Would I follow the directions for extra small or small??? I appreciate any and all suggestions. Thank you so much for sharing your pattern and your talent. :-)

  54. I just finished the afghan, it is really pretty (Only took 2 days). Never could have figured it out so quickly without your tutorial, thank you!

  55. I love this pattern .would it be suitable for making a queen size bedspread.
    Thank you

  56. This is really a beautiful pattern. I love the dark edging.
    I’ll really enjoy making it.

  57. Why is one end of Afghan in the dark edging left looking unfinished when the opposite end curves so perfectly? Am I misreading, making a mistake or just missing a step? It is such a lovely pattern and I am tired of starting and frogging so I am turning to you for your input.
    Please answer me as soon as you can. I will be waiting impatiently as I would really like to get this Afghan stated.

    • Some ripples look more similar on the two ends than this one. It has a smaller ripple to the beginning edge and the deep dip on the ending edge.

  58. I had the same problem with the ends I over started so many times so I am happy now after I red Cathleen’s comment tks for your answers and your sharing time

  59. I’m working this project and so happy with this patern it’s coming very nice

  60. I am ready to start this project,would Caron Simply soft be suitable?

  61. Brenda C. Ledford

    Mama- I really liked this V-stitch ripple. Simply beautiful. I also love that you have now included the video. Consider a written transcript of the video for the hearing impaired. Might also help other folks.

    I am going to begin this project as soon as I am done typing. I will let you know how it turns out. Thank you very much for all your directions and time. Be blessed, Brenda

  62. Thank you for this pattern. I just started it last night and I’m cruzing thru it. Just had one question though. How many rows would you say for the “medium” size blanket? I have a couple colors that I want use in the one blanket and I’m trying to figure out about how many rows to do of each color.


  63. Thank you for another beautiful pattern. It seems as if all the afghan patterns I either keep or make up immediately comes from you and they all turn out wonderful.

  64. this is an absolutely lovely pattern – I’ve been waiting for the perfect blanket for my granddaughter who just turned 1 year old and now I know what pattern it will be. It’s a perfect lacy, delicate, girly stitch that will go nicely with the pinks/purples/pastel yarns I already purchased for it. I anticipate this will be one of the first few heirlooms she’ll collect. Thank you!

  65. This is so pretty! Thank you very much!!
    Lee Ann

    Crochet…Gotta Love It! Blog

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