Chunky Crochet Ripple Blanket – Free Pattern

Using super bulky yarn and a 12 mm hook, whip up a simple, chunky crochet ripple blanket that's perfect for snuggling on the couch. Free crochet pattern!

Y’all!! I’m writing this chunky crochet ripple blanket pattern from my brand new chair in my brand new office in my brand new (to me) house! Two weeks ago, we packed up our apartment in Denver, drove across the country with our sweet pup, and moved into our house in North Carolina. My husband and I each have our own office and best of all, there’s air conditioning!

hand holding a blue chunky crocheted ripple blanket

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Unfortunately, moving means I haven’t had as much time for crochet projects. We’ve had lots of unpacking (almost done!) and house projects to do. Some projects were planned (like raising the cabinets and adding some open shelving) and some were unplanned (like having to saw off a corroded washing machine hose). I guess that’s all part of owning a home? It’s definitely an adventure!

Chunky Ripple Blanket Crochet Pattern Inspiration

Now that you know what’s up in my life, let’s talk blankets! You may have seen the Mystic Ripple Blanket teased on Instagram or email subscribers may have spotted the pattern tester call, but the pattern is finally ready! This chunky blanket is perfect for snuggling up on the couch with a cup of tea or for throwing over the sofa arm for a farmhouse touch.

woman sitting on the couch with a crocheted blanket on her lap, with text "mystic ripple blanket, free crochet pattern from you should craft"

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Chunky Mystic Ripple Blanket Details

The crochet ripple blanket pattern is repetitive and easy to memorize, so you can relax while catching up on your favorite shows (I loved What We Do in the Shadows on FX!). Don’t you love a good meditative crochet project? You don’t even need any fancy stitches — it’s all dc and hdc.

The gorgeous ripple pattern might seem intimidating if you’re a newbie crocheter, but the ripples are created using a combination of increases (adding stitches) and decreases (skipping stitches), which will repeat on every. single. row. So once you get the counting down, you’re golden! Plus, I have a video tutorial to help you out with the first couple rows. 😊

Tools Needed to Crochet a Chunky Ripple Blanket

To crochet my chunky ripple blanket, I used a 12 mm hook and Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Mystical, which has a glitter strand running through it. If you’re not into glitter or can’t find Mystical, Glacier is similar and sparkle-free. Wool-Ease T&Q is a #6 super bulky yarn that quickly crochets into a soft, chunky blanket.

And thank you to my wonderful pattern testers (Becky, Bev, Cindy, Deb, Heather, and Megan) for helping me get this pattern ready for y’all! Pattern testers used hooks between 10-12 mm (depending on their crocheting tension) and two chose alternate yarns (Premiere Couture Home and Buttercream Luxe Craft Alpaca).

How to Crochet a Chunky Ripple Blanket

Supplies / Materials

Size / Gauge

4 x 4 inches = 5 rows of 7 hdc

The free pattern is for the “lapghan” sized blanket and measures ~40 x 52 inches.

The paid pattern (printable PDF) also includes baby blanket (36 x 36 inches) and throw sizes (48 x 60 inches). You can snag it on Etsy or Ravelry.

If you want to adjust for a different size, head over here for common crochet blanket sizes and measurements.

Abbreviations / Techniques

Chunky Crochet Ripple Blanket Video Tutorial

The video tutorial demonstrates how to crochet the two different row repeats of the chunky ripple blanket — the closed rows (like rows 1 and 2) and the open rows (like row 3). It also demonstrates how to crochet over the open rows (like in row 4).

Chunky Ripple Blanket Crochet Pattern

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With a 12 mm hook, ch 80 (or any multiple of 15 + 5)

Note: I typically crochet into the back loops of my starting chain (aka top loops), but you do you! It won’t make much of a difference for this project.

Row 1: hdc in second ch from hook, hdc in next ch, sk 1, hdc in next 6 ch, 3 hdc in next ch, hdc in next 6 ch, *sk 2, hdc in next 6 st, 3 hdc in next ch, hdc in next 6 ch* repeat from * to * 4 times, sk 1, hdc in last 2 ch (79 hdc)

collage of step-by-step pictures for crocheting the first row of the ripple blanket

Row 2: ch 1 and turn, hdc in next 2 st, sk 1, hdc in next 6 st, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 st, *sk 2, hdc in next 6 st, 3 hdc in next st, hdc in next 6 st* repeat from * to * 4 times, sk 1, hdc in last 2 st (79 hdc)

Row 3: ch 1 and turn, dc in next 2 st, sk 1, [dc, ch 1, sk 1] 3 times, [dc, ch 1, dc] in next st, [ch 1, sk 1, dc] 3 times, *sk next 2 st, [dc, ch 1, sk 1] 3 times, [dc, ch 1, dc] in next st, [ch 1, sk 1, dc] 3 times* repeat from * to * 4 times, sk 1, dc in last 2 st (79 stitches – 44 dc, 35 ch)

collage of four pictures showing how to crochet row 2 of the ripple blanket

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Note: I crocheted into the ch, not the ch space.

collage of two images demonstrating crocheting into the chain for row 4 of the ripple blanket

Rows 5-6: Repeat Row 2

Row 7: Repeat Row 3

Rows 8-10: Repeat Row 2

Row 11: Repeat Row 3

Rows 12-23: Repeat Row 2

Row 24: Repeat Row 3

blue chunky crocheted ripple blanket with a yellow hook and a skein of wool-ease thick & quick yarn

Rows 25-29: Repeat Row 2

Row 30: Repeat Row 3

Rows 31-42: Repeat Row 2

Row 43: Repeat Row 3

Rows 44-46: Repeat Row 2

Row 47: Repeat Row 3

Rows 48-50: Repeat Row 2

Row 51: Repeat Row 3

Rows 52-53: Repeat Row 2.

Trim yarn and weave in ends.

white couch with a blue crochet ripple blanket and a grey/white striped pillow

That’s all, y’all!

Below, you can see the aforementioned new chair. Cute, right?

For more free Wool Ease Thick and Quick crochet patterns, check out these posts:

grey chair with a blue crochet ripple blanket over the arm