A crochet lapghan pattern – The Quiet Ripple Crochet Lapghan – is a free pattern here on the blog. I share lots of extra details below, or if you only want the free pattern scroll down!
I also crocheted this pattern using a lighter weight DK yarn to make a lovely baby blanket. You can read about it and get the pattern adjustments here.
If you would prefer to buy an inexpensive, ad-free, large print, printable PDF pattern get one HERE.
The Quiet Ripple Lapghan is also part of the discounted Crochet Blankets Pattern Bundle that you can buy HERE.
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Inspiration & Design
So my yarn stash has gotten a little out of hand recently.
I blame lockdown.
And online yarn shops.
It really hasn’t been my fault at all!
As a result of this online yarn shopping (and putting a few extra skeins in the basket for free delivery!) I decided my next project and pattern would have to be made using my stash. No yarn buying allowed!
I have a lot of King Cole Big Value Poplar Chunky “in stock” and, as it’s really soft and cosy, I really wanted to make another blanket. So, I did a little maths and discovered there wouldn’t quite be enough for a blanket or throw. However, there might just be enough for a lapghan depending on what stitch pattern I chose.
I’ve never crocheted a chevron or ripple stitch pattern before but I’m always drawn to them on Pinterest because of their lovely vintage / retro look. So, I found a ripple stitch I liked and set about swatching. After that I amended the stitch pattern I found to add in a little ridge detail. and as you can see my next pattern is a one-colour ripple stitch lapghan!
Firstly, this crochet lapghan pattern is perfect for confident beginners. Like the Heather Berry Cowl for instance, if you take a little time to understand and practice the stitch pattern it becomes an easy, repetitive make.
Secondly, this is the perfect project to complete while watching your favourite TV program or catching up with your Podcasts.
After a few row repeats you’ll have the stitch pattern memorised.
Stretch Your Skills
Finally, this is a great project to stretch your crochet skills if you’ve never tried a ripple stitch before.
I used the affordable, acrylic yarn King Cole Big Value Poplar Chunky in colour Meadow Mist.
This yarn is machine washable and comes in six different colours that all have a subtle marble-effect shade. I seriously love this muted colour palette! I used this yarn in my very first pattern.
The pattern includes some substitute yarn recommendations or you could use yarnsub.com to help you find an alternative.
Pin this crochet lapghan pattern for later!
Pattern – Crochet Lapghan Pattern
I love cosying up under a blanket or throw to read a book, watch an old movie or just have a cup of tea!
Crochet this simple, two row repeat, ripple lapghan which is just the right size for keeping warm while curled up on the sofa.
Perfect for confident beginners or if you are looking for a simple but classic project.
This pattern uses a chunky yarn to make a warm but lightweight lapghan. The use of one colour throughout the project makes for a modern look with a hint of retro vintage.
The acrylic yarn chosen is inexpensive but beautifully soft and fluffy.
- King Cole Big Value Poplar Chunky – 100% Acrylic
Bulky 5 (US) / Chunky (UK)
3.5oz / 100g, 164yds / 150m
7 balls in Meadow Mist
Amount of yarn used 24.6oz / 670g, 1099yds / 1005m
- Size 6mm crochet hook – my favourite hook brand
- Tapestry needle – I use this so I don’t lose them!
- Measuring tape – I have one like this
- Scissors – I have a pretty pair like these
- Blocking mats (optional) – these make blocking easy
Stylecraft Special Chunky
Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky
Red Heart Comfort Chunky
Working in stitch pattern with 6mm hook, after washing and blocking:
14.5 stitches, 6 rows to 4″ / 10cm
37in / 94cm wide
44in / 112cm long
Level 2 / Easy
Chain 3 counts as a dc, as does the 3 skipped chains in row 1.
When at the end of ROW 2 don’t forget to make a hdcBLO into the turning chain. It is worth checking that you have 136 stitches as you need this exact number to make the ripples on the next row.
I chose to stitch into the back bumps of the foundation chain to give an edge that will provide a lovely match for the end row of the blanket.
ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS):
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
DcBLO – double crochet back loop only (see special stitches)
HdcBLO – half double crochet back loop only (see special stitches)
Rep – repeat
Sk – skip
St – stitch
< > – stitch count
For dcBLO and hdcBLO instead of inserting your hook through both loops that make up the top ‘v’ of the stitch, you will insert your hook through only the arm of the “v” that is furthest away from you (the arm that is at the “back” of the work).
SETUP Ch 139 (136 st + 3 turning ch).
ROW1 Dc in 4th ch from hook, (2dc in next ch) twice, *(sk next ch, dc in next ch) 5 times, sk next ch**, (2dc in next ch) 6 times, rep from * across 7 more times, ending last rep at **, (2dc in next ch) 3 times, turn. <136 st >
ROW2 Ch 1, hdcBLO into each st across, turn. <136 st>
ROW3 Ch 3, dcBLO in first st, (2dcBLO in next st) twice, *(sk next st, dcBLO in next st) 5 times, sk next st**, (2dcBLO in next st) 6 times, rep from * across 7 more times, ending last rep at **, (2dcBLO in next st) 3 times, turn. <136 st>
Repeat rows two and three 32 times more (67 rows in total), or until the lapghan measures desired length.
FINISHING Finish off, weave in ends and block.