I was looking for the perfect “comfort crochet” project and I found it! This simple, beginner-friendly (or “mindless” movie watching) ripple pattern creates gentle waves. It uses just one stitch and no complicated decreases. Use six colors to create the gradient effect I have, or make it scrappy. A video tutorial is included at the end to walk you through the pattern and two options for changing colors.
This pattern is available for FREE on my blog here. The free version is supported by advertising on my website. The downloadable pdf for sale on Kollabora includes includes the full pattern in one printable file without advertisements.
Basic crochet stitches: chain, half double crochet
Crocheting flat in rows
Increasing, decreasing by skipping stitches
Lap Throw: 34.5” (87.5 cm) wide x 48” (122 cm) long.
Red Heart Super Saver yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/364 yd/333 m) – 1 skein ea in 312 Black (CA), 365 Coffee (CB), 360 Café Latte (CC), 334 Buff (CD), 313 Aran (CE), and 316 Soft White (CF), or approximately 336 yd (307.5 m) in ea of 6 colors in any medium weight yarn.
US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
19 sts x 10 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.