Granny ripples can be done in various sizes sizes. We have 19 granny ripples to be able to change sizes.
We are currently writing instructions to go with the diagrams.
The bottom clusters of a valley can be a pain for some crocheters and can easily be changed by using double crochet 2 together (dc2tog) but the looks will be different.
See the difference between using double clusters at the bottom versus the double crochet 2 together. The stitch change doesn't impact the sizing for each of the multiples or distances that the chevron will span.
How to Read Crochet Diagrams
Yarn and Gauge
Caron One Pound 5.5 mm / I/9 = 13 sc and 14 rows = 4" [10 cm]
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Beg Double Cluster = Double cluster using next chain and 4th chain.
Ch(s) = Chain(s)
Cl(s) = (3-double crochet cluster) [Yoh and draw up a loop. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook (2 loops remain on hook)] 3 times in indicated st. Yoh and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
Dc = Double crochet
Double cluster (double Cl) = Cl in sp between last 3 dc and next Cl. Skip space between next 2 Cls—cl in sp between last Cl and next set of 3 dc.
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right side
Sc = Single crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl st = Slip stitch
Sp(s) = Space(s)
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Yoh = Yarn over hook
The original by Ellen Gormley was presented to Red Heart, the tutorial is filmed, and a free pattern is available. This is the Throw-Back Granny Chevron Blanket.
The pattern, in my point of view, is imbalanced on the edges, making it a bit confusing for newbie crocheters. While the pattern is excellent, the rest of the 12 presented patterns will have a balance point from the edges and interior chevrons.
These chevrons are multiples of 22 chs + 27 and will span 5.5" for each multiple if you prefer this option.
Why I feel it's imbalanced is that there are 2 shells between the tops of bottoms of the valleys in the interior but the edges have an additional 3rd shell. It looks correct on the sample, but I tended to make error in how the edges looked for memory reasons. That's a personal perspective only, not a criticism.
Refer to the pattern here to match the colours and sizing.
Chain in multiples of 22 chs + 27.
Note for 1st row: The first 3 chs of skipped sts count as 1st dc. Also note that when skipping sts after the Cl that you do not miss the hidden st, you may need to pull your chs a bit to see it.
The pattern also has chain 3 between the two bottom clusters in the 1st row. We feel that's a typo. It's written below without the ch 3.
1st row: (RS). 3 dc in 6th ch from hook. (Sk next 2 chs. 3 dc in next ch) twice. Sk next 2 chs. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch. (Sk next 2 chs. 3 dc in next ch) twice. *Sk next 2 chs. Cl in next ch. Skip next 3 chs. Cl in next ch. (Sk next 2 chs. 3 dc in next ch) twice. Sk next 2 chs. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch. (Sk next 2 chs. 3 dc in next ch) twice. Rep from * to last 6 chs. Sk next 2 chs. 3 dc in next ch. Sk next 2 chs, 1 dc in last ch. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout). (3 dc in next sp between sets of 3 dc) 3 times. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in ch-3 sp. (3 dc in next sp between sets of 3 dc) twice. *Double Cl. (3 dc in next sp between sets of 3 dc) twice. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in ch-3 sp of between sets of 3 dc. (3 dc in next sp between sets of 3 dc) twice. Rep from * to last sp between sets of 3 dc. 3 dc in last sp between sets of 3 dc, skip sp between last 3 dc and beg ch. 1 dc in top of beg ch. Turn.
Tutorials follow the original pattern.
The samples below were made with a 5.5 mm / I/9 crochet hook using Caron One Pound. Changing the hook or yarn size will change the span distance. It is up to you to figure it out if you decide you prefer something different.
Option 1 & 2
Zero spaces between the ups and downs going across. Each multiple repeating is 10 chs. The chevrons take up a distance of 2.5" only. I was really intrigued by this example.
The bottom clusters can be replaced with double crochet two together. Both diagrams for more effortless follow-through are shown below.
Option 3 & 4
One space to fill between the tops and bottoms chevron waves. Easy up and down going with just one space to fill.
The chevrons span 4" each. Each multiple of 16 chs will create the 4" span.
Option 5 & 6
This version has two spaces between the tops of the bottoms. Each multiple of 22 chs will span 5" in width. The valleys and peaks are getting taller than before.
Option 7 & 8
Adding more spaces between the tops and bottoms again. Here the pattern is with three spaces. The chevron will span 7" with this version. Each multiple of 28 chs will create this sizing.
Option 9 + 10
Adding another space to have 4 going up and down increasing the height and span once again. This will span 8.5" for each chevron. Each multiple of 34 chs will create this.
Option 11 and 12
This version has five spaces between the tops of the bottoms. It's really high, and each chevron would be spending 10". Each multiple of 40 chs will get you 10" wide.
You could have more options if you want to be creative, but the spans will get bigger and usually, people balk at the idea of not having flat edges. I think this is usually where people would stop, but don't let this stop you from being creative.
Another Chevron Option
We have several types of chevrons for you to enjoy. The pink/blue zig-zag is one of our most popular baby blankets. See the Everybody Wave Blankets.