Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch Pattern

Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch Pattern

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Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch

Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch

Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch

Learn how to crochet this amazing vintage fan ripple stitch that I recently discovered. I was blown away by the tall pillars of magnificence of the Triple Trebles. Changing the colours strategically will create incredible results.

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Pattern: Vintage Fan Ripple

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Bernat Satin Yarn

In the video tutorial, I used Bernat Satin Yarn with a 5.0 or H Hook Size. You just need to match the hook to the yarn and use this pattern to create the results you see. This yarn is extremely soft and inexpensive. You will need to figure out your own yarn quantities when making your projects. The purpose of today’s article is to show you how to do the stitch and you can run away with the creativity.

Crochet Vintage Fan Ripple Pattern

Crochet Vintage Fan Ripple Pattern

You can use this stitch for anything as I am giving you the keys to the kingdom to create your own custom sizes. Each fan is a multiple of 9.

To Make Different Sizes

Multiple of 9 sts + 1.

Remember the + number at the end of the sentence means that you are to add chains at the very end to maintain the pattern as written.

At the time of publication, I was creating this afghan using this stitch. I know I know… eye candy! (at least to me it is) It goes with my decor and teases my senses.

I used the discontinued Bernat Mosiac Yarn that slowly changes colour.

Crochet Diagram

So let me give you some resources to help you. Firstly, here is a crude crochet diagram I made to show you where the stitches fall into place when making this stitch. You are welcome to print off this diagram if it helps you.

Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch Crochet Diagram

Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch Crochet Diagram


  • The pattern consists of 4 repeating rows. Rows 1 – 4. The chain is just to get you started.
  • When creating your base chain, keep the counts in multiples of 9. Once you get to your desired width for a chain, add 1 to the chain so you can single crochet 2nd chain from the hook and keep your project in balance.

Written Instructions

  • Use a yarn and hook that compliment each other. You can refer to yarn band label to see the suggested hook size to go with the yarn.

Chain in sets of 9 until you get to the desired width. At the end of the chain add 1 more chain.

  1. SC 2nd chain from hook and then SC in next 3 chains. * 3 SC into next chain. SC into next 8 chains and repeat * across. Final 4 chains will be 1 SC into each. Turn.
  2. Ch 1, skip 1st stitch and SC into next 4 sts. * 3 SC into next st. SC into next 4 sts, skip 2, SC into next 4 sts. Repeat * across. Final 4 stitches will be 1 SC into next 3 stitches and then SC 2 TOG for the final. Turn.
  3. Repeat Row 2.
  4. Slip Stitch 2 stitches, then CH 6. Triple Treble (TTR) into next 2 stitches. * 3 TTR into next and then 1 TTR into next 3 stitches. Skip 4 stitches, 1 TTR into next 3 stitches, Repeat * across. Final stitches will be 1 TTR in 3 stitches. (You will notice the TTR do not extend all the way to the end of the row. This is what we want.)
  5. If changing colour, this is where you would do it before doing the next repeat rows.
  6. Repeat Rows 1 – 4 continually until your project gets the desired length.

See video tutorial below to make it easier for your to follow if you have any questions.

Video Tutorial

Mikey, aka Michael Sellick, of The Crochet Crowd, started this online journey back in 2008. A mere hobby in trying to reach out to others as he was mentally struggling with his own issues. His goal was simple, find others in the yarn communities, like him, that have a common interest.

The journey and main baby of the whole idea started with a YouTube Channel and then in 2011, an official website was developed. Michael is not only the face of The Crochet Crowd but also the working engine behind the crowd in self-taught programming, social media and so much more.

Enjoy the stitching journey. Life is short, enjoy this wonderful hobby and all of the learning opportunities that come with it.

38 thoughts on “Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch Pattern”

  1. Marcia Spicer says:

    How can I get this pattern Mikey

    1. Mikey says:

      I just added a blue download button and created a pdf for you.

  2. Dee Dee sanchez says:

    this stitch is beautiful I am confused though the first row has the ends hanging out beyond the rest of the blanket what do you do with those?

    1. kathy says:

      It would be great if it were a PDF; but YT has it con crochet crowd. Good luck.

  3. Brianna says:

    Hi mikey,
    I was wondering if you could help me out with the joining of a new color. I’m getting confused with how you are joining in the video.
    Thank you,

    P.s. Love this pattern

  4. Helen Branscum says:

    Love this stitch, should have watched the tutorial on measuring wave patterns first. my 4′ chain (153+1) ended up only about 3′. just on the first row of fans so not too painful to start over. Also gonna use a larger hook, I crochet too tight and it would make a better circle right now. Thanks for your wonderful site.

  5. I like it. But way to much on the hook that I can’t even work on till fall. But I will keep it in mind when I do finish something.
    So much I want to do and not enough winter months. I need to move. lol

  6. Sara says:

    I am making this in an afghan and I am crocheting in the back loop only in all the rows and it looks so much prettier then going thru both loops

  7. karen blair/fred winchester says:

    love this. can’t wait to try it. soon as i get the priorities (baby stuff, summer stuff, etc) out of the way. love this yarn, too. have a fair stash on hand in earth color s. being in florida, usa, this should be light enough for a very nice shawl. thanks so much.

  8. Arshia khan says:

    Thank you so much .God bless you

  9. Debbie says:

    Hi Mikey beautiful pattern ๐Ÿ™‚ what are the burgandy colors used in photo? ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Suzanne Thompson says:

    When looking for crochet patterns; I am always looking to see if there is a graph or diagram. A lot easier to understand. Any idea on other resources for that? I am on youtube and your website all the time. Thanks so much for all your help

  11. รsdรญs Eva Baldvinsdรณttir says:

    Happy new year to you all. Thanks for happy times last year, all the fantastic colors, patterns and videos!

  12. Michele says:

    Love the stitch, love your instructions – I googled many different projects, I like yours and youtube’s bobwilson123 the very best – also LOVE that you do left handed instructions, though I am so used to flipping everything opposite of righthanded instructions, I get going and forget NOT to! Look forward to the surprises you have for us all in 2015!

  13. Angie selby says:

    I’m looking for the pink breath cancer scraf

  14. Sue Lambert says:

    Could not stop when I started. Totally hooked. Thank you Mikey your instructions so easy to follow.

  15. TC says:

    Did anyone else notice that the first triple treble on the last section you did 5 wraps instead of 4 in the video?

    1. That is possible…. I do get talking and showing you how and sometimes my hands don’t match my mouth as I am probably giving a tip… Should be 4 wraps Tracey and you will be good to go.

  16. Megan Burns says:

    This is a beautiful stitch. I too am a big fan of diagrams, but I’m also a visual learner. Thanks for the options! My twin sister knits, and she has a lot of resources. I find that crochet (my preferred drug) is undergoing a huge transition – people are really starting to understand it can be way more than blankets and baby clothes (even though those are quite lovely too!) and I’m very excited to learn all that I can. I want to see how far I can go with this medium because I love it so much. Your fellow crocheters appreciate all your efforts!

  17. Janet says:

    What kind of border do you suggest for this pattern?

  18. Debra Jo says:

    Hey guys and gals ! Hope you’re all enjoying the new year ๐Ÿ™‚ When I first saw this stitch it made me think of little Menorah’s – the candleabra of Jewish Anyways, I LOVE THIS STITCH !! I LOVE THIS SITE AND AND ALL THE PEOPLE WHO RUN IT IT!
    Thank you for your awesome tutorials and for your constant search for all the things that keep us intrigued and busy.. it really is the ‘take everywhere’ craft! Cheers! Debs

  19. phet says:

    Thank you thank you for your great work. I like to crochet and prefer diagrams over words too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. I like all three. The tutorial, written directions and a diagram. That way you can always figure out a pattern.

  21. Laura C. Studer says:

    Love all the patterns, nice to know I’m not alone in the crochet world. I live in a small town and was looking for a crochet group. Now I found one love it Thank you.

  22. mickey tucker says:

    ttr or dtr….you say triple treble in the instructions then double treble in video..which one is correct?

    1. Should be Triple Treble… Sorry about that.

      1. I’m confused! Is the stitch in the right handed video tutorial a triple treble or double? I’ve never done anything but granny squares and basic ripple…..I just want to understand the correct term for future projects. I’m on 2nd “row” or first repeat. So far so good!

  23. Tina Luzier says:

    I have a question about the starting chain. If I were to use the foundation single crochet would I still use the 9+1 or skip the plus one because I already have the sc for the 2nd row. Thanks!

  24. Kathy says:

    You make this look so easy! Thank you for the video tutorial ๐Ÿ™‚ I am taking my father in law for an 8 hour surgery on the 15 th of this month and I will be working on this I hope lol Thank you Thank you oh did I forget to say Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ You are a God send!

  25. Angielynn says:

    Thank you for the chart!!! BTW curious how many skeins you used for your Mosaic afghan?

    1. I don’t know yet… I’m not done… I am going to estimate about 12… I have used 6 and I am half way through the size I want.

      1. Angielynn says:

        Thank you!!!

  26. marywich says:

    This was fantastic, Mikey! I can’t wait ’til tomorrow when I buy some yarn!
    I’ve already shared the video with a friend so we can work on this pattern together, enjoying each other’s company.

  27. Jeanie Rouse says:

    yes and I like the written instructions best.

  28. Vashti Braha says:

    Hi Mikey, I love that you did such a great post on this stitch pattern! Some vintage examples of it have been catching my eye in Pinterest over the past few months.

  29. nityakalyani says:

    Thanks so much I am more comfortable with a diagram

    1. Me too.. I prefer diagrams over words any day. ๐Ÿ˜€

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