Susan B's Ripple Afghan Pattern
Although my favorite crocheted ripple pattern is the Soft Waves Ripple, I've had several people contact me requesting free patterns and I found Susan B's appears to be one of the most popular. It's slightly different than the Soft Waves Ripple -- it features pointed peaks rather than a softly rippling pattern. There are a few great examples on Flickr here and here. The Ravelry pattern page is here: Easy Ripple Afghan by SusanB.
For the basic stitch repeat, I created this .jpg with notes to help you visualize how the pattern works.
Another great free ripple pattern is the one found here at Attic 24. Be prepared to spend some time viewing her awesome projects! She has excellent step-by-step photos and uses the conventional UK crochet instructions in which a Treble (tr) crochet is equivalent to the US Double (dc).
Do you have a favorite crocheted ripple pattern? If so, please share!
I'll be teaching a 2-hour class in September and October based on the Soft Waves Ripple in Jan Eaton's book, 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns: Exciting Patterns to Knit & Crochet for Afghans, Blankets & Throws. If you're local and you already know how to crochet, call the shop and sign up!