Crochet tutorial that teaches you how create very pretty and easy to do ripple stitch using decreases and shells. It’s super easy and looks beautiful. I did mine in variegated yarn because I think it really makes this stitch pop!


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Lacy Ripple 3 Crochet Stitch – Free Crochet Pattern and Tutorial

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For this project you’ll need:

HOOK: Size yarn recommends

YARN: Any size


Chart pattern


This stitch is done in multiples of 8 + 6





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To Start

Ch in multiples of 8 until you reach your desired size. Then ch 6 more and you’re ready to start.


Row 1

DC in 7th ch from hook. * CH 1, sk 1, DC in next st. *

Repeat for row. Ch 3 and turn.


Row 2

DC 3 in 1st DC of row. * DC dec using the next 7 ch 1 spaces and DC’s. Pull through all 8 loops on your hook and ch 1, DC 7 into next DC. * Repeat for row. DC 4 into last DC of row. Ch 3 and turn.

  • NOTE – The first ch 1 that you will use is hard to see, but it’s pretty much the same stitch you DC 3 in. Just remember when decreasing you will begin and end your gathering in a ch 1 space.


Row 3

DC in 4th dc over, ch 1 and * DC into decrease. Ch 1 and skip a DC, DC into next and ch 1. Sk a st and DC into next, (should be the top of the shell) ch 1 and sk a st. Dc in last dc of shell. Ch 1. * Repeat for row. DC in top of ending ch 3 to end the row. Ch 3 and turn.


Repeat rows 2 and 3




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