The Keyhole Ripple Stitch :: Crochet Stitch #31

Stitch Description

The Keyhole Ripple Stitch is a traditional crochet ripple technique. It is perfect for making afghans and warm shawls.

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Materials Used

Vanna’s Choice

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Addi Swing Ergonomic Crochet Hook

Skacel Addi Swing Hook was developed with comfort in mind. The handle is constructed of two plastics: one colorful and soft, and the other, white and firm. The two balance each other perfectly for just the right amount of flexibility.This is a crochet hook to love! The beautifully balanced handle rests perfectly in your hand as addi’s Turbo hook glides in and out of each stitch. With addi Swing Hooks you can say good-bye (and good riddance!) to cramped fingers forever.

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Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Half Double Crochet
Double Crochet

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 1

  Pattern Repeat 
Multiples of 10 + 3

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Foundation Chain: Multiples of 10 + 3

  • Prep Row: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch, *skip next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 4 ch, ch 2, 1 dc in each of next 4 ch; rep from * across to within last 6 ch, skip next 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch, 1 dc in last ch, turn.
  • Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), skip first dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc each of next 2 dc, *skip next 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, [1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc] in next ch-2 space, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc; rep from * to within last 6 dc, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, 1 dc in top of turning ch, turn.
  • Repeat row 1 until you have reached your desired length.

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