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Extended Ripple: A Feather and Fan Crochet Stitch Free Pattern

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Inside: Free Crochet Pattern – With its delicate feather and fan crochet stitch, the Extended Ripple Wrap is the perfect way to add a touch of elegance to any ensemble.

Back view from the hips up of a woman in a gray skirt and black top with a shawl wrapped around her shoulders. The shawl is made of a feather and fan crochet ripple stitch in medium blue yarn.PinPin

This pattern was originally published on 1/11/2014. The most recent update was made on 12/9/2022.

The Extended Ripple is a lacy ripple pattern that adds a fancy look to the classic ripple crochet pattern. This is really more of a stitch pattern; however, there are several finished project photos with details to help you with ideas. Medium to heavy weight yarns will create an afghan or warm item. Lighter weight yarns will create a nice shawl or wrap for an evening out.

Waist up image of a brown dress form in a black dress with a rectangle wrap around it. The wrap is made of a crochet feather and fan stitch in stripes of medium and dark purple.Pin

This pattern can be used with just about any size yarn and the coordinating hook. I do not recommend novelty yarns, as the textures of the yarn can make the stitches difficult or just take away from the look of the stitch pattern.

Video Tutorial

I have made a video tutorial, however, my current camera doesn’t seem to take very good quality videos. So…it isn’t the clearest to look out. The color gets better about 2 minutes in, but it just isn’t as clean as I would like. Hopefully I will be able to buy a new digital camera soon and will make a new video at that point. For now, here is what I have:

Extended Ripple Wrap

Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Rectangle image of a lacy crochet ripple stitch in stripes of black, white, and gray.Pin



Whatever size you want to make!


Pretty much any size “regular” yarn. Not recommended for novelty yarns.

Crochet Hook

Use a hook a few sizes larger than your yarn recommends. This stitch looks best when it is worked loosely.


Learn about gauge HERE
Not important! Though you may want to make a 2 repeat swatch that is a few rows tall to determine how many repeats you need for your own finished item. (For example, if your swatch measures 10 inches, you know each repeat is 5 inches. If you are making a baby blanket and want it to be about 36 inches, you will ch enough for 7 repeats (7rep * 5 inches = 35 inches) in order to get the size you want.)

Other Supplies

Yarn Needle

Stitches and Abbreviations

click on highlighted sts for tutorials
beg – beginning
ch – chain
rep – repeat
rs – right side
sc – single crochet
sc2tog – single crochet two together
sk – skip
st(s) – stitch(es)
tr – treble crochet
ws – wrong side
( ) – work step in parentheses in indicated stitch
[ ] – work step in brackets number of times indicated

Waist up image of a woman in a brown top with wrap made of lacy crochet ripple stitches in light blue.Pin

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Pattern Notes

  • Read through all instructions before beginning.

Feather and Fan Crochet Stitch Pattern

Ch a multiple of 16 plus 1

Row 1 (ws): 2 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * until end of row is reached, sc once more in last st (there will be 3 sc in the last st of this row).

Now here are some pictures to help you with Row 1:

Row 2 (rs): Turn, ch 4, tr in same st, (2 tr in next st) 2 times, (sk 1, tr in next st),  5 times, sk 1, (2 tr in next st) 2 times, *3 tr in next st, (2 tr in next st) 2 times, sk 1, (tr in next st, sk 1) 5 times, (2 tr in next st) 2 times; rep from * until on st is left, 2 tr in last st.

Here are some pictures to help you with Row 2:

Row 3 (work entire row in front loops only): Change color. Turn, ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, *2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 5 sts, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc in each of next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * until end of row is reached, sc once more through both loops of last st  (there will be 3 sc in the last st of this row).

And pictures for Row 3:

Repeat rows 2 & 3: Until desired length is reached. End with a repeat of Row 3.

Front (RS) view at end of Row 3


When changing color, do not finish off last st of your row, make the st all the way to the last yo/pull through and stop. Change color and make the final yo/pull through with the new color, then start the next row. This will make your color change look more finished.

Happy Stitching!

Close up of a rectangle of lacy crochet ripple stitches in stripes of medium and dark purplePin


Do not Pin, share, or copy this chart in any way

Please note: there is no symbol for sc in front loop only in my chart program, but the top row is worked in the front loops only, even though I could not show that in the chart. After working the shown rows, keep repeating the last two until your work is as tall as you want.


How do I get the PDF?

Click any of the “Get the Printable PDF” buttons. If you are reading through the comments and getting confused, this is one of my first patterns. There are no longer free PDFs of my patterns on Craftsy. The PDFs are not free, and there are no ads on them. If you want the pattern free, you can use it from this site with ads. The ads pay me, so that either way, I get paid. Thank you.

How does a starting ch of 16+1 work?

Make the starting chain a multiple of 16 (16, 32, 48, 60…), THEN add one more at the end. The pattern is written this way so you can make your creation whatever size you want. Make a scarf, a wrap, a baby blanket, a couch throw, or even a full sized afghan.

If you are starting with a really long chain, place a stitch marker after every 16 chains to be sure you don’t make a mistake in your count. Don’t forget to add the one extra chain at the end.

A big thank you to my Extended Ripple testers!!

Close up of a person's torso wearing a rectangular shawl made of a lacy crochet ripple stitch in stripes of black, white, and gray.Pin

Brenda Lee Dukeman
Ravelry: littlestitchs
Creator of the Sparkly Vanna’s Choice scarf

lion brand vannas glamour, size 2 yarn, 1 skein each copper, topaz moonstone
3 repeats, start with 49 chains 70 inches long, 13 inches wide

Back view from the hips up of a woman in a gray skirt and black top with a shawl wrapped around her shoulders. The shawl is made of a feather and fan crochet ripple stitch in medium blue yarn.Pin

Lisa Janowiec-Young
Ravelry: Lisafamily
Creator of hand dyed blue wrap

Waist up image of a woman in a brown top with wrap made of lacy crochet ripple stitches in light blue.Pin

Rachel McKinney
Ravelry: 100Creations
Creator of the light blue scarf

245 yards TLC baby sport DK (size 3) yarn and K/10.5 (6.5mm) hook
60 inches by 10 inches, 2 repeats, start with 33 chains

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76 thoughts on “Extended Ripple: A Feather and Fan Crochet Stitch Free Pattern”

  1. Your ability to group stitches, expand on the expected to provide these wonderful gifts to us is just awesome. I love it Jessie.

    • I don’t know. I have restarted this pattern 3-4 times and finally got the numbering correct with the stitches. For me not the easiest thing…

      • Was it just miscounting, or is there a problem with the pattern that I can help you with? I know I sometimes struggle with getting the starting chain the right length, it is so easy to add or loose one on a longer item!

        • I should be able to help if you give a more complete description of what is wrong. If you’re just having trouble keeping track of where you are, you can use stitch marker at certain places like the repeat to keep track.

    • Thanks Lorene, I have been meaning to post it for a while, but it seemed like there was always something keeping me from making the video (like a hoarse voice, or the kiddies being home on vacation)

  2. This is a very beautiful scarf. Made a little wider it will look beautiful as a stole or a shawl for spring. Thank you for giving this pattern and keeping it free.

  3. I want to make this shawl for my daughter in law for Christmas.
    Recently she went to a formal affair and didn’t have a wrap.
    I think a black shawl with a silver thread would be pretty. Is that the kind of yarn in the picture with brown yarn? Would you please tell me what that is exactly? Thank You so much!

    • If you are referring to the last picture, it is just a very dark photo of the gray wrap seen 2 pictures above that one. It’s Vanna’s Glamour, and all the yarn details are under that photo.

  4. This is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! I would love to make this for my Mom who is almost 88 years old and is always cold. And, I am sure she would love it. It is so difficult to find things for people of this age and this is something she would appreciate and would use and love.

  5. This is gorgeous! The perfect project to make for my recovering (ankle replacement) Nana!! I’ve been searching everywhere for something simple, yet special for her. 🙂

  6. I watched the video and did a small sample piece. Then I decided to do a larger sample/practice piece using the pattern above. I thought I was miss counting because I could not get the fourth row to work out looking at the pattern. Again, I used the video, stopped it, and worked two more ripples, re-started the video to do the last five single crotchets, and work off to the end. I found where the problem is. In the video at the end of the single crotchet row you have us do three singles in the last stitch, in the pattern it shows to finish off with two singles in the last stitch. My pattern kept being off on the next row by one stitch. I did the next row of the triple stitch and it worked out with the count. YaY!

    I really love the pattern. I am making it for some in-laws who live in Thailand. It is usually warm there, so the shawl will be great.

    Thank you,
    patty cole

    • Oh, my. I will have to double check that and go into the video and add a note at that point. I am surprised none of my testers or I caught that!

      • The only reason I caught it was because my pattern was off on the second practice piece. That is when I was following the picture pattern not the video. When I tried it again, I followed the video AND looked at the pattern. One more single crotchet at the end of the second single row is all it took to be right, just like you said to do in the video. The first row of singles shows three.

        Keep up the good work,

        • I got SO confused about what I am supposed to do with the sc count in last stitch when I read this! LOL
          I don’t know if I should follow the videos instructions, or the ones in the photo tutorial now. help?
          Also, I only have worsted weight, size 4 medium, acrylic yarn. I noticed you used what appeared to be a larger hook than the size recommended for your yarn size. Since I want to keep the lacy, airy łook in the shawl, how many hook sizes should I go up for, say, Caron Simply Soft 6oz yarn?

          • Follow the video and the written instructions. There should be 3 sc in the last st.

            I would try going up 2 sizes and seeing if that gives the look you want. My testers and I all made swatches to start so we could decide what hook size we liked. Most of us tried a few sizes to come up with the look we liked the most.

  7. This is a very beautiful shawl. More elegant in solid color I think. I hope to find a way to print it out so I can work on it even if the computer is not available.
    Thank you so much for this opportunity for a great gift.

  8. Hi Jessie, I just love your Extended Ripple stitch, but I’m having a lot of trouble with the end of row 2. I’m not sure how many sets of 2tr stitches I’m suppose to have to finish the row. Please help. When I first saw your pattern I just had to try and make a shawl.
    Thanks Honi

    • You will end with 3 sets of 2tr. Normally a peek has 2 sets of 2tr, one set of 3tr (at the very top) and 2 sets of 2 tr again, but for the end of the row it is the first 2 sets of 2 tr, and then one more set of 2 tr.

  9. Love this pattern. Have made 2 baby blankets using it and they turned out nicely. I donate all baby blankets to Project Linus, so am always looking for different patterns. I have donated 150 so far and hope to still do more. Wish I could find an inexpensive supplier of yarn LOL.

    • That is wonderful, Beth!! I bet Lion Brand Heartland would make lovely blankets, it comes in worsted and chunky, and it is pretty affordable. Red Heart with Love gets really soft when you give it a wash with fabric softener, as well. But you probably know that already. <3

  10. This is my first time on your website. I really love your detailed instructions & step-by-step pictures! They arevery helpful.

  11. I really like this it is so pretty. IM thinking of making it but not so big. IT will be for my niece. SHe is 5. ANy idea on how i can down size it and it look right

  12. WOW!!!! i absolutely LOVE this pattern….it looks so simple but yet SO AMAZING!!! my *ella rae* is calling to me…..this is it!!!!!

  13. I love your EXTENDED RIPPLE scarf design. Is it possible to obtain the pattern rows patterns (without the tutorials)?
    Thank you.

  14. Hi Jessie,
    just found your wonderful pattern via Ravelry and wanted to thank you for putting it up here for free.
    I’m actually a beader, but began crocheting again after a long break since my school-days and am currently on the hunt for relaxing and nice-looking shawls. This one is just the kind I love and I already have matching yarn at home. Looking forward to trying it!

  15. This pattern is beautiful, can’t wait to try it. Thanks so much for sharing it. I’m not daunted by negative comments, I’ve crocheted for years, decades!!

  16. I love all your patterns and am working on one of your hats right now.
    I will be making this shawl next for our church bazaar.
    Thanks for Great Instructions, including charts or diagrams.

  17. I like the extended- pattern . I like making different patterns for the prayer shawls. But I have a hard time to get my copy machine to work. I would like to go to my prayer shawl group can try it.

    • You may only print out the pattern for your own use. You may not make copies of the pattern to give to others. If you want others to have the pattern, email them the link and they can get the pattern themselves. The reason I can give free patterns is that I get paid from the ads on my site. If people don’t come to my site, I don’t make any money. I know a lot of times readers don’t realize this. If you are trying to print it yourself and having trouble with your printer, you can usually print things at your public library.

  18. Thank you Jessie for posting this online. I’ve been looking for something that’s more of a challenge in the way of a scarf. I’m a guy who enjoys to crochet because it RELAXES me & crochet a lot of items for charity groups. This really caught my eye & I believe I will give it a go. By the way, I found your site by googling a “chevron stitch pattern”.

  19. Where can I find Dragon Tale Cotton Yarn (size 2) that you refer to?
    Please respond to my email address. I’d really like to make this shawl.

  20. Absolutely beautiful! I’m having the hardest time getting the stitches to count out correctly. I usually crochet smaller things , and they turn out very nice . I’m actually quite proud of them . I can’t believe I’m having trouble with so many stitches . I’m using stitch markers and it helps a little bit. But I’m determined to finish this beautiful shawl. It’s a prayer shawl for my also beautiful daughter-in-law for Christmas. Believe me , I’m saying my prayers as I crochet . Wish me luck , my favorite artist . Thanks so much for your work .

    • You can do it!!!!!

      And thank you. If you only knew how much it touches my heart when people say such wonderful things about me and my creations. Thank you.

  21. I really your web site and your patterns, however, I will be unable to download any of your patterns from now on due to the fact that I downloaded a pattern, did not receive it but the big problem is that your download, downloaded the Mindspark homepage for Chrome and changed my homepage to the MyWay homepage. My husband was very upset but with the help of info on the internet we were able to remove it and got our regular homepage back. Perhaps you should look into this matter. He told me that Mindspark does this to many downloads from reputable web sites such as yours. If you are able to fix this problem, let me know so that I can continue to download your beautiful patterns. You may want to tell others about this problem. I belong to a pray shawl group and I would love to recommend your downloads to them however I can’t at this time.

    • You didn’t click my download button, you clicked an ad. All my PDF downloads are on Craftsy. Towards the bottom of the post you will see:

      To find a printer friendly version of this pattern (text only, in black, no photos) click here. This will bring you to the listing for this pattern on Craftsy, where you can also find printer friendly versions of all my free patterns, and where you can purchase my sale patterns.

      That is what you want to click.

  22. Hi Jessie, I love your variation on the ripple. It gives it a whole new look. I LOVE the varied colored yarn in your pictures. Would you tell me the name and about this yarn. It would make such great baby gifts. Thank you, Jan

  23. This Extended Ripple pattern is so gorgeous I just have to make it. I have 4×50 g Coats Opera 5 100% cotton with a lovely sheen to it that has been waiting for the right pattern. I originally was planning on creating a lacy cardigan type pattern but this pattern is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing and including pics for instructions.

  24. I’ve restarted this 4-5 times and it never ends on the last stitch, so maybe I’m interpreting it wrong, I’m still kinda new.. is it 16+ 1 each time or 16 till you get the length then as one?? I did the latter and I’m either messing up somewhere or I just simpler didn’t count the starting chain right

  25. I love this pattern, so will use the pdf if I can, as it’s easier to follow on paper, and is available away from the computer.
    I’m confused, though, when you say that the very long blue one in the first photo was only 33 chain?
    How can 60inches be only 33 chain? Is that what you mean? Surely it is a lot longer than 33 chains would be? That’s only twice as long as the descriptive photos for the pattern. which I think is 16+1 chain.
    I’m worried that I don’t understand how to make the size I want. Thank you for making this pattern free – and the adverts don’t cover the instructions like some do!

  26. Hey Jessie, Have been looking for months for something to make my son’s girlfriend’s Christmas gift, have tried working some other patterns and just not happy with what I worked up. I wanted something lacey and light as we live in Texas along the Gulf Coast and it gets so warm here that she would be able to wear a scarf like your Extend Ripple Lacey Stitch Pattern scarf year round. I was having hard time with pattern and count until I watched your video. I think my TC needs some work on it. Also was quite confused as you had a TC and a TR for “Triple Crochet” stitch. But, figured that one out easy enough. Anyway, just wanted to say a truly heart-felt “Thank You” for all the work you put in just to make your “peeps” happy. God bless You.


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