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Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch

Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch

Welcome to our lovely blog Handmade Learning Here. Today we are going to discover a beautiful pattern, with a unique and stunning design.

In the realm of crochet, certain stitches evoke a sense of nostalgia and timeless elegance. One such stitch is the vintage fan ripple stitch. Characterized by its undulating waves and intricate fan-like motifs, this stitch has captivated crafters for generations. In this article, we’ll delve into the allure of the vintage fan ripple stitch, its history, and how you can incorporate it into your crochet projects today.

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The History of Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch

The origins of this stitch can be traced back decades, with its roots firmly planted in traditional crochet techniques. While the exact date of its inception is uncertain, vintage patterns featuring similar ripple motifs can be found in crochet publications dating back to the early 20th century. Over the years, the stitch has evolved and adapted, but its timeless appeal remains unchanged.


Characteristics of this stitch

What sets the vintage fan ripple stitch apart is its delicate yet structured appearance. The stitch is comprised of alternating clusters of double crochets and chain stitches, creating a ripple effect reminiscent of gentle waves. At the peak of each ripple are fan-like motifs, formed by clusters of double crochets worked into the same stitch or chain space. This intricate combination of stitches results in a texture that is both visually captivating and delightfully tactile.

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Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch


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Applications and Versatility

One of the most appealing aspects of the vintage fan ripple stitch is its versatility. From cozy afghans and throws to delicate shawls and scarves, the stitch lends itself beautifully to a wide range of projects. Its rhythmic pattern can be easily customized to suit different yarn weights and color schemes, making it a favorite among crocheters of all skill levels. Whether you’re crafting heirloom-quality blankets or fashionable accessories, the vintage fan ripple stitch adds a touch of elegance to any design.

This stitch is a timeless and sophisticated pattern originating from the Victorian era. It’s versatile, suitable for various projects such as blankets and shawls, and is particularly favored in fashion endeavors. In this guide, we’ll demonstrate how to execute this pattern using fundamental crochet stitches and methods. With these instructions, you’ll swiftly craft a charming vintage-inspired ripple stitch scarf.

This crochet pattern is presented in US terms and is remarkably straightforward, making it suitable for crocheters of all skill levels. It can be adapted to any yarn weight. The finished product typically measures 18 inches in width and 12 inches in length, making it ideal for a cushion cover. You’ll require two contrasting yarn colors and an H/8 hook to complete the project.

This crochet ripple stitch pattern is ideal for crafting blankets or afghans. By crocheting each stitch in the same direction and then working into the back of the previous stitch, a gentle wave effect is achieved in the fabric. It’s adaptable to any yarn weight and simple to adjust to craft blankets or afghans of various sizes.


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  • Crochet hook size 8 (5.0 mm)
  • Yarn needle
  • Stitch marker
  • Scissors



dc – double crochet

 st – stitch

ch – chain

hdc – half double crochet

 tr – treble crochet.


Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch INSTRUCTIONS


To start, make a chain of 87 stitches (for a smaller size) or 103 stitches (for a larger size).

Row 1: Single crochet in the second chain from the crochet hook, and continue single crocheting in each remaining chain. Turn your work. You should have 86 stitches (for the smaller size) or 102 stitches (for the larger size).

Row 2: Chain 3 (this counts as a double crochet), then double crochet in the first stitch. Skip the next 2 stitches, then single crochet in the following stitch. Repeat this pattern until you reach the last 2 stitches. Skip those 2 stitches, then double crochet in the last stitch.

Rows 3-5: Repeat Row 2.

Row 6: Chain 3 (counts as a double crochet), double crochet in the first stitch. Skip 2 stitches, then make a single crochet decrease (called “sc2tog”) over the next 2 stitches. Repeat this pattern until you reach the last 2 stitches. Skip those 2 stitches, then double crochet in the last stitch.

Rows 7-9: Repeat Row 6.

Row 10: Chain 3 (counts as a double crochet), make a double crochet decrease (called “dc2tog”) over the next two stitches. Repeat this decrease pattern until only 1 stitch remains, then make a double crochet in that last stitch. Fasten off your yarn and weave in any loose ends.


Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch – CHART

Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch – PDF

Dear reader, if you prefer to have a PDF version to print, we have your solution here! Here is the PDF with the Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch tutorial made by Janis Cortese. You can access it below:





We know that there are people who prefer learning in video form, so we have put together a tutorial video made by Janis Cortese’s YouTube channel. It’s a very educational video and you can watch it below:


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The vintage fan ripple stitch is a timeless classic that continues to inspire crocheters around the world. Its graceful waves and intricate motifs evoke a sense of nostalgia while adding a touch of elegance to modern crochet designs. Whether you’re a seasoned crafter or a novice enthusiast, exploring the beauty of the vintage fan ripple stitch is sure to ignite your creativity and bring joy to your crochet endeavors.


6 thoughts on “Vintage Fan Ripple Stitch

  • Kathleen J Dominick

    Love to crochet at night .. this looks like a pattern I have never tried

  • Denise Flaherty

    This is a beautiful stitch pattern!!

  • Julie Saunders

    Looks lovely yes please could I have pattern

  • Beautiful! I would love the pattern


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