One Ball Ripple Scarf


One Ball Ripple Scarf

Use little time and even less yarn when you work up this One Ball Ripple Scarf crochet pattern. Worth the effort, this crochet scarf is fun, stylish, and super easy to make. The button in front holds it together as you go about your day so you don't have to fuss with it again after you put it on. Your neck will be warm and your hands will be free all day when you wear this nifty crochet scarf. Don't be without one this winter!


Crochet HookL/11 or 8 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • Red Heart Boutique Eclipse: 1 ball 9851 Tidal Wave
  • Crochet Hook: 8 mm [US L-11]
  • Yarn Needle
  • One 1" Diameter Button
  • Sewing Needle
  • Thread

Scarf measures 6 3/4" x 35"

One repeat = 3" across; 7 rows - 4" in pattern

Special Abbreviation
dc3tog (worked over 3 sts)
= [Yo and draw up a loop in 
next st, yo and draw through 2 loops] 3 times, yo and draw 
through all 4 loops on hook.

Ch 24.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, * dc in next 3 ch, dc3tog, dc in next 3 ch **, 3 dc in next ch; repeat from * to last ch, end at **; 2 dc in last ch; turn – 2 ripples.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first dc, * dc in next 3 dc, dc3tog, dc in next 3 dc **, 3 dc in next dc; repeat from * to last st, end at **; 2 dc in top of ch-3; turn.
Repeat Row 2 for pattern until scarf is desired length. Fasten off.

Sew button in place about 7½” from one end and centered, or where desired. Button will slip through crocheted yarn on opposite end.

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Wowsa! This scarf is stunning! I've always liked the ripple/wave effect but it has intimidate me. I'm glad this pattern is designated "easy" because it encourages me to try it. Unfortunately this yarn has been discontinued but there are several substitutes for it! I love the way they pulled it together with the button...sparked an idea to use a family heirloom there!!!

This is a perfect size for a scarf. The pattern is a repeat of 2 rows and the is only one special stitch that needs to be made and it is a fairly basic stitch. This shouldnt take a whole lot of time to complete depending on the size of yarn you use on your project and how fast you crochet.

I like this scarf, but I'm having such a problem with it. I got the first row but don't have enough stitches to complete the 2nd row. sure wish there was a video of it.

Hi twelvepaws, I'm sorry to hear you're having trouble with this pattern! This is a Red Heart pattern, and I've checked their site to see if they've issued any corrections, but it doesn't look like they have.My suggestion would be to post on our Facebook wall to see if any of our community of crocheters can help, or you can go directly to Red Heart customer support, I'm sure they have a crochet expert on hand to help with pattern questions! Thank you, Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

The pattern does work out just as shown. Make sure you are doing the 2 decreases and 2 increases on each row as specified. Get the base row correct and then all rows after that just fall into place.

I can not get the ripple. Where is the decrease?

The decrease is when you DC3TOG. You will do this twice on each row.

I like the look of this scarf but need some help. Please explain2 parts of your instructions " turn 2 ripples " and " 2 dc in top of ch-3 " Thanks

Turn 2 ripples the end of the row you turn your work to begin the next row....2 ripples means that you should have 2 ripples on the row you just made. 2DC means that you work 2DC into the top of the CH3 which is essentially an increase stitch.

My finished scarf no way looked liked the photo. Mine was large at one end and the rest was long and narrow. Idont know what the problem is . I was so looking forward to making several of these. Can anyone help me.

Can you show a picture of it?

Make sure you count your stitches. The ripple stitch can be tricky. If you have a photo also I can look at it for you.

With any pattern, but more especially where there are constant increases/decreases - ie 'feather 'n' fan', 'ripple' or 'wave' - you need to double-check your stitch numbers at the end of every row. Hope you can manage to have another go at it.


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