Ripple Crochet Pattern: How To Crochet Chevron Cushions

The chevron pattern is a popular graphic pattern that frequently appears in architecture, home decor, and fashion. Despite its everlasting appeal, some color combinations used in this pattern can instantly bring to mind particular historical periods.

Every form of crochet product, including men’s ties, women’s clothes with a Missoni influence, and blankets of all sizes, features chevrons.

Ripple Crochet Pattern: How To Crochet Chevron Cushions

With this guide, you’ll be able to learn the basics of the ripple crochet stitch and create your very own crochet chevron cushions.

About The Chevron Pattern

The chevron, also known as a crochet ripple, is a design with an inverted “v” form that is sometimes referred to as a “zigzag.”

The most important thing to know is that it is often constructed by crocheting the same stitch across a row or round with increases and decreases at regular intervals. It may be made using a range of various stitches and techniques.


The stitch used and the distance between increases and decreases are the two main factors that may be changed to produce various chevrons.


Single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), or double crochet (dc) are typically used to produce traditional chevron crochet patterns. However, practically any crochet stitch can be used to create the pattern.

Taller stitches can be used to change the height, while shorter stitches produce narrower v’s. A more complex stitch design, such as the granny stitch, could also be used.

You can alter the stitch’s positioning in addition to its actual design. One common technique is to solely crochet in the back loop, which will give your chevrons a ribbed appearance.


Altering the distance between increases and drops is the second way to alter how your chevron looks.

You need to leave the same amount of space between each increase and decrease for a true chevron. This wide chevron pattern looks great on blankets.

By crocheting fewer stitches in each peak, you can make your chevron’s “v” shapes thinner. This works for blankets as well, but it’s particularly useful for smaller crafts like scarves, caps, and cup cozies.

How To Crochet A Double Crochet Chevron Pattern

This ripple crochet pattern will let you practice a double crochet chevron where there are four stitches between each decrease and increase.

Start by creating a foundation chain that is a multiple of 12, plus an extra 4. In this example, we’ve started with 28 chain stitches.

Row 1

  1. 2 dc in fourth chain from hook (counts as first 3 dc).
  2. Dc in each of the next 4 stitches.
  3. Double crochet 3 stitches together (dc3tog). Dc in each of the next 4 st.
  4. Dc in each of the next 4 st.
  5. 3 dc in next st.
  6. Repeat previous 4 steps to the end of the row.

Subsequent Rows

  1. Ch 3 to turn (count as first dc) and 2 dc in second dc (all together counts as first 3 dc).
  2. Dc in each of the next 4 st.
  3. Dc3tog.
  4. 3 dc in next st.
  5. Repeat previous 4 steps to end of row
  6. At the last repeat, at the very end of the row, there will be an extra st, so skip 1 st before the final 3 dc (which goes at the top of the ch-3 turning chain). As an alternative, you can choose not to skip 1 and instead make 2 dc, 1 dc in the final two stitches of the row.

How To Crochet Chevron Cushions

Now that you have practiced the ripple crochet pattern, you can now start on your crochet chevron cushion!

Materials And Tools

  • 6 balls of worsted weight yarn in the colors of your choice.
  • G/6 crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Soft toy stuffing, or 12” square cushion pad.
  • Fabric for backcloth
  • Matching thread


20 stitches across and 20 rows of double crochet stitch make up a 4” square.


  • Chain – ch
  • Double crochet – dc
  • Right side – rs
  • Wrong side – ws
  • Stitch – st


  1. Using your first color yarn, ch79 to start.

Row 1

  1. 1 dc in the second ch from the hook, miss 1 st, *1 dc into each of the next 8 sts. 
  2. 3 dc into next st. 
  3. 1 dc into each of the next 8 sts, miss 2 sts.
  4. Repeat from * to the last 2 sts, miss 1 st, 1 dc in the last st. 
  5. Turn.
Ripple Crochet Pattern: How To Crochet Chevron Cushions

Row 2

  1. Working into the top two loops of the stitch (rather than in between the stitches), ch1 (does not count as a st), 1 dc into first st, miss 1 st. 
  2. *1 dc into each of the next 8 sts, 3 dc into the next st, 1 dc into each of the next 8 sts, miss 2 sts. 
  3. Repeat from * to final 2 sts, miss 1 st, 1 dc into the last st. 
  4. Turn. Row 2 is the pattern and is repeated throughout.

Rows 3 And 4

  1. Continue in the first color.
  2. Once Rows 3 and 4 are complete, work four rows of each color in your preferred sequence until you have 48 rows total. 
  3. Break yarn and fasten off, weaving in all the ends.

Changing Colors

  1. Cut the yarn, leaving a 4” tail. 
  2. Leaving the loop on the hook, grab the new yarn with the hook and draw through the loop. 
  3. Pull the tail end of the previous color tight, locking the loop down into the stitch. 

Putting Your Cushion Together

  1. Cut a piece of cloth the same size as your finished crochet work using the bottom “dips” of the chevrons as a guide.
  2. Stitch the three straight sides of the fabric and crochet pieces together after carefully pinning them together with the RS facing out.
  3. Turn RS and insert the cushion pad or soft toy stuffing.
  4. Sew the fourth side together using a slip stitch.

Weaving In Ends

  1. After you finish off the last stitch of your project, cut the yarn, leaving a long tail. You’ll want to leave at least 6″ of yarn to weave in.
  2. Thread the yarn tail through the eye of the tapestry needle.
  3. Weave the yarn horizontally through several stitches.
  4. Then, change directions, and run the needle through a few stitches vertically. 
  5. Then, change direction again, and weave it back through a few more stitches horizontally.
  6. When you’re done, pull the yarn snugly and cut the yarn tail close to the surface of the fabric. Then, stretch out the fabric again, which will hide the end.

Color Options

You can work a ripple crochet pattern in just one color if you wish, but the pattern only really comes to life with more than one color. This allows the chevron style to be seen clearly. You can choose to:

  • Create an ombre.
  • Alternate two colors.
  • Alternative three colors.
  • Create a rainbow effect.
  • Use variegated and printed yarns.

Final Thoughts

That’s everything you need to know to make a brilliant crochet chevron cushion using the ripple crochet pattern! 

By mastering these techniques and understanding the variations that can be achieved with different stitches and spacing, you’ll be ready to move on to more advanced projects in no time.

Helena Forsite