Monday, February 7, 2011

Ripple Pillowcase

Ripple Pillowcase
©2007, rev 2011 Sandra Petit,

Materials: H hook, approx. 8 ozs worsted weight acrylic yarn in each of three different shades of one color. For example: Color A light blue, Color B medium blue , Color C dark blue

Note: It works best if all the yarns are approx. the same thickness. Not all “worsted weight” yarns are equal.

Size: pillowcase will fit king size pillow, each section is about 22 “ x 37” before assembly, each 10 row stripe is about 6”.

If you need a Queen size pillowcase, one idea might be to use the color sequence A, B, C, B, A. That will give you at least 6” less in length. A web site with size info that you might reference is Bed Bath and Beyond.

Pattern is a multiple of 15

edc—extended double crochet
dc—double crochet
hdc—half double crochet
sc—single crochet
st(s) - stitch(es)
tch—turning chain
tr—triple crochet

Special Stitches:
Extended Double Crochet (EDC) - yo, insert hook into stitch, yo, pull through stitch (3 lps on hk), yo, pull through 1 loop, (still have 3 lps on hk) yo, pull through 2 lps, (2 lps on hk), yo, pull through remaining 2 loops.

Note: You can use ch 3 as your turning chain if you need to. If you do this, then on Row 62, you would ch 4.

Instructions (make 2):
With Color B (or whichever color you want to use for assembly), Ch 75 (multiple of 15)

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hk, dc in next 4 chs, * 3 dc in next ch, dc in ea of next 6 chs, sk 2 chs, dc in ea of next 6 chs, rep from * across, ending 3 dc in next ch, dc in ea of last 6 ch, (RIGHT SIDE), change to color A on last dc, ch 2, turn.

Row 2 (pattern stitch): sk 1 dc (do not put first stitch in the base of your turning chain, do not put it in the next st, but place it in the next one), dc in ea of next 5 dc, * 3 dc in next dc (which is the middle dc of the first shell on this row), dc in ea of next 6 dc, sk 2 dc, dc in ea of next 6 dc rep from * across to within last 8 sts (including the tch), end 3 dc in next dc, 1 dc in ea of next 5 dc, sk 1 dc, dc  in top ch of tch, ch 2, turn

Rows 3 -  end: Repeat Row 2 in the following color pattern, working 10 rows of each color twice

Rows 1: Color B
Rows 2-11: Color A
Rows 12-21: Color B
Rows 22-31: Color C
Rows 32-41: Color A
Rows 42-51: Color B
Rows 52-61: Color C

Row 62: continuing with Color C, even out row as follows to make it easier to join:
ch 3, tr, edc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts, *hdc, sc, hdc, dc in each of next 2, edc in ea of next 2, tr in ea of next 4, edc in ea of next 2, dc in ea of next 2 * rep from * to * across to last hill. Beginning at last hill, work hdc, sc, hdc, dc in 2, edc in 2, tr in 2, finish off.

Edging and Assembly:
Place two pieces wrong sides together,
Join Color B in top corner (see photo) (at Color B), working through both thicknesses, sc down side, in corner work (hdc, sc, hdc) , then sc across bottom, in corner work (hdc, sc, hdc), sc up opposite side. Top of pillow case remains open.

Finish off. Sew in ends.


  1. That's a really pretty design. I can never quite make ripples look right even when properly following a pattern. You've done a good job.

  2. VioletIvd

    Ah, that's really nice - would love to make a couple of those for the garden. Thanx for sharing the pattern.