Let it ripple. That’s the idea behind kindness, prosperity, happiness, and so many other life enhancing concepts, including this lovely Ripples Scarf. Like spreading goodness, this scarf is basic at its core with results that are anything but.

Ripples Scarf | Purl Soho

Simple rows of double crochets create this wonderfully furrowed piece. And in Season Alpaca‘s Trout Brown, a moody blue with warm undertones, the effect is like ripples across a pond’s broken surface… Beautiful!

Ripples Scarf | Purl Soho

Our 100% baby alpaca is a light and gentle alpaca, the perfect heft for wrapping effortlessly around your neck. Season Alpaca is ideal for a sturdy, everyday scarf whose decadent softness belies its practicality.

Ripples Scarf | Purl Soho

There’s a rhythm inherent in crocheting the Ripples Scarf that comes out in the stitches themselves. As your hook moves in and out of the stitches, dipping and pulling, it creates notes, and bars and lines of music. Get into the rhythm and let it ripple!

Ripples Scarf | Purl Soho

Share your progress and connect with the community by tagging your pics with #PurlSoho, #PurlSohoBusyHands, #PurlSohoRipplesScarf, and #PurlSohoSeasonAlpaca. We can’t wait to see what you make!

Designed by Purl Soho designer, Jake Canton. Click here to see even more of Jake’s designs!


Ripples Scarf | Purl Soho
  • 4 skeins of Purl Soho’s Season Alpaca, 100% baby alpaca. Each skein is approximately 218 yards/ 100 grams; approximately 850 yards required. We used the color Trout Brown.
  • US F (4.0 mm) crochet hook


  • Unblocked: 20 double crochets = 4 inches
  • Blocked: 19 double crochets = 4 inches


Finished dimensions: 11½ inches wide x 72 inches long


Make a Foundation Single Crochet Row of 342 crochets.

Set-Up Row: Chain (ch) 3 (counts as 1 double crochet), 1 double crochet (dc) into each single crochet (sc) to end of row. [343 dc total, including ch 3 at beginning]

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 double crochet), 1 dc into top of each dc to end of row. [343 dc total, including ch 3 at beginning]

Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 12 inches from foundation edge.

Next Row: 1 sc into top of each dc to end of row.

Cut yarn and pull tail through final sc.

Weave in ends and block as desired.

Ripples Scarf | Purl Soho