There’s something very soothing about a ripple pattern and there are many interpretations of the granny ripple. My pattern is a gentle wave achieved by spacing more stitches between each ripple. To create a ripple you are basically making “peaks” and “valleys“ and this is done by decreasing stitches in your valley and increasing at your peaks, it’s all about the maths and providing you do all this correctly on each row you will whizz along, so it’s always worth checking each row to make sure it’s correct. Please note this is is not a full pattern it’s a quick tutorial for how I made my blanket and written in my spare time.
This is how I made mine, I’ve used a repeat of 16 stitches, with a starting chain of 16 plus 3 eg if you make a blanket with 7 repeats, you would need a starting chain of 16 x 7 + 3 = 112. I prefer to use foundation dc (US fdc) for my blanket for this method use your repeat only 16 x however many times as you like.
For my tutorial I’ve written it using the starting chain method . Decide on how wide you want your blanket and make your chain. Please note all in brackets it will indicate how many times you do this after the brackets.
Abbreviations for Stitches used are treble (US dc), ch =chain, yoh = yarn over hook, 2tr tog, this is where you work 2 incomplete trebles like a cluster stitch. See stitch below. Any size hook to suit your yarn. Pink version uses my own hand dyed yarn sweet pea, Scheepjes stonewashed in Canada jade 806, pink Quartzite 821,Tourmaline 836, and rose quartz 820.
2tr tog = 2 treble together. Yoh, insert hook into tr, yoh and pull through a loop, 3 loops on hook ,yoh and pull through 2 loops,) 2 loops on hook, yoh, insert hook into next tr, yoh and pull through a loop, 4 loops on hook ,yoh and pull through 2 loops, yoh, and pull through remaining 3 loops on hook. You have completed your 2trtog.
Foundation Row . Into the 4th chain from your hook 1tr, 1tr in each of next 5 ch, (2tr tog over next 2 ch) twice, 1tr in each of next 5ch, *(2tr in next ch) twice, 1tr in each of next 5ch, (2tr tog over next 2 ch) twice, 1tr, in each of next 5ch, *repeat from * to * as many times as you like, until last ch, ending the row with 2tr in the last ch.
Row 1 and all subsequent rows . chain 3 (counts as tr), 1 tr in tr at base of 3ch, 1tr in each of next 5 ch, (2tr tog over next 2 ch) twice, 1tr in each of next 5ch, *(2tr in next ch) twice, 1tr in each of next 5ch, (2tr tog over next 2 ch) twice, 1tr, in each of next 5ch, *repeat from * to * as many times as you like, until last ch, ending the row with 2tr in last ch.
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