Tutorial Week – Ripple Stitch

Some people also call this a chevron stitch, either way I think its such a simple variation, that its definitely worth taking the time to learn.

Chain a multiple of 16 stitches plus 2 stitches (for example 48 plus the 2 is 50)
Row 1: Dc in the 3rd ch from hook; dc in next 6 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 6 ch;             *work a 3 st dec across the next 3 ch, dc in next 6 ch, 3 dc in next ch, dc in next 6 ch; Repeat from * across. End by working a 2 st dec across the last 2 ch. Ch 2 and turn.
Row 2: Skip first stitch; dc in next 7 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc;                        *work a 3 st dec across the next 3 stitches, dc in next 6 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc;                                                                                                                                     Repeat from * across. End by working a 2 st dec across the last 2 dc. Ch 2 and turn. Repeat Row 2 until project is desired length changing colours as desired. If you are using more than one colour of yarn, I suggest changing colours every 2 rows as the pattern shows best.

Just in case you are unfamiliar with a 3 stitch decrease or a 2 stitch decrease, here is how you do them:                                                                                                                            3 st dec: *yo, insert hook through next stitch, yo and pull through stitch, yo and pull through first 2 loops on hook; Repeat from * twice. Yo and pull through remaining 4 loops on hook.                                                                                                                                   2 st dec: *yo, insert hook through next stitch, yo and pull through stitch, yo and pull through first 2 loops on hook; Repeat from * once. Yo and pull through remaining 3 loops on hook.

Here is a cup cozy I made recently with this stitch:

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Free Ripple Stitch patterns:

crochet-knee-high-ripple-socksSocks – A perfect project to make for some early Christmas gifts. Everyone loves warm feet at winter and these are all ziggy and zaggy.

waves_girl_blanket1Baby blanket – I love the colours on this blanket and the website also shows a blue version too. There is no pattern however once you have learnt the stitch you don’t really need a pattern to make the blanket, just keep going till it’s the size you want. This blanket has 2 rows of each colour and there are plenty of tutorials out there for adding an edging.

Good Luck

B xx

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