Thank you so much for visiting me in the Attic, it’s lovely to see you. My name is Lucy and I’m a happily married Mum with ripple decke anleitung children.
We live in a cosy terraced house on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in England which we are slowly renovating and making home. I love crocheting this pattern, its relatively simple, rhythmic and soothing, but playing with colours in this way is also energising, exciting and a lot of fun. Well to me it is any road. I can see myself coming back to time after time.
But I persevered and eventually I cracked it. And I have so wanted to write a tutorial for a ripple pattern that would be easy to understand for beginners and would eliminate certain niggles. So what I’ve done here for you is to write my own pattern. I have to be clear about this for obvious copyright reasons that I have not copied this pattern from anywhere. It has been inspired by the one in Jane Eatons book, but it is truly my own.
To start out, you need to crochet your foundation chain. It should be in multiples of 14, plus an extra 3 added on for turning. I would strongly advise before you begin any ripply project to make a small ripple sample so that you’re confident of the pattern. I’m doing here, which will give you a good idea of how it forms. See in the above pic I’ve stuck my needle in there so you can see where to gocan you see the four chains?
For beginners new to crochet, working the first row into a foundation chain can seem incredibly hard at first. I know, because I can so well remember almost giving up when faced with this task. If you look at the above photo, I’ve stuck my needle in to show you where the next stitch will goit helps if you twist the chain towards you slightly, so that you are looking down on the side of it rather than the top of it. Ok, back to the patternyou should have just made 1 tr into the 4th chain from the hook. This is where you work 2 incomplete tr’s, joining them into 1 stitch at the finish.
Yarn over, draw through all three loops. You have now worked what I call the “valley”, with the 4tr’s making the sides and the tr2tog’s making the valley bottom. Now time to make the “mountain”. And again, work 2 more tr’s into the next chain. These four stitches make the top of the “mountain”, can you see in the above picture, the way it makes a V when 2 stitches are worked out of one? I find it really helps when working a ripple pattern to be able to recognise what the decrease and increase stitches look like.
Because when you are working this pattern it’s sometimes veeeeeery useful to be able to look back over the row you’ve just made and see how the pattern has formed, to check for mistakes etc. OK, after your two lots of 2tr increases on the mountain you need to make 1 tr crochet into each of the next 4 chains. Then make 1 tr crochet into each of the next 4 chains. And finally, if you’ve done it right, you should have 1 chain left at the end of your foundation chain. Make 2 tr’s into this last chain to end the row.