My sister Susan found an old Needlework book that was published by Reader's Digest, in it are a couple of pages of different crochet stitches with directions on how to do the stitch. I have been making dish cloth size samplers and decided to share this one as it is my favorite so far. The ripple stitch is a small asymmetrical shell stitch and would also make a nice baby blanket or place mat. For this I used Sugar and Cream cotton in Red and then did another in orange, pink and varigated, I loved them all!!
Here is what you need to get started:
Lily Sugar 'n Cream cotton in your favorite color
Size I crochet hook
needle to hide your ends
This is a slight variation of their pattern as I found a couple of errors in theirs.
To start this pattern you need a multiple of 3 for your foundation chain. I used 33.
Row 1: Skip the first 2 ch, 2 DC in the next ch, skip the next two ch, *(1 SC, 2DC ) in the next ch, sk 2 ch, repeat this across ending with a SC in the last stitch, then ch 2 and turn. (10 shells across).
Rows 2-24 areworked in only the SC stitches from the previous row.
Row 2: 2 DC in the first SC, sk the next 2 DC stitches and do *(1SC, 2DC) in SC from the previous row, sk the next 2 DC and repeat across. End the row with 1 SC in the turning ch and ch 2.