Reader Crafty Question:
What a fantastic page you have.
I am trying to start a ripple (chevron) crocheted blanket and I’ve tried 3 different styles – hook into loop (like a granny square), hook into back top loop & hook into top full loop.
My edges seem to get wider & wider & where my hills & valleys are keeps changing.
I’m doing trbl x 10, 2 into one space, trbl x 10, miss 2, trbl 10.
This is driving me crazy. Can you help please?
I cannot read patterns. I taught myself 20 years ago by watching a woman on a bus :). I’ve made a gazillion blankets but never done ripple before.
I love ripple crochet blankets! I learnt to make them from the pictures and instructions over at Attic 24.
Here’s the post about my first one: http://thecraftymummy.com/2011/08/finished-crochet-ripple-blanket/
Here’s the Attic 24 tutorial link: http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/neat-ripple-pattern.html
She does 4 trebles between the waves but you could easily increase that to 10. Hooking two into the same stitch is perfect at the top of the ripple but look at how she does the bottom of the ripple – she doesn’t just skip two but kind of joins two stitches. (That sounds tricky but don’t worry she explains it well and the photos are super clear!)
I found after a while I could see where the peaks and troughs were so I didn’t have to count the in-between stitches.
The ends of the rows are super tricky! Again she has great photos of the ends of the rows and turning – plus I found with practice I got better.
Maybe try making a small sample of only 3 or four repeats of the pattern and 10 rows or so to practice.
Hope that helps,