As used for these blankets. and

### First a chart

Here is a chart showing two ripples. I know it is far from perfect but I hope it gives the general idea so as to clarify what is below in the pattern (UK & US versions given).All three stitch groups are worked into the gaps except on the first row.

*I have corrected a mistake in the pattern as originally given where you would have ended up with 4 stitches in the first group!*

## PATTERN (UK version)

I am using a 5mm hook (but some people may get the same result with a 4.5mm hook) and DK yarn. I like using a 5mm hook for granny square type blankets because it produces a soft fluid result.

I also find that introducing a chain between each group of three trebles as happens in granny squares makes granny stripe type blankets too loose so I have omitted them.

My ripples come out at just over 6” (16 cm) between adjacent troughs (or peaks).

You need to decide how many ripples wide you want to make it.

**To start** you make a chain [(36 x number of ripples) + 3] long.* [The chart show one more chain but I have changed my mind!]*

*[However my tip is to actually make the chain about 5 chains longer than you need and then when you have finished the first row you can actually undo any excess at the start of the chain, link by link, and it all remains quite secure. This way if you make a small miscalculation you don’t have to undo the whole row.]*

*I don’t think that this pattern is as bad as some as you only have to work into every third chain on the foundation row!*

**Row 1:** work 2tr into the 6th chain from the hook (I don’t count the loop on the hook itself).

Then repeat (miss 2ch 3tr into next chain) until you have [(12 x number of ripples) –1] three treble groups. Then miss 2ch and 1tr into last chain.

**Row 2:** 3ch = 1tr then 2tr, 1ch, 3tr, into first space. 3tr into each of next 3 spaces. Miss a space. 3tr into each of the next two spaces. Miss a space. 3tr into each of next 3 spaces. 3tr, 1ch 3tr into next space.

Then repeat for each ripple:-

3tr, 1ch, 3tr, into first space. 3tr into each of next 3 spaces. Miss a space. 3tr into each of next two spaces. Miss a space. 3tr into each of next 3 spaces. 3tr, 1ch 3tr into next space.

Until the last ripple where the very last treble should be worked into the chain 5 chains from the first worked treble group instead of into the space. This will give a firm edge.

**Row 3:** 3ch = 1tr then work 3tr into each space between ‘three treble’ groups and finish with 1tr into the 3rd ch at start of the row below.

**Row 4:** 3ch = 1tr then 2tr, 1ch, 3tr, into first space. 3tr into each of next 3 spaces. Miss a space. 3tr into each of the next two spaces. Miss a space. 3tr into each of next 3 spaces. 3tr, 1ch 3tr into next space.

Then repeat for each ripple:-

3tr, 1ch, 3tr, into first space. 3tr into each of next 3 spaces. Miss a space. 3tr into each of next two spaces. Miss a space. 3tr into each of next 3 spaces. 3tr, 1ch 3tr into next space.

Until the last ripple where the very last treble should be worked into the 3rd of the chains in the row below instead of into the space. This will give a firm edge.

**Repeat rows 3 & 4** as many times as you like.

*Another plus point about this pattern is that all the odd rows after the first one are just a matter of working 3tr into each gap except at the start and finish.*

## PATTERN (US version)

I am using a 8/H hook (but some people may get the same result with a 7 hook) and worsted weight yarn. I like using an H hook for granny square type blankets because it produces a soft fluid result.

I also find that introducing a chain between each group of three double crochets as happens in granny squares makes granny stripe type blankets too loose so I have omitted them.

My ripples come out at just over 6” (16 cm) between adjacent troughs (or peaks).

To start you need to decide how many ripples wide you want to make it.

**To start** you make a chain [(36 x number of ripples) + 3] long. *[The chart show one more chain but I have changed my mind!]*

*[However my tip is to actually make the chain about 5 chains longer than you need and then when you have finished the first row you can actually undo any excess at the start of the chain, link by link, and it all remains quite secure. This way if you make a small miscalculation you don’t have to undo the whole row.]*

*I don’t think that this pattern is not as bad as some as you only have to work into every third chain on the foundation row!*

**Row 1:** work 2dc into the 6th chain from the hook (I don’t count the loop on the hook itself).

Then repeat (miss 2ch 3dc into next chain) until you have [(12 x number of ripples) –1] three double crochet groups. Then miss 2ch and 1dc into last chain.

**Row 2:** 3ch = 1dc then 2dc, 1ch, 3dc, into first space. 3dc into each of next 3 spaces. Miss a space. 3dc into each of the next two spaces. Miss a space. 3dc into each of next 3 spaces. 3dc, 1ch 3dc into next space.

Then repeat for each ripple:-

3dc, 1ch, 3dc, into first space. 3dc into each of next 3 spaces. Miss a space. 3dc into each of next two spaces. Miss a space. 3dc into each of next 3 spaces. 3dc, 1ch 3dc into next space.

Until the last ripple where the very last double crochet should be worked into the chain 5 chains from the first worked double crochet group instead of into the space. This will give a firm edge.

**Row 3:** 3ch = 1dc then work 3dc into each space between ‘three double crochet’ groups and finish with 1dc into the 3rd ch at start of the row below.

**Row 4:** 3ch = 1dc then 2dc, 1ch, 3dc, into first space. 3dc into each of next 3 spaces. Miss a space. 3dc into each of the next two spaces. Miss a space. 3dc into each of next 3 spaces. 3dc, 1ch 3dc into next space.

Then repeat for each ripple:-

3dc, 1ch, 3dc, into first space. 3dc into each of next 3 spaces. Miss a space. 3dc into each of next two spaces. Miss a space. 3dc into each of next 3 spaces. 3dc, 1ch 3dc into next space.

Until the last ripple where the very last double crochet should be worked into the 3rd of the chains in the row below instead of into the space. This will give a firm edge.

**Repeat rows 3 & 4** as many times as you like.

*Another plus point about this pattern is that all the odd rows after the first one are just a matter of working 3tr into each gap except at the start and finish.*