Symmetrical Granny Ripple squaring off ends.

(I may add pictures sometime but I was not intending to fill the ends on my current blanket.)

Start by turning the blanket as if you were working in the other direction to the last row.

This granny ripple has identical curves to fill in at top and bottom, so repeat the instructions for all curves at the top then all at the bottom, then follow the instructions for the two half curves at the sides.

Start

Note the two central gaps at the bottom of the curve.

First make a slip stitch into the gap to the right of these two centre gaps to fix yarn then work (3trs, 1ch, 3tr) into each gap. Then slip stitch into gap to left of the afore mentioned gaps and turn work. (2 groups)

Second row – 3ch, slip stitch into gap to right, 2trs into gap where 3ch began gives first granny group. Then work 3trs into gap, then 3 more trs into gap where you made first slip stitch. Then slip stitch into gap to the left and turn work. (3 groups)

Next three rows – 3ch, slip stitch into gap to right, 2trs into gap where 3ch began gives first granny group. Then work 3trs into each gap, including gap where you made first slip stitch on previous row. Then slip stitch into gap to left and turn work. (4 groups) , (5 groups), (6 groups).

The last gaps you are working into at this end of the blanket should be the 1ch between two lots of 3trs at the top of the curve.

When this is worked into every lower curve you should have two groups of 3trs from the original last row between six new treble groups.

Filling in the half curve on the right hand side as you look at it when the blanket has been turned so starting chain is at the top.

Start in the end gap and work 3ch then 2tr into the gap, then the slip stitch into the next gap and turn as before.

Second row – 3ch, slip stitch into gap to right, 2trs into gap where 3ch began gives first granny group. Then work tr into 3rd ch at start.

Third row – 3ch, slip stitch into gap to right, 2trs into gap where 3ch began gives first granny group. Then 3trs into next gap. Then the slip stitch and turn as before.

The other rows are worked similarly to two and three, alternately, so you will have, 1 group, 1 group + tr, 2 groups, 2 groups + tr, 3 groups.

Filling in the half curve on the left hand side.

Here you will start with a slip stitch into the gap to the right of the lowest one, then the 3trs into the gap below and 3ch to form the start of the next row and turn.

Second row – 3 trs into gap where you began with a slip stitch, slip stitch into gap to the left and turn

Third row – 3ch, slip stitch into gap to right, 2 trs into gap where 3ch began gives first granny group. Then 3trs into next gap and 3ch to form the start of the next row and turn.

The other rows are worked similarly to two and three, alternately, so you will have, 1 group, 3ch +1 group, 2 groups, 3ch +2 groups, 3 groups.

Finishing off

The above forms a basis on which you can work a straight row of stitches.

But first I would suggest another row of treble groups into the ends, together with 4trs into all the obvious gaps down the sides and enough in the corners for it to lie flat, as a basis for an edging.

(I found four worked better than three down the sides to have it lie flat.)

This picture is from my spectrum blanket but you should get something similar here.

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