RIPPLE FROM A STRAIGHT EDGE

Worked in Back Loop Only Single Crochet.
This could work as an edge around an afghan
or the bottom part of a Matinee jacket.

Straight edge can be any of the basic stitches
but must be a multiple of 6 + 1 for these instructions.
In "pattern language" this means the pattern repeat requires 6 stitches
to complete and 1 stitch extra at the end of the row to finish the pattern.

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The 6 stitches of the ripple pattern repeat are: Repeat the above 6 stitches for the pattern.
On the final repeat, slip stitch in the last stich of the row.


Fig. 1:
Shows 4 rows of sc for the fabric with a straight edge
and the first pattern repeat of the ripple.
Single line points to the starting slipstitch,
the 3 lines point to the "3 dc in next stitch."


Fig. 2:
Shows the second pattern repeat from the Slipstitch [single line],
the 3-DC group [3 lines] to the Single crochet to finish
the 6 stitch repeat.


Fig. 3:
Shows the third pattern repeat from the
Slipstitch [single line], the 3-DC group [3 lines]
to the final Slipstitch[arrow].
The final slipstitch is the "+1" in the instructions "6 + 1".

You are now ready to begin the actual ripple.
The first stitch of the row and the last stitch of the
row will be worked in both loops of the stitch; all other stitches
will be worked in the back loop only.


Fig. 4:
Shows the start of the first ripple row.
Chain 1, Turn. Insert hook through both loops of the first stitch
and pull a loop through, insert the hook through the back loop of the next stitch
and pull a loop through..


Fig. 5:
YO, and complete as a single crochet.[single line] Work a single crochet
in each of the next 2 stitches. Work 3 sc in the next stitch.[3 lines]
Notice that it is the center DC of the 3-DC group on the foundation row.


Fig. 6:
*Skip the slipstitch (arrow), sc in each of the next 3 stitches,
3 sc in next stitch (doublepointed arrow)#,
sc in each of the next 3 stitches.
Repeat from * to # once.


Fig. 7:
Finish the row -sc in each of the next 2 stitches (lines), then sc2tog(arrow).
Remember that only the first stitch of the row and the last stitch
of the row are both loop. All other stitches are back loop only.
Therefore the final 2tog will be: pull up a loop in the back loop of the next stitch,
pull up a loop through both loops of the last stitch,
YO and complete as a single crochet.
The first row of the ripple is now complete.


Fig. 8:
Repeat this row for the ripple:
Chain 1, Turn. Sc2tog, sc in each of the next 2 stitches,
3 sc in the next stitch. (sc in each of the next 3 stitches,
skip next 2 stitches[arrow],sc in each of the next 3 stitches),
repeat from ( to ) 2 times.
To Finish: sc in each of the next 2 stitches.
Sc2tog. Chain 1. Turn.
Second row is complete.
Repeat this row for the ripple.
Finishing the Ripple
with a Straight Edge


Fig. 9:
The start of the straight edge. Chain 2, YO, skip first stitch,
insert hook back loop of second stitch, and complete as DC2tog.
All stitches will be worked in the back loop only until the final stitch.
Hdc in the next stitch, Sc in the next stitch.
Chain 1 and miss next stitch (arrow points to the chain 1).
*Sc in next stitch, Hdc in next stitch,
Dc2tog but skip 2 stitches between the 2 Dc's,
Hdc in next stitch, sc in next stitch, chain 1 and miss next stitch.*
Repeat from * to * across the ripple to the last 4 stitches.


Fig. 10:
Arrows point to the chain 1 skip 1 stitch, and the lines point to the 2 skipped Dc's.
To finish the ripple row: Sc in the next stitch, Hdc in the next stitch.
Work the last 2 stitches as follows:
YO, insert hook in back loop of next stitch, YO, and pull through 2 loops on hook,
YO, insert hook through both loops of last stitch, YO, and pull loop through 2 loops on hook,
YO, and pull through 3 loops on hook. Dc2tog completed. Chain 1. Turn.


Fig. 11:
Work a row of Sc across the top of the last row as follows:
Sc in each of the next 3 stitches, Work a Sc into the stitch below the chain 1,
*Sc in the next 5 stitches, work a Sc in the stitch below the chain 1,
work from * once more time, then sc in the last 3 stitches.
Chain 1. turn. Work 3 more rows of single crochet to complete the edge.

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