I am sure many of you who can crochet fairly well may not know how to crochet a granny ripple. While I was crocheting my vibrant pillow 3 I thought I would make a tutorial on granny ripple but for some reason I couldn't do it then. Here it is now.
Once you get started and go in the right direction granny ripples are fun to make,
but getting started is what irks me a lot. The major problem here is deciding upon the number of chains to start with. Since you are not going to work in a straight pattern the length of the chains that you make at the beginning have to be somewhere around one and half times the length of the finished pattern. (I am saying this from my experience, but it may not be correct). So the safest bet is to make extra chains, you can always sew in the extra length of the chains instead of having to pull everything apart in case your work becomes shorter.
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Start by making chains in multiples of 19 plus 5. Then in the 6th chain from the hook make 3 dc .
Row 1: Skip 2 chains, 3 dc in next ch.
Again, skip 2 chains, 3 dc in next ch.
Skip 5 chains (this forms a valley), 3 dc in next ch.
Skip 2 chains, 3 dc in next ch.Skip 2 chains. (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch (forms a peak) .
Skip 2 chains, 3 dc in next ch, again skip 2 chains, 3 dc in next ch.
Skip 5 chains, 3 dc in next ch.
You have to repeat this pattern through the length of the chains. You can see the peak and the valley forming. You will be ending the row with a peak (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc).
Row 2: Now make 5 chains and turn your work, 3 dc in the 1st ch-3 space.[Work 3 dc in the space after the next 3 dc] two times.
Skip the valley, [3 dc in the space after next 3 dc] two times. Then [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in the next ch-3 space forming a peak. Continue the pattern until the end of the row.
At the end of the 2nd row make [3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc] in the ch-5 space.
Repeat row 2 until you reach the required height. Please note that the sides will start straightening only by the end of row 5. Also remember to finish each row with a peak worked in the ch-5 space.
The below picture shows the end of row 4.
And end of row 5.
Now you can see the edges of the pattern evolving.