I'm not afraid to admit that Ripple Blankets used to scare me. They looked so complicated. How did you get the neat colourful lines to wave up and down so beautifully? I stuck to granny squares, those I had mastered and could practically whip up a square in my sleep.
I month or so ago I decided to rip off that bandaid and face my fear. It was time to take on the crochet ripple blanket.....I can't belief this use to scare me, it's so easy when you know how! So here I'm going to share the Ripple Blanket secret.
The Ripple Blanket uses 2 basic stitches - chain and treble, that's it!
The pattern is also simple once you are into a rhythm, my pattern uses 4 of the same stitches before moving on, let me explain.
Start with a chain, you will need a multiple of 14, as 14 stitches forms one "V"
I found it helpful to place a stitch marker on every 14th chain. It means when you are completing your first row of trebles you can make sure you are on the right track at every completion of a "V" rather than reaching the end of the row and realising you have gone wrong (I learnt this the hard way on a 200+ chain, uh,)