Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Easy Ripple Stitch Shawl Pattern

Easy Ripple Stitch Shawl
Supplies: worsted weight yarn.
N size hook.
Chain 55 loosely.
Foundation Row: Half double Crochet (HDC) in 2nd CHain from hook, 1 HDC in each of next 3 chains, *3 HDC in next chain, 1 HDC in each of next 4 chains, skip 2 chains, 1 single crochet in each of next 4 chains; repeat from * across, ending 3 HDC in next chain, 1 HDC in each of the last 4 chains, turn
Ripple Pattern Row: (Note: on this row, work through back loop only on each HDC. It creates a ridge effect)Chain 1. skip one HDC chrochet, (remember to work on back loops), *1 HDC in each of next 4 HDC, 3 HDC in next HDC, 1 HDC in each of the next 4 HDC, skip 2 HDC. repeat from * across to within last 5 stitches, end 1 HDC in each of next 3 HDC, skip 1 HDC, 1 HDC through BOTH LOOPS of the last HDC, turn. Repeat til it gets desired length.
VARIATIONS: This can be used with any gauge hook. Just make width needed for your shawl. N hook with chain 55 is 18 inch width. (make chain in 11's plus 10) Also, this is a Half double stitch; you can use double crochet or single with this pattern. And you don't have to make through back loops.
*This pattern can be used for for an 18 inch prayer cloth use pattern above just go to 12 inch in length.

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