When I sat down to begin my first V-Stitch Ripple I thought I must have made a math error. I need 221 stitches in the beginning chain, really? But my Wriggly Ripple only takes 135!
I double-checked the math, yup, still came to 221, and sceptically began to trust the Express V-Stitch Ripple pattern.
My beginning chain was nearly six-feet long! – for a three-foot wide blanket.
After the foundation row I was relieved to see it had shrunk to 42 inches.
And after the first ‘real’ row I’m down to my desired thirty-six width. Yay!!
Because of the openness of the V-stitches, I’m not even going to try to work over the yarn ends. I don’t think I’ll mind weaving them in after; I can already see this is going to be a very pretty blanket, worth the extra bother.
Thanks again, Mara. Great pattern!
Hoping to pick up some crochet speed now that I’ve finished a few rows. Woooh-a-wooooh!! Here comes the Express!
very pretty indeed !
Thank You Jill!
And welcome to alottastitches.
Looks like the red, white, and blue.
I like the V-stitch … gives the ripple some movement. Very pretty! And a huge THANK YOU to the lady who figured out the pattern for you (and us)!
I can’t seem to figure out this pattern. I can’t get a zig zag …What am I doing wrong? All I am getting is left turns…I don’t know what you mean when you say work a foundation valley and mountain. I’m just not getting it. Can you please make pictures of the step by step process of making a valley and a mountain?
Hi Sarah ~
I haven’t used Mara’s pattern in over six months!!
so this may be a little like the blind leading the blind. lol.
But having read through the pattern just now I can see that as you work the Foundation Row you need to refer up above to the Stitch Guide. It’s higher on the page, right after the pattern name.
The Stitch Guide says that for a Foundation Row Valley you will. . . skip 2 ch, then do a dc dec, skipping 2 ch between the 2 dc of the dec
And for a Mountain. . . ([dc, ch 1] 3x, dc) in next ch or ch 1 sp
So you’ll be alternating between those two sets of directions for the Foundation Row (the row you work into the Beginning Chain) .
Then, once you’ve finished the Foundation Row, you’ll move on to the directions for Row Two and beyond.
You’ll use the same Mountain directions, but you’ll need to switch from the directions for the Foundation Row Valley to the plain Valley.
For a plain Valley you. . . work a dc dec in next 2 V-sts, skipping the dc dec of previous row that’s between the 2 V-sts
Hope this clears things up for you.
So pretty! Thanks for sharing the pattern!!