**Hello!**

**I hope you all had a happy new year!**

**After the unseasonable warm weather we have been experiencing, winter has finally arrived. Time to start thinking warm and cozy rippley thoughts!**

**Pretty much a year had gone by since I last added any stitches to my poor little neglected blanket.**

**I’m just under the half way point now. You never know it might be ready for next winter!**

**I did promise that I would post the pattern for you. **

**So with the help of my fluffy assistant!**

**WINTER RIPPLES PATTERN.**

**I have used UK terms and put USA terms in brackets.**

**The pattern is a multiple of 12+3**

**For practice:**

**Step 1: Chain 27 (12+12+3)**

**Step 2: Work 1 tr (1dc) in 4th chain from hook.**

**Step 3: ** Work 1 tr (1dc) in each of the next 3 chains.**

**Step 4: Over the next 2 chains work 2tr (2dc) together.**

**Step 5: Repeat step 4.**

**Step 6: Work 1 tr (1dc) in each of the next 3 chains.**

**Step 7: Work 2tr (2dc) in next stitch.**

**Step 8: Repeat step 7. ****

**Repeat steps 3 – 8 again. Till last 4 stitches.**

**By now you should have 4 stitches left. **

**Step 9: Work 1tr (1dc) in next 3 chains.**

**Step 10: In the very last stitch work 2tr (2dc).**

**That’s the foundation row done!**

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**For the next row, and all others after that.**

**Ch 3 and turn.**

**Step 1: Work 1 tr (1dc) in the very first stitch.**

**Step 2: Follow steps 3-8 till you get to the last 3 stitches. 1tr (1dc) in each of these 3. Then work 2tr (2dc) in the top of the beginning chain.**

**That’s it all done! Just 1 row to learn so it’s super easy!**

**I change colour every 2 rows but it’s totally up to you how do it!**

**If you find any mistakes or would like anything explained further, please let me know in the comments. **

**Till next time!**

**xxx**

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HOW MANY CHAIN STITCHES FOR THE FOUNDATION ROW TO MAKE THE AFGHAN?

Hi Ruby! You can make it any size you like providing you chain a multiple of 12+3.

Such lovely and clear directions! No one has explained it that well to me before. Now I’m psyched to try it out.

Thank you Anna! If you have any problems let me know and I’ll try and help you xx

Can I make the chain any size.

Hi Kim. As long as the chain is a multiple of 12+3. Say for example you wanted to make a scarf. You would ch 72 (12×6) then add 3, so the total number of stitches to chain would be 75 ( 72+3)

I hope that makes sense!

does it mean when you say 1tr it is real a double to make? If I read it right the UK is out side the () and the USA is in the (). is this correct?

Thanks Sandi Stuart

Hi Sandi. You are correct, the USA terms are in the (brackets) xxx

Hi, sorry to bother you only I’m a little confused by step 4. I’m fairly new to crochet and don’t quite understand what you mean. I’ve taken it that the instruction means do 2 trebles in each of the next 2 chains? When I’ve done this the crochet ends up in a circle! Please help as I think the blanket is so lovely I’m desperate to make it. Thank you.

Hi Susan! It sounds like you’ve had right kerfuffle! What you need to do: Instead of working 2 trebles in each stitch, you need to work like a cluster.

Yarn over,insert hook into first treble, yarn over, pull yarn through 2 loops, leaving two loops on your hook, yarn over and insert into next treble, pull through (4 loops on hook) yarn over and pull through 2 loops, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops.

I hope I’ve explained in clearly enough, any problems let me know and I’ll try to help you x

I noticed that you show using a 4.00mm crochet needle for the winter ripples pattern. Is it the same for U.S.? Also, I appreciate how you show each step in each row. Of all crochet patterns I have seen, yours is the best! Thank you so much!

A 4mm hook in the u.s. is size 6 or a G hook (well according to the conversion chart!) and thank you for your lovely comment Anne!