How to crochet a chainless foundation row for a ripple

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After posting ‘How to crochet a chainless foundation row‘ I was determined to figure out a way of doing it for a ripple. A little push came my way via Instagram and so here it is. I have added a couple of videos to show the increase bit and the decrease bit, apologies that the first bit is out of focus but stick with it as I repeat it and then it is in focus! I will try and tyake better videos and upload them at some point but hopefully this will help.

I suggest if you cant already do a straight chainless row then you look at my previous post first as I will just skim over the straight bits and concentrate on the hills and valleys.

This ripple is based on Attic24’s neat ripple pattern.

To start we chain 4 and do 1 ordinary treble into the 4th chain from the hook.

Now we start with the foundation treble crochet (FTR) do 4 FTR ( yo, into that same chain for this 1st ftr, yo back through chain, yo and come back through 1 loop only, this creates our ‘chain’, now yo back through 2 loops,yo back through 2 loops to complete our 1st ftr, for the next ftr we work into the base loop of the previous ftr,

here you can see the BASE LOOPS along the bottom edge

here you can see the BASE LOOPS along the bottom edge

DECREASE

once we have 4 ftr we need to work our decreases, so we yarn over go into base loop. yo back through, yo through 1 loop (to make chain), yo through 2 loops, 2 loops on hook, keep these 2 loops on your hook and yo go into the same base loop again, yo come back through (4loops on hook) yo through 2 loops(3loops on hook) yo and come back through all 3 remaining loops on your hook. repeat.

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yarn over

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into base loop, yarn over, bring back through base loop

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yarn over, THROUGH 1 LOOP to create chain

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yarn over through 2 loops, leaving 2 loops on hook

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yarn over, back into base loop, yarn over bring back through

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4 loops on hook, yarn over bring through 2 loops

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3 loops on hook, yarn over bring through all 3 loops

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decrease made

then make 4ftr

INCREASE

now the hill or increase, yo into base loop, yo back through, yo through 1 loop, yo through 2 loops, yo through 2 loops, yo into same base loop, yo through 2 loops yo through 2 loops, repeat.

the increase is basically making 1 ftr then 1 tr into the same base loop

4ftr

Sadly I can’t upload the video I made so I will try and You Tube it and then link to it from here. Hopefully the words will make sense in the meantime. Please let me know if you have any problems or questions in the meantime.

 

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4 thoughts on “How to crochet a chainless foundation row for a ripple

  1. I’ve been putting off starting a double bed sized ripple blanket because I hadn’t worked up the courage for the huge foundation chain- this looks amazing! so glad I found it

  2. Thanks so much for this tutorial. I just couldn’t crochet a loose enough starting chain for the ripple pattern to look any good. I’m confused about the Decrease part though. Shouldn’t we be creating 2 base chains as part of it, rather than going in to the same base loop again? I can understand the Increase going in to the same base loop, but not the Decrease.

    • Hiya, yes you’re right, I’ve missed out a step, thanks for noticing!I will edit it soon, but once you keep the 2 loops on your hook, go into the new base chain you’ve just made, yarn over come back through, yarn over go through one loop, (4 loops on hook) yarn over through 2 loops (3 loops on hook) yarn over through all 3 loops.
      Hope that helps. X

  3. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this tutorial! I have been looking for one for a while and I, so happy to have found one.
    I have just had a go and my decreases don’t seem as obvious as my increases… Do you think that is normal? I’m hoping once I turn and do the second row it will all work out! (I did notice your comment above and did the decreases as you said)

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