GAUGE: 2 ripples = about 4 3/4 in. (12 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size
specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be
sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what
the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person.
If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller
size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
|sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook - 1 st decreased.|
1. Mats are worked in a ripple crochet pattern. The ripple pattern is easy to do, but it's important to remember that you may need to work several rows before the ripple pattern becomes clear.
2. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops to complete st. Fasten off old color.
3. Work over yarn ends of old color or weave in ends as you work.
Work 2 rows with A, 1 row with B, 1 row with A, 2 rows with D, 1 row with C, 1 row with D, 2 rows with B, 2 rows with C. Rep these 12 rows for Stripe Sequence.
MATS (make 2)
With A, ch 41.
Row 1: Work 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 2 ch, *(sc2tog) twice, sc in next 2 ch, 2 sc in each of next 2 ch, sc in next 2 ch; rep from * across to last 7 ch, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 2 ch, 2 sc in last ch - 4 ripples at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, *(sc2tog) twice, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in each of next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts; rep from * across to last 7 sts, (sc2tog) twice, sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in last st; change to B in last st.
Rep Row 2, continuing to change color as in Stripe Sequence, until piece measures 14 in. (35.5 cm) from beginning. Fasten off.
Weave in ends.