Lion Brand« Lion's Pride« Woolspun«
1 ripple = about 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm), measured from peak to peak. 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
dc3tog (dc 3 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops) three times, yarn over and draw through all 4 loops on hook – 2 sts decreased.
1. Scarf is worked lengthwise 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. The ripple pattern consists of alternating 3-dc peaks and dc3tog valleys. Take care to keep the peaks and valleys of each row aligned.
3. To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete the st. Proceed with new color. Fasten off old color.
With A, ch 185.
Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (beg 3 ch counts as first dc), dc in next 3 ch, (dc3tog) twice, dc in next 3 ch, *3 dc in each of next 2 ch, dc in next 3 ch, (dc3tog) twice, dc in next 3 ch; rep from * to last ch, 3 dc in last ch – you will have 13 ripples at the end of this row.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in first dc, dc in next 3 dc, (dc3tog) twice, dc in next 3 dc, *3 dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, (dc3tog) twice, dc in next 3 dc; rep from * to beg ch, 3 dc in top of beg ch.
Change to B.
Rows 3 and 4: With B, rep Row 2.
Change to C.
Rows 5 and 6: With C, rep Row 2.
Change to D.
Rows 7 and 8: With D, rep Row 2.
Weave in ends.