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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

~ the oval ripple placemat~


I think I've got this figured out - if you find any problems, please let me know. 

**This pattern was inspired by Aggie May (Colleen) from Crochetville.**

***I think that this oval ripple pattern is only good for a placemat. I've been thinking (and RoseRed from Crochetville made mention) that the middle should be a lot longer to be able to retain the oval shape for an afghan. I will come up with a longer oval ripple in the next couple of days and post it here. :)

--The pictured placemat is 10 rounds and approximately 15" x 12 1/2".

I used:  4-ply worsted weight yarn
            a "J" hook

Notes: 

v-st = dc, ch 2, dc
shell = 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc

Directions:

Rnd 1:  Ch 13, 4 dc in 4th ch from hook.  Dc in next 8 chs, 5 dc in next ch.  Now working on opposite side of ch, dc in next 8 chs.  Join with a sl st to top of ch 3.  (26 dc)

Rnd 2:  Ch 3, dc in same st.  2 dc in each of next 4 dc.  Dc in next 8 dc.  2 dc in each of next 5 dc.  Dc in next 8 dc.  Join as before.  (36 dc)

Rnd 3:  Ch 5, dc in same st.  Skip next dc.  * v-st in next dc, skip next dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch 5.  (18 v-sts)

Rnd 4:  Sl st into ch 2 space, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same space.  Shell in next 4 v-sts.  *Dc in next v-st ch 2 space, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, dc in next v-st ch 2 space.  Repeat from * 1 more time.  --these 2 groups are now called shells--  Shell in next 5 v-sts.  $Dc in next v-st ch 2 space, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, dc in next v-st ch 2 space.  Repeat from $ 1 more time.  --these 2 groups are now called shells--  Join with a sl st to top of ch 3.

Rnd 5:  Sl st in next dc, ch 3, shell in shell, dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc.  *Dc in next dc, shell in shell, dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 6:  Sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, v-st in shell, dc in next 2 dc, skip next 2 dc.  *Dc in next 2 dc, v-st in shell, dc in next 2 dc, skip next 2 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Rnd 7:  Sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, shell in v-st, dc in next 2 dc, skip next 2 dc.  *Dc in next 2 dc, shell in v-st, dc in next 2 dc, skip next 2 dc.  Repeat from * around.  Join as before.

Repeat Rnds 6 & 7 increasing 1 dc along both sides of each ripple each time you repeat Rnd 6.

***Debi Y's version***
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29 comments:

  1. Very nice, thanks for sharing. I'm going to give this a try soon. :)

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  2. Thanks for posting. I will be trying this too after my Christmas crochet rush is over.

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  3. Debi, THANKS!!! I am printing this out. Can't wait to make this.

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  4. Very pretty Debi! Thank you for sharing your pattern. Hope you are having a great day! :-)

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  5. You're all very welcome ladies. :)

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  6. Thank you very pretty can't wait to give it a try!!

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  7. How cool is that! Awesome work figuring out that pattern. I gave me a headache just thinking about it. LOL

    I will definitely give this a try after the holidays. Thank you for sharing! :)

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  8. Thats very pretty and I love the color :o)

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  9. I've just gotta give this a go, thanks for the pattern!

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  10. I'd love to try this pattern (enlarge it, I assume?) to make placemats! Thanks for sharing it Debi! ~tina

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  11. Dear Debi,

    thank you so much for this nice Pattern and thank you for sharing!
    Enjoy your Day and have fun...
    Many Greetings,
    Marion

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  12. So beautiful! Thanks for your sharing! You are so talented!
    Take good care,
    LoL, xxx

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  13. This is pretty, it would make a lovely placemat..I found you thru
    Glor at Crochet Galore...she mentioned your ripple in her blog...so pretty. I have done a ripple granny, but not a regular ripple...I'll add this to my list..I have a gingerbread house to
    finish crocheting...on to the next!
    Have a great day.

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  14. I will watch for your afghan pattern. I have made MANY of the round afghans by this pattern, and would like to make the oval.
    Thank you, Martha

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  15. Thanks for this tutorial! I have made 2 of the 4 I am working on and it's perfect :)

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  16. HI Debi;
    I love this pattern! Have you figured out the oval afghan yet? I would LOVE the pattern to make one for my daughter's 18th birthday in April!
    Thanks so much!

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  17. Hi, first view I love the oval placemat, want to make it into an afghan for my expected grand child...have you had any luck converting it yet?
    Presently working on a round one but like the oval shape too.....thanks for sharing

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  18. Thanks anonymous - I came up with the Ripples & Shells pattern (it was the best I could do) - it's posted on Nov. 21st. :)

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  19. This makes me think of sunshine. Lovely.

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  20. Thank you for this pattern! I totally am in love with it!

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  21. What am I doing wrong? In row 3, Icame out with 17 V stitches. Going by directions, it seems like we need 18 V stitches to follow directions for row 4. Please answer as soon as possible so I can continue!!!!!!! Thanks

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    1. Hi - sorry you're having problems with the pattern. At the beginning of the rnds, the ch 3 counts as a dc, so for the 1st rnd you should end up with 26 dc - for the 2nd rnd you should end up with 36 dc - and for the 3rd rnd you should end up with 18 v-sts. Let me know if this helps. Also, if you could send me a picture, that would help for me to see what's going on. My email is dlyrs@juno.com

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  22. I'm really enjoying this pattern! Right now I'm making a set for myself, but I might have to make some for Christmas gifts for next year too. Thanks for posting.

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    1. You're welcome Amy - I'm glad you like the pattern. :)

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  23. This is a beautiful pattern and thank you SO much for posting it - I'm stuck on Round 4- I think I'm misunderstanding what is meant by "dc in next dc" when creating the new "shells" Any insight would be much appreciated.

    See below my confusion-
    "*Dc in next v-st ch 2 space (OK, got that), dc in next dc (check - assuming that means the space between v-sts), ch 2 (yep), dc in next dc(Wait - what? I just did that, do you mean into the one I was just working in, or skip over the next v-st space?) dc in next v-st ch 2 space.(uhh, okay, but that involves skipping the next v-st space, and I'm running out of room before the curve now)Repeat from * 1 more time. (Yeah, definitely don't have room to do that again, with all the skipping)--these 2 groups are now called shells-- (which two groups? They don't feel very grouped.)

    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Abbie. I'm sorry that you're having a problem with the pattern - sometimes they're kind of tricky for me to write out. I'm going to put your words in between the -- my answer will be in between the **

      --dc in next dc (check - assuming that means the space between v-sts)--
      **dc in next dc means the 1st dc of the next v-st**

      work ch 2

      --dc in next dc(Wait - what? I just did that, do you mean into the one I was just working in, or skip over the next v-st space?)--
      **dc in next dc means the 2nd dc of the same v-st**

      now work a dc in the next v-st ch-2 space

      --these 2 groups are now called shells-- (which two groups? They don't feel very grouped.)--
      **Those 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc stitches you just worked are now called shells**

      I hope I didn't confuse you any more - let me know if I did. My email is dlyrs@juno.com

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  24. Oh my goodness THANK YOU Debbie! It seems I was just trying to make it more difficult/complicated, when in fact it was pretty straight forward. I'm happy to report that I am now through round 5. I'll let you know if I get stuck anywhere else - and I'll definitely email you a photo when I'm done. Thanks again for the lightening fast reply!

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    1. I'm glad I could help you Abbie. If you have any more questions, just let me know. :)

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