Heather asked for a tutorial for the ripple stitch. It's a popular stitch for baby blankets, afghans and dish clothes. :)
i'm going to show you the first 3 rows (it's just repeating after that) and i also have a diagramm...
i'm going to do a small swatch, not a full sized blanket, therefore i chain 32. (chain 130 to get a good size)
now comes a special stitch called double crochet 3 together (dc3tog): i'll show you step by step -->
and 5 double crochet into the next 5 chains again :)
... we are going to work 2 double crochet into this last chain.
repeat row 2 till you reach the lenght you wanted... to fasten off (finishing your work): at the end of the row chain 1, cut your yarn and pull the end through the chain so you get a small knot...
... take a yarn needle and weave in the tails. -->
sooo... i hope you enjoyed this guide :) hugs&kisses :* if you have any other wishes for guides, any questions or complaints --> let me know ;)