A gal pal of mine asked me to crochet a scarf in warm fall colors using a ripple pattern, so I set to work. For this project, I used worsted weight yarn because that was the only weight I could find at the store in an autumn-inspired variegated pattern. It was still pretty soft, and had I seen this blog earlier on how to soften worsted or sport weight yarn, I would have treated the yarn first to make it especially snugly. BTW, great creativity there SleepyCrochet on thinking of how to soften up affordable yarn to make it feel expensive! Here goes the pattern I followed for my easy ripple:
Row 1: dc in third ch and in next 2 ch, dc2tog skipping 2 ch in between, dc in next 3 ch; ch 2, dc in the next 3 ch, dc2tog skipping 2 ch in between, dc in next 2 ch, end work 2 dc in last ch, ch 2, turn.
Row 2: dc in first dc and in the next 2, dc2tog skipping 1 stitch in between, dc in next 3 stitches, ch 2, dc in next 3 stitches; dc2tog skipping 1 stitch in between, dc in next 2 stitches, end work 2 dc in last stitch, ch 2, turn.
Row 3: repeat row 2 for ripple pattern