This pattern is beautiful. But it takes forever, and I don't think I will ever make another one. It took me two months to make this baby blanket. I have never worked on a project that long. But if you have a lot of time on your hands, and would like to make a beautiful blanket, give this pattern a try!
Zig Zag Stripes:
Gauge isn't critical. use and size hook you are comfortable with. I like to use an H.
To make your foundation, chain a multiple of 13. Yes. Any multiple of 13. I think I used 156, but I can't remember...
Now, add 4 more chain stitches to this.
Begin in the second chain from your hook. single crochet in the second chain, and the next. Skip 1 chain. Single crochet in the next five stitches. *Work 3 single crochets into the next chain, and single crochet in the next 5 stitches.* Repeat from "*" all the way until there are 3 stitches left. Skip one, and single crochet into the next two.
Do this in every row. BUT, instead of working through both loops of a stitch, like normal crochet, only work through the first loop. This makes a really cool rippled effect, but takes FOREVER!
If you give this pattern a try, let me know. I would love to see pictures of your finished projects!