# Attic24 Neat Ripple Pattern Questions

Hi. I am trying to make this pattern from Attic24 Neat Ripple Pattern Website as a blanket for a bed but the pattern has only a 31 chains and that’s not enough for a long big blanket.The pattern has :A Multiple of 14(2x14 plus 3 for turning chains).I was wondering how many chains to crochet for a blanket for a single twin bed 39 inch ?What multiple of 14 number should i use?(What do you guys think i should do?

Where does she get the 2 from that goes with multiple of 14?

The site suggests a small sample of the ripple pattern to start and for that purpose, cast on 31sts.
The multiple is 14 + 3. That means (2 x 14) + 3 =31 will work and that’s the suggestion for the sample. You will need more for a blanket, of course.

Once you have that sample done you can measure the width across maybe the center 24sts and get and idea of how many sts/inch you have. With that number and the width you want to make, you’ll be able to figure out how many sts to cast on.

Hi salmonmac. thanks for the help.how do you calculate the number and width do you multiple that or divide?

Multiple your sts per inch by the number of inches you want. That will give you the number of sts you need to start with.

Hi salmonmac.Thanks for the amazing help.

salmonmac gives good instructions. This is not intended to disagree or say my way is the right way. I would approach it a little differently. I would see what the repeat measures, decide how many repeats I want, chain for each repeat using markers to separate them, and when I have enough I would do my ch 3 at the end. Why? Math and I do not play well together and it’s easier for me to keep track of the repeats than it is a total number. I would also be able to easily double check that each repeat has the correct number of stitches; my markers would be in place for making sure I get that first row worked right. I am able to mess up ripples like you wouldn’t believe and have to restart until I get it right.

I have learned a lot from salmonmac and she’s a big part of why I really got into knitting. My mind works differently and I know this.

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That makes sense to me, GG and it’s a good way to stay on track in this pattern.

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Thanks, salmonmac. I do so struggle with even basic computations, I have to find workarounds.