Here is a simple ripple pattern that can be used for a variety of crochet projects such as baby blankets and afghans, scarves or rectangular shawls, table runners or place mats (if you decide to use crochet thread), etc.
You can experiment with different colors and use them in different sequences. This also could be a good stitch for projects when you want to use up leftover yarn of different colors. For example, you can make a very colorful rug or bath mat.
dc double crochet
* * Instructions between asterisks should be repeated as many times as there are stitches to accommodate them.
Multiple of 10, plus 2.
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 3 ch, *skip next 2 ch, dc in next 4 ch, ch 2, dc in next 4 ch* across to last 6 ch, skip next 2 ch, dc in next 3 ch, 2 dc in last ch.
Row 2: ch 2, turn; dc in same beginning space, dc in next 3 dc, *skip next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in next ch-2 space, dc in next 3 dc* across to last 5 d, skip next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in turning ch-2.
Repeat Row 2.