How to crochet the classic back loop single crochet ripple stitch (video & written pattern)

The classic back loop single crochet ripple stitch may well win the prize for having the longest name in the crochet canon — and another prize for being one of the simplest stitches.
It is a variation on the single crochet ripple, but because only the back loops are used, it produces an interesting raised effect that accentuates the stitch's rich texture and brings out the chevron shape. This stitch looks great made into blankets, pillow covers and even scarves.
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Watch the classic back loop single crochet ripple stitch video tutorial:
Materials
You can use any type of yarn for this stitch, but as it makes lovely afghans, you'll probably want to think of a soft, cuddly yarn like a DK or a worsted weight. Pick a hook to match your yarn thickness. If in doubt, always refer to the manufacturer's ball band for suggestions. You'll also need a pair of scissors and a tapestry needle for weaving in ends.
Abbreviations
ch — chain stitch
sc — single crochet
sc2tog — single crochet two stitches together 
st(s) — stitch(es)
rep — repeat
Special stitches involved in this pattern
Single crochet two stitches together (sctog) — To create the sc2tog stitch, which is used to decrease the number of stitches, insert hook in first stitch, yarn over, draw up a loop, two loops on hook, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, draw up a loop, three loops on hook. Yarn over, draw yarn through all loops on hook.
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Written pattern
Create a foundation chain of multiples of 17, plus 15. From now on, work all stitches into the back loop.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, then sc in each of next 5 ch. 3 sc in next ch, 1 sc in each of next 7 ch, *skip next 2 ch, 1 sc in each of next 7 ch, 3 sc in next ch, 1 sc in each of next 7 ch, rep from *, turn.
Row 2: Working in back loops only, ch 1, skip first st, sc2tog next 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 5 sc, 3 sc in next sc, *1 sc in next 7 sc, skip next 2 sc, 1 sc in next 7 sc, 3 sc in next sc, rep from * across to last 7 sts, 1 sc in each of next 5 sc, sc2tog in last 2 sc, turn.
Repeat Row 2 until your project reaches the desired length.
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