It seems to be a vice of mine. I have a concept in my mind and know I'll get the result, it just takes time. I refuse help or suggestions, because I seem to believe only I know what it is that I'm looking for. I have a hard time describing my visions as well. I am a visual and hands on type person/learner, so even though I can be eloquent with words I often find myself road blocked when asked point blank about something.
Well, I had a hard time implementing my own pattern. So, I decided to scour the internet. Most ruffles I found were either of a knit variety or would be time consuming (neither would do). Until I found a pattern from Lion's Brand that utilized a ruffle on a sandal. Of course I wasn't going to use the pattern outright as it was, but it showed me how to make the ruffle look I wanted. I tweeked it from there in order to make a double sided ruffle. Gauge is up to your discretion. By the way, this is a crochet ruffle!
Here's my pattern:
Chain desired number of stitches + 3
Slip stitch (sl st) into third stitch from the hook
*chain three, sl st into next chain* repeat to end of row (do not turn)
chain three, sl st into the other side of foundation chain
*chain three, sl st into next chain* repeat to end of row
(I'm sure if you wanted a larger ruffle look, chaining more than three would work. I plan to play with the simple pattern myself!)
You should now have a lovely little two sided ruffle. Actually, it reminds me a bit of a ruffled ribbon! I think they're really sweet looking and great embellishments to any project, knit or crocheted.
Feel free to contact me if you have a question about the pattern.