I stardet last month with an rippled afghan too... The first ever! I live in the Netherlands, and rippled afghans are not common overhere, so I never had seen one. But at the internet, I suddenly found some and fell in love with them... So I stardet with a white and green one. I must admit, the beginline is too small, but it is growing and looks nice... And, when my sister gave me a bag full of yarn...I had to make a seccond one. After one week ... And now, after two weeks. It is going to be a blanket for our youngest, who likes to take naps on the sofa. I must admit that this is realy addicting...
I am a new member of this blog site and wanted to share the ripple afghan I am making. I have visited and left notes many times but never took the time to join the members list.
I am using scraps, a "J" hook and the easy pattern found at Easy Ripple Afghan to make this scrap afghan.
I really love rippling and have two books with stitch patterns but as a person who loves to crochet there are always a zillion and one projects I want to do. Therefore it seems that ripple always get thrown to the back burner.
It has been a really long time since I have worked a ripple and I like the way this one is coming out. It is not finished yet as it is a scrap afghan so I had to wait to get more scraps. I do have a small bunch of balls building back up so I will get back to it soon. Then of course there are all those Christmas gifts to make. Anyone else have the same problem at this time of year?
I am dying to make a ripple blanket for my daughter, so I bought the Jan Eaton book, and decided to make a little sample blanket out of soft waves, just for practice. (It is now a babydoll blanket). I used Cascade 220. It was leftover from a granny square afghan that I made for my oldest daughter.
I am really glad I did the sample. I learned that I will need to cast on with a larger hook next time, and I also learned that my gauge gets looser with each row. Maybe I was crocheting tightly in the beginning because I was learning how to ripple. (I'm also a fairly new crocheter).
Anyhow, here are pics of my very first ripple project. I am a huge fan of the ripple!
I would love to hear how everyone sews in their ends when they ripple, and I would also love to know if y'all have any tips on changing colors.
I'm so proud to be a part of the "No-End-In-Sight Ripple-Along"!
It's a yarn thing. It's a crochet thing. It's sometimes a knit thing too. It's a getting back to the basics thing. It's the discovery of a mindless, escapist, reassuringly repetitive thing. It's a reveling in tradition, let it sooth your soul thing.