Monday, October 20, 2008

My Very First Ripple

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!
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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"!

12 comments:

Jan Hatchett said...

How gorgeous! I love the colors, the pinks just pop against the soft greens. My son loves green, so I haven't thought of it as a girly color, but that little bit of pink totally rocks the look!

As for the ends, I just crochet over them as I do the next row. I don't know if that's the way it's supposed to be done, but it's the way I have done it.

Jan
www.anotherhatchettjob.blogspot.com

Ghost said...

It's beautiful. Love the colors too.

hetty said...

Beautiful! Great colours! I always run my ends in with a darning needle. I usually try to keep up with the ends as my work progresses. Running in ends becomes a daunting task if left until the whole thing is finished! When I change yarns, I do the last stitch in the old colour until there are two loops on my hook, then I loop the new colour through and continue on with that. I hope this helps.

Molly said...

Very nice! Welcome to the dark side... ;-)

Letty said...

Hi, I love your ripple stitch blanket, it is lovely! Yesterday I blogged about the ripple stitch on my blog:
http://quiltkat.web-log.nl/de_quiltkat/2008/10/haken-crochet.html
Can't wait to get started!

Joana said...

Beautiful piece. The baby who will use it will be a happy baby.

Susan (ZenKnit) said...

I would have never thought to have a faux border/edging by making them a different color. Great idea! I will have to try that out sometime.

Peace

Cindy said...

Love your colors!

Aim said...

That is so lovely, it feels fresh like a garden in bloom! I also crochet right over the ends when I switch colors, it's easy, quick and a finished look as you go. great job on the sample/doll blankie!

isabel tiago said...

I love this litlle work...

Aim said...

Wow this is so pretty the way you arranged the colors! Good job!

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