Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Ripple stitch


Ever since I finished reading The Gentle Art of Domesticity I have been obsessed with the Ripple Stitch afghan. For three days I read my crochet books and learned how to make the few stitches in the pattern. I played with yarn scraps and leftover skeins and made swatches of the ripple stitch. I searched the internet for patterns and printed out pages and pages and started a three-ring binder of ripple stitch afghan patterns.

Unfortunately I have other projects I must do before I make one of these afghans, but I think someday I'll crochet one for Marley.

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Blogger Donna Boucher said...

If you can do this....you can make my dream bed spread. Have I already taked to you about Posie get Cozies' ripple stitch bedspread.

I won't link here in case I already told you.
But if you haven't seen it..you must!!!

9:21 AM  
Blogger Wool Winder said...

Good for you. Crochet still alludes me.

3:05 PM  
Blogger Charity said...

This blanket seems to have struck a chord with many of us - I've been dreaming about starting one of my own! :0)

4:11 PM  
Blogger Donna Boucher said...

http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/posie_gets_cozy/2007/02/ripple_finale.html

If you go back in the thread...she even shares a color generator. It is so cool.

Isn't it cute??

4:14 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

It's beautiful, Donna!

Charity, we should do one together!

4:28 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Tracy, if I can figure out how to crochet something with the aid of a book and many hours doing and re-doing, then I know you could do it easily!

4:29 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

i've been trying to finish a ripple-stitch blanket since midway through high school:P my pattern was in the book "Our Best Afghans A to Z Crochet Book" and i had a blast with it; it makes me sad that i got so busy, but you've inspired me to call my mom tonight and ask her to send it to me soon:) good luck with your projects!

6:00 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Good for you working on new stitches. I love the ripple stitch. What an appropriate color for this time of year even if it is only for practice. Good luck!

8:23 PM  

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