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Monday, December 29, 2008

"Make me a blanket Mom"

That simple request was asked of me about a year and a half ago. Probably closer to two years. When I seriously got back into my "craft" hobby, I wanted to make hat a scarf sets for the boys. My middle son liked his so much, he asked me to make him a blanket. No problem. Now, when I learned to crochet as a kid, the only stitch my mom knew how to make was a granny square. So, all my projects have been granny squares. But, I didn't want his blanket to be a granny square blanket, so I set out researching all the sites on the internet, intent on finding an appropriate design to make his blanket. I found the ripple and fell in love with it. For the life of me I couldn't figure out how to make it. I started and had to rip out stitches. Started again and had to rip out stitches . . . you get the picture. After about the 10th try (no lying) I gave up. For about ten minutes. One thing about me, I'm a stubborn and determined cuss. If I want to do something, I will find a way to do it. I'm happy to say that my determination paid off. After visiting sites such as, Crochet Cabana (http://www.crochetcabana.com/), Bev's Country Cottage (http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/), and Crochet Pattern Central (http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/index.php), I figured out how to do the ripple and I've been "a ripplin" ever since. Here are a few pictures of my finished project.

I used a single crochet stitch and Caron "Natura" in colors white, off-white, and black. I think it came out pretty good. And he absolutely loves it!

3 comments:

  1. Beautiful afghan. Glad you found the Cabana helpful. Are you working on more ripples for the other sons? :-) There is a dc ripple that goes a bit faster but you can't beat the look of that single crochet ripple! Lovely.

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  2. Thank you! I agree, the single crochet ripple, going through the back loops, is absolutely beautiful. We've had some unseasonably warm weather here, and since I gave him his blanket, he's only been using it for cover, and he says it's too hot. LOL Thank you for your comments.

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