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« on: May 07, 2009 05:45:59 PM »

I started this blanket, which I affectionately call Rip Rip Hurray Ripple Afghan, two years ago. By that estimate, I've crocheted 25 rows a year. In order to remedy this slow progress, I have decided to rename the blanket to Rip Rip Hurry Ripple Afghan. I would like to utilize this afghan while Southern California still schedules in Winter ('cause we no longer have an Autumn or Spring).

I'm a cheap hooker; therefore, all the yarn is Red Heart Super Saver and Red Heart Kid Sport. Kid Sport is very slippery. I would be scared to make anything wearable for a baby with it, in fear of the child slipping from my grasp...unless, of course, you're not on Vicodin and have quicker reflexes than I do.

There are about 300 stitches across, allowing for the afghan to hang over the sides of a Full-size mattress. I can't remember the exact number...and God-forbid if I try to count 'em while I crochet at the same time. When I had to determine how many stitches I had to chain in order for the pattern to work, it was the ONLY time I ever had to use math in real life beyond the 4th grade level. I basically started with the chain amount for a scarf...then laid it down on the bed...and kept adding to it until I liked the width...then I added a few more stitches (if needed) to be the correct multiple for the pattern (pattern can be found in The Crochet Stitch Bible available on Amazon.com).

More pictures, information and cool links related to this ripple can be found on my blog post here:

Thank you for looking! I'll be sure to share more pictures as it comes closer to being completed! =D
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2009 06:01:06 PM »

I love the bright fun colors! And thanks for the tip about the kid's yarn, this mom is not on vicadin, but she does walk into walls, and carrying a sliperly baby... probably not a good thing.
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009 06:07:14 PM »

I LOVE your afghan!
Such happy colors and it looks very cozy!
Can't wait to see more Wink

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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2009 06:07:49 PM »

I love it!!

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2009 06:25:38 PM »

Full size?!  No wonder it took a year to do 25 rows!  It looks fabulous.
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2009 06:37:15 PM »

This is really cool...the colors are my favorites, and I love how you used the variegated yarn!

« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2009 06:53:06 PM »

GORGEOUS! seriously. i have been itching to do a ripple blanket for a while, and seeing yours is really making my crotch fingers itch. i am so afraid mine wouldn't turn out nearly as cute as yours. can i ask? did you plan out your colors, or just kind of pick the next one at random as you went?

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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2009 07:18:52 PM »

This is so pretty, I cannot wait for my Mum to come and visit so I can get her to teach me to Crochet, I would love love love one of these.

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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2009 10:12:13 PM »

Looks good! Great colour.

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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2009 10:46:03 PM »

pixieval - Thanks! I walk into walls too, even without being on Vicodin.  Cheesy

pinkleo  - Thank you! Sometimes I take a break and snuggle up in it - testing it out, you know? Grin

aquasnow- Thank you!

grammar_gremlin - Ha! Thank you for saying that! Sometimes I think I must be the slowest crocheter! I guess 300+ stitches across does take some time.  Grin

ElvisCraftstello - Cool handle you've got! Thanks for the comment! I like the way the variegated colors "breaks" it.

sushiluvzombie - Thanks! Sometimes I plan two colors ahead - but usually I just play it by ear after each row. Sometimes I start with a color, and it doesn't do anything for me - and I start over. It helps to NOT cut the previous color's tail (when adding a new color), until I know I'm happy with the combination.

mink_bikini - Thank you!!! Definitely have your Mum teach you! YouTube also has some great crochet lessons if you ever need a refresher course.

Retro_Rose - Thanks!  Grin

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