July 26, 2015

Neat Ripple

Neat Ripple

Neat Ripple

For years the only use I had for a crochet hook was picking up dropped stitches in my knitting. However, making a blanket with a crochet hook sounds more appealing than having that amount of fabric on my knitting needles, or alternatively knitting smaller pieces and then never getting around to seaming them together.

I did not plan the colors beforehand. Instead, I picked the next color based on how well it went with the previous one. Additionally, I never repeated the same color sequences, and tried to keep stripes of the same color at some somewhat even intervals. The yarns are mostly fingering weight, as is about 80-90% of my stash, with some sport weight thrown in. What kept the project interesting was seeing how the colors turned out. There are sequences I like better than others, but I do like the whole nevertheless.

Project page on Ravelry

11 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! I love multi-colored projects!

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    1. Thank you! I wasn't sure how the 30+ colors in one project would work out, but I'm quite happy with it.

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  2. So colorful and pretty! I am dying to start another big crochet project and am torn between a ripple afghan and a granny stripe afghan.

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    1. I'm also trying to decide if I want to do another one of these in different (fewer) colors, or maybe a granny stripe one instead.

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  3. What a gorgeous project! I chained for my chevron crochet blanket this weekend - so addictive!!!

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    1. Crocheting into that starting chain is a pain, but after that it's fun!

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  4. Such a beautiful, brightly striped blanket! I wish I knew how to crochet, I'd love to make one like that.

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    1. This is really easy! My crochet skills were quite rusty, but I still easily got into the rhythm :).

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  5. Beautiful blanket. Love the colors you chose.

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