This is my second ripple afghan crocheted from sport-weight yarn. The first one, “Sunshine”, was only 31″ wide until I added a border. So, this time, I added yet another double-crochet stitch to every up or downhill run, making them each twelve stitches long. This blanket measured 35″ wide when I measured it soon after I’d started and has shrunk down to a finished measurement of 34″. If I should ever make another sport ripple, my notes should remind me to make thirteen stitches per run, and I’ll hope for a finished 37″.
Icy Blue Mint
15,702 stitches – 533,186 stitches donated so far this year
I made this blanket from five yarns: two greens, a blue, a fuzzy white and a variegated yarn that has all three colors. I only made plans for the blue stripes, the rest of the rows are randomly colored. The first section is nine mixed rows, then two rows of blue and another nine mixed rows. The center section is one blue row and then five mixed rows, repeated ten times. And finally the last section, which repeats the first, 9 mixed rows – 2 blue – 9 mixed at the blanket’s other end.
You can just make out the speckled effect of the variegated yarn’s subtle colors:
This light blanket only weighs seventeen ounces, so it didn’t make much of a dent in my stash of lightweight yarns. I’d like to crochet one with two strands of sport yarn, probably using a size I hook, or maybe a J. I want to start with at least 34 ounces of coordinating yarns. (17 oz. x 2 strands) It’s time to go stash-diving again!
Blues are so calming. Like it!
dandylines commented in Ravelry at 4:00 PM October 31, 2011
“You just keep doing the most interesting blankets with this ripple.”