After crocheting eighty of the same kind of ripple since January 2011, I finally decided I was ready to try a different pattern!
I’ve wanted to make a ripple with alternating large and small points for a long time and I thought that I could probably figure out how to make one about the same size as my old ripples. They normally have six peaks with ten double-crochet stitches in each uphill or downhill run. Instead, this one has nine peaks; five large peaks with nine double-crochet stitches on each side and four smaller ones with four stitches per side.
I love the way the stripes seem to wriggle across the blanket! It came out about thirty-five inches wide like my old ripples, as I hoped it would.
I’m considering Wriggly Ripple as its name. What do you think??
It’s quite a change from the ripples I’m used to making.
In all the excitement I almost forgot… I crocheted one row of white, then two rows of Red Heart Super Saver Light Raspberry and three of RHSS Burgundy to make Sweet Cherry Sundae.
Do you want to make a Wriggly Ripple too? Shall I take the time to write out and test the pattern?
This is so beautiful! Gives it a lot of motion. That is so kind of you to offer the pattern! I would love to have it. Great design.
Thank You for your thoughtful comments on my Wriggly Ripple.
It turned out so well, it makes me think about playing around with some more ripple designs. 🙂
It’d be interesting to see what you come up with!
Oh, I’m probably making this more complicated than it needs to be,
but I’m thinking about writing a ‘proper’ crochet book version, one in my own wording, and, possibly??, making a stitch diagram as well.
Who knows how long it’ll take for me to finish all that! lol.
Nothing like being thorough. 🙂
I think you could call it ‘heart rate monitor’ ripple! ;-p
I like it lots.
Or perhaps “EKG”? HaHaHa 🙂
Now that could be fun – create a ripple pattern from an actual EKG strip.
Hmmm, wonder how you crochet those tall sharp points?
How fun! I like it! And I definitely think you should write it up. Please? The colors are awesome, too.
And it was fun to figure out, like working a little puzzle.
Maybe writing it up will be fun too?…
Since you ask so nicely. 🙂
woohoo – looks fabulous! if you can find the time to write it up, I’d love to try your new pattern 🙂
So glad you like it!
It’s not done yet, but I’ve started.
You can let me know if I made any mistakes when you try it, okay? 🙂
Oooh wow! Beautiful take on the ripple! Looking forward to seeing a pattern for it.
for both the compliment and the encouragement.
The pattern is coming…
making a stitch diagram/chart thingie.
What a wiggly wave of a ripple !! You made a very creative/visual name for your ripple! Its a nice pattern. I love how the first & last row look with the “peaks” of the waves. You must write it up for yourself and to share with your fans/friends 🙂 Once again your creativity gives us a two scooper today! A beautiful pattern & a yummy colorful afghan too!!….Kathy
“Wiggly Wave”… Mmmm, I like that name too! Perhaps I’ll write a pattern to match it someday.
Beautiful work…. moves with my eyes!
It really does seem to move, doesn’t it!!?!
You can see more examples of this pattern by clicking on “Wriggly Ripples” near the bottom of my Categories listing over on the side bar.
So—- how is the pattern writing coming along??? Would love to make one!
Here you go, Michelle. – My Wriggly Ripple Pattern – Have Fun!
If you’d like to see some other finished Wrigglies, just click on ‘Wriggly Ripples’ under the Categories heading over on the right edge of this page. 🙂
Thank you so much. Starting it now! Lol