Category Archives: Ripple Afghans of 2011

Ripple of the Week #62 – Winter Mint Candy Cane

I included both a plain white yarn and a white yarn with a fine silver thread, called Caron Christmas Glitter, in this ripple. I captured the frosty touch of silver here: Unfortunately, I’ve never been able to get the pretty … Continue reading

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Ripple of the Week #61 – Cranberry Candy Cane

Even though I had no hope of finishing this Christmasy ripple in time for the holiday blanket pickup of last week, I had to crochet it! I was anxious to see if this color combination would turn out as great … Continue reading

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A Wintergreen Candy Cane Ripple – in Progress

Sometimes I want to start crocheting a new ripple with only a few minutes spent planning. The fewer yarns involved, the easier it is to figure out a striping design, so I chose just three to represent the wintergreen flavor, … Continue reading

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Ripple #54 – Watermelon Candy Cane

The idea of a watermelon-flavored ripple afghan made me stray from traditional holiday color schemes. Although I still used the usual white with bright and dark greens, it was also nice to include some of my large, yet thrifty, stash … Continue reading

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Ripple of the Week #53 – Black Cherry Candy Cane

So far we’ve had Cinnamon, Strawberry, and Spearmint. So that makes Black Cherry the fourth ripple in my candy cane series. I think it’s the most elegant one, by far. 11,690 stitches – 639,076 donated so far this year I … Continue reading

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Ripple #52 – Spearmint Candy Cane

Ta-Da! My interpretation of the clear, refreshing taste of a spearmint-flavored candy cane: 11,690 Stitches – 627,386 Donated So Far This Year I crocheted much of this one by candlelight during an extended power outage. I like it’s striping pattern … Continue reading

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My Solar-Heated Crochet Salon

After several days without electricity, like those following our recent snowstorm, your mind may begin seeing common objects in new ways. Many times I’ve complained that my dark-colored car gets too hot during the summer, but last Friday I realized … Continue reading

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