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Purple Baby

Usually I think of solid-colored afghans as a fine source of yarn for my charity stash! lol. And usually I think a 36-inch square afghan needs to be enlarged. But sometimes a solid-colored 36-inch square afghan should be left exactly … Continue reading

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Verneta’s Wriggly Ripple

Let’s start at this ripple’s very beginning, shall we? My dear reader, Verneta, bought this large rectangular crocheted blanket for its yarn, just $5.00 at GoodWill. What a find! By adding a third color, she now has more than enough … Continue reading

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A Big Bag o’ Yarn

Whenever someone at the local thrift calls to say they’ve set aside a bag of yarn for me, I want to get there to pick it up as soon as possible. Having such a big bag stowed under the sales … Continue reading

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I Waited for Just the Right Yarn

Found: one 36″ granny square crocheted with three shades of blue, in beautiful condition. I bought it back in August at Sal’s, the Salvation Army Thrift Store, for just $1.49! I could have given it to the nursing home to … Continue reading

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One BIG Heavy Blanket!!

Although many of the afghans I see in thrift stores are far too “well-loved”, I do find a few that are in excellent condition. As you may already know, I buy some to give to children entering foster care, but … Continue reading

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How I Began Crocheting Ripples and #43 – A Wavy Ripple

A reader recently asked how I became involved in making kids’ blankets for charity. Well, about five years ago I began crocheting afghans purely for the enjoyment I get from the creative process. I had no definite plans for most … Continue reading

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Ripple of the Week #42 – A Sportweight Ripple

This is the first ripple I’ve crocheted primarily from sport-weight yarns, rather than worsted or a double-strand of fingering-weight. I learned a few things during the process. Sunshine 15,986 stitches – 506,924 stitches donated so far this year I added … Continue reading

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