Erica called me yesterday and wants to stop by and liberate all the Cascade 220 Superwash remnants from my stash to make a sister blanket for the Soft Waves Ripple I crocheted last year. I’ve been knitting so much lately that I’m getting really twitchy to crochet something. Producing the remaining yarn for her is really going to make it difficult not to. There’s no reason why I shouldn’t, right?
I used the Soft Waves Ripple pattern from Jan Eaton’s book, 200 Ripple Stitch Patterns. Since then, I’ve become aware of other ripple patterns that I want to share. There are excellent tutorials available as well.
Lucy’s Attic 24 Ripple – this is one of my favorites. Her crochet projects are always so girly, colorful, and happy. Since she’s based in the UK, one has to remember that their crochet terms are a little bit different than ours. Their TR (treble crochet) is our DC (double crochet). If you’re a member of Ravelry, Lucy’s pattern page is here. Prepare to be dazzled.
Susan B’s Easy Ripple Afghan – Here’s another free pattern and the one that has the most projects associated with it on Ravelry. I swatched this one with Plymouth Dreambaby yarn and the results were great. If you want a pointy ripple, this is the pattern for you.
Stephi G’s Rugged Ripple – Last but not least – another free ripple pattern, but the beauty of this one is that you can download and store it in your Ravelry library. The colors in her photo are irresistible. I loved using the Cascade 220 Superwash for my first ripple, but I’m a longtime fan of the regular Cascade 220. While it’s not machine washable, it’s much more economical and I have so many small skeins of leftovers from other projects. Twisted Yarns just received several bags of new colorways and as I type this, I’m wishing I’d gotten some yesterday. It’s probably a good thing I didn’t.