Thursday, March 31, 2011

My first Round Ripple

I have been admiring the Round Ripple
blankets that Debi from the
hooks and yarns blog has been making. 
I especially like her
 scrappy round ripple blanket and
I couldn't wait to use the Carnival effects
stripe wool in blue to see the final effect.
I followed her link to the pattern from
angelcrafts. 
ADDIT- 1/7/15 
that link appears to be broken,
so here is my favourite
round ripple pattern 
from Ideal Delusions blog.

I got to about round 17  
and decided that the waviness was too much to expect to be blocked out. 
So I restarted & made modifications as I
went. The photo isn't too good as it was
night time when I decided to frog it. 
On the left is the first attempt and on
the right is the 2nd. The yarn I used is a
 thicker 8ply and I may have been able to try  using a larger hook, but I wanted the stitches more compact. Anyway this is what worked for me. Modifications to the pattern are underlined. 
I use UK/AUS terms so.........treble = double crochet in American terms
Round 6: 
 sl st into next st, ch 3, 1 tr in next st, * 1 tr-ch 2-1 tr in next ch 2 sp, 1 tr in each of next 2 tr,
              skip next 2 sts, 1 tr in each of next 2 tr, repeat*, skip last 2 sts, join.
Round 7:  
 sl st into next st, ch 3, 1 tr in next 2 sts, * 2 tr-ch 2-2 tr (this is a large shell made of a double V-st)
 in next ch 2 space, 1 tr in next 2 sts, skip 2 sts, 1 tr in next 2 sts, repeat * around,  skip last 2 sts. join.
 Round 8:
sl st into next st, ch 3, 1 tr in next 2 sts, * 1tr-ch 2-1 tr (this is a small shell or single V-st) in ch 2 sp,
1 tr in next 3 sts, skip next 2 sts, 1 tr in the next 3 sts, repeat* around, skip last 2 sts, join.
 Round 9:     
sl st into next st., ch 3, 1 tr in next 3 sts, * 1 tr-ch 2-1 tr (the small shell) in ch 2 sp,
1 tr in next 3 sts, skip 2 sts, 1 tr in next 3 sts, repeat* around, skip last 2 sts, join.

work in rounds, alternating 2 rounds of small shells & 1 round of large shells,  this helps the afghan to lay flat.

So here is my finished blanket.
I made the first 3 rounds
in navy blue and the last
round in a nice teal colour.
Altogether there are 50
rounds, it took aprox
4 x 100g  balls (6gms left)
(I had a few used balls) 
and measures 102cm
(41 inches) across.
I have started another in
the pink colourway which
I will work on during the
5hr train trip to visit my mum

               

5 comments:

  1. That's lovely Jane. I've never made a round ripple but I have read that they do tend to go a funny shape until you get a fair bit done. I think your solution it better - fancy going ahead thinking it will all work out in the end .... and it doesn't !!!!! That would be a gross waste of precious crochet time. Thanks for your modifications - I'll save them for when I want to do a round ripple.

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  2. I do like the colour blue you have used :)) and thankyou for the Modifications you have made.. I have pulled mine out yet again, because of the shape..
    Thanks again.

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  3. Beautiful! Thank you for your comments and your lovely idea's! I'm not sure I can bring myself to frog it..I may just start a new one and give what I have to my pets to use. At least they won't mind my waives! :)

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  4. So pretty I love it ! Hugs suex

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  5. I hope you do go ahead and make one Dorothy, they look so nice and quite easy too. Good Luck Pat and Nicole, hopefully this will work for you too, let me know how you go Ladies. Thanks Sue, I love it too.

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