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jberry16 06-20-2007 12:01 PM

help with my ripple
 
I've been trying for years to figure out how to ripple, just the simple pattern, and it doesn't matter what I do, even had my Grandma watch me, one end always ends up short and the other end is long. my ripple sides of the afghan are always slanted, never straight like when I knit. Any ideas as to what I'm doing wrong?

Gracielen 06-20-2007 12:32 PM

Are you trying to do a SC ripple or a DC ripple?

I allways sc or dc in next 2 st skip 1 ch then go on with the pattern.This gives you a strait edge.

these 3 here are great for learners

SC ripples
http://www.citiusa.com/ripple.html

http://www.needlenook.on.ca/free/nn113.pdf

DC ripples
http://home.att.net/~susanBinKC/patt...ml?ripple.html

round ripple
http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/angelcr...undripple.html

jberry16 06-20-2007 02:43 PM

either, single or double would be fine, I'd just tried single. I can't wait to try skipping one stitch, is that just on the first row or every row?

Gracielen 06-20-2007 03:22 PM

Yes you do it on every row and always make sure you count up and down and that your st count is the same.

Im getting ready to start one using this Pattern and done in purples for my DD so if you need eny more help just yell,I have made so many of the ripples that i don't really even need a pattern eny more but it helps with color placement,im not the greatest at teaching but i can try.

jberry16 06-20-2007 03:57 PM

thanks, I think I'll start that one too. I'm using baby yarn, so hopefully it wont be sooooooo big. I'll start with either green or white and then in 2 weeks when (hopefully) we can see girl or boy then I'll add in some blue or pink or purple. Thanks so much for your help-I'm sure I'll be asking more as I get into it. I hope I can do it, I've tried off and on for years, and never heard to skip any except when you're making the valley.

Gracielen 06-20-2007 04:23 PM

Thats great....i will have someone to work on it with.

To make it smaller for a baby just make it as big as you want on the frist row,always end on a down slope plus your skip 1 sc, sc in next 2 and leave the other chains unworked...they can be undone later.

Congrats on the baby!!

jberry16 06-20-2007 05:40 PM

I think whenthey have you chain one and then turn and sc in the next 2 stitches they forget to tell you to sk 1 then sc in the next 2 and then they do tell you to skip the next one. I guess I didn't think about it but you would normally skip that first ch that was your ch 1 on the last row...anyway now things seem to be working! thank you soooooooooo much for your help!

jberry16 06-20-2007 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shay (Post 883972)
Thats great....i will have someone to work on it with.

To make it smaller for a baby just make it as big as you want on the frist row,always end on a down slope plus your skip 1 sc, sc in next 2 and leave the other chains unworked...they can be undone later.

Congrats on the baby!!

thanks, this is baby #3. I never thought about that...o well already 3 rows into it and I think it will be fine. Hope to have another girl, it's so much easier to find girly yarn than pretty boyish yarn unless you stay with blue and green. glad to have someone working on a project with me too. my first crochet a long, cal.
:cheering:

Gracielen 06-20-2007 09:53 PM

I have 4 kids and i have the most fun crocheting for my DD because there are so many pretty colors out there for girls.I have 3 boys and one girl so you can guess who gets the most :rollseyes:

Im up to row 11 now so its going pretty fast :happydance:

How are you doing??

jberry16 06-21-2007 09:09 AM

I'm on row 6 now, my kids are probably much younger than yours, I only get to do it during nap time. My ds is 3 my dd is 15 months and then I watch a little girl that's 9 months old, so my hands are really busy while they're awake. Not sure how many rows I want to do in green before I switch to white b/c then after the white I want to do either pink or blue or purple and then go back to white and then green and repeat...any ideas how many rows seem to look good? I wont find out the sex (hopefully) till the 5th, so I'm pacing myself. I would go ahead and buy blue and pink and then I thought my hubby would have a cow if our boy had pink in his blanket...guess I'll just have to be paitient. What yarn are you using? I'm using the bernat baby coordinates, probably not the easiest yarn to crochet with b/c it's ripply or crinkly whatever you want to call it. Like Lion Brands homespun. But it's what I had on hand.


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