Purple Ripple Afghan
This is like my second major crocheted thing. So I guess I’m not really allowed to tease crocheters anymore, am I? ONE OF YOU, HOOKERS; ONE OF YOU. Anyhoo, last year at the Wollongong knitting retreat I won a packet of purple Patons Shadow Tweed at the trivia contest. I had no idea what to do with it. Then I saw my friend Devvy post a photo of her ripple afghan on Ravelry. Gorgeous! I have fond memories of family members with crochet afghans on the back of their sofas when I was growing up. It was time for me to make an afghan.
I used the same pattern that Devvy did: Easy Ripple Afghan. I can’t remember how many stitches I chained to start; it was probably the 178 suggested in the pattern. I used a 6mm crochet hook. I started it last winter, set it aside in the warmer months, and then picked it up again this year when it got cold. It was nice to sit under it while I was working on it! I used up all ten balls in the packet. I wish it were a bit bigger, but the wool is discontinued and I can’t seem to find anymore. (It’s colour 6909 if anybody has any they’re willing to part with!) As it is, it’s a nice lap rug for one person and it fits perfectly on the back of the couch. A very satisfying little project… (Continue on for more photos.)