If you love crochet ripples, you’ve come to the right place.
I’m kicking off the Ripple Mania Crochet-A-Long today. This CAL will teach you everything you need to design your own fabulous ripple projects – how to select a color palette, how to increase and decrease, how to design your own ripple stitch patterns, and how to “square up” your ripples if you want to have straight (modular) pieces.
If you just want to dive into crocheting, that’s ok, too! Each week, I’ll share new ripple stitch patterns for you to crochet.
The CAL is free to join. Each week, an updated PDF will be available to download on Ravelry, and Ravelry members can chat in the Ripple Mania CAL thread in the Underground Crafter group. (You do not have to be a Ravelry member to download the PDF.) Once the CAL ends on November 21, Ripple Mania will be converted to a “for sale” pattern ebook.
Ripple Mania CAL Schedule
Wednesday, 10/17 – Ripple Mania Kick Off!
Ripple Mania CAL Chat on Ravelry
Week 1 Chat on Ravelry
- Supply list and project suggestions
- Colorize Your Ripple: Choosing a Palette for Your Project
Wednesday, 10/24 -Ripple Basics
Week 2 Chat on Ravelry
Wednesday, 10/31 – Ripple Variations
Week 3 Chat on Ravelry
Wednesday, 11/7 – Squaring Up Your Ripple
Week 4 Chat on Ravelry
Wednesday, 11/14 – Adding ripples to hexagon and square motif patterns
Week 5 Chat on Ravelry
Wednesday, 11/28 – The Big Reveal!
All patterns will be available using both U.S. and U.K. crochet pattern abbreviation. Although I’ll be sharing some photo tutorials for this CAL, you will need to know the chain, US single/UK double crochet, and US double/UK treble crochet stitches.
If you need some ideas, check out this Gallery of Ripple Color Inspiration! (All images are the copyright of the crocheter and are used with permission.)
Rainbow Brite Ripple Blanket by dlander340 on Ravelry. Pattern: Crochet Ripple Baby Blanket by Judy Hice.
Granny Ripple by Wylderghost. Pattern from Nursery Favorites.
Neopolitan Ripple, pattern and sample by Michelle from Greeting Arts blog.
Blue Waves by Elizabeth Nardi in Charlotte, NC (izybit on Ravelry). Pattern: Sunrise Ripple by Carole Prior from Afghans for All Seasons Book 2.
Pattern: Neat Ripple by Lucy of Attic 24. Projects from left to right: Baby Ripple Blanket by kennedysm1th on Ravelry, Baby Ripple Blanket by Littleberry on Ravelry, Henry’s Big boy bed blanket by Tubb on Ravelry, Ripple Baby Blanket by allee-ballee on Ravelry, and Sofadecke by nadias on Ravelry.
Autumn Ripple by Anita Edmonds (kirbanita on Ravelry). (More details in this blog post.)
Wintery Ripple Afghan by Tinochka7 on Ravelry. Pattern: Wells Ripple Afghan by Anastacia Zittel.
Watermelon Ripples by Karen Baisley (KarenRedBaron on Ravelry). Pattern: Easy Ripple Pattern by Susan B. Karen took her color inspiration from this project by Linda74.
Ripple Afghan by Tamara Gonzales, who blogs at Crochet with Tamara. (I interviewed Tamara in 2011 here.)
Linda74 on Ravelry, who blogs at alottastitches, has created many variations of the Rustic Ripple by Terry Kimbrough. The pattern is available in several Leisure Arts publications, including Afghans for All Seasons. Top row projects (from left to right): Lime Candy Cane, Corduroy Colors (Scrappy), The Midas Touch, and Wisteria. Bottom row projects: Rugby Ripple, Game Day, Ripplin’ in the Wind, and Surf and Sand.
Thanks to all of the wonderful Ravelry members and bloggers who allowed me to share their ripple projects to spark your creativity! Visit Ravelry to get started with the Ripple Mania CAL!
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