Giveaway: Rippling Effects

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Continuing my theme of unclaimed prizes, today’s book is Rippling Effects by Carole Prior, courtesy of Leisure Arts.  (Ravelry members can see most of the patterns here.)

This was one of the prizes from the Ripple Mania CAL, but linda74 from alottastitches already owned a copy.  This is a great pattern book for ripple lovers (or crocheters in general) with 16 ripple afghan patterns.

This giveaway is open to all readers.  Enter by 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

Calling all ripple lovers: Announcing the Ripple Mania CAL!

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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FO Friday: Granny mania

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Since last week, I’ve finished another 17 (!) six inch squares for Crochetlist‘s April charity challenge.  These will eventually become blankets for Arizona children through the Binky Patrol.  I can definitely see how people get excited by granny a day projects.  Once you get on a roll, it is pretty hard to stop!

I made three blocks from Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs by Edie Eckman.

Motif 105 (Ravelry project page)

Motif 114 (Ravelry project page)

Motif 115 (Ravelry project page)

I personally have trouble naming patterns, so I totally understand why Eckman went with numbers.  But it does make the names less than memorable :).

I also rescued two more squares from 200 Crochet Blocks for Blankets, Throws, and Afghans by Jan Eaton.  These were started back in 2007 for class samples.  They’ve been sitting in plastic sleeves and needed to be put to better use.

Begonia (Ravelry project page)

Willow (Ravelry project page)

I also made two squares from 99 Granny Squares to Crochet.

8 by Carole Prior (Ravelry project page)

90 by Mary Jane Protus (Ravelry project page)

True story: When I first ordered this booklet used on Amazon, it arrived missing about 6 pages in the middle.  I was fuming!  But Amazon promptly refunded it and I was able to find another used copy for the same price a few days later.

I also picked up Contest Favorites Afghan Squares and chose two squares.

10 by Mary C. Abadir (Ravelry project page)

13 by Martha Sadler (Ravelry project page)

I even returned to two other books I used to make my first batch of grannies.

Paula’s Pendant by Margaret Hubert from The Granny Square Book (Ravelry project page)

Pick a Posie by Ellen Gormley from Go Crochet! Afghan Design Workbook (Ravelry project page)

At this point, I was determined to make blocks from as many sources as possible.

Squared Circle by Melody Griffiths from 201 Crochet Motifs, Blocks, Projects and Ideas (Ravelry project page)

April Square by Julie Bolduc from JPF Crochet Club (Ravelry project page)

And these last four were transformations of swatches or patterns from my brain.

Alternating Stripes

Double Treble Granny

Granny

Grit Stitch

I had to make some modifications to almost every pattern to get the squares to be six inches.  You can find the details on my project pages.

I was originally planning to mail these out on Saturday, but I found some awesome bullion stitch patterns online last night, so I thought I’d make a few of those to share in my year of projects post on Sunday.  Now that I’m extending my deadline until Monday, there is time to make even more grannies!

I had a lot of fun making these and going through all of my granny books looking for the “perfect” grannies.  (You can read reviews of most of my granny books here.)  And, so far I used up about 2-1/2 skeins of stash yarn.  Every little bit helps!

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