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Book Review: 100 Colorful Ripple Stitches to Crochet

100 Colorful RIpple Stitches to Crochet
I spend a lot of time thinking about my next crochet blanket. What colors would I use? Who would I give it to? Would it be motif-based like my others, or striped? What about ripples?

I have to admit, I have been intrigued by the idea of a ripple blanket for some time. Despite the fact that all four of us in the family now have our own crocheted lap blankets, and there is no need for more of them, I can’t seem to stop thinking about the next one. And I often picture it as a ripple.

With this background, you can imagine I was happy to see 100 Colorful Ripple Stitches to Crochet land on my doorstep.

100 Colorful Ripple Stitches to Crochet
I’ll bet you didn’t know there were so many variations on the simple ripple.

Leonie Morgan presents fifty different types of ripple, along with an alternate color scheme for each. (Cascade 220 is used throughout the book, and all colors are specified, so it’s easy to exactly replicate the look of a particular ripple, if you want to.)

There are single-crochet ripples, half-double-crochet ripples, granny ripples, bobble ripples, and shell ripples. There are evenly-spaced ripples and ripples of varying heights.

100 Colorful RIpple Stitches to Crochet
There are even ripples that are worked as motifs.

I never stopped to think about a star as a type of ripple, but I suppose it is!

100 Colorful RIpple Stitches to Crochet
100 Colorful RIpple Stitches to Crochet
There are some attractive finished projects in the book, too, including the expected afghan or two, pillows, and a scarf.

The instructions are clear, the colors are bright, and the ripples are tempting. Oh, so tempting!

You can get a copy of 100 Colorful Ripple Stitches to Crochet at Amazon and other book stores or local yarn shops.

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