Saturday, March 12, 2011

What Does A Pastel Apron & Ripple Throw Have In Common?

Pretty Pastel Pinks!

Pretty Pastel PINKS!

My pretty pastel apron is my inspiration piece for my next crochet project...a wave chevron ripple throw!

I have yummy Easter yarn colors in pinks, lavender, greens and blues just like my apron.  

This is my first try at doing a ripple throw.  It won't be perfect but I'm sure I will love it anyway. 

First, I looked at Jan Easton's patterns from her book "The Encyclopedia of CROCHET Techniques".  I made a practice piece of her wave chevron pattern and then I made one from our fantastic Lucy's - of Attic24 fame -  Neat Ripple Pattern (find it here) - Lucy says Jan's pattern inspired her pattern.  In the end I decided to go with Lucy's because it was easy to do and it looked slightly nicer I thought.  

Unfortunately my "hills" and "valleys" are not lining up as neatly as Lucy's but that's ok I consider this throw my practice throw.   I'm using my Loops & Threads Silky Soft acrylic yarn with my favorite H hook.  

Doesn't this make you think of SPRING!


   I don't think I will decorate for St. Patrick's Day this year.  I did last year because I hosted our neighborhood BUNCO group for the month of March.  But I am looking forward to decorating for Easter because I love all the lovely Easter colors and, of course, bunnies!

THINK PINK and THINK SPRING!


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16 comments:

  1. That is going to be so pretty and Eastery and Springy! Ripples are addicting and soothing to crochet. You will enjoy it.

    That apron is gorgeous.

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  2. I'm practicing my knitting on dish cloths and have a book on crochet too and would love to use some of my mil's old crochet hooks. I love the colors you chose and your apron is so pretty.

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  3. Oh this will be lovely. I like the pastel colors.
    How are things going for you haven't heard much lately. Are you taking any trips this summer?

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  4. I really like the colors you've chosen here and I think it will turn out to be gorgeous!

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  5. I love the colours of this ripple ~ it's going to be very pretty :O

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  6. Lovely shades. I've just started a blue granny stripe throw - blue skies for Spring!
    Carol xx

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  7. Your project is great! I love the pink colors that you've selected for the project!
    Gigi

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  8. I'm loving this so far, you're doing great! I've never done a ripple blanket either and look forward to seeing yours. You couldn't have picked lovelier colors. I always think Pink :-)

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  9. Oh yes indeed dear Sandy, these are all spring colours.;)
    Have a lovely Sunday,
    xoxo

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  10. I love the colours you have chosen. It's going to look so pretty!
    xxx

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  11. Hi Sandy,
    I love the ripple pattern. It was one of the first patterns I thought my Grandma. My Grandma did not know how to crochet so when she retired she wanted to learn. I tought her the ripple and she made all of kids ripple afghans.
    Your Sunshine throw tuned out beautifully! I love it and you did an amazing job!
    I always enjoy seeing what you have been making.
    Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

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  12. Hi Sandy,
    I've been trying to learn how to knit but I much prefer crochet. I've tried the ripple and although it looks easy..it's not! Result: same pattern afghans..lol!

    I love the colors...really dreamy!

    Happy PS
    Deanna :D

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  13. Hi Sandy,
    I've done a few ripples, they are just so addictive. My favourite colour is pink, so I am well loving your yarn! Which is called?....
    Could you tell me what make? please. Looking so good and I will be following your progress!
    Love suex

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