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!


Welcome to Beverly's Pink Saturday .  Click on her link to see more PINK!

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  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.

  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.

  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?

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

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

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

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

  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 :-)

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

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

  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

  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's not! Result: same pattern!

    I love the colors...really dreamy!

    Happy PS
    Deanna :D

  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