My Christmas Round Ripple has a new name...ta da...
I asked my readers for name suggestions and you didn't disappoint me.
Such lovely names were suggested...Winter Starflower, RickRack Glory and Confetti Star!
But in the end I choose Barbara F's suggestion...
"I am thinking that this would make a lovely tree skirt. It also reminds me of a 'starburst' - so perhaps "Christmas Starburst" for a name? xo"
I'm terrible with thinking up names so I really appreciate you all helping me out.
I'm saving the names I didn't use here for the next projects.
I wasn't sure about trying a round ripple at first.
I modified the pattern - ok the truth - I couldn't figure out the pattern after the first couple rounds so I just did my own thing by adjusting the decreases in the valleys from two to four stitches as I went along to keep it flat.
There is a slight ripple affect in the throw but I think it adds interest.
If you are interested in more details I posted about this project (here), (here), (here) and (here) previously.
I'll be adding details of the yarn and hook etc. used in Ravelry (go to left side bar and click on to go to site).
I managed to use two of my novelty yarns in the edging...
...the dreaded Bernat Holidays eyelash yarn I posted about (here)...
...and a Bernat Puff Ball Holidays yarn in variegated dark green, white and red.
I had never used the puff ball yarn before and tried crocheting it on using regular sitiches (single and/or double crochet) but didn't care for the results.
I found if I turned the throw over to the wrong side and slip stitched the puff ball yarn on every other stitch (and every other puff) it formed a nice, neat ridge of puffs on top.
The last round is dark green: *I started with a stitch in single crochet, next stitch do shell (double stitch, triple stitch, triple stitch, double stitch) then repeat* all around.
The edging with the puff ball yarn adds weigh and eliminates the tendancy of the edge to curl up.
The ripple measures about 58- 60 inches round with 41 rounds.
What do you think?
Is it RED enough for Rednesday?
I showed it to Hubby and he said it was very festive.
It's one of my favorites now - of course it is - it's Christmasy and RED.
And there are more REDs to enjoy with our host, Sue, at
It's A Very Cherry World
Please don't forget to enter my number sign giveaway (here) so you can win an exquisite sign like this one here in R.E.D....
Red lovers - wouldn't a number sign of your lucky number in RED look nice in your home hanging on your wall!
For non-RED lovers there are other colors to choose from.
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