Oh, yes...the story of the Vintage Crocheted Blanket.
I was so proud of myself figuring out this ripple pattern.
Patience less me taking the time to draw a diagram and practice test after test repeat until I was satisfied I had "it right".
Although... as I worked it up... the thought crossed my mind my pattern didn't look exactly like the pattern in the photos.
My "valleys" were identical but my "mountains" seemed a little off.
I told myself it must be the light or the angle of the photo.
Then I started to play around with the new crochet diagram software (Crochet Charts - StitchWare.com) I purchased.
As I was trying to construct the diagram for this ripple I realized I didn't crochet my double V-Stitches correctly.
Duh...this isn't a hard stitch to do.
And because of that I didn't place the hook in the right spaces around those stitches.
So my "mountains" weren't quite as steep as shown in the photos.
After realizing this I practiced a few rows on my test piece and finally managed to get it done correctly
so it looked like the photos.
However, I decided not to frog my blankie.
It looks nice as is so I will continue with my erroneous pattern version.
That's all for now on this blankie.
Remember my black and white motif?
You know the cute, little granny square I was playing around with in black and white yarns?
Here's my rough first diagram of it.
Still have to work on it a little bit.
Move the symbols closer together....
What do you think?
Have you tried making your own diagrams?
My funny for the day: