Joining the Ripple Bandwagon

Earlier this year, I fell in love with the gorgeous ripple blanket I saw over at Posy Gets Cozy and decided that when my crochet skills were more up to par (or when I felt daring enough) that I would try to make one for myself.  


So Bails and I curled up on the couch with Alicia's suggested ripple pattern in the Vintage Crochet book and got started.


Here's what I do to my crochet projects because I can't count.  I mean, I can count…I'm just not good at it.  lol.  I like to say I have the memory of a goldfish.  (You think this is messy…you should see me playing tennis!  lol)  Anywho, I think just don't pay attention when I'm counting, and I lose track of what number I'm on and it's just not pretty.  So, I came up with a solution.  Here's my trick to counting crochet stitches: I count in smaller numbers (10's and 20's) and mark those groups with stitch holders.  I add up the stitch holders and multiply by the number of stitches in each group and I have all the stitches counted – easy as pie!  It really is easier – especially when you've got a lot of chain stitches to start with.


Not a bad start…just a couple more hundred rows to go…woohoo!

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