Now that I have begun crocheting again, I decided to learn more stitches. A colleague of mine is pregnant with her first child (a boy) so I decided to take the opportunity to make a baby blanket and learn a stitch I often admire on Instagram: the ripple stitch. The first thing I had to do was find a pattern. Eventually I settled on the pattern I found on the website Handcrafting With Love. I did, however, have a little difficulty understanding the instructions (I am used to following diagrams) so I looked for a video to help me understand the process a little more:
Then I began working on the stitch.
I was unsure at first whether I was following the pattern correctly as my work looked nothing like what I had seen in the pictures. However, once I had changed colour and worked eight rows, I could begin to see the resemblance.
I worked on the rows eagerly and was soon able to work the stitch without constant reference to the pattern.
I like the way the blanket is turning out and will soon be finished with all the rows. Then the next step will be working out how to do the edges!
Do you like the effect of the ripple stitch?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2015
(This post is linked to Inspire me Monday)