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One of the most popular patterns in crochet is the ripple stitch. The ripple stitch is done by increasing and decreasing stitches and gives your afghan a wave look. When crocheting afghans using the ripple stitch you can easily change colors of yarn. Making an afghan using 2 or more colors of yarn while crocheting will provide you with a beautiful wavy afghan. You can easily learn how to crochet ripples and make a pretty ripple baby blanket by watching the online Craftsy class Zigzag Crochet: A Beginners's Guide to Ripples and Waves and be on your way to your next crochet project!
Beginners Class - Easy to learn
Crochet the Ripple Stitch
Start watching A Beginner's Guide to Ripples and In this first lesson, Kim reviews the increases and decreases you'll need to create peaks and valleys so you can get started on your project, a classic baby blanket!
After completing the first few rows of your blanket, focus your attention on color. See how to change the look of your blanket with various color sequences. After that, explore color-changing yarns as Kim reveals her best tips for managing yarn tails as you go.
It's time to get creative with ripples! First, learn about gauge. Then, discover a few simple calculations that will help you start any stitch pattern. Kim also shows you how to pick the right fiber for your project.
You've got the basic ripple down, but what if you want to make looser waves? Or tighter spikes? In this lesson, find out how to dramatically change the look of your ripple using the same basic stitches.
Ripples aren't just for double crochet! Here, Kim demonstrates how to use different stitches to change your row proportion, add texture to your ripples, and work a ripple in a simple openwork stitch
No project is complete without a little bit of finishing. See how to work a simple edging to tidy up the edges of your baby blanket. Then add the ultimate finishing touch, tassels, to complete your blanket. And, learn some of Kim's blocking techniques.