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hi, i am fairly still new to crochet. i do not understand the meaning of ‘sets of 12 or 16 or 18’ when ppl say that to me. i am trying to make my mom a blanket for her bday. i have four colors. i want to do it in a ripple,chevron, or wave pattern. with rows of 4red, 3yellow,black,white, and then back to 4red again. maybe do it in dc or hdc whatever you think would look best with the help you may give me. i have been looking all over on the web but they give me baby afghans and lap aghans and i see some but i do not know how to alter the pattern to what i have. please will some one help me ? i would be so grateful!! thank you for reading and replying. shannon

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Debbie Pribele ...

I haven’t done one of those patterns yet so I am of little help.
sorry.

ann ...

there is no right or wrong way in crochet, just do what you want to do and don’t worry about the sets ( I have never heard of sets) I am making a blanket for my double bed at the moment and doing it in granny stripe pattern the pattern is very easy and is made up of 2 rows per colour but you can do as many rows per colour as you want
http://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/granny-stripe.html

chasity ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1AmNif_gYQ
I don’t know but maybe this video might help you with what you want

nativegirl9112 ...

thank you for the replies and i am trying them out now. hava good day :)

TheYarnBard ...

I think what they mean by a set is …the number of stitches up to the peak of your ripple and then down to the valley in your ripple. So pick a number to use through the whole row. Ex. 12 double crochet then your increasing for the “peak” then 12 down to the decreasing in the “valley” or “bottom” of your ripple. It doesn’t matter how many you chose but stay consistent :) hope that helps.

Transitoria ...

I think that means that you should use a number of stitches that is a multiple of 12 or 16 or 18. This will give you the correct number of stitches so everything comes out evenly on the ends. That way you won’t end up with a partial ripple on the end. If the multiple of stitches isn’t correct, the ripple effect won’t happen when you turn the work and crochet on the back side.

If you want a thick afghan, I would recommend using a HDC. If you want a lighter weight afghan, use a DC. The less air space in the stitch, the denser the afghan.

Make sure to follow the stitch count in each ripple, especially the first and last ripples or you will have an afghan that won’t have squared edges. Good luck. It takes practice, but don’t give up.

BillieMor ...

Check out Attic 24, I love her patterns and she does great tutorials. Here is the link to a favorite ripple that I have used with several different colors and yarn types: http:////attic24.typepad.com/weblog/2011/11/ripple-ripple-ripple.html

ann ...

i learnt to ripple from attic24 her instructions are clear and easy to follow and she does it with pictures as well which is a big hep to me as I am not good with written instructions, I find pictures more helpful

ann ...

my first ripple blanket using attic24 tutorial

nativegirl9112 ...

i want to say “Thank You’ To All Of You For Your Help And Feedback” i keep trying and things are coming out pretty nice. sides aren’t all even but im learning and practicing and i think in two weeks i will post what i have done :) thank you again everyone so much.

Debbie Pribele ...

looking forward to seeing your creation.