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The Popcorn Ripple Afghan

I haven’t had a whole lot of time to crochet lately, but I managed to make The Young One a winter scarf – there will be a hat to go with it, so I’ll post it when the pair is done – and finish this lovely piece of work.

It’s a gift for someone (I can’t say who just yet) and took quite a long time to make, since I’d put it down from time to time to work on something else.  The pattern itself is pretty easy, but the yarn I chose for it – Caron Simply Soft – is a nightmare to work with.  As a friend of mine said, “It splits if you look at it cross-eyed.”  Indeed it does, and it slips off the hook constantly.  However, it is really soft and the end product, if I do say so myself, is just lovely.

The Popcorn Ripple Afghan

For those who are interested, you can find the free pattern here.  I used a size H/8/5.0 mm hook and Off-White Caron Simply Soft yarn; I do not remember how many skeins, but I bought quite a few and have 3 left over.  I’m thinking I’ll make a baby sweater and matching booties with the remainder (and probably curse like a sailor the entire time).

Between now and Christmas I’m concentrating on scarves, hats and Christmas ornaments, so you’ll probably see quite a few more crochet-related posts in the next few months.  In the meantime, tomorrow or Friday I’ll have a really marvelous late-summer recipe for you.


4 comments

Suzanne says:

Wow, Jan! That is SO beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous.
You’ve seriously got me thinking about my crochet hooks.
I haven’t touched them since the car accident.
I wonder if I could??

Jan says:

Thank you! I’m really quite pleased with it.

You should give it a try – the range of motion needed mostly involves your hands and forearms and it’s something you can put down for awhile if it begins to bother your shoulder, and take up later.

VandyJ says:

You are inspiring me to pick up my hook again. I need to talk to my mom and see if she will teach me something other than a granny square.

Wow! Just WOW!!! I am humbled to be in your presence, you multi-talented woman, you! And like Vandy, you are totally inspiring me to pick up my hooks again. Now to figure out which box they’re in… :)

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