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Looking for Monica's Eight Point Round Ripple Crochet Preemie Afghan

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I'd love to buy this pattern from craftsy.com, but they don't have it anymore.  Is there anywhere else I can get it?  I love the round ripple without holes and also want to add ladders to the valleys like this afghan:

 

 

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Thank you for those links.  If I don't want the hole at the peak (shell - 2 dc, ch2, 2dc), could I do 5 dc instead?  The next row, I would do the 5 dc in the 3rd dc (middle of the previous 5dc), right?  

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Maybe this pattern will help on the Jacob's Ladder stitch.

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21 hours ago, avzohner said:

Thank you for those links.  If I don't want the hole at the peak (shell - 2 dc, ch2, 2dc), could I do 5 dc instead?  The next row, I would do the 5 dc in the 3rd dc (middle of the previous 5dc), right?  

I think that would work.

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The 5dc replacing the shell worked great - here's what I've got so far.  It's about 20" from tip to tip.  I'm making it for the Charity Drive - how big should it be?  24"?  It's pretty squishy, but might be too heavy for a bitty preemie.

 

 

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You did a fantastic job.  Its so pretty.  I am not good on sizes for babies especially preemies.  If I am making for a charity drive I check to see what sizes they recommend.

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It's done!  24" from peak to peak and 20" from valley to valley.  I checked the Charity Drive and round blankets are usually 24-26".  Thank you so much for your help - I still had to mess with the beginnings of Row 2 and 3 (replaced shell with 5dc, but that meant I had to ch3 and do 4dc in the same st so the 5dc cluster would match the rest).  After Row 3, it was smooth sailing.  Quick question - if I did this all in white, would it be okay for a bereavement afghan?  Or should I stick with rectangular white afghans?  

 

 

 

 

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Gosh its absolutely beautiful.  Would you mind posting it in Show and Tell for all to see?

I think it would be beautiful in white.  There again I would check with the organization you are working with to see if they only want rectangular blankets.

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That is absolutely lovely, well done, I'm glad your modification achieved the look you were going for :yes .

I've always thought round blankets were cool looking, but wondered how practical they are for actual use.  I think we crocheters look at projects different than non-crafters, and think in terms of "that would be fun for me to make / I want to try that technique", where non crafters think "what were they thinking?" viewing the finished item.  I know I'm in that camp, I don't gift knit/crochet a lot, but when I do I'm mindful to stick to very conventional items/styles/colors (well, except for the occasional gag gift).

I think a bereavement blanket in white is a good idea, but I second Bgs' suggestion to check with the org you are donating to.  I just googled and the first site I looked at (for collecting bereavement blankets) said they wanted the majority in solid white, below is the link - I know it's not YOUR charity, but you might find the guidelines helpful.  They have links to suggested patterns and they are all rectangular.  My personal opinion is that a round blanket is too "out there" and might even upset some people (not everyone has seen a round blanket), and not appropriate for this occasion.  The rectangular ripple that was linked upstream with the Jacob's Ladder stitch would be a better choice than the round one IMHO.

https://www.thepreemieproject.com/programs/infant-bereavement/knit-and-crochet-blankets-for-bereavement-packages/

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Thanks Granny Square - I think you are right on all counts.  This was definitely a "that is soooo cool - I wanna make it!", but I don't think it's as practical as a square or rectangular blanket.  I mean, I made kitty butt coasters once, just because - worked great as a white elephant gift, but not really for everyday use.  

I'll contact the organizer of the Charity Drive and see what she recommends.  Her "blanket sizes" file basically said - "I will take whatever you make", but I'd like to make things that are more mainstream so people aren't left going, "how do I use this?"

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