Jump to content


Crochetville's 2014 Best of Crochet Awards

Now accepting nominations for Crochetville's 2014 Best of Crochet Awards through September 30, 2014.
Click here to submit your nominations.

Photo

border suggestion for ripple afghan?


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 alchemyfyr

alchemyfyr
  • Offline
  • Villager
  • 1,029 posts

  • Joined 20-May 07
    • Location: Rhode Island

Posted 16 November 2007 - 07:06 PM

I made a ripple afghan for my parents using LionBrand Homespun in Barley. I would like to add a 3 inch border around but don't know what would look good with the ripple design. Any suggestions?

Also, I have a whole skein left of the Barley, should I just do the border entirely in the Barley, or use another color for the border? Or do a row in another color and then continue with the Barley? Thanks for any suggestions!

________________________________________
Kristy- Mom to Avery (7) and Adam (5)
www.KristysCreations.etsy.com my crochet patterns
AlchemyfyrDesignsJewelry on Facebook
------------------------------------------
WIP-Baby hats+blankets for charities, RRs, Stashbusting!!
RAOK Wishlist Group 8 post 25
http://freerice.com Play games to donate rice!


#2 Crocus58

Crocus58
  • Offline
  • Villager
  • 1,303 posts

  • Joined 06-July 06
    • Location: Westminster, CO

Posted 17 November 2007 - 08:20 AM

I generally don't do a border with my round ripples, I just make them to size and finish with a crab stitch (reverse single crochet). If you do a border, personally, unless you have been using other colors in the afghan, I'd stick with the same color. I love the simplicity of a single color afghan.

There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness"


#3 passionsgirl22

passionsgirl22
  • Offline
  • Villager
  • 618 posts

  • Joined 26-October 07
    • Location: davidson nc

Posted 17 November 2007 - 08:32 AM

do the scallop edgeing its really pretty that what i do when i make the edge for my granny square blankets

#4 sprtsbear

sprtsbear
  • Offline
  • Villager
  • 1,022 posts

  • Joined 20-March 05
    • Location: Chicago, Il.

Posted 17 November 2007 - 10:41 AM

If it is the ripple pattern from Lionbrand, the one made from Homespun, I just sc'd up the sides. It is really hard to make a border on a ripple.
Sprtsbear

#5 darski

darski
  • Offline
  • Villager
  • 12,448 posts

  • Joined 04-March 06
    • Location: Niagara Region of Canada

Posted 17 November 2007 - 12:01 PM

I have never really seen a ripple afghan with a border. The points tend to limit what you can put on there and they form their own points of interest :wlol

When in doubt... make a hat.      And feel free to *pin* me.
http://groups.yahoo....p/dudsfordoras/

My Boxing Day CAL counts to date: hats - 27;  lapghans 3:  shawls - 3, pet snugly -1, slippers -3


#6 acraftylady

acraftylady
  • Offline
  • Villager
  • 3,603 posts

  • Joined 03-September 06

Posted 17 November 2007 - 02:15 PM

I have never put a border on my ripples. I don't feel it needs one and I think it would be too hard for me to figure out how to do it anyway. If you feel you really need one then maybe just SC all around. Mary

#7 alchemyfyr

alchemyfyr
  • Offline
  • Villager
  • 1,029 posts

  • Joined 20-May 07
    • Location: Rhode Island

Posted 18 November 2007 - 08:14 PM

Thanks for the ideas. I will try sc around the edge and see how I like it. Maybe I'll try a row of black and then continue with the Barley. Thanks.

________________________________________
Kristy- Mom to Avery (7) and Adam (5)
www.KristysCreations.etsy.com my crochet patterns
AlchemyfyrDesignsJewelry on Facebook
------------------------------------------
WIP-Baby hats+blankets for charities, RRs, Stashbusting!!
RAOK Wishlist Group 8 post 25
http://freerice.com Play games to donate rice!