A Very Large Test Swatch?

by Nancy

Hmmm. That’s what I’m thinking at the moment. About a month ago I started crocheting this blanket:

I really like the colors I’m using:

I like the granny squares and the ripples

But I’m not sure I like the alternating between the granny squares and the ripples. I think I might like a blanket that is all ripples in the center with granny squares on both ends. But, that leads me to the other thing I don’t like:

The asymmetry. If you look closely at the second picture in my post, you’ll notice that the granny square rows have a half granny square at one end or the other in order for the ripples to line up correctly. I don’t really like this. The asymmetry just bothers me. And I don’t see a good way to do a ripple blanket with a row of granny squares on each end without the half granny squares. So, the question is what to do now. I don’t think I like what I’ve got so far well enough to do it for a whole blanket. But I don’t think I’m ready to give up on it completely, either. So, I think I’ll be browsing Ravelry and other sources of crochet patterns to see if I can find anything similar which I like better. Sigh.

One Response to “A Very Large Test Swatch?”

  1. Rebecca says:

    I really like the look of ripple blankets, so if the asymmetry of the granny squares is too annoying (and I totally understand if it is!) how about just ripples?

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