Crochet Challenge: First Project

This weeks challenge:  What was your first completed project that you made?
Answer:  I didn't start out small!  I was fascinated with all the afghans that Nana made for everyone.

She really put it in perspective when she said that an afghan is no different than a pot holder - it's just bigger.  What a great way to put it to a "newbie" - it made it so do-able.  I thought, well then, I can do that!

Crocheted Ripple Aghan
I was 13, she taught me to single crochet, then showed me how to read the pattern and start this ripple afghan.  It was made with 2 strands of yarn held together and a size K (6.5 mm) hook.

I did about 2/3 of it, then it sat for 5 years before I finished it.  I still have it to this day, 45 years later, and have such fond memories of sitting with Nana, talking and crocheting.

Ripple afghans are still fabulous to crochet.  After a few rows the stitch is memorized and it can be done without the pattern.  It's easy to make any size desired - just make the beginning chain more or less.  Single crochet, double crochet, or vary stitches and add other stitches.  Change colors up, use chunky yarns, hold 2, 3, 4 strands of yarn together for a super quick and elegant gift.  Options are endless!

Just do a search for "free crochet ripple afghan pattern".  You'll have tons to choose from.

What are your earliest memories crocheting?

Until next time!

It's never too late to join the 52 Week Crochet Challenge by Julie at Red Berry Crochet!
One simple task per week - your skills, style & knowledge will evolve by just having fun! 

  1. Nothing like that first project. Your first afghan is still absolutely gorgeous. Love the colors. Your grandma was right, it doesn't make a difference what the first project is, just that we try and do it. Sadly I no longer have my holly potholder. Thanks for sharing your first experience with us.


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