Book Review: Learn to Crochet Ripple Afghans

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Title: Learn to Crochet Ripple Afghans

Designers: Tammy Kreimeyer, Carole Rutter Tippett, Renee D. Chapman, Roseanna E. Beck, C.A. Riley, Becky Stevens

Book Review by Reneé Rodgers (

Ahhhh, the ripple afghan; what stitcher doesn’t enjoy working this crochet standard? In this booklet from Leisure Arts, eight rippled lovelies tempt the ripple crochet afficianado.

But these are not all plain old run-of-the-mill ripples; each design is unique in its own right, making this collection a satisfying variety of throws. From the closely stitched “American Sailor”, (no toes going through this blanket!) to the lacy “Malibu Ripple”, there are enough designs to please any stitcher. My personal favorite is the “Budding Beauty”, which features cute little flowers that are cleverly crocheted into the row as you go.

There is one project in size 6 yarn, three in size 3 and the balance are worked in size 4 yarn. The best thing about working a ripple is that the repeats are typically easy to memorize and the results are always stunning, and this booklet provides the ripple crocheter with eight great choices.

 (Leisure Arts, 2013; 48 pages, $5.99, ISBN: 978-1-4647-1207-4)

Full disclosure: A free review copy of Learn to Crochet Ripple Afghans was provided by Leisure Arts. Although I accept free products for review, I do not accept additional compensation, nor do I guarantee a positive review.  My reviews are based entirely on my honest opinions.

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