"Morgan demonstrates the beauty and versatility of ripple stitches in this colorful guide...Stitch guides are popular with crocheters who enjoy designing their own projects, and this collection, which includes both motifs crocheted in the round and row-based stitches, has plenty of appeal." Library Journal
100 Colorful Ripple Stitches to Crochet by Leonie Morgan is a wonderfully illustrated and easy-to-use guide to making and using ripple stitches in delightful and inspiring colorways, perfect for blankets, throws, and accessories. With 75 original stitch designs to choose from, using color and texture to create stunning zig-zags, ripples, and waves, there is plenty here to appeal to every crocheter. Each design has a clear written pattern, an easy-to-follow chart, and a color variation to try out. The designs range from simple to more advanced patterns and also include ripple stitches worked in the round for unusual and eye-catching projects. It even includes five great projects as inspiration for how some of the designs could go together!
Ripple stitches, with their undulating waves (or sharp angles), are a common stitch pattern in crochet. Morgan (100 Colorful Granny Squares To Crochet) demonstrates the beauty and versatility of ripple stitches in this colorful guide. Despite the title, there are only 50 stitch patterns covered in the book (the other 50 are color variations, as noted in the subtitle), but there's still ample variety. Each stitch pattern includes both a close-up and distance color photograph of the swatch, written and charted instructions, descriptions of any special or unusual stitches used, and a measurement for one pattern repeat in the specified yarn (worsted-weight yarn and a size H hook were used for all the samples). A selection of projects, including afghans, a pillow, a purse, and a scarf, demonstrates the versatility of the stitch patterns. VERDICT Stitch guides are popular with crocheters who enjoy designing their own projects, and this collection, which includes both motifs crocheted in the round and row-based stitches, has plenty of appeal.