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Aug 22, 2013 06:31:18   #
dwilhelm
 
What, if any, is the difference between the chevron crochet stitch and the ripple crochet stitch? They look about the same to me. Thanks.
 
Aug 22, 2013 06:42:34   #
junebjh (a regular here)
 
I am doing the lacy chevron afghan and I chose this because the chevron patterns seem to have more pronounced peaks and troughs and ripple are more gentle waves. Also the stitches mingle with the previous rows on the chevron whereas they don't on the ripple patterns.

Hope this makes sense!
Aug 22, 2013 09:44:10   #
impatient knitter (a regular here)
 
dwilhelm wrote:
What, if any, is the difference between the chevron crochet stitch and the ripple crochet stitch? They look about the same to me. Thanks.


Is one more "angular" and the other "curvey?"
Aug 22, 2013 10:30:29   #
yourmother306
 
I use ripple because there are no holes.
Aug 22, 2013 10:43:41   #
RosieC
 
I love the chevron because of the overall definition it gives to the piece, especially blankets and afghans :)
Aug 22, 2013 11:10:17   #
Raybo
 
I would say the chevron resembles a letter V and the ripple a letter U.
 
Aug 23, 2013 06:57:26   #
mountaingal
 
junebjh wrote:
I am doing the lacy chevron afghan and I chose this because the chevron patterns seem to have more pronounced peaks and troughs and ripple are more gentle waves. Also the stitches mingle with the previous rows on the chevron whereas they don't on the ripple patterns.

Hope this makes sense!


Could you show us a picture of you lacy chevron in progress??
Thank you!
Debbie
Aug 23, 2013 07:22:46   #
realsilvergirl
 
Chevron is everywhere now! Crazy everywhers!
Aug 23, 2013 08:17:43   #
RoxyCatlady (a regular here)
 
As others have said, chevron is more geometric and "harsh" like a V (by definition of the word, too) while a ripple is more subtle, organic, and soft, like the ripples on the surface of a pool of water when you disturb it.
Aug 23, 2013 08:44:34   #
Catherine42
 
Raybo you said it so simply! I like that explanation !
Aug 23, 2013 13:37:02   #
lady_dee
 
June
what is a chevron pattern
thanks so much
dorothy
 
Aug 23, 2013 15:39:16   #
junebjh (a regular here)
 
Debbie.
Here are some pictures of the start of the afghan. I've just paused to make some baby cardis for my friend's new granddaughter, not yet born.

Dorothy.
I've also attached a picture of the pattern.




Aug 24, 2013 06:10:54   #
mountaingal
 
junebjh wrote:
Debbie.
Here are some pictures of the start of the afghan. I've just paused to make some baby cardis for my friend's new granddaughter, not yet born.

Dorothy.
I've also attached a picture of the pattern.


Dorothy,
That is awesome..Looks like a Shell sts ripple to me.. But beautiful.. love the colors! :thumbup: :thumbup:
Debbie
Aug 24, 2013 11:08:18   #
TONI268
 
Love the pattern. Where did you get it from? I would love to try it out.
Aug 24, 2013 11:36:47   #
junebjh (a regular here)
 
Here is a link to it.

http://www.leisurearts.com/search.php?q=lacy+chevron+afghan

I would love to see if you decide to do it. Or anyone else who has done it.
 
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