I’d like to take a moment to pay homage to the most popular design in my career, the Sweetheart Ripple Afghan.
This incredible afghan actually happened quite by accident. I had been working on swatches for several days. I was developing a concept for a book proposal. After developing a unique stitch that gave this reversible effect, I set upon making lots and lots of swatches.
I had made this swatch in red, exactly as pictured above. However, I didn’t realize that there were hearts. I had no idea. I liked it. It was very clever. But, I didn’t know there were hearts.
I set it down after working on it and took a break. When I returned, there it was! The Hearts! My own heart just about jumped out of my chest in excitement. And, incredibly, it was actually in red! It was just meant to be, I guess.
I immediately took a photo and sent it to the editor of Crochet World magazine. I think that was the fastest submission and acceptance I had ever experienced.
That year, the afghan made the cover of the magazine. It was a lovely sight to see on the shelves of magazine stands.
You can now purchase this afghan pattern, along with the others I designed to go with it in a lovely book (both hard copy and PDF download) from Annie’s Attic called Reversible Ripple Afghans.
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, this would make a stunning gift.