Friday, May 13, 2011

Jacob Ladder afghan

I finished the Jacob's Ladder finally. It was not the actual crocheting that put this behind. I had trouble finding colors where I had enough yarn for the number of rows I wanted to do, that wasn't spoken for in another project. In the end I worked 7 rows for the beginning color stripes and four for the ending. I think it still looks very bright and colorful.

Then just as I was close to finishing, I fell on my hand (yes, you read that right) and could not crochet for a day. Once the swelling went down some, I was able to finish it off. I used a cream for catching the top loop and working an edging around.

Here is a close-up of this one. I did measure it and wrote it down somewhere, but I can't find it and the ghan is gone so ... I think it was about 40" x 47".

If you're not familiar with the Jacob's Ladder I have videos at the YouTube Channel and on the Crochet Cabana video page.

I always second guess myself once a project is done and was thinking I should have used another color for the edging since I have that white stripe in there. But it's done and actually already delivered. I brought it to my mom at the rehab facility. She named just about every relative I have and wanted to know if I'd made one for them already. LOL I have made a lot of ghans and I think most of my family has at least one from me.

I also took a photo of it upside down because I didn't like that orange first row for photographing though it's really nice in the lapghan. Though a bit stiffer and thicker than the other colors, it softened up on washing.

I have some leftover wool-ease from the scarves I made so I am going to go through that and see what I can do with it. I also have some 12" squares made. I need a few more to complete an afghan though. Might work on that as well. Then I have enough yarn for another Who scarf using Chris Brimelow's pattern.

I probably need to rest my hand a little longer before hitting a large project, so I'll do the planning first.

Bookmobile brought me some books on looming so I might pull that out to work with as well. I think I have the same problem with looming that I have with knitting. If I drop a stitch or the loops come off, I am flummoxed and that is that. The actual procedure doesn't seem that difficult.

Oh, I found a new method of casting on in knitting. If you do both crochet and knitting, you might find it interesting. It was in a video at . I'd never been to Vimeo before, but I saw it mentioned in Kim Guzman's post and went to check it out. Kim is doing a couple of classes over at Crochetville. I'm not sure how it all works though I was tempted to take one. Anyway, I digress. If you watch the video, for the first minute and a half she gives some info and then she goes into the actual procedure. So if you just want to know what to do, start there.

That's all for today!

Happy crocheting!


  1. beautiful and the colors are so striking. I saw a pattern for Jacobs ladder in the round.

  2. Love that Jacob's ladder pattern. Hope your hand heals quick!

  3. I think I worked that pattern at some point, in the round, but I don't remember where it was now. Thanks to both of you for the compliments.

  4. I just did a search and I found two round ripples using Jacob's Ladder technique.


  5. And here is a Jacob's ladder hat - guess I'll have to do a post with these links so I don't lose them again!

  6. I can't find the videos with the Jacob ladder's stitch...SassySean on Ravelry

    1. There are a few videos on the Jacob's Ladder technique at the site. Just go to the Crochet Cabana channel and in the search box put Jacob's Ladder