I have enjoyed seeing so many round ripples on the forums lately that I thought what a great Christmas project for the Grand kids. This is my first, made for Lindsey with her favorite colors. I hope they are still her favorite colors by Christmas. I was so worried that it would ripple even with alternating the added stitches at the points. I used Hobby Lobby's " I love this yarn! " in 5 skeins of Yellow and 5 skeins of Black, with a size G hook. Many people on the forum said this becomes mindless, but I still counted. Perhaps because it was my first.