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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Crochet Ripple Blanket

I started my crochet ripple blanket over a year ago when hubby bought me some gorgeous, soft, beautiful Stylecraft yarn as a birthday present.




Lots of beautiful colours and so easy to work with. I'd seen a few ripple blankets on my travels across the blogosphere and really fancied having a go myself. I taught myself to crochet by making Granny Squares, went on to make a Granny Stripe blanket, so it seemed a natural progression to try the ripple pattern.





I found it lovely and easy, a therapeutic rythym of 4 trebles, 2 together twice, 4 trebles, 2 in the same stitch twice. I found my fingers could continue with the rythym while I watched TV or chatted. The hardest part was trying to keep my colour choice random! I found it went too much against the grain and I had to follow an order and choose each colour, making sure they all were used.




As the Summer and then the build up to Christmas came, my poor ripple blanket became consigned to it's bag under a pile of other quicker projects, many of which were gifts.




Then, like a new found pleasure, I opened the bag and fell back in love with it again. I've spent the last few evenings adding more rows and finishing off with a border just to give it a tidier look. I'm so pleased with how it's turned out.



It's lovely and big and beautifully bright and cheerful as well as soft and cosy. Large enough to lay over our bed, but also just right for snuggling under on a chilly evening on the sofa.



Now that it's finished, I want to make another one! I still have plenty of yarn left from it, so I think I'm going to make some ripply cushion covers for the sofa. We use a lot of throws and blankets, but I love how neatly the crocheted ones fold up.



Anything that doesn't take up too much space has to be a good thing.



So... if you crochet and haven't yet tried a ripple pattern yet, let me heartily recommend it. If you don't crochet, let me still recommend it, it's a simple, repetitive pattern so quite good to start with.

Take care
xxx










24 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Love the colours
    Julie xxxxxxxxx

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  2. gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I so want to be able to do that. I "may" be taking a crochet lesson next Tuesday. Nothing has been finalized yet though. Plus I am still practicing my knitting. I love all the colours.

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    1. I knitted as a child and once I taught myself to crochet (slowly with a children's book and you tube videos) and find crochet easier x

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  3. It's gorgeous. I love ripple blankets. :)

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    1. Thank you, I shall definitely have to make another one x

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  4. Oh Wow! that is stunning!Well done :) I wish i could make one like that but we have just moved so can't spare the pennies! :( It is on my to do list though :)

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  5. I've done plenty of granny squares but I've never done a ripple blanket. You have inspired me! Jx

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    1. Good, I find a lot of inspiration from blogs x

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  6. It was well worth your effort. It's so nice and colorful. Perfect for Spring. It looks great on your sofa.
    xx Beca

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  7. What a lovely neat colourful blanket x

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  8. It's really beautiful, Cheryl. You did a great job with it.

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  9. So pretty and colorful, Cheryl, well done! It was the same with me, the moment I finished my blanket I forgot all that had gone into it and wanted to start another one :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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  10. Fabulous. I love the ripple pattern, and the fabric it produces. So warm and cosy, and it drapes so nicely too. I think you've used the same colours as I'm using for my Granny Stripe blanket, is it the Attic 24 pack?

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    1. Hubby bought it over a year ago now, I was very impressed with the colour choices x

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  11. Cheryl, your blanket is beautiful. Love the size and the colors, well done.
    Meredith

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  12. Gorgeous blanket and love the colours. I'll be making a ripple blanket next and have just bought some Stylecraft in blues, pinks and purples. Really looking forward to it as all the ones I've seen have been lovely. x

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  13. Such a beautiful colour selection and stripe order. I love your bursts of yellow/orange/red between the relaxing blues and mauves - enough warmth and brightness to make the blanket stand out as a highlight of your decor but not so much that it is overwhelming. One can still feel calm and relaxed with your colour scheme. Cushions would make fitting accessories. Crocheted blankets and cushions are simple way to rejuvenate a room. Wonderful work, Cheryl. :-)

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