Sunday, 25 January 2015

The Cottage Ripple

When I first started to crochet, the Ripple blanket was on the top of my To Do list. But as much as I wanted to make one, the thought of it terrified me! It just looked so complicated!

Lucy of Attic24 fame has produced some beautiful Ripple blankets (here & here ) & I'd read that her instructions were the best. So I gave it a shot, but to be honest, I never made it past the foundation chain!! All that counting & trying to crochet into the foundation chain just wasn't happening!! So I put all thoughts of a Ripple aside & carried on with other projects.

But the Ripple kept catching my eye.

Lucy created the Coast Ripple & the urge to attempt the Ripple arose again. But as much as I liked it, the colours just didn't grab me enough, they felt a little cold to be honest.

Then this happened, the heavens opened & angels sang lol!! How stunning are these colours?

Now I was determined to crochet a Ripple!! So I bought the set from The Wool Warehouse (amazing service by the way!!) & gave it another go!

Not sure what happened differently this time, but I was Rippling pretty much straight away!

The instructions just made so much more sense than before. I'm not sure why? Maybe because I've got more crochet knowledge now? I don't know.

But its happening! I've only had to rip back one row so far which is definitely a success lol!

But I am the slowest crocheter (is that a word?) ever, so hopefully this blanket will be finished by the end of 2015!

Do you Ripple?

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh, that looks wonderful. I learnt to crochet with Lucy, her instructions make sense to me. I look forward to watching it progress.


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