Friday, June 15, 2012

Crochet Ripple Blanket Ta-Da

approximately 66 inches by 58 inches

This past week I finally finished my crochet ripple blanket that I started back in October.  It is my first ever crochet blanket and I love it.
The pattern is Lucy's neat ripple.  If you have never crocheted a blanket, you might want to try this pattern.  Many, many people have made it -- there's lots of visual inspiration out there.

I love the random stripe look.  Each small section has its own color personality......

and yet the blanket as a whole fits together.

My blanket is certainly not perfect.  The ending width is wider than the beginning width.  At first I was crocheting too tightly, plus I made the foundation chain too tight.  Learn from me and make that foundation chain very loose.  Hopefully, these kind of issues will lessen as I become more experienced.  And I don't think anyone will notice when they are curled up in it.  

You can see how my earlier rows (top) are tighter than my later rows (bottom).  The foundation chain is the royal blue in the middle.

I used 16 different colors of I Love This Cotton yarn from Hobby Lobby.  All the colors are together in a shoebox here.  There are 67 double rows, four of each color plus three colors got an extra row.  It took a little over one skein of yarn, so I had to purchase two of each color.  Needless to say, I have tons of yarn left over, but that is fine with me -- it just gives me that much of a head start on another blanket:)

The cotton has a good weight and feels great across your legs.  The color changes kept it fun.  I arranged the 16 colors in different ways for each round, for the most part not duplicating any combination.

Making this blanket was such an enjoyable process, and I think staying warm underneath it will be just as pleasurable!


  1. Beautiful. I love it. I have made crocheted ripple afghans too and yes they do need a loose foundation. Love the colors.

  2. Hi, I found you via I Crochet and wanted to leave a comment about your afghan. It is just gorgeous. Love your colors and your crochet work is beautiful. It should be an heirloom to enjoy for years to come.

  3. So beautiful, Angela! I can just imagine curling up with that gorgeous blanket on a chilly winter evening...sigh...

  4. This looks so gorgeous Angela! Such lovely soft but bright colours and it looks beautifully soft to the touch too. I really like cotton for blankets for the softness it gives. I know exactly what you mean about each little set of stripes having its own character / personality - makes these stripy blankets such fun both to make and to enjoy looking at in use afterwards. E x

  5. Gorgeous blanket!! I'm still about half way done my ripple.

  6. this blanket is beautiful; good job! Grandma used to crochet ripple blankets; I still use one when I nap.
    Thank you for visiting Thistle Cove Farm; please visit again.

  7. I am absolutely green with envy, Angela, I adore the colors, and you will certainly enjoy this blanket, I have one that I made many moons ago, and still enjoy it so much. It has also been washed so many times. However i think it is about time for a new one, so thanks for the link. Enjoy your weekend.


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