It wasn't long after I started Daniel's Ripple Blanket earlier in the year that Eleanor decided that she'd like one too. I was still crocheting Daniel's when we were on holiday in Cornwall, but Eleanor chose the colours she'd like from the yarn shop there and has been waiting patiently ever since.
This time, I decided that I'd do an interlocking pattern, similar to the way Lucy from Attic24 did hers.
I started this blanket off with more chains than Daniel's as I've now realised that the ripple pattern tends to pull it in a bit. I made 213 chains (15 X 14 + 3) and it looks to be a better size this time. I really liked how the interlocking pattern was working out when I first started the blanket.
I've got a little bit further on now and I'm loving it even more with all the colours now being used. The colours Eleanor chose are Khaki, Meadow, Spring Green, Pomegranate, Fondant and Candyfloss, all from the Stylecraft Special DK range. I like how the pink and green work together, and also the light and dark shades of each.
The ripple is such a relaxing pattern, I enjoy the rhythm of it, rippling up and down, back and forth while I watch tv or chat.
There's quite a way to go yet but it's a project which will keep me warm and cosy through winter.