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.
It looks like that will keep you occupied. Flighty xxReplyDelete
I've got two blankets on the go at the moment, so there's plenty to keep me busy.Delete
I think I prefer the interlocking pattern to the original, very pretty.ReplyDelete
I must admit that I love the interlocking pattern, I think it helps it flow somehow.Delete
It looks beautiful Jo, and the colours go together really well. I am sure that your daughter will love it when it is finished. I really like the look of the ripples. xxReplyDelete
Thank you. Eleanor's pleased with it so far, so that's good. She knew the colours she wanted and Stylecraft have a good selection of shades.Delete
How lovely to catch up with you again Jo........your ripple is gorgeous, I love the colours. I'm contemplating starting my first ripple using Lucy's tutorial, I'll have to see how it goes as I'm not quite so comfortable with crochet.ReplyDelete
I'm pleased with how the colours are working together, Eleanor chose them and I think she did a good job. Ripple is a doddle once you get going. I found the foundation chain quite hard on the first blanket, but it was easier this time, I think things just take practice. Definitely give it a go though, if I can do it, anyone can.Delete
That is beautiful Jo. Eleanor chose really gorgeous colours. xReplyDelete
Thank you. The colours should go really well with her bed linen too, which is a plus.Delete
Beautiful! I just love the colors. I think I may make a ripple soon-I haven't done one in a long time and I really like the way yours looks!ReplyDelete
The colours were all Eleanor's choice, I don't think I'd have chosen the same but I think they look great together now. I love the interlocking ripple pattern, it gives a totally different look from how Daniel's blanket turned out.Delete
Excellent choice of colours by Eleanor....gorgeous pattern....it's going to look amazing! XxxReplyDelete
Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I think Eleanor has chosen the colours really well, they seem to work together and I'm enjoying how it's crocheting up.Delete
Oh, wow. It's going to be gorgeous and already looks great. I love those colors. Eleanor has excellent taste. I haven't tried the interlocking ripple yet, I'm a bit afraid I'll make a mistake with the stripe pattern.ReplyDelete
I don't think you can really make a mistake. I'm following a pattern of sorts but you can make it as random as you like. I love how the pattern is working out, it looks so different to what an ordinary ripple would look.Delete
Eleanor's chosen some great colours - I'm sure that she will enjoy the blanket for years to come! I've just started to snuggle up under all my crochet projects again... possibly the only advantage of winter!! JxReplyDelete
That's one of the things I love about making blankets, they'll last, and be enjoyed, for years. This project should keep me nice and warm over winter while I'm hooking it up.Delete
The colours are gorgeous together, Jo. I've made Lucy's ripple pattern quite a few times and you're right, it is strangely relaxing once you get going. :o)ReplyDelete
I think the colours really work together. I think I could do this ripple pattern in my sleep now, it's so easy once you get going on it.Delete
Wonderful colours Eleanor has chosen, I love greens and pinks together. I feel quite tempted to do a ripple blanket, it does look lovely :) xxReplyDelete
The greens and pinks will match Eleanor's bedding, so she's chosen really well. Go on, do a ripple, you won't regret it.Delete
Great colour choices by Eleanor, love the way they all look together.ReplyDelete
It's hooking up well, I'm really pleased with it, and so is Eleanor which is the main thing.Delete
The colours that Eleanor has chosen are beautiful and really go well together. Obviously takes after her mum with a good eye for colour.
I don't know about taking after me, but she certainly chose well. I'm loving how they look together.Delete
Looking great! I like the colors xReplyDelete
I'm pleased with how it's looking already. There's a long way to go yet but I think Eleanor's going to like it.Delete
Hi Jo, I'm finally back on line and just browsed your last few posts, so belated happy birthday to your Mum and I just love the colours in your ripple rug. I really must get my butt into gear and have a go at making one too. Take care and hopefully I'll post again soon.ReplyDelete
Nice to see you back online, I hope the move went well. I've added a few more rows to the ripple blanket now and it's looking really good.Delete
It looks beautiful Jo and the colours are divine. I would like to have a go at doing the ripple pattern but it does look so complicated.ReplyDelete
It's not complicated at all, once you get going the pattern is so easy. I'm really enjoying making this blanket and seeing how the colours work out.Delete
What a lovely colour combo Eleanor chose ... that will keep your knees warm on chilly nights as you hook away :)ReplyDelete
I think Eleanor has an eye for colour, this combination is working so well. Blankets are the best things to crochet in winter, they keep you so cosy as you're making them.Delete
Wonderful colour choice, something to keep you snuggly during chilly timesReplyDelete
Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. I think Eleanor chose her colours well. It's the perfect project to keep me snuggly during the winter months.Delete
Good colours! And the ripple is good to do after a while once the pattern is set, isn't it? I've not blogged it yet but my new project is a ripple blanket for me!ReplyDelete
I find the ripple pattern so relaxing, I could do it in my sleep now. I'm looking forward to hearing about your new project, I wonder if I'll ever get round to making a ripple for myself.Delete
That afghan could not be more gorgeous! I love it! I wish I had a tiny bit of your talent!ReplyDelete
Much love to you,
Thank you, I'm sure it will look good with a few more rows added. I haven't been crocheting long, so if I can do it, anyone can.Delete