If you’ve been following my posts on Facebook, you would have gathered that I started a ripple crochet blanket and that I am kind of excited about it. So here’s the progress so far. I was inspired by Mel at One Crafty Mumma and she in turn found the pattern at Attic24 here. I haven’t done a lot of crochet so this is a pretty big project for me. Luckily I have a friend who is an expert – she says she isn’t but she makes up her designs as she goes along!!!! – and she was available to help me get started.
A few details for enquiring minds who might want to know: I’m using Moda Vera Pure Wool 8 ply from Spotlight and a size 4.5 hook. I started with around 220 stitches in my chain and I’m working two rows in each colour.
Things I’ve learnt so far:
- When changing colours, leave your crochet hook in the stitch loop and knot the new colour as close as you can.
- If you make your initial chain too long, you can leave it hanging then weave it into the blanket at the end.
- If you want wider ripples, just add extra trebles into the pattern. For example, instead of doing 4 trebles on each side of the increase and decrease stitches, you could do 5 or 6 or even more.
- It really isn’t as tricky as it looks!
Update: I have posted some more crochet ripple progress here.
Update: See my finished blanket!
Do you crochet? Any tips for a beginner like me?