Friday, 5 April 2013

crochet ripple blanket

 Today I'm sharing something other than scrapbooking.  It's a crochet project I've been working on for the past five weeks or so.  I joined in with the #ripplealong at One Crafty Mumma.  I have been very good at starting crochet projects but never finishing them.  Joining in with this challenge has been so good, especially seeing as I actually finished this one.  And I really enjoyed learning this ripple stitch - it's so easy to do and is such an effective pattern.
 I've used this pattern from Meet Me at Mikes to get started with my ripple blanket, using four different colours, adding white between each row.  I love how the white has really made the colours stand out.
 I used a size 5 crochet hook which has made for a slightly looser knit and used Magnum Acrylic Yarn 8ply. 
 This blanket is the perfect size to use as a 'couch blanket', to keep warm at night when reading or watching your favourite TV show ☺  One of my boys has already claimed this one and more orders have been placed by the other three☺
 So I'm off to plan the next ripple blanket.  I still have quite a few balls of yarn in these colours so I'm going to be using them, adding in another colour or two.
Thanks to Mel from One Crafty Mumma for your fabulous inspiration.  It's been a pleasure to have joined in and also meet many other happy crocheting people ☺

9 comments:

Marelize said...

You are a girl of many talents Chantelle! How cool is that blanket! Looks like a fun project. I actually love crocheting but I've never attempted anything of that scale. You do have me thinking now... :)

Lizzyc said...

It looks lovely and very snuggly for winter nights!

Suze said...

Love it and love how the colours pop.

Jasmine S said...

Oh I loooove it. I really want to learn to crochet one day.

Julene Matthews said...

Very clever Chantelle.Love your colourscheme too!

Lizzy Hill said...

Good on you!!! I have one of these...won it in a church raffle!!! And it is really snuggly. I'm sure you'll love yours:):):)

Chantalle said...

That is very clever! Wish I could create something like that - it's such a beautiful keepsake for your children

Sher said...

really like your finished ripple - it looks so fresh and lovely!

Linda M said...

Love these colours, I'm afraid my ripple blanket is not proceeding as planned - will finish it one day