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  • Hello! Thank you so much for visiting me in the Attic, it's lovely to see you. My name is Lucy and I'm a happily married Mum with three children. We live in a cosy terraced house on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in England which we are slowly renovating and making home. I have a passion for crochet and colour and love to share my creative journey. I hope you enjoy your peek into my colourful little world x



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Hiya I'm currently doing this pattern but I was just wondering does anyone know how you make it have straight edges at the top and bottom to add a border thanks xxxxxx

Carol Gross

I absolutely love Lucy's instructions. I have tried the ripple pattern many times without success. I am sure I can easily follow these directions and have success. Thank you so VERY MUCH!!!


How wonderful to live on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales.

What wonderful instructions you have given, especially for beginners. The visual representation you have given is brilliant!

Your colour choices for your blanket are beautiful!


Desley Weeke

Is there a yarn kit for this ripple rug

MaryAnn Storniolo

The best directions and photos ever! So clear and easy to understand.I tried ripple many times and gave up, until now. Thank you.

Katie Collier

Polly, realistically you can use any size hook, 5mm or 5.5mm are good sizes, just make a sample swatch first so that you know what your gauge is. If you wish to make a blanket the gauge swatch will help you to determine how big your foundation chain needs to be. For example I've just used a 5.5mm hook and recreated this pattern and it's about 17cm long. To create a blanket that is just over 1m wide I would need to repeat this pattern 6 times, making the foundation chain 171 (28x6, + 3 for beginning tc/dc). This is just for me personally, you may crochet tighter or looser than me so your foundation chain may be slightly different :o) I hope that all makes sense!! Happy crocheting!

Lucy, thank you for such easy instructions! I have only just started to learn how to crochet and I'm loving it! My only issue is trying to find the time to get into it, thanks to my toddler!

Polly Doughty

I may have missed it, but what size hook? Metric please ( for Canada).... Thank you

Robin Saunders

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! As a person with an ADHD brain only my passion for crochet keeps me focusing until I find what I need. Subjects I am not interested in BORE me and I won't succeed unless I have to, like parenting! I love your detailed illustrated pattern. I CAN NOT read word patterns. I look forward to buying you some coffee once I have made my first project with this pattern. Finishing will remind me to bless you! Right now I am off to talk therapy which is my other means of survival. Got to survive and succeed to teach my ADHD kids how to live successfully and with joy!


Thank you Lucy for your excellent tutorial
I failed following another pattern but yours I succeed first time.
So pleased with myself. Lovely pattern

Diane Padilla Gutierrez

I have been crocheting for over 40 years. In all that that time, I have never successfully made a ripple blanket! It's like a mental block or simmering. Finally I stumbled uopn your pattern via Pinterest. I am nearly done with my first blanket! I had given up hope of ever making a ripple. Your instructions are excellent, the photos help a lot, and over all, I'm very thankful to you for helping me to do the undoable! You ate truly a crochet goddess!

linda McDonald

I meant single crochet

linda McDonald

Complete beginner here, you say chain 14 add 3 ok, got it, but then you state 2x14 , are there to be 2chains of 14 Scott to just make the foundation?


Hi, I made 45 as my foundation row which worked perfectly. Though for row 2, after 3 chain, 1 tr into the same chain I have 6 chains until I reach the 'mountain' not 4. What have I done wrong? Please help

Virginia McElroy

thank you so much Lucy!


I love this super easy tutorial! Thank you!


Thank you so much Lucy. I have been wanting to do this pattern for a while but never known if I would be able to do it but a gave it a go as a little doll's blanket to maybe put on the craft stall at the upcoming school fair if it works out. I have done three six rows so far. Thanks again.

Claudia Smith

Lucy your blanket is absolutely beautiful. I am also curious to know what colors you used for it..they are stunning put together.
Thank you for sharing

Penny Wilkerson

I have tried ripple stitches in the past and have frogged them. This is easily the simplest ripple stitch I have every done. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Katrin Steffen

Lucy, which colors did you used for this blanket? The combination is so georgeous and I`d like to make a blanket like this one.
Please help me.
Thanks a lot
Katrin from Germany


I recently completed a blanket using your wonderful pattern, I shared about it on my blog (you can find that post at https://audreeleeblog.wordpress.com/2015/09/29/neat-ripple-crochet-blanket-for-angelina/ if you want to check it out). I made sure to give you credit for the pattern and link back here, but I still wanted to stop by and say thank you for sharing this pattern!


I have finally overcame my fear of the ripple! and I love it! I am on my second afghan now and I wanted to thank you for making the instructions so user friendly!


Hi I'm trying to make this blanket but my valleys seem to be flat any idea what I'm doing wrong?

Barbara Brown

I love you pattern, but how many chains would I use for a baby blanket?

Margaret. Gowans

Great pattern so easy to follow Ithank you very much I am new to. Crotchet and loving it would not have been able to do this without the picture tutorial once again thank you


I'm having a bit of trouble with this and I was wondering whether you could enlighten me...
It seems that with every row I finish the blanket curls up. The edge is not straight, it widens with every row added like a v shape. The thing is, I don't seem to miss any chains, nor do I have any spare ones. I have checked the sequence of the stitches many times and I can't seem to find mistakes. Every row ends with two tr into the last chain. Still it turns out all curved up... I'm really frustrated because I want to finish this soon enough for my baby's birth in about a month. It's my first crochet project ever, apart for some really small ones... Can you imagine what my mistake is? I would really appreciate any help...

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