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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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Sonja Gale

I have been struggling with this pattern, my sample pieces come out fine but I cannot seem to end up with the right number of trebles at the end, my last 2 tr2tog always end up with only 2 stitches left to work into. I have searched youtube for advice on getting this pattern right, but everyone else seems to use multiples of 12 plus 2 instead of multiples of 14. I was wondering if this makes a difference. I don't know if it's my counting on the foundation chain that's wrong or something I'm not doing quite right in the rows that follow. Probably the first! Any tips from anyone about recounting your foundation chains accurately? My eyes seems to blur the chains together and I lose count constantly. Please help, someone! I bought the cottage pack to do this pattern with, I am very determined to get it right but it's quite frustrating right now!


Does the Wool Warerhouse sell a color pack for this blanket like in the picture?


Hi Lucy
Firstly, I wanted to thank you for teaching me to crochet eighteen months ago. I made the Neat Ripple throw (made from your kit) and amazed myself! Happily, I have 'bought you a coffee' in the past and will do so again (a coffee and a round of cakes!). It is the very least we can all do to say thank you for your generosity in sharing your knowledge and making this absorbing hobby so clear.
Lucy, may I ask your advice? A very special friend has asked me to crochet a baby/cot blanket for her daughter's first baby. She has requested shades of yellow, grey and white in the neat ripple design. How many do I need to chain?
When you have a moment I would be grateful of any advice you could give.
kindest regards.

Alice Theriault

Where can I get a step-by-step book on ripple afghans or left handers?

Marie kaz

UK crochet terms are different then US crochet terms.


I am currently at home with back problems and have just got back into crocheting again after a short break. This project is very tempting.....😊


What are you using for the border? Is it a picot stitch?


When I get to the third row, I'm not finishing where I'm supposed to. I need to pull out again for the fifth time. Any advice would be appreciated.


Is this also known as Van Dyk? My Mum (102 years old in 2 weeks) is still crocheting and knitting. The one stitch she just can't master (even though she has patterns) is Van Dyk. If this is the one I shall have her sitting at the computer and following the instructions. We live in Melbourne, Australia (and I was born in Settle, Yorkshire at the end of 2nd World War). It is a beautiful day today - sun is shining and going to be about 30 degrees (celsius).


I am in the States, and your stitch words are a bit different? Treble is a single crochet? Or double? I will try to find a conversation table if I can? I love this pattern, and I want to give it a try. thank you so much.


Love the neat ripple but would like to add a border. Is it possible?

Kirsten Saward

I love your patterns, and have bought the Coast ripple yarn from Wool Warehouse. Your tutorials are easy to understand and I can do the different stitches. However, I have a problem with the foundation chain. I cannot get my hook into both loops and despite several attempts, it's just too tight. I've tried a bigger hook, making the chain looser, but does it really matter for that foundation? My ripples are coming along nicely in my sample, apart from small holes at the bottom, because I only go though the back loop - does it matter?
Any advice greatly received :-)

Elizabeth Hickin

Love this pattern, you are right it is soothing to hook.
Please keep on producing such fabulous patterns. I made the Cozy Blanket last year for my pram in a two way colour scheme. Seemed so appropriate Silver Cross being a Yorkshire firm.

Laura Coulson

Lovely pattern. I am planning to use this for my nephews 1st bday cushion. If I have a 40cmx40cm cushion. Do you have instructions for making it into a cushion? Thank you.

Sallyann Dunn

Hi Lucy

I love your ripple blanket. I want to make a double or king size blanket. Please can you advise the number to make for initial chain. I have tried to work it out myself and made it far too large. Hoping you can help.


thank you for such clear instruction i am just learning crochet have always knit but wanted to learn crochet yours is the best i have found.


I have done the 14 chains x times and the three at the end and always come up with an extra three chains on my first pass with the increase and decrease.
What am I doing wrong?


I just completed this blanket but working from another pattern. It was based on double crochet stitches rather than treble however mine looks a bit looser than yours. Think I'll give yours a go too. It's fab.
I followed the colours from "The Rainbow Song" so my daughter loves it and sings the song everytime she gets wrapped in it. Going to make a mini one for her dolls bed too so they match. Your instructions are so clear. Thanks!


I just bought some blue yarn from you for this! Cant wait til it gets here in the states so I can get started and have a warm blankey for the winter! <3


Thank you so much for sharing your crochet with us. This will be my next project, that's for sure. Just love it.

Alison Izzard

I am just starting to make this for my rainbow baby due in 7 weeks, im still on practice bits. can you tell me the wool colours as they are great together.


Do you edge a ripple blanket when finished.


Hi, can you advise?
How much yarn do I need for a baby blanket 35 x 35 inches?
Thank you

Teresa Johnson

I see a lot of this question here:
How many chains you need for a blanket is going to depend not only upon the yarn and hook you use for your project, but also how tightly or loosely you crochet.

Mikey from The Crochet Crowd posted a handy tool to figure this out here: http://thecrochetcrowd.com/afghan-calculator/
Hope this is helpful!

Dorothy bradley

Any idea of how many chains for a queen size

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