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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


What size hook do I need with double knitting? To make a baby's cot blanket? B


Any suggestion on how many to chain for a twin size blanket?


Hi Lucy, I'm a novice crocheter & love your work! I'm currently working on a practice sample of the ripple blanket & have the pattern working well except for a hole that keeps opening when I do the 2 tr into the top of the chain 3. I probably need to show you a photo so you can point out what I'm doing incorrectly, would you mind having a look? How should I go about doing that?
Megan from Australia


Wow, thanks so much for this tutorial! It's so easy to understand and it's written so joyfully :D First time making a ripple anything and it's coming along great! This will be a great blanket for my niece to be :)

Toni Bettencourt

I would like to make this afghan, but need to know how much yarn is needed. How many skeins and what size (weight) should they be? Is there a particular yarn you used?


Oh bugger I just did 115 chain (8 x 14 + 3). Undone 3 times to fix up but still only ended with 3 chain on last one. Is it best I undo it all again 😬


Love the pattern, and really enjoying making it. I had a couple of false starts, but eventually managed to get the pattern going. However I now find that the first stripe, especially the foundation row, is very tight compared with the subsequent stripes. I am now just starting my fourth stripe, but don't know whether to undo and try to get the first row loser. Any advice?

Nicci Cox

What size hook is best for this blanket if I'm making a cot size?


oooooh it's very useful.Thank you so much.

Rosemarie Hofmann

what is tr.
what is tr2tog
I would like to make this Blanket for my
great grand son he is 15 month old.
I would like to thank you for all the information.
I need to make 3/5 feet.
thank you again


How much wool would you need for a baby size blanket using this pattern?


Thank you, brilliant instructions. This is my first ever crochet project and I learnt all the stitches as well as the pattern just from this page, it's turning out really well so far!

Sylvie Paul

Pour ma première visite sur votre site,
je suis ravie de voir comment c'est bien


Well, at least I know how to read this pattern, thank goodness I knew you were writing in British terms lol! This is wonderful Tutorial, it is hard to come by this level of clear concise instructions and very well written pattern! Thank you!


Great Instructions!! I am a beginner and had no problem at all making this ripple effect. It was so much fun, i loved making it!

Susan Durell

Hello Lucy,

Do you think it would be possible to make your lovely blankets: neat ripple, cosy stripe or even harmony blanket in a smaller size? That is for a cot or a buggy cover. I worry that I would lose the effect of all the colours you have so cleverly put together for the "kit" if they were done in a smaller format. Harmony blanket would be the most difficult I think because to keep the colour combinations you have to work the 5 rounds for each square. You couldn't alter its size and you would not need very many squares to make the smaller item.

I look forward, when you have a minute, to hear your views on the subject. Best wishes and thank you Susan Durell

Evelyn Hagan

Please advise how many to chain for a baby blanket. Thank you.


I love the pattern and you lovely blog (You have inspired me to learn how to crochet!) and after 3 years of learning how to crochet I finally had the courage to start with the ripple blanket. Unfortunately my ripple is not as pronounced as on the pictures on your blog (mine are more flat) I am wondering what I am doing wrong I am using 100% cotton (Catania) with a 4mm hook. Does anyone know how I can fix it? Thank you in advance for any advise!

Mary Rose Styles

I haven't crocheted in 20 years and the last thing I did was a ripple blanket for myself. It's time to start again and this will be my first project. It will be interesting to compare your pattern to the one I have. Thanks for sharing your projects.


@Jaime Schechter:
Yarning over once at the start is called a double crochet in the US, but in the UK (& elsewhere?) it's called a treble crochet. Also:
US single = UK double
US half double = UK half treble, etc.

I used this pattern but re-wrote it for myself, replacing all the trebles with doubles.


Someone commented that they can't get the count correct, no matter how careful they are.
I have the same problem.
Learnt from a good teacher, years ago, to make the required number of chain THEN ADD A FEW MORE.
You will always have enough chain then for your base row. You may or may not have a couple of extra chain dangling as a result.
When you have completed a few rows, go back and undo the start chains that weren't needed. Tie off securely.
I am very good at maths but I invariably have a problem with my counting of starting chain.
Try it to see if this works for you.

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