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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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Thank you so much for this! I have been scouring the internet for a simple ripple pattern and everything is so confusing. No one wants to explain what it is you do at the end of the second row with the last stitches. They all say "this part is tricky" or "you have to be sure to get this right or your count will be off" and then they quickly go past it and I'm left wondering what just happened! : ) Your tutorial made it plain and obvious to me and I've started my first ripple lapghan. I hope to do this first one as a practice and then give them as gifts this Christmas. Thank you so much for this!
All of your work is beautiful, I'm super jealous. haha

Sue Birchall

Hi what is the best yarn and hook to use for this ripple pattern?

bethannie thomas

Im fairly new to crochet and can follow the pattern, but I don't know how to stitch each part together. Do you have any advice for this?




Ohmygawd, thank you!!! I think I finally get it!!! I have to try again! I've tried so many times and just couldn't get it to work, but I can see now something I missed from everyone else's tutorials and patterns and videos :P The only other thing I can't figure out is how many chains to start with for different sizes of blanket. I tried making a (bad)sample before and measuring, and still ended up with too many chains one time and too few chains a few other times :/ lol
Whatever though. THANK YOU!!!! <3

Candace Jacobs

Vicki - On the right side of Lucy's blog there is a section called Ta-dah Moments. Click on Ripples (Cottage) and then scroll down and you will find the list of the color sequence. Happy hooking!

Vicki North

Hi - I have bought the pack and pattern from wool warehouse and am half way through but have lost the pattern. Would you be able to tell me the rest of the colour list? I've just done row 38 which was lavender.


Is this available on wool warehouse with pattern and wool?

Nichola Brown

Hi Lucy

I am trying the neat weave blanket. I have done 31 chains but can't get my hook through 2 loops to start the trebs. Does this matter?

Please can you help?

I just love learning from your easy to follow patterns.

Thank you,



Hi.. Could you give the written tutorial of 3-5 years old baby's sweater using this pattern please???? I follow up the pattern but can't make a sweater of my baby and mine also...

Sonja Gale

sorry that was meant to be multiples of 12 plus 3 not 2!

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.

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