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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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Love the look of this afghan. I'm new at crocheting and am having some difficulty on which stitches to crochet when I'm at the decrease stitches once I turn it around. this is where the two stitches become one. Need Help

Mary Doukakis

Lucy, thanks so much for an excellent tutorial! Your instructions are so clear & concise...this is definitely going on my (growing) to-do list :)
Happy hooking,
Mary aka yayamama

Suzanne H

This is a great well written pattern. I have tried ripples in the past and failed, but this time, by George, I got it! Thanks for your detailed descriptions (with pictures!). I started small as you suggested and have what will be a dish cloth. Thanks, Lucy!

Ann Sarner

Thank you very much for the helpful pattern and "know how". I guess you have seen hundreds of finished ripple projects now, but this one is maybe a little different.


Denise Weekes

Recently finished the cottage ripple. Love it. Very clear instructions. Thanks Lucy. Starting one for a work colleague now


I think I finally have it!


Help! I do not know where I am going wrong. On rows 3 and 4, I have an extra stitch. On row 5, I am 2 stitches short. What am I doing wrong?


Jennifer, I don't know if Lucy has replied, but I had the same issue, until I realised I wasn't adding the stitches in the correct places at the beginning and end. Double check the above pics. I also check each time I get to a 'mountain' that the 1st V stitch goes into the left part of the V below and the second V goes into the right part of the below V, so the Vs are always centred correctly. A picture pattern would help if you can find one! Good luck :)

Jennifer Reynolds

Why do I end the second row with only two stitches left instead of four? The first row has the correct amount of stitches. This has happened four times now after restarting the blanket again - DESPERATE NOW !!!! Please help somebody !


Thank you Lucy! So excited with my newly started, first ever super ripple-y yummy blanket! And for any loose crocheters out there I just sized down to an F hook, problem solved. - Olga in the US


Great instructions! I'm advanced beginner and for such a seemingly simple pattern, I can never get it right! It gets so frustrating and trying to figure out where I went wrong just gets me even more angry! I might try it again following these directions, I might actually complete a ripple blanket!


Thank you so much for the time you took, trying to explain everything step by step! I hope to try it out soon! 😊


Very detailed, maybe a bit to much so for a very experienced crocheter. No where did you mention hook size, 4.00 m.m is approximately a 6 or G in US This is all I needed in the way of a pattern explanation,

Ripple Afghan
Pattern is a multiple of 14 chains with 3 chains for turning.
crochet hook 6 or G. (This pattern was with a 4.00m.m which isn't exactly comparable to US hooks.)

tr crochet in 4th chain from hook
tr in next 4 chains
2 tr2tog (will use the next 4 chains) Makes the valley
tr in the next 4 chains
2 tr in the next chain, twice (will have 4tr in in just 2 chains) Makes the mountain
tr in the next 4 chains
repeat until end of row. Turn and begin again


best. explanation. ever.

Betty Taylor

Thank you Lucy - I have the hang of it now thanks to your instructions. I'm about to make one for my son and daughter-in-law in several shades of silver grey. Aaaagh... hope no one thinks my blanket is a metaphor for THAT book... Fifty shades of.... Aaaaaagh


Thanks so much for your time and effort in making this amazing pattern so easy. Much appreciated

dot preston

The best website I have ever been explains in simple terms exactly what to do well done

Kathy Gibbons

Thank you for a ripple pattern that I can understand. It actually took me several tries to get it right but since I had a light stroke not quite 2 weeks ago, the math part of this was a bit tricky, finally I chained 14 at a time, keeping track on a calculator and when I had the size I wanted I made sure I was on the 14th chain and then added 3, it worked out great for me. I love the easy flow of the pattern.

kathleen vits

very clear now to try to save it for use

Jan Charles

Lucy, Thank you so much for your tutorial. I am a self-taught crochet person starting way back when the internet didn't exist. I learned from looking at pictures and reading definitions of crochet terms, etc. All of that to say, there were some small problems I ran into every time because I was unsure what the instructions meant. Then - I came across your tutorial. You have saved me from hours of frustration. Using your needle to point out exactly where to make a stitch is brilliant! Thank you. I look forward to reading your blog, watching your projects develop and learning new crochet patterns.


Thx for the great tutorial. I've enjoyed making several blankets. It's always fun to see different color combos! I am sorry I can't attach a photo. Lori


Thank you so much for THE BEST EVER TUTORIAL. I can knit, but learnt to crochet via YouTube. Great because I could pause the instructions from a lovely Southern American lady. However, I could never understand crochet patterns (probably still can't). I realize that some of my difficulty was that double crochet in English is triple crochet in US. However, your friendly descriptions are so easy to understand, your diagrams and photos are fabulous - first time I have ever followed a pattern and arrived at the correct stitches. Nothing is taken for granted. You are a brilliant tutor. You have now put me on the right path and I think you should write you own bookx


Thank you for sharing this pattern. A fantastic one to have learned.


How do we post pics???


Hello I just wanted to say thank you for sharing this awesome easy to follow pattern! I just finished an amazing beautiful blanket for my one year old nephew using been at super chunky yarn and this pattern!! Thanks again!

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