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November 16, 2011


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sandra lauterbach

I love the way the colors change. I have a question about adding new colors.
1. single row red, single row blue, double row red--did you carry the red up the left side for the next single row of red?
tie in a new strand of red for the double row of red?

You wrote that you used 18 colors at least twice and 8 colors appeared 3 times = 44 color changes.
So how did you carry the yarn from the first single row of a color to the double row of the color?
Did you start the double row of red on the same side the single row finished instead of the side the turquoise row finished?


Maybe I missed where you explained this, but what is your color pattern of the double and single rows? I really like this look instead of just one or two rows of each color.


I am in the US and wondering what is the best yarn I can buy here? I'm surprised that you used a cotton yarn. Isn't acrylic softer and more washable? Would appreciate other yarn ideas.


WOW, fabulous colourful web site! What a busy lady you are. Looks like you live in a beautiful part of England. Inspirational well done.

From Australia


Hi Lucy
I just love your blog:) ...and I'm definitely doing a ripple blanket this year...yay


Beautiful! I am just starting a ripple blanket with knit picks prima cotton and acrylic yarn. I have around 2000 yards, but don't know if this will be enough? What do you think? How big did your ripple blanket end up being? Mine is for a 13 year old girl....


I have visited you many times but this is the first time I comment. I have followed you from the start of your current ripple and already from the first few rows I knew I had to make one for myself! I am now up at over 80 rows and I love every stitch of it! As I saw your interlocking rows, I loved them soo much I copied the structure of the rows to mine. If you want to see how mine has progressed you can visit my (unfortunately Swedish) blog. I really admire all your work!

Taryn Dismang

I'm starting my very own today! I love the single, single, double row combo much better, and I'm very excited to create my first afghan (I almost finished the last one I was working on, but about halfway through I lost interest in it).

Lu Douglas

Not only a spotted swatch watch but a spotted hook. Very cool, Luce.


YOur ripples are wonderful. Love those colours. Wow.


I voted for you of course!


Lucy, I love your blog! It's my favorite so of course I voted, too. Thank you for all your tutorials! They are so much help to me. Love from Nashville, Tennessee!


Ooooh how I wish I could crochet, your ripple blanket is so beautiful!


Hi Lucy. I have joined in the Ripple-A-Long, in a way. I have started a ripple crochet scarf for my friend for xmas :)
I LOVE how your stripes work up. They're so adorable. I'm about to restar my daughters scrappy granny blanket, as my first attempt is a bit...rubbish LOL
PS. Voted for you, but you have 89% of the votes, so I don't think you have anything to worry about haha!


hi! just voted for you! loved all your post and toturials


Hey, Lucy. I've just voted for you as you are such an inspiration! Im a novice hooker and have started a ripple blanket and was wondering if you could help me out a bit please? My first 6 rows have been fine, but the next 4 just seem to be getting wider and wider...do you have any clues as to why that is happening please? Many thanks


I voted & I browsed the other blogs first so I could vote honestly. Yours is my favorite for sure!


I just finished my ripple afghan and did the reveal on my blog :) Yay!


Já votei.
De cada vez que visito o "sotão" fico inspirada.
Obrigado pela partilha

lydia jansen

Lucy, love your blog and the projects you have shared with us. i ordered the book with instructions for the japanese flower shawl. yesterday i tried the pattern and discovered that your flower and the flower in the book are different. could u share your pattern. luv ur color choices and wonderful presentations. i think ur posts r as colorful as ur crochet.blessings lydia


Lucy, you did it again. This is turning into a little marvel. Great colors, lovely blanket, a BEAUTY ;)


Love the ripple blanket, but I've tried (& tried) this pattern and always lose my ripple after about 3-4 rows...


What a lovely blog... It is so grey outside this morning... thank you!!!

Debbie Johnson

Oh Lucy! I love your Ripple Goodness!!Your colors are so beautiful! Can't wait to see the pattern.


Lucy::I can't thank you enough for your blog. I stumbled upon your site a few weeks ago looking for some crochet inspiration and color in my life. And Voila!! there you were. You have lifted my spirits at a very difficult time in my life and for this I am grateful. I feel I have just met a wonderful community. I cast my vote for you as you definitely deserve it. Thank you again for your gracious generosity. Blessings, Jaymie (from Los Angeles)

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