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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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Hi there lucy, what a great blog! I truly enjoy reading about your projects and your tutorials are great. I live in South Africa and you have inspired me so much that I recently visisted my local wool (yarn) shop and bought two huge bags full, then taught myself how to crochet and have now finished my first blanket! I work full time but sit every night until the wee hours playing!!! Please do not stop to inspire us!


I am inspired to give this a go! We let you know how it works out...thank you for your helpful instructions! Sammy (Hong Kong)

Joan Barnish

Lucy, You have inspired me beyond my own imagination. I am from the US and read your blog everyday. I can't get enough of the colors. Thank you. I have already made your flower pillow and your garden granny square afghan. I am trying to start a ripple pillow but am having trouble getting started. I did a sample of 14 x2= 28 plus the 3 chain totaling 31 exactly like your pattern. But te problem is, when I increase my chain to make a wider pillow... it is just not working out. I did 6 x 14 stitches plus the chain three and came up with 87 stitiches in my chain.. however when I start the project, it just doesn't look the same as the sample you did on your blog. Can you just tell me how many stitches in my chain do I need so that it works out correctly. I need direction for a pillow.. probably 14 x 5 or 14 x6 would work. Let me know. My best regards... Joan


I am pea green with jealousy...I simply cannot teach myself to crochet, no matter how hard I try..
You should give lessons i'd happily pay for a day just learning to make Granny Squares...
All your stuff is of such a high standard too..
Fantastic and inspirational even for Crochet no hopers like me.


I love your blog. I love how you use colors and make things so simple. Thank you! I also enjoy your lovely, breathtaking outdoor pictures. When I need a smile and inspiration I always come here. Thank you so much.


Oh wow. I have just started crochet in the last couple of weeks, and I totally agree that the patterns look complicated and difficult to follow, but really, if someone could just SHOW you, it really ain't all that hard. Thanks so much for this tutorial. It's perfect. Will definitely be trying this out some time.


Oh, thank you Lucy! I can't wait to give it a try! I was just wondering would it be OK to use 4 ply merino wool? It's just that here in NZ there isn't much of a selection in 8 ply.


thank you!! this is such a perfect pattern! and the tutorial is beyond perfect! so well explained :)
I am working on the hexagon blanket right now (following your tutorial again :) but this sure is next. Your ideas about crochet pillows make me want to crochet all the time. Many many greetings from Chios, Greece to you :))


After failing miserably trying to follow ripple pattern from a book, I followed your tutorial and my first ripple test piece is complete. You also inspired me to try my first granny squares, and to make little crochet flowers. I wouldn't have succeeded with any of them without your help so thank you, thank you :)


I love this tutorial! I'm excited to get started on my own ripple blanket. For a lap-sized blanket, how many yards of yarn do I need? I'm a long-time knitter and I still can't get over how much yarn crochet uses!


I am so excited I found your sight. You are very talented and I am so thankful you give the step by step pictures and explanations. I am going to try this ripple afghan and wanted to know if anyone could give me an idea of how many to chain for a baby blanket. I am very new to crochet and haven't a clue. Thanks again for taking the time to put up these great tutorials. I can't wait to get started.


This is your calling Lucy. Please write a book (I know a good graphic designer - ahem ;)
You make patterns soooo easy to understand. You remember from the beginners perspective... all important! Thank you <3


I was able to do it! I can't afford so much Rowan DK right now, but I have lots of odds and ends of dishcloth cotton around so I made a placemat:


Sara Wright

Lucy- I learned to crochet years and years ago but then took up knitting because I wasn't crazy about many crochet designs. I love what you've done and your use of color is modern and fresh. It's made me want to crochet again. Thanks for a wonderful blog!


Thank you for your colourful blog that makes me smile. I'm almost finished a very colourful Granny Square Afghan but couldn't wait to finish it before starting the Neat Ripple. I was so excited when I found the perfect yarn for it (so soft and beautiful bright colours) and I'm now ecstatic after completing my foundation row. Thank you for the pattern and your inspiring blog!

Judy B

Thanks for the tutorial. That saved me hours of trying to figure new stitches out. Brilliant colors.

Diane McGahey

Hi from SC. Just found your blog and love it. Thanks for sharing your world with us. I can't wait to try this ripple pattern.
Have a great day!

amy lobsiger

OH MY, OH MY! I have spent the better part of my free time on Easter re-learning to crochet. I succeeded and then I tried to follow the simplest ripple stitch I could find and got totally off. All of my practice and ripples are ripped out and then I found you. :-) THANK YOU for this detailed, lovely tutorial! The nice thing? After a day's practice, I know at least know what I'm looking at. :-))))

Kristin L

Your timing is perfect! I finally succumbed to the Ripple bug and a friend pointed me to your tutorial (only 3 days old). Now I've got my yarn and I'm following your very clear instructions and my afghan is already 7 rows along! Thanks! (blogged here: http://kristinlaflamme.com/musings/?p=943)

ayse Yetis

thanks soo much! this is the best knitting/crochet tutorial I've ever seen.. Thanks for putting up all this information. I'm sure I'll be using this pattern a lot.


Absolutely love this! Is it okey that I transform this into Norwegian, so my mom can do this too?

You make it so simple and easy to understand. Have a lovely easter!

Cara @ Turvys

Am sitting here, next to the fire, crochet hook in one hand and the laptop on my lap attempting my first ripple (just 31 stitches first) and I've got to the end of the first row successfully!



Lucy, you are a Godsend!! I have only been crocheting for a little while and I'm always overwhelmed by traditional crochet patterns, they never seem to explain the things I need to know (like exactly which stitch I should be putting my hook through). Your patterns are so clear and concise. I love the step by step of them and the photos make it so much easier to follow. You're a genius lady. Thank you!

(although I'm not sure I should be thanking you for adding more things to my WIP list!! LOL).



THANK YOU for sharing this Lucy. Oo-er hope I can manage it, me being a novice and all, but looking forward so much to creating a rippley thing of beauty! Going to start over the Easter weekend.
Love, rainbows and sunshine, Jane x


I tried it and succeeded!!!! yuheeeeey! And thank you SO!


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