About Me

  • 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




  • Instagram

Patterns and Tutorials

♥ buy me a coffee ♥


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

margaret buntin

Lucy do you have a pattern for a zig zag blanket the pattern i have is you start off with a 157 chain you you chain 3 this turning chain 4 trebble treble 3 to tog treble 3 together in next chain 4 treble in next4 ch repeat to last 5 chain i have tried this pattern and when i turn to chain 3 i get stuck the pattern is w5hatsome one gave help has any one got this pattern or is the one on the web for zig zag trebles a lady gave me the pattern and i could not follow it my friend who looked at this pattern said it was not right help margaret

Margaret buntin

I crochet the attic 24 cosy blanket my daughter asked me where i got so i said that i made it so i am goint to make her the coast ripple blanket margaret buntin

Liz Jones

For the folks looking for the accompanying tutorial for a neat border, it's here https://attic24.typepad.com/weblog/ripple-blanket-know-how.html


Hi Shelby, :)
Actually, her directions are correct because Lucy’s in the UK and She is using UK Crochet terms.
What we call a double crochet in the US is called a treble crochet in the UK. Their terms are just offset from ours so It’s an easy conversion: a single crochet in the
US is a double crochet in the Uk etc.
Generally, crochet patterns and crocheters will mention if they are using UK terms or US terms.
Lucy does mention the conversion in the beginning of her instructions.👇
“Once you are sure you've got the right number of chains to begin (count carefully as you make them!), make a treble crochet stitch (this is UK treble / US dc) in the 4th chain from the hook”

Shelby Pugh

I think this is PERFECT for beginners! Thank you for taking the time to be so detailed in each step.

However, the main stitch you are describing as a Treble Crochet is actually a Double Crochet. The steps for a Treble Crochet are...

1) Yarn over, twice
2) Insert hook in next stitch
3) Yarn over
4) Pull yarn through stitch to draw up a loop (4 loops on hook)
5) Yarn over
6) Pull through first 2 loops on hook
7) (3 loops on hook)
8) Yarn over
9) Pull Through first 2 loops on hook
10) (2 loops on hook)
11) Yarn over
12) Pull through remaining 2 loops on hook

I believe this pattern will work if followed by your step by step instructions but if an actual Treble Crochet is used, I'm not too sure.

Claudia Regina

Hello from Brazil. Many thanks to my dear friend Elli feom yorkshire! She is lovelly!❣❣❣

Elaine Brown

I’m reading this in bed and I can’t wait to start a practice piece. You have tried so hard to make your instructions clear for beginners. I just hope my limited skills are up to the challenge. Thank you very much

Fiona T

Thank you. Such an easy pattern to follow once it is explained. And you only really need to count to 4 so easy to put down and pick up again.


Hi there, I started this pattern possibly two years ago and am just now wanting to complete it! But I didn’t document how many stitches I started with so I am wondering if there is a way to restart the blanket, when I don’t know the number of said stitches. Will the pattern be the same....as in the instructions regardless of starting chain length? I’m hoping the difference will only effect the number of ripples if that makes sense, so following the pattern should always be the same???

Thanks for the pattern and tutorial pictures, this was my first attempt at anything other than an endless granny square!


Thank you for this pattern. Your instructions are so easy to follow. I am a novice at this crochet business but am confident with this pattern. I am going to make a baby blanket for my next great niece/nephew.

Noel Casale

A follow on to my previous post. I've developed a 'counting system' that is working quite well to check my work as I go and eliminate errors. There are 16 total stitch is the wave pattern, 4 sets of 4 stitches. I count 1-16 and know exactly where I should be in relation to row below. It goes like this.

Stitch 1-4 - Down the hill - Four treble crotchets

Stitch 5-8 - The Valley -two sets of treble-two together. I should start the valley in the stitch just to the right of the first stitch of the valley in the row below.

Stitch 9-12 - Up the hill - Four Treble crotchets.

Stitch 13-16 - The Mountain - two sets of 2trebles. i should start the mountain in the second stitch of the 4 stitches which make up the mountain in the row below and end in the 3rd stitch of the mountain below. .

Then start over at stitch 1 for the next ripple. That's it really - Just remember that each row starts with a Chain 3 and Treble crotchet into the first stitch below which are not counted in the above pattern, and ends with two trebles into the chain 3 below which likewise are not counted in the pattern above.

Noel Casale

Thank you for this super clear and helpful post. I do have a small suggestion. I'm an absolute beginner having just learn to crochet 2 weeks ago. The key to making this pattern work is that the 'valley stitches' (the two- tr2tog) and the Mountain stitches ( the two - 2tr) in each row have to be exactly on top of those in the row underneath. Otherwise the pattern goes wonky and you quickly lose the ripple. Now maybe others with more experience are probably better at counting stitches than I, but knowing where each Valley/ Mountain stitch should start in relation to the row beneath was critical to me in mastering this pattern. You might spend some more time explaining/ showing how the stitches line up from row to row. Checking the placement of these stitches frequently as you go is the key to achieving this pattern. Probably easier with a picture - but here's an attempt to explain.

The first part of each valley stitch should go into the stitch immediately before the valley stitch in the row below, causing the ^ of your first tr2tog to straddle the ^ of the first valley stitch in the row below.

The first 2tr (stitch 1 and 2) of the Mountain Stitch should go into the second stitch of the 4 stitches which make up the mountain in the row below. The second 2tr (stitch 3 and 4) should go into the third stitch of the mountain stitch in the row below. This causes the mountain stitch to be on top of the middle two stitches of the mountain stitch in the row below.

Araceli Arellano

Muchas gracias por ayudarnos ya que somos adultos mayores y estamos en cuarentena por mucho tiempo y esto nos ayuda para entretenernos y mantener la cabeza ocupada

Maureen Stopher

Have finished nine at ripple lap blanket lovey pattern thank you
Can you help with an edging for this & straitening the edge if needed please
Posted by Maureen 17th April 2020 18: 24 pm


Thank you for such a clear tutorial. I found a aimilar pattern on another site but struggled to really understand it, until - Eureka! - it all suddenly clicked with the help of your photos and instructions. Thanks again.


Is there an edging for the Neat Ripple blanket? How would I straighten the top and bottom edge?
Thank you Lucy

I'm making a cot blanket for my new baby grandson due in May

Liz Pratt

Could you please direct me to 'How to do the final edging of this ripple blanket'.
I have just taken up crochet after 50 year break!!! Enjoying making ripple blanket ... inspired by my daughter-in-law. It is filling my time as i am in lock down!!!


Mary D

Your instructions are SO clear and the photos are very helpful! I've been coming back to this pattern for years. Thank you!

Carol John

Dearest Lucy
You mention making blankets in cashmere...
Is there a yarn with similar colours to the Coast pack which I could use for my next Ripple blanket?
Best wishes


Wow! With this pattern, you just became my favourite person for explaining how to do crochet patterns. Your clear instructions are invaluable! Absolutely awesome. Thank you.

Yvonne Hamshere

How many chains to make a baby afghan please

Sandra Crome

Thank you so much for this pattern. At last a ripple pattern I can understand. 🤣. After numerous watches on you tube and several attempts that I pulled out in frustration last night I had almost given up and then .. I found you. ..
Love the photos and the use of the needle to show exactly where you need to place the stitch.
Feeling confident I have got it sussed now and looking forward to using up some of my yarn stash making a couple of lap blankets for the dementia unit at the local hospital.

Alicia Martin

I like this pattern a lot. But my only question is when you learn triple crochet, any information I have read teaches anyone to insert your hook from the fifth chain and not the fourth. And to chain 4 to count as the turning chain. I am just curious why you have 3 for the turning chain and to start from the 4th chain? I am not trying to be rude.

I would just like some help understanding the information.


Brenda van der Merwe

I am from South Africa and so greatful for discovering you through a dear friend. Thank you so much for your colourful photo's and clear instructions. I can't wait to give this ripple a go.Thank you ever so much.

Evelyn French

Oh my. I’m new to crochet after starting just over a week ago. Your instructions are absolutely brilliant!!!!! I’m at the end of my first blanket already and can’t believe it. I’m 64. Have knitted since the age of 10 and could just not get it. Yes I hold the yarn like a knitter, but that doesn’t seem to matter or affect my work. I just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU XX

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Yarn Shop

Blog powered by Typepad