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N is for Neat Ripple

OK, so it’s not technically an N. However, I scoured books and the Internet and apparently N is also not a crochet friendly letter. (Whose idea was this A-Z thing anyway?) For quite some time I toyed with the idea of starting with ‘not…’ (insert words of choice-not swearing when it goes wrong, not starting 729 different projects at once, not buying more wool when you’ve already got enough to start a large ish shop, the list is endless!) 

Anyway, after a bit of pondering I remembered my brief dalliance with the ripple pattern, and how pretty it looked. Apologies now for the terrible photo, I made it ages ago but never actually finished it, I even ended up binning the part I’d made. (It was going to be a blanket for William’s teddy but I got sidetracked.)

I used another tutorial by Lucy at Attic24. Her Neat Ripple Blanket Pattern is really easy to follow and once you have the hang of where your increases and decrease go you begin to work faster. Made entirely of treble crochet, it builds fast and can be as colourful as you like. I’ve seen it done in some great colour combinations, you only have to look on Pinterest to be inundated with ideas. I also think it would make quite a nice handbag as it’s fairly solid. 

As a tiny side note (still an ‘N’), Never buy cheap yarn without feeling it first. The green in the ripple blanket I made was like knitting with garden twine. (Before you ask, I did buy it in the wool section and not the gardening one!) That was another reason why I didn’t carry on, it was just horrid to work with.

Have you ever made anything using a ripple pattern? What colours did you use?

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32 thoughts on “N is for Neat Ripple

  1. I’ve made a couple market bags in the past few weeks which were my first attempts at the ripples. I used summery type colors (mint, white, teal and a blue-ish/teal variegated). Once I got the hang of it I really liked making the ripples.

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  2. I’ve come across yarn like that green…horrid aren’t they?!!. I love ripple stitch but mainly knitting for me…lacy, garter stitch or sticking stitch. Lucy’s patterns and the accompanying photos are brilliant.

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    1. I vaguely remember knitting ripples in a cardigan for a friend’s baby, they look lovely don’t they. Lucy’s site really is fab, I’ve followed quite a few of her patterns now. 😊

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  3. I’ve done a few baby blankets. I also got the inspiration from Lucy at the Attic. I love the ripple because it is easy, and instead of counting stitches I can concentrate on playing with colours! πŸ™‚

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  4. Love it!!
    Now I’m curious as to why ‘N’ isn’t really in crochet terminology. In the meantime, I love the ‘Not……’ line of thought. Right up my alley πŸ™‚

    Well done on another great Post. πŸ˜€

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      1. Hahaha….well done!! I’ll celebrate when you complete Z with a cuppa over here for you. πŸ™‚

        Now I’ve got to raid Google and try to work out the N mystery. πŸ˜‰

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  5. Reblogged this on CraftyCAN and commented:
    MrsCraft has wowed me again with her A-Z of Crochet πŸ™‚

    Great advice, a bit of laughter for good measure and some great tips on a craft that I admire from afar.

    Hope you enjoy reading this as much as I did…and please drop by and let MrsCraft know you enjoyed her work. πŸ˜€

    Till Next Time!! xx

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  6. If you were American like me, you might have come up with “N hook” which is the size of a crochet hook that is 9 mm! But you seem to live in the UK, where it is traditionally called a “00” hook.

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