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?