I’ve finished my Ripple blanket…kind of. I still have to sew in all of the yarn tails from all of the color changes (which is quite a lot!), but that’ll have to wait until I have a couple of toddler (help) free hours. I actually finished it a few days ago, and I was planning on publishing a post about it when all the yarn tails were done, but I think that’s going to be a little while longer. So instead of waiting I decided to just snap a photo of it and show it off now before the dust on it gets too thick, lol (it’s folded and waits silently in a corner).
The pattern that I followed can be found HERE. It is called “Large Ripple Afghan Crochet Pattern” by Lauren of Daisy Cottage Designs.
I used a J-6 mm hook and 22 colors of yarn, mostly Red Heart Super Saver, with a couple of colors using Mainstays yarn (Walmart) and Crafter’s Secret (Hobby Lobby). I started this blanket with the intention of using up my left-overs, but as it progressed I realized I wasn’t going to have enough left-overs to make it the size I wanted. So I had to buy more yarn. Now my left-overs pile of yarn is even larger than when I first started! On the bright side I now have a huge array of colors to work with on future projects! While making the blanket, with so many colors, it gave me a chance to see which colors worked well with other colors, and it’s given me inspiration on other things to make!
The blanket took about 44-45 hours to make (that excludes a bit of frogging time here and there, lol). I began making it the beginning of February (which I wrote about here), so I am actually a bit excited that I whipped it up so quickly. The last (and first) Ripple Blanket that I made took me a couple of years to complete! (which you can read about here).
The blanket worked out to be about 5 feet wide by 6 1/2 feet long. The pattern of 22 colors I repeated three times. So if we do the math, that means 22 colors x 2 rows each= 44 rows. 44 rows x 3= 132 rows. Plus, when I got to the end, I decided to do the beginning color one more time. So, 132 rows + 2 more rows= 134 rows. Whew! (I’ll let YOU figure out how many yarn tails need sewing in! lol)
Now that the blanket is “done”, I have more time to work on my other projects. I’ve got a handful on the go but am thinking about visiting the frog pond for a couple of them (I’ll write about those at a later date)
Happy Hooking Everyone!
P.S. Here’s a list of colors I used (All are Red Heart Super Saver unless stated otherwise):
- Delft Blue
- Pale Yellow
- Spring Green
- Cherry Red
- Light Pink (Crafter’s Secret)
- Light Blue
- Bright Yellow
- Royal Blue (Mainstays)
- Real Teal
- Green (Mainstays)
- White (Crafter’s Secret & Red Heart Super Saver)
And then I did 2 more rows of Delft Blue to finish it off.