Moorland Ripple Blanket

 

Moorland Ripple Blanket

Wool for Ripple blanketI have finally started my moorland ripple blanket, this is the blanket I learnt how to crochet for, so the pressure is on!! I first saw the Coast Ripple by Attic 24 last year, I loved the rippling pattern and the soothing colours, but I fancied a ripple blanket in moorland colours, heathery shades. I put together a collection of about a dozen colours whilst I was at Yarndale last year.

Attic 24

Attic 24

I did a practice ripple blanket after Christmas using up some spare wool, it was really useful to get the hang of the pattern on something I really wasn’t that bothered about, though it did mean it was harder to keep my enthusiasm going!

I started on my moorland ripple about two weeks ago and after a couple of long sessions, I now have enough to show you! The pattern is free over on Attic 24, it’s really well written with lots of photos, a big help for beginners like me. If you fancy doing the Coast Ripple, she sells packs of the wool required, my mum has just made one and the wool is lovely.

I’m finding it really interesting playing with the colours, which ones work together and which ones need something else in between, I’ve twice started a colour and then after a few inches undone it as it just isn’t sitting right. With another colour in between it then works fine. That’s what I like about crochet, it’s so easy to undo!!

Moorland Ripple Blanket

My main problem with crochet is this one, a big hairy blond one called Rosie! Despite brushing and vacuuming her (with a Dyson attachment) her hair collects like tumbleweed around the house! I keep finding I’m knitting Rosie hairs in with the heathery colours, not a good look! I’m having a little rest from crochet for a week or so as I think 3 hours crochet was a bit much for my wrist, it’s complaining now and I don’t want to push it. I’ll show you again when I get a good amount done 🙂

Rosie

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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8 Responses to Moorland Ripple Blanket

  1. It’s looking great – fab colours. I quite fancy trying an Attic 24 coastal ripple myself. Not attempted any ripple stitches yet, crochet is so versatile- it never ceases to inspire me 🙂

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  2. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Lovely crochet work – so good for me to see actual colours instead of trying to imagine them from novel reading!

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  3. lovelucie1 says:

    Love those colours! Are you using a crochet hook with a thick handle? I get cramp trying to use one of those plain metal ones? It might help your wrist. I also find sitting in a different chair helps as daft as it may sound. It just seems to stop any annoying pains building up. Or as you say, just a rest from it will help.

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  4. Michele says:

    I would love to know what colors you used. It is such a peaceful color scheme.

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