I’ve been wanting to make a ripple blanket for some time so I decided this summer would be the perfect opportunity and here is what I made.
I used Stylecraft Acrylic chunky yarn with a 6mm crochet hook. For a full sized single blanket and two cushion covers (still unfinished!!) I needed 20 x 100g balls. I buy all my yarn and a lot of haberdashery at my amazing local wool warehouse, Busy Fingers in Saltash. If you can’t get there they have a web site:
I used this tutorial on YouTube to get me started, I would recommend it, especially if you are a beginner:
For my blanket I cast on 120 chain plus 3 turning chain and crocheted each colour for two rows with a total of 46 rows (so I could finish with the same colour that I started with). I decided not to straighten up the top and bottom but did add a border. I made the border up as I went along – this is what I did (UK crochet terms):
Row 1: [Sides only] Two treble crochet in each row using the same colour as the first and last stripe.
Row 2: [All the way round] One double crochet in each treble crochet in a contrasting colour.
Row 3: [All the way round] Contrast scallop edge as follows: *Double crochet, miss two trebles, 5 trebles into next treble, miss two trebles* Repeat
Since I’ve made it it’s been very well used so I’m glad it’s a good quality washable acrylic.