Thursday, 28 August 2014

All The Colours Crochet Ripple Blanket

I started this blanket ages ago and it sat doing not a lot while I finished my No Two The Same Crochet Blanket.  When that was finished I decided to get on with my Ripple Blanket.  This has been a long time in the making, I first started to write about rippling here, and showed my blanket before here and here.


The reason that it is called "All The Colours" is because I am using all 17 of the colours that come in Lucy from Attic 24's pack of Stylecraft Special DK.  In some ways I am not sure if, for me, they all go together (sorry Lucy!), and they are definitely an awful lot brighter than I would normally go for.  Originally it was intended to be for my hammock over the summer, but now that summer is ending and the blanket is no where near done it will just have to be for general snuggling and then I will have to make another one next year for the hammock won't I!!


I still have a long way to go, but I have worked out the order of the different colours to ensure that they are as random as they can be and that there are no two colours next to each other more than once.  I did try writing out the order for you, but it wasn't very exciting so I didn't include it here.


There was one exciting bit - for me! - though.  I filled in the end of the first ripple row to make a straight edge.  It was a bit tricky and took some working out, but I did it.  Trouble is that I didn't remember to write down what I did so I will have to figure it out all over again when I get to the other end.


Of course I will let you know how it progresses and show you when it is done!


Now that I am on the second round of doing the different colours I am enjoying the combination of the different shades more and when I saw this photo after I had taken it I decided that actually I really like them together more than I originally thought I would!

Amy

I'm not sponsored to mention Lucy or her yarn packs.  I bought and paid for this yarn myself.

48 comments:

  1. Ooh lovely! They are fab colours aren't they? I haven't tried rippling yet, I think I might give it a try now x

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  2. Hello Amy

    What a fab blanket, and your colours are GORGEOUS, I love the randomness of it. Vibrant yes, but gorgeous.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  3. I think the colors are beautiful, and very bright. You can use the finished product inside for the winter, then move it back outside for the hammock come next spring.

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  4. Looking Good Amy! The rippling waves look therapeutic to hook!
    Ali x

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  5. It's gorgeous! well done on working out the straight edge :) xx

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  6. Amy!!! It is just stunning!!!! The colors are so beautifully perfect!!! And the movement of the piece is just so pretty! Thank you for the kind comments on my last post...it is always hard to be a newbie at something....you made me smile and gave me confidence!! A lovely day to you friend! Nicole xoxo

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  7. How lovely and colourful.....looks gorgeous! :) xxx

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  8. The blanket is looking very lovely. The colours are working well together so far and I'm sure they will be fine as you continue crocheting. I'm sure you'll be able to straighten the other end without any problem.

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  9. It is a real delight, I love the colour combination.

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  10. I think the mish-mash of colors is sort of the PLAN! They all look great together even if some looked a little odd in the skeins.

    You're going to have a wonderful blankie when you are done.

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  11. Some of the colours are not quite right by themselves but together I found they look quite wonderful. Actually I found myself falling in love with shrimp and fondant and they became my favourite happy colours while making it. My least favourite are lipstick and spring green but still they look great here. All colours look good together when there are so many. I don't think it is overly bright but actually rather beautiful. I think we fuss far too much about colour. It's really not rocket science! Nature puts whole heaps of random colours together all the time and it looks fantastic. Blue and green should never be seen. Really? Tell that to the blue bells and any other blue flowers that all have green stems and look stunning. We make up completely arbitrary rules when there is no need. There is no rhyme or reason behind it either. Fact is we are scared of colour. That's sad when it is one of our true delights in the world. Yet so many people go for beige, grey or even worse dull blues. Blandness is what is truly offensive, so give me rose pink walls over magnolia any day.

    I am actually defending my own blanket in part as I made one with the same pack. I find it really stunning and a gorgeous thing I am happy to have made, and such fun while it was in progress. Whereever I put the different colours I loved the result. Some I thought about a bit and some were very random because there were no other colours left. I like the rippled edges best though and don't like them straightened as it seems a shame - all blankets have straight edges.

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    1. Never any need to defend your own work!!! If you like it that is all that ever matters isn't it. I guess that it seems very bright to me because it isn't what I am used to and because I had in mind for it to be used out doors as I said and so seeing it indoors at night in electric light which is when I am working on it at the moment it appears rather different. You are right though, in nature, all flowers bloom together in all colours and they never give the slightest care do they! Thank you for stopping by and for your thoughts. I am sure that your blanket is beautiful and I hope that you love it. xx

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  12. I think the colours in your ripple blanket are perfect! Very cheerful and bright! It's the strangest thing, but a couple nights ago I had a dream that I wanted to make a ripple blanket, and can remember thinking in the dream that I needed to check Ravelry for a pattern. Like most dreams it wasn't quite based in reality, as I don't know how to crochet. :-)

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  13. Wow I am amazed at your gorgeous crochet blanket you are making! How wonderful and you are doing a great job! The colors of the yarn are pretty too. Take care.
    Julie

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  14. You're doing a beautiful job! I love all the colors - so bright and happy!

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  15. Aw you are the queen's crochet Amy!
    Look absolutely beautiful!
    Only I make little things!
    The other day I find some crochet little hats my grandma made for teapots!
    Cute!!
    xo

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  16. The colours are absolutely gorgeous, Amy. It's cheering me up just by looking at it! xxx

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  17. Love love love it !!!! It's gorgeous! I love how you have organized your colours. It's so visually interesting , all your colours really work well together. I know what you mean about remembering things, I also think I will remember how I did that no problemo. Weeks days or months later I am scratching my head! Too funny!

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  18. Don't you just find rippling so therapeutic? I loved making a ripple blanket in some bright colours (I used rico cotton) and think yours is looking great. Mine is on a bench by the front door, to add some colour in the entrance hall, and for everyone to admire! :) x
    PS - When my sister visited she ordered a colourful selection of yarn to make one too.

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  19. Loveit! The colours are wonderful, I can be a bit hopeless at putting colours together. X

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  20. It's beautiful, Amy. I like your straightened edge - very clever. :o)

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  21. I'm always so impressed with your craft projects- that one looks perfect xx

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  22. Amy, I wish I could crochet a blanket! But I am hopeless - any kind of needlework makes me cross-eyed and crabby! That said, I'd probably go to the opposite extreme and make it all one color - actually, all one non-color, ivory or cream. You're very clever to have figured out how to make the edge straight.

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  23. Wow, Amy, it's gorgeous! I find making a random pattern random an absolute nightmare, I would always rather someone else did this for me. It's going to be so, so lovely. x

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  24. I think it's lovely as are the colours but I like bright, well done on straightening your edges! I don't even try because I love a ripple edge too but it does look nice and neat. I'm feeling the need to make a blanket it seems strange not to be working on one. :) xx

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  25. OMG!!!
    i cannot for the life of me do RIPPLE!!
    I am in awe, Amy! this is gorgeous!
    We are starting our long weekend now...
    Enjoy yours!
    See you later..
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  26. I think we can be too critical of our own work sometimes. You notice the individual colours because you are working with them. But I just see a lovely rainbow ripple.

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  27. It's looking great! I've been wanting to make a ripple blanket for ages - it's on the looong list! Looking forward to seeing yours progress.
    Maria x

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  28. Ooh I love it, I'm normally a pastels kinda girl, but I'm all that colour such a feast for the eyes
    Clare x

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  29. It's going to be very nice. That pack of yarn is so big that it makes a very big blanket.

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  30. You give me the taste to start one ripple blanket.
    A really good and long project for winter just to add colours in my life..
    Miss xx

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  31. Oh I love the colours. I wouldn't normally go for so many bright colours either but they look so good together - so cheerful and happy and just the thing to brighten the long grey days of winter. x

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  32. Lovely Amy, and when it comes to pulling colours together, we all see colours in a different way, so we may like something and another doesn't. Just enjoy that we are able to at least see in colour and not what others think. Take care.

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  33. I think it is lovely, very bright and beautiful. And while I agree with you about the colors if you look at them maybe in isolation, all together in a big, beautiful blanket they really so work.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  34. Wonderful, it's beautifully done. And how satisfying to have made a straight edge on it as well. It's going to be perfect for the hammock, or winter snuggling. I've heard good things about the yarn you've used, I shall give it a try. CJ xx

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  35. I'm still going with Eleanor's ripple blanket too, it's taking an age but I love the process. I've got a Lucy pack too, but I think I'm going to use it for a granny stripe blanket, I'm looking forward to starting it.

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  36. Oh, Lovely Amy! How I have missed you and your blog! I have been hosting company and knitting and starting our homeschool year and have not had a free minute to read my favorite blogs in too long. I have so enjoyed catching up on your posts...the patio, the quilts (the Baltimore Album Quilt!), your crochet, your amazing pics. Every single one of your beautiful posts deserves its very own comment. Will this little "Catching Up" comment suffice? :) Your blog is truly a feast for the eyes and a welcome place of rest to me. Hoping, hoping to get a couple of posts up over on my blog right away. Much love and many hugs to you! :)

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  37. It's really pretty! I like it a lot!
    Way to go, Amy!

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  38. I really don't know how you manage to make so much fast progress on your crochet projects - you really do seem to whip them up. Personally, I think these are really fantastic colours, especially for this style of blanket and if you have a vintage style, it will really suit your home. I have made one of these blankets once before so I know what you mean about trying to work out how to crochet a straight edge - I gave up and left it wavy. Well done for figuring it out.

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  39. Wow! Good for you, Amy! It is like a beautiful rainbow! xo Karen

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  40. It's lovely, really lovely, and makes me wish I could manage to ripple. But I've tried and I can't so I'll just admire yours!

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  41. I love it! The colors don;t look so bright to me...but then again I like color! Good job, can' wait to see the progress.

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  42. It is gorgeous. I bought the same yarn pack and made a granny stripe blanket for my son. The bright colours always make me smile.

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  43. It's so pretty. I'm hopeless at crochet (I hold my hook all wrong, as if I'm knitting!).
    x

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  44. Aggggh, I am actually in love with this blanket!!!! It's just so nice. The colours are just perfect and happy, I would quite happily buy this from any shop, Amy. You should be so proud of your work! Beautiful!

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  45. I just started (again) a ripple blanket with aaaallll the colours, and the thing i'm struggling with most is colour placement, i'm a blendy blendy matchy matchy kinda gal and it's very hard, but i think i'm falling in love with it! Your blanket is lovely though, and you're very clever to have filled in the end! x

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