I have joined in the Ripple Along being hosted by my friend Mel aka One Crafty Mumma I have only worked a sample of ripple before so the foundation row based on 157 chains was a big tackle for me!
Once I had decided to do it there was no question in my mind that I would use anything but Cotton for a blanket. I do tend to prefer working with cotton at this stage as I find it much nicer for my hands, not so drying.
The next step was deciding on colours and finding some inspiration, I wanted to include white and liked Mels choice of alternating white stripes and I wanted to use these colours again as I love the combination of green, yellow, teal and pink together! My desire was for my colours to touch each other and wanted the white to pop but not dominate. I searched Google image pools of ripple blankets to inspire this and one really jumped out at me.
The white pops, the colours are bright and it provides me with perfect inspiration!
I tracked back to the original image owner the lady who made this in 2009. I gained her permission via flickr, to use it here :)
|Crochet Ripple in progress
I Hadn't decided to add the Grey in its current position and did it impulsively, which then threw the entire colour order I had planned out of whack as I had to add the pale pink ( as best match next to grey ) which I had not planned on using at all. I'm happy with how it is coming along so far. I'll keep up playing along with Monday update posts for the #ripplealong and am frequently posting pics of my progress on Instagram, my profile is private but send me a request if you are a fellow ripple along participant are creative soul who would like to see my crochet evolving as it goes :)