Saturday, 15 November 2014

Cosmic Rays Ripple Blanket

I finished my Cosmic Rays Ripple Blanket last night. It is soft, colourful and perfect in our family room draped across the back of the sofa. I just love the look of it.
Yes this one is a keeper. I love it from every angle, from the side, from the front and from the back.
What do you think? Do you like the bright, bold ripply colours? Would you like to make one too? As mentioned in my last post, I followed this tutorial posted by blogger Lucy at Attic24. Her instructions are very clear and easy to follow.

As promised, here are the technical details for my Cosmic Rays Ripple Blanket for the crocheters out there who might like to make one too. 

Starting Chain - 213 (14x15+3)
Finished Size - 90" x 65" (229 cm x 165 cm)
2 rows per stripe 
71 stripes
15 colours (2-100 g balls of each colour)
Time to Complete - Approximately 42 hrs (30 mins per stripe + border)
Hook size - 5 mm

Yarn Used (15 colours):
  • Bernat Satin (fern)
  • Deborah Norville Everyday Soft Worsted (aubergine)
  • Red Heart Soft Touch (beige)
  • Bernat Satin (sapphire)
  • Bernat Satin (mai tai)
  • Bernat Satin (goldenrod)
  • Bernat Satin (silk)
  • Bernat Satin (sandstone)
  • Bernat Satin (teal)
  • Bernat Satin (sage)
  • Bernat Satin (crimson)
  • Patons Canadiana (pale grey mix)
  • Bernat Satin (grey mist heather)
  • Patons Canadiana (medium teal)
  • Bernat Satin (lavendar)
As I list out the stripe colours for this blanket I can't help but think, "Wow, that is a lot". The pattern called for 84 stripes but I stopped at 71 because worsted weight yarn makes a much bigger blanket than finer DK yarn. This is a photo of the blanket stretched out showing the stripe colours listed 1 through 71 from top to bottom.
If you decide to make one, it is probably best to choose your favourite colours and order them any way you like. I think half the fun of crochet ripple blankets is watching them evolve but since I promised, here is my list starting from top to bottom (beginning to end). 

Wait there's more. Scroll through the list to the end to see what I'm working on next.
  1. Fern
  2. Aubergine
  3. Beige
  4. Sapphire
  5. Mai Tai
  6. Sage
  7. Teal
  8. Sandstone
  9. Silk
  10. Goldenrod
  11. Crimson
  12. Pale Grey Mix
  13. Grey Mist Heather
  14. Medium Teal
  15. Lavendar
  16. Sage
  17. Mai Tai
  18. Sapphire
  19. Teal
  20. Medium
  21. Grey Mist Heather
  22. Sandstone
  23. Beige
  24. Aubergine
  25. Silk
  26. Pale Grey Mix
  27. Crimson
  28. Goldenrod
  29. Fern
  30. Silk
  31. Grey Mist Heather
  32. Teal
  33. Mai Tai
  34. Lavendar
  35. Sage
  36. Medium Teal
  37. Crimson
  38. Silk
  39. Teal
  40. Aubergine
  41. Sapphire
  42. Grey Mist Heather
  43. Pale Grey Mix
  44. Grey Mist Heather
  45. Sandstone
  46. Silk
  47. Beige
  48. Fern
  49. Mai Tai
  50. Crimson
  51. Teal
  52. Sandstone
  53. Medium Teal
  54. Sandstone
  55. Lavendar
  56. Sapphire
  57. Sandstone
  58. Goldenrod
  59. Grey Mist Heather
  60. Mai Tai
  61. Fern
  62. Crimson
  63. Sage
  64. Medium Teal
  65. Sage
  66. Crimson
  67. Grey Mist Heather
  68. Sandstone
  69. Lavendar
  70. Sapphire
  71. Fern
Border Colours:
Round 1: Fern
Round 2: Silk
Round 3: Teal

Phew, I can't believe I finished my Cosmic Rays Ripple Blanket in only 2 weeks. Our poodle approves and loves to get in on the action. I caught her sitting pretty on the blanket and looking oh so cute.
You might be wondering what next? Well, since I have leftover yarn from both my Cosmic Rays Ripple and my Sweet Summer Ripple AND I have a granddaughter, I think a few doll ripple blankets might be fun. You can see I've already started. 
Last night, my daughter requested toys for a friend who has three little girls. That's perfect, doll blankets and dolls. Fun winter projects to feed my creativity. 

Time to get moving, we're off to the market to stock up on food and order a whimsical fairy door to cover a hole in the wall in our basement. My excuse is our grandchildren but really I love the idea of adding fairy fun to our basement. I can't wait to see how it looks. 

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  1. It looks beautiful Beth. Enjoy your day.

  2. Beautiful - I know you are going to enjoy looking at it.

  3. I wondered where Sadie was when all I saw was Maggie in the pictures.

    1. I couldn't believe I forgot to include her photo, especially after she posed so nicely.