Ripghan von Rainbow

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Ripghan von Rainbow. Catchy name, yes?

You may come to notice that I rarely come up with my own ideas. It’s true. I’m pretty much a total fraud when it comes to originality. I have none. Zero. Zip. Zilch.

I LOVE looking at other creators wonderful ideas that they have been able to make a reality and having a crack at them myself and I will always do my best to credit the person I (erhem) borrowed the idea/pattern/recipe from.

The need to do a rainbow ripple blanket came for me when I was facebook stalking The Patchwork Heart. Heather is everything I want to be in a crocheter (is that even a word?!). I just want to be her. It’s like everytime I see a pattern or a finished item on facey or online, she’s done it or posted about it.

I saw that Heather had done a version of Attic24’s Neat Ripple Pattern and I loved it. So I went to my local Spotlight and picked up 2 balls of each colour and 4 balls of white. I had no idea how much I’d need because I hadn’t read the pattern as yet, I just wanted to get started!

I started and unpicked quite a number of times. This was my first chevron attempt and it took a while for the pattern to sink in. I’m sure you know the feeling.

I found that this blanket really came together quickly, probaly because I was changing colours every two rows. I used 4 sets of colours to complete my blanket and it reaches from just under my arms to over my toes.

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For the boarder, I single crocheted all the way around the outside and then on the second way around I chained 5 into every third sc. On the third way around, in each space I did: single, half double, double, half double & single and that gave me the scalloped edging.

Let it be known that I made this up as I went and while I’m sure someone came up with this boarder, I just went with whatever was in my head!

All up I estimate it cost me about $30.00 and 20 hours to make this blanket. You could probably knock it over faster if you are able to crochet for longer periods of time but this was a task that I done at the end of each night after the kidlets went to bed.

I’d love to see if anyone else has attempted this pattern. Post your pictures or send me the links to your pages. Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll try my best to answer them xo

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