I don't know what possessed me get the dark yarn to go with the pretty greys instead of the white, but I did.
All the patterns I found for ripple blankets called for counting a full row of chain stitch as the first row. Now I really don't like counting stitches so instead I used a treble foundation chain. The foundation chain worked great and I could stop whenever it suited me to.
I didn't use any one pattern to make this blanket, I researched a few different patterns and sort of got the gist of how they went together and did my own thing from there.
I made a few mistakes along the way crocheting this blanket but hopefully nobody will notice where I've had to make the odd correction adding in a bit extra here or taking a bit extra out there. (That's what happens when you don't follow a pattern!)
I started this blanket the week of Christmas. Because I used a nice chunky yarn with a 7mm hook the work went very quickly which is such a nice change from all the fine crochet work I've been doing. It's so satisfying having a project come together so quickly.
Next time I want to make nice sharp chevrons (v's) rather then ripples. If you have a free pattern for one I'd love for you to leave the address in the comments!
I'm calling this complete even though there is still a yarn thread to weave in here and there.