I used a thin grey lambswool in conjunction with a thicker cream wool to create a neutral toned chunky blanket.
This is a super easy pattern, that crochets up very quickly in pretty much any sort of wool you would want to use, just adapt the size of your hook to the wool as required and keep going until you get the size you are after.
I used 400g of each wool to create a chunky blanket 120cm by 150cm. Gauge is not vital, just sit back and crochet away in front of the TV and a couple of evenings later you will have a lovely textured throw.
Shell Rripple Throw
Stitches used : SC = single crochet, DC = double crochet, CH = chain
Shell pattern : work 2 DC, ch 2, 2 DC in next stitch
Row 1 : (DC, ch 2, 2 DC) in 4th stitch from hook (the first shell - the first 3 skipped stitches count as the first DC in the shell pattern), * Chain 2, (skip next 2 stitches, sc in next stitch, ch 3) 7 times, skip 2, sc in next stitch, ch 2 skip 2, work shell in next stitch, repeat from * to end, working shell in the last stitch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2 ; Work shell in chain 2 space of the first shell, * dc in next ch 2 space (ch 3, sc in next ch 3 space) 7 times, ch 3, dc in next chain 2 space, work shell in ch 2 space of next shell, repeat from * to end. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 3 and 4 are the main pattern rows, repeat these until you have reached the size you are after or run out of wool, finishing on a Row 3. At the start of each row the chain 3 acts as the first DC of the shell.
Row 3 : Work shell in chain 2 space of the first shell, * (ch 3, sc in next chain 3 space) 8 times. Ch 3, work shell in chain 2 space of next shell, repeat from * to end, Chain 3, turn.
Row 4 : Work shell in chain 2 space of the frist shell, * dc in next chain 3 space, (ch3, sc in next chain 3 space) 7 times, ch 3, dc in next chain 3 space, shell in chain 2 space of next shell, repeat from * to end. Ch 3, turn.
The shell pattern creates a thick ripple the length of the blanket.
I did not add a fringe as I intend this for a baby, but it does lend itself to fringing in the chain 3 loops at the ends of each row.