baby blanket: crochet ripple

Last January my niece was born. And don’t you thinkĀ  every baby ought to have a soft, warm crochet blanket?

I think I started working on this blanket shortly after my sister told me she was expecting a baby. I crocheted a few rows at a time, thus keeping myself busy until shortly before my little niece was born. Very, very therapeutic business for aunties who can hardly wait to meet their little nieces and nephews……

 

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I made the pattern up as I went along. It wasn’t my first ripple blanket, and I learned the trick by watching tutorials on Youtube, like this one. Once you’ve learned the basics, you can make up your on variations quite easily.

The yarn I used is Scheepjeswol Stone washed: a mixture of cotton and acrylics: very, very soft!

 

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Use what you have crafts #3

I finished crocheting the red granny ripple blanket which was my previous ‘use what you have’ project, pictures will follow sometime soon.

Since I love making blankets, I soon started a new project. This time I am cheeting a little. All colours are leftovers from myself and others, but I needed something to bring it all together, so I bought some white yarn for this project. I like the bright colours, and the pattern I choose. I don’t know whether there’s a name for this stitch, it’s something I made up along the way but I am really happy with it. The blanket seems twice as thick and is very stretchy…perfect for wrapping around little babies!

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Perhaps later on I can write a little tutorial?