Another baby, another blanket!

Earlier this year I made a baby blanket using the ripple pattern, following the excellent tutorial on Attic24. I was so pleased with the overall effect of the pattern; I love the gentle, wavy look. So when I realised another baby was about to arrive, I set to work on yet another baby blanket.

Ripple pattern crotchet baby blanket

Baby blanket #2

This time I wanted to have a change of colour. ‘It’ is going to be a ‘she’, but I wanted to stay away from the traditional pastel pink. So I opted for yellow – for a Spring baby. I used Sirdar Snuggly yarn in three shades; cream, a very pale yellow and a slightly brighter yellow which created a very muted effect.

Crochet ripple pattern

Ripple effect

I changed the edging on this blanket, because I wanted the edging to reflect the ripples of the pattern whilst still remaining clean and ‘unfussy’ The pattern was 3dc, 2htr, 2 tr, 1 dtr, 2tr, 2htr (UK terms) and I fiddled it round the corners to fit.

Edging pattern for ripple pattern

Edging pattern

So blanket is finished and just waiting for the baby to arrive!

Ripple pattern crocheted baby blanket

Ripple pattern baby blanket

I’m definitely ‘hooked’ on blanket making now. Once you have memorised the pattern, it’s just so relaxing, your fingers almost working on auto pilot as the rows go by. Then you have the satisfaction of seeing your blanket gradually growing until you have to make the decision to call a halt and add your edging.

With this project finished I have nothing ‘big’ on the go and my fingers are getting twitchy. I would love to do another blanket. However, as far as I know, there are no more babies on the way! So perhaps it might be a throw?  I have been having fun experimenting with different granny squares – I never realised there were so many patterns. Ah. I feel a trip to the wool shop coming on!