Off the Hook :: pastel baby girl ripple


Pastel Baby Girl Ripple 3 handmade & home

Just as I was deciding what to start work on next after the mammoth custom order was finished  – another order arrived with perfect timing.

Pastel Baby Girl Ripple 1 handmade & home

This blanket was to be for a baby girl, and together we chose these beautiful muted colours from Bendigo Woollen Mills – Baby Pink, Ghost & Cream and decided on the Neat Ripple pattern from Attic24.

Even though it was only 3 colours, it was most enjoyable to crochet up!

Pastel Baby Girl Ripple 2 handmade & home

I finished it off with a simple border on the ‘wrong’ side of the ripple because I prefered the look of that side – you’ll notice on the photo below there is a distinct difference between the two sides. I’d never really noticed it until I made this blanket – perhaps the lighter colours make it more noticeable?

Pastel Baby Girl Ripple 3 handmade & home

Working on the ‘wrong’ side did make crocheting the border into the initial foundation row a little more tricky, and it did need a little blocking to make it lie a little flatter on that edge – which I did after taking these photos :-)

I definitely will be using this colour combination again!

Off the Hook :: 2 more blankets


Sorbet Stylecraft Ripple 2

I’m just a little behind in my blogging – I realised I still had 2 more custom order blankets to share that made up the 5 in total! They are all now safely at their final destination, along with some other crochet goodies – Seahorse Boutique in Victoria.

Both of the these blankets were crocheted by my lovely and helpful Mum! She needed some holiday projects while were camping together in July and so she completed the ‘body’ of these for me. I added the borders once we were home.

Pretty v stitch crochet blanket 1

Blanket number 4 was a very pretty v-stitch – crocheted using Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 8ply in Cerise, Ghost, Lavender, Baby Blossom and Cream. A perfect girly combination!

Pretty v stitch crochet blanket 2

I added a wide lacy border to bring the blanket up to size. The border did end up slightly ruffled which was not intended to begin with, but I think it suited the girly-ness of the blanket so I ran with it in the end, making the corners extra ruffled!

Sorbet Stylecraft Ripple 3

Blanket number 5 was a ripple – the most colourful blanket of the bunch, crocheted using Stylecraft Special DK in Clematis (the main pink), Fondant, Soft Peach, Cloud Blue, Lavender, Spring Green, Magenta, Lemon & White.

Sorbet Stylecraft Ripple 1

Sorbet Stylecraft Ripple 2

Sorbet Stylecraft Ripple 4

A simple scalloped border finished this one off nicely!

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you’ll have noticed another blanket hot off the hook – more details on that one soon :-)

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