A few weeks ago my friend Beth asked me to make her a blanket. Normally I don’t make commissioned blankets, but for her I made an exception. She choose the pattern and the colours of the yarn, I just had to make the rest- simple! The yarn took some time to come from England, but was amazingly soft. I love working with Stylecraft yarn. The pattern was a simple granny but with colour variations. I love patterns so trying to make things ‘random’ was a challenge. I tried to not think about it too much. I used the join as you go method for the final rounds. The border was two rounds of pink followed by a white scolloped border. This blanket took forever. It is one of my favourites though and well worth the effort.
I hadn’t made a ripple blanket for ages so decided to give it a try. I had some muted pastel yarn hanging about which was perfect. Ripples are a tricky pattern to master, you really have to count your stitches at the end and beginning of the row or else you can easily start decreasing or increasing. There are heaps of different patterns online to choose from, and i find chart patterns the easiest to follow. I worked with a 5mm hook which gave the blanket an open and lace effect, it also made it super drapey.
I found this yarn at Lincraft and immediately loved the colours, it’s so hard to get a nice rainbow mix. I decided to use my pattern i came up with which is a row of grannies followed by a row of solids. Super simple to do and super effective. I got bored with the same repeat pattern so mixed it up with a few more rows of solids. The yarn worked so well with this sort of pattern. Actually I think this yarn would suit a lot of patterns. It was really nice to work with an no joins! My cat stole this blanket half way through so I had to steal it back. I get really bored when rounds take forever so I finished this blanket when it was just over a metre wide.
I decided to whip up a couple of baby blankets just to have on stand by. Does anyone else get slightly mad when their partner or family member just casually decides to tell you they need a baby blanket for their work friend? Happened so much last year, I’m prepared this time. These blankets will look familiar to a few if you’ve followed me fr a while now. Just the 12 point ripple pattern by the crochet crowd and my favourite yarn from Woolly and Warm. I made these a lot smaller than the original as they are meant for babies or young children who don’t need such a bulky blanket.
Love how these turn out and will try to make a few more to stock my Etsy store which i have been neglecting.
When you think of baby blankets you usually think of pale pink, blue, or yellow. I’m a fan of the more non-traditional look so have decided to make some baby sized blanket in red, green, and bright blue. This pattern is super simple after the first few rows and works up quick. I found the yarn at my local craft store and used roughly 2.5 balls. This makes a stroller sized blanket but you can adapt the pattern to make it larger. I did a simple border to finish it off.
I’m in love with the Call the Midwife blanket. Obsessed. It’s the sweetest baby blanket and lends itself well to all sorts of colours and yarns. This pattern is relatively easy to do and after a few rows it just repeats. Ideal for those Netflix and Crochet marathons. I found a bunch of soft yarn at my local craft store and practically brought all the colours. Over the next few months I’ll be making a bunch of these blankets to sell on Etsy.
The first one finished is the pink one. Love this so much. This is prefect for a stroller sized blanket and is soft and feminine.
This blanket has come up on my facebook so many times that i’m sure it’s the most popular pattern of the year! I HAD to try it! The pattern is free and available from littlemonkeyscrochet and it’s Continue reading Finished: Call the midwife Blanket