A friend of mine gave birth to a beautiful baby boy a couple of weeks ago. As every baby needs his own baby blanket, made with lots of love, I started making a new ripple blanket in pink, blue, beige and white (at that time I didn't know yet whether it would be a baby boy or a baby girl - keeping all options open :) I chose a new pattern from one of my favourite crochet books: 200 ripple stitch patterns by Jan Eaton. The pattern I selected is nr 37 "Blossom".
Et voila, here's the finished baby blanket, with the new born baby sleeping in it.
Here's a new blankie!
It is still work in progress and now only about 0,50 by 0,50 m small. The pattern used is the hexagon motif #50 from 'Beyond the square - Crochet Motifs' from 'Edie eckman'. It is the same one I used in this baby blanket. It is an easy pattern and you can join the hexagons on the go. Yarn used is Cotton Light from Drops, in colours bright pink (18), bright blue (14), off white (01), light grey (30) and dark grey (31). To be continued!
A long while ago I bought the book of Edie Eckman, Around the Corner Crochet Borders. Seeing all these lovely borders made me just want to add a border to a blanket. And so I did. I chose nr 20 on pages 64 & 65, and added it to the blanket already blogged about here. And here´s the result.
I recently rediscovered the blog of Sarah London. In one word it is Awesome. It is such a colourful blog with lots of inspiration for new crochet projects, sewing and other DIY. On her blog I immediately fell in love with her Hawaiian flower blanket and tutorial. As I still have lots of different colours of yarn I could start with my own attempt of this lovely pattern.
The description of Sarah is very detailed and easy to follow. Here's my progress of the first six flowers. Lot's more to come!
Yeay! Yesterday I luckily found the missing yarn that I need to complete the ripple blankie that I blogged about here. It seems to be enough to finish the project, and if I didnt buy enough yesterday, there still seems plenty left. I can't wait to continue on the blanket and see if I now do have enough. How big will it become? I'll show the progress (or finished blankie) soon!
A couple of weeks ago I started a new blanket. I found this new yarn, really soft and thick, and just had to buy it. Not that I needed any more new yarn, or a new blankie, but it is always good to have some nice stash to start a new project :)
I created the pattern myself, by modifying the previous ripple pattern I used in the baby blankets. This pattern is a little more open than the one used in the baby blankets. The only problem I have now, is that the grey yarn seems to be sold out in stores. And that is actually the yarn I need most. So I really hope to find some more grey, otherwise this blanket will remain work in progress forever....
After the first baby blanket was finished so quickly, I couldn't wait to start on the second one. This one is for my little nephew Max of 6 months old. The yarn used here is from Phildar, partner 6, that I got from SasKnitsItAgain. My new favourite yarn!
Last week I started with my first new project: The baby blanket for a newborn girl. The yarn from Phildar is lovely to work with, really soft, and thick (Thanks @sasknitsitagain). The ripple pattern used here is super easy, it's from 200 ripple stitch patterns by Jan Eaton, nr 8. I am really happy with the result, and look forward to give it as a present soon!
During the last SwanMarket I stopped by SasKnitsItAgain at the Rotabs Style center, to buy some new yarn. There is simply too much choice and too many colours. But, as one can never have enough yarn I treated myself to lots of different colours, to keep myself entertained for the next couple of weeks.
So this is the result of staying in her lovely shop for about an hour :) I bought three sets of yarn, to make a scarf (still no summer in Holland) and two baby blankets.
This fresh yellow and brown will make another great scarf, similar to the ones I've made before.
Then these lovely pink and grey tones will make a cute baby blanket for a newborn girl. Instead of using the same old granny square pattern again, I want to create a ripple blanket this time. The yarn is from Phildar, Partner 6 and feels really soft and fluffy.
Then this last sets with blue and grey tones is for a baby boy blanket. It's for my nephew Max, as his second baby blanket. The yarn is also from Phildar, same as the pink ones. Excited to start on these new projects soon!!
My sister in law gave birth to a beautiful baby boy Max. As every newborn should have its own babyblanket, I created the one below for him. As we didnt know if it was going to be a girl or a boy, I created one using lots of colours, finished with a blue border.
The pattern used in this blanket is from ´Crochet Motifs´ from Edie Eckman. This one is number #50
This is Kookiez. My blog on creative projects I am working on. I love to crochet, sew and knit. And in the summer I also paint occasionally.