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 another set of coasters, this time in a different colour combo. I have used the same yarn as in the previous set:
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.
As there is hardly any sunshine in the Netherlands over the past couple of weeks, we need to create some sunshine ourselves. And what´s a better way to do this than by creating some crocheted flowers. Unfortunately I haven´t saved the pattern description to my favourites, so I can´t share the original source where I got his idea. So I googled, and this description shows the instructions on how to crochet such a flower. Enjoy!
Two of my favourite topics combined: Crochet and Pillow covers.
The initial thought was to create a scarf based on this pattern and yarn. Soon I discovered that the scarf would become rather wide and I didn´t have enough yarn to make it long enough. My plan B of the pillow cover turned out quite nicely. Here´s the "scarf " and pattern in more detail.
The inner pillow cover is a shiny silk fabric, that matches with the yarn.
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!
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.