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!!
As it is so much nicer to start a new project, then finish an existing one, I started a new blankie yesterday :)
Because why would you finish 3 dresses, or 3 blankets in progress, when you can pick a new pattern & yarn and start something brand new!
The pattern is from one of my favorite crochet books 200 ripple patterns by Jan Eaton. This time I picked pattern 81 called Ocean Spray or Delicate Lace. You can see two examples from the book below.
For yarn choice I was surprised by a box full of Scheepjes yarn by lislvp. She made the effort to drive 2 hours to Hardenberg to buy wool at this wool heaven. After seeing the collection she came home with I can´t wait to make the trip to Hardenberg myself.
The colours I used are from Scheepjes Roma: 1600 (purple), 1521 (turkoois),1651 (pink) and 1515 (beige/mustard), and crocheted with 4mm hook.
To show how the blankie will slowly grow I have taken pictures per row/ strips. I think this pattern will also make a nice border if you just use one strip.
Rows 1 to 4:
Row 5 added:
New colour strip added:
Three strips are finished now, and the blanket will continue to grow in the same colour order.
Yes, another blanket! But this one is made from South African yarn, which makes it really special to me as it reminds me of the vacation I spent there a couple of years ago. The yarn is Aran Pure Gold by Elle, and it is very, very soft. The blanket was finished some months ago, but still needed the finishing touch of removing all the loose threads.
The blanket measures approximately 1,50 m by 0,80 m, and is crocheted with a 5 mm crochet hook. The pattern is super easy: double crochet, chain, double crochet, etc and then in the next row the double crochet is made in the chains of the previous row. There is no specific colour order, I just added colours and rows on the go. I have three more balls of Ivory coloured yarn to make a border with, which will probably have the same style as the pattern for the blanket.
So actually this is still a little bit of work in progress blankie ;) I will show you the result when the border is finished.
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.