Blankets Galore

I think there’s a switch that triggers in your brain when you find out you are pregnant. This switch turns on a powerful urge to collect together WARM THINGS. And being pregnant in winter probably amplifies the urge tenfold!

First up. I wandered into the Waverley Woolen Mills Shop in Hobart where I found a HUGE basket filled with woolen blanketing remnants and seconds. I almost wet myself with excitement! Wool fabrics are unknown to our friends at Spotlight so this is a very, very exciting discovery.
Anyway, I bought 4 pieces of gorgeous fabric including this grey twill blanketing which I have cut in half to make two bassinet sized blankets. How to finish the edges off had me stumped for a while, and I eventually decided that bias binding was the way to go. The fabric for the binding cost more than the blanket fabric LOL.

I made another larger blanket out of a soft merino/cotton basket weave blanket, but I didn’t take a photo as it’s a bit dull – the most exciting bit being the deep mitred hems… I love a mitred hem 🙂
Then… I started with the crochet. After spending a fortune at Spotlight on some assorted colours in wool yarn, I embarked on a ripple blanket. It was MEANT to be cot sized but it turned out to be pretty much single bed sized. This crochet pattern is addictive and progress is FAST. I think it took me less than 2 weeks of casual evening crocheting to complete.

This yarn washed up so beautifully, and is soft, soft, soft. It’s Cleckheaton Country 100% wool 8ply.

For the ripple, I used a great tutorial from the lovely website Attic24.

I had some balls left over so I made another little blanket which is probably suitable for tucking around bubs when she’s in her capsule.
I love these colours together 🙂
So addictive is this crocheting that I’m currently working on another ripple blanket. It’s total overkill, I don’t need any more… but I can’t seem to stop!

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7 Responses to Blankets Galore

  1. Meg says:

    You’re right – It was alot of posts so I’ve come to this one to comment bc I LOVE the wavey blanket. The colours are fantastic and fresh. I love all the other clothes too, those dresses are so sweet. Yaya 2 weeks to go x

  2. Gina says:

    Oooh. I’m so in love with yarn at the moment, and those colours are glorious. I’ve yet to get stuck into crochet but the ripple blanket is where I would start. Hmmm, do you reckon it would be insane to start one? In spring?!

  3. Courtney Reece says:

    Just wondering these blankets are so beautiful ill love them for my little baby boy do you sell them at all.

    • Claire says:

      Hi Courtney, Thank you for your comment. I don’t sell blankets but I do encourage you to have a try at making something for your baby boy 😀

  4. Sara says:

    I love these blankets, especially the second one! I tried the link you have to find the pattern but the website doesn’t seem to be there. Do you know where I might find the pattern? 🙂

  5. Melanie says:

    I love this blanket – I’ve been looking for a pattern like this to make a blanket for my niece. Do you have the pattern?

    • Claire says:

      Hi Melanie – if you are referring to the crochet ripple blanket then I got the pattern from Attic24 – if you google attic ripple blanket you will find it. If you are talking about the woolfabric blankets that I put binding on… then there is no pattern 😀

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