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