Look What I Made: Ripple Baby Blanket

Back in November I made a pledge to finish all of the UFOs (unfinished objects) in my stash before starting any new crochet projects. This is the second half-finished venture I can cross off my list, finally.

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Why did this blanket take so long to finish? I started it Feb 14, 2010. Finished it Jan 10, 2014. Granted, it did sit in a box, half-finished, for quite a few of the months (years?) between the start and finish dates. And, I did make, um, about a dozen other blankets in that time.

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The yarn was lovely to work with, although it is the finest I’ve used. It’s a 4ply merino with a recommendation of a 3.25mm hook. I have almost a skein of each eight colours left, any suggestions on what to use it for?

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Vital stats:
Finished size – 92cm x 82cm
Hook size - 3mm
Yarn – Shepherd Baby Merino 4ply in eight colours purchased from Lincraft
Pattern -  Based on Attic24′s Neat Ripple Pattern.
56 rows, planned out eight rows at a time to ensure each colour was used equally.
Two borders, the first to straighten the curved edges.

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UFOs to be finished:
* baby granny-square blanket
* baby wool ripple blanket
* hodge podge #2
* African flowers cushion
* large granny square
* neon chevron cushion

5 Comments

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5 Responses to Look What I Made: Ripple Baby Blanket

  1. What a great baby blanket. I love to see bright colours for the little ones and they’re so practical if used in their buggy’s. Why don’t you use up some of that left over yarn by making a few little hats?

    • katieskitchenblog

      That’s a good idea Dorothy. The yarn is lovely, I did make a little hat with it a few years ago. I always have trouble estimating the right size though!
      ~K

  2. Ros

    You make some truly beautiful things Katie.
    Love Ros

    • katieskitchenblog

      Thank you so much Ros, you have a lot to do with my crafty career! You taught me how to plait, sitting on Auntie Beth’s lounge room floor. And you taught me to make the back as neat and nice as the front. Priceless lessons!
      ~K

  3. Lauren

    This is such a beautiful blanket- I’ve been looking to make something similar for my nephew and am inspired to get on with it now :) The colours are amazing, I’m just a little unsure how much wool I would need to buy for a blanket this size…any advice would be gratefully received. Thanks!

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