Last January, a new little nephew showed up and it is my intention that all new members of the family receive a handmade item from me.* Since he was arriving in January in Iowa and would be living in an old farmhouse about a half-mile outside of town, I decided whatever I made would need to be very warm. Enter the Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket (ravelry link), made in Cascade 128 superwash. It's been awhile since I crocheted a blanket, but the pattern was easy and uses double crochet which is what my fingers naturally want to make whenever I crochet for some reason.
|My ripple blanket, often|
co-opted by Cate or the cat.
Pattern: Rainbow Ripple Blanket; instructions were quite easy and I memorized the pattern quickly
Yarn: Cascade 128; squishy and cuddly-soft
Hook size: H
Made for: nephew
Find it on Ravelry: here
The new parents were most appreciative of the blanket and have decided to give it a place of honor on the back of the living room recliner during he warmer months.
*Unfortunately, sometimes intentions are all the little one gets because life gets in the way of knitting/crocheting/sewing and by the time I finish, the baby is starting kindergarten.
** And, it's called the Rainbow ripple blanket and who ever heard of a powder blue, pink, mint green, and pale yellow rainbow?