Saturday, July 12, 2014

"Martha's Ripple Blanket" My Version Completed

Hello everyone.  I hope that you are enjoying your summer.  Down here in Southern California we are having a heat wave.  It's been in the high 80's and that's a bit too warm for me.  I sometimes long for the gray, cloudy skies and cooler weather but I shouldn't complain.

This week I finished my version of Martha's Ripple Blanket.  This was such a fun blanket to make.  I found this lovely blanket here on Mrs. Brown Makes.  Here is her tutorial on how to do this beautiful ripple stitch.

I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn which I bought from Deramores.  I originally bought this package of 17 skeins and used 12 skeins for my Grandson's stripey blanket.  I saved 5 skeins of the pink/purple colors and used an additional 5 skeins of white to complete this blanket.

As you can see, it turned out quite large.  It will easily fit a single bed and allow for it to hang over the sides.  It's such a fun pattern to crochet and is easily memorized since it's a repeat of one row.

I made the bobbly edging and I think it added an extra design element to the finished blanket.  (As you can see, each edge of the blanket has a different color for the bobbly edging since I didn't have enough yarn to do it in one color)

I'm a bit sad that it's done since I had such a great time making it.  I am putting it away for now and will probably give it away as a baby gift.  I want to thank Claire at Mrs Brown Makes for creating such a wonderful blanket pattern.  Please visit her blog to see some great ideas.

Lastly, I will leave you with this adorable picture of Lilly.  I had set this "large" basket on the floor and she decided that it would make a good place for her afternoon nap!  I love that cat so much.....

Have a wonderful week and please remember to stop over at Handmade Harbour where you will meet lots of talented crafters.  I'd love to hear your comments and know what you have been creating.  Feel free to comment and/or sign up on my blog. :)

Happy Summer,
Pat




20 comments:

  1. The only things I have ever crocheted have been ripple blankets they are so soothing to crochet and look spectacular.
    Love your puss in a basket by the way.

    Jean x

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    1. Thank you, Jean. Cats are such funny little creatures.

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  2. love the colours :) bobbles look brill with it and im sure whoever gets the blanket will be thrilled- such a lovely pattern x

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    1. It was so much fun to make. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. Wow! What fabulous crocheting, I absolutely love it! xx

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    1. Thanks so much. Crocheting is lots of fun.

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  4. The blanket is lovely, as is Lily. Such a lot of work!

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    1. Many thanks. I will let Lilly know :)

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  5. Love the puss and the ripple blankets looks fab

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    1. Lilly is so happy that you stopped by to see her !

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  6. It's so beautiful, I am completely in love with it.

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    1. I thank you for your kind comments. Hope your week is going good.

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  7. Such a pretty knit! love the colours xx

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    1. I'm so happy that you like it. Thank you.

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  8. I love the colours A ripple blanket is something I've yet to make, every time I see them I want to get started and then I get distracted, but one day I'll make ONE XX

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    1. I'm sure you will love making one once you get started. It's lots of fun. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. What a beautiful blanket! I love the colours, who ever you give it to is going to be thrilled :) x

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    1. Thank you so much. It's a great pattern to make.

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  10. Hi Pat, Thanks so much for sharing this - your blanket is beautiful. I can't tell you how pleased it makes me to see it. I love that each edge has different colour bobbles. Claire xx

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    1. Thank you Claire for visiting my blog and for all your great crochet patterns and tutorials that you make. Wishing you the very best :)

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