my Crafty Corner

Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Baby Ripple Blanket.

Hi again, I have just finished another little baby blanket for Africa and I thought you might like to see it as I had such a good response last time, and I thank you all for your lovely comments. This one is in ordinary crochet and more bright colours as that is what I already had. I have been reading Lucy's blog at Attic24 recently and I have been totally inspired by her beautiful blankets and her enthusiasm for crochet and wanted to try out this lovely ripple stitch straight away. I picked ten colours from my stash that looked like they had enough left to do the job. They are very random and not really chosen to work together particularly well although I think in reality they look slightly better that they do in this photo which has distorted some of them especially the pink.
Once again the size is approximately 1mtr square, and I know it doesn't look like a square here but I think that must be down to the angle I took the photo from.(ie. balancing on the edge of the coffee table) to try and get above it. I am really quite pleased with the way it has turned out and it only took me about a month to make which is quite quick for me as I only do it when watching TV, and I don't really do a lot of that. Here is a little close up of the stitches and the simple border. I am now just going to knit a couple of little cardigans to fill up the parcel before I send it off
and then I am going to have a little rest from Africa knitting to work on some stuff for myself. I have a pattern I want to knit for my baby great granddaughter before christmas and then I would really like to make a blanket for myself with one of Lucy's yarn packs which I am hoping to have as a christmas present.
Thank you for taking time to visit me and for your comments which are all really appreciated
Jean x


  1. This is beautiful Jean. I love that stitch and must try and give it a go...just as soon as I finish my C Cards!!
    Thanks for your visit and kind words earlier.

  2. This is a lovely crochet stitch Jean and your stitches are all so regular and neat, and the colours in the blanket work beautifully together. I have never done a lot of crochet but seeing your efforts it is making me want to get a hook and some wool immediately to give it a go. x

  3. That's a lovely afghan and so very colorful! How thoughtful of you to donate something this beautiful, and to make another one by Christmas - well you have hands of fury! Nice work!

  4. It's a lovely blancket Jean I like the vibrant colours. Well done. xxx

  5. It's beautiful Jean, and I love all the bright colours together.

  6. Hello Jean

    Oh WOW, your blanket is wonderful. The vibrant colours are stunning and blend so welltogether.
    It will be so cosy and warm, and so kind of you to donate it.


  7. A beautiful vibrant blanket and going to such a good cause.
    Yvonne x

  8. I think it looks vibrant and beautiful!

  9. Well done Jean. I think all the colours are lovely and so will the babies out in Africa. I really like the ripple stitch, but I would struggle to hold such a big piece of work so I am probably better sticking to my squares. This post has just reminded me that I need to fix my Africa link. I´ll put it on my list for tomorrow! Kate x

  10. Jean, this is simply awesome. The colours make my heart sing. You are so very talented.

  11. Hi Jean, just come over from Irenes blog, love your ripple blanket, I've only done granny squares so far. love the colours.

  12. I think your random, vibrant colors work well together to make this bright & cozy quilt for a little one. Babies like bright cheerful colors. Your stitches look very tightly woven, so no little toes or fingers to poke through & catch in the holes. That's a pretty stitch pattern too. Yay for you in using up some 'snippets' of yarn, and making such a worthwhile gift at the same time. This is just lovely, and so are you - for using your time in such a worthwhile project. Thank you & TFS with the rest of us. Hope your wkend is lovely, and big hugs.

  13. One would never know the colors were random, Jean, because they all look really smashing the way you have crocheted them!! Wonderful job!! Hugs, Darnell