What’s Pink & Purple & Soft All Over? A Baby Blanket!

Blogged under Charity Crafting,Fiber Fun by Tammy on Sunday 21 December 2008 at 10:22 am

I finally have enough blanket to show off along with an idea of what stitches I’m using for this one. I’m using a combination of double crochet and what’s called a rib stitch, which is basically either double or single crochet but instead of going through both loops you go through the back one. This creates a rib or 3D affect, which is pretty cool looking. I like the dimension created by this stitch, but I thought doing the entire blanket in it would be a little too much, so I came up with the following alternating pattern of stitches: *2 double rib rows, 10 single rib rows, 2 double rib rows, 10 double crochet rows, and then repeat from *.

It took me awhile the get the tension right between getting used to the rib stitch as well as the yarn I’m using, which is super soft and has a tiny thread of a ribbon type fiber going through it. I’m not thrilled with the first few rows, but hopefully, when I’ve finished it, washed, and then blocked the blanket, it will look okay.

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  1. Comment by Kenneth Fron — December 21, 2008 @ 12:08 pm

    Hi, Tammy! I don’t know much about crochet, but it’s a huge hobby of my best friends mom and sister. They have tubs and tubs of yarn and go ga-ga over one particular brand from Michael’s, where its super soft and multi-colored all in one bundle. They make the most beautiful afghans; which I am fortunate to have a few. Your pink/purple baby blanket already looks so soft and pretty. I do like the way its coming out! Right now, it appears to be in the stage of a scarf? ha ha. If the pink was “red” and the purple “black”…that would be a very cool “unisex” scarf? hint hint “Etsy”?? LOL

  2. Comment by Tammy — December 21, 2008 @ 6:33 pm

    I have plans for my next blanket to be more unisex, but I couldn’t resist this yarn. It looks like candy to me. I’m happy to say after today’s car trip out of town, it is now about twice the size since I was not the one driving. Knitting seems to be the favorite of everyone there for awhile, but it’s nice to hear the crochet is making a comeback!

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