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.


  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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