Every once in awhile, i get bit by the crochet bug. it's one of the first crafts i ever learned and it's wonderful for home dec items. i decided that Babyspawn needed another blanket. i powered through this one while watching the French Open, NHL, and NBA finals. sports on TV and crochet--somehow they go together?
Pattern: Birdlebee's Granny Ripple (rav) modified
Hook: Susan Bates aluminum, size F (3.75mm)
Yarn: leftover semi-solid sock yarns (see below)
Dimensions: 51" x 55"
Started: June 2, Finished: June 5
Yarns used include but not limited to:
Fearless Fibers Sock
Knitpicks stroll tonal
my handdyed valley yarns franklin
sanguine gryphon skinny bugga
sanguine gryphon bugga
shepherd's baby wool 4ply
hedgehog fibres merino/cashmere
squoosh ultra sock
briggs and little durasport
springtree road julep sock
juliespins mcn 560
my handdyed knitpicks bare
i used a different number of chains for the blanket and omitted any kind of border/edging. i'm a fan of letting the stripes of a ripple blanket stand on their own. i did 2 row stripes throughout. i would work a few rows and then weave in the ends as i went. it was much less painful than waiting until the end to do them all. i wanted to use all washable wools since the blanket is for a baby. it's lightweight and soft.
it's going to be very hard to let this one go. i adore it. fortunately i've already started another crochet blanket just for me. yes, i have enough sock yarn leftovers for a third blanket. i'm not sure whether that fact is sad or fantabulous.