Crochet

WIP – Crochet Ripple Blanket

Hey there my lovelies I hope you are all doing well

I must apologise for my absence of late, I felt that I needed to rethink my blog as when I started I was going to blog about beauty but it seems I prefer using the product more than writing about them but that’s for another day.

While I have been gone I have spent a lot of time doing what I love most either crafting or gardening. I was brought a big bag of gorgeous Sirdar Special DK for Christmas last year off my parents (They know me so well) and I never got around to using it until now. As you may know I lost my dad July last year and I miss he so much so I decided that will the yarn he brought me I would make a blanket with it so when I’m missing him I can wrap myself up in it and it will be a bit like one of his bear hugs.

I started the blanket about 4 weeks ago and it’s the first big project since I started crocheting 2 years ago. I’m about half way through the blanket and it’s growing faster than I thought it would. I had originally considered doing a patchwork effect blanket or a granny square but finally settled on a ripple pattern and I am loving how it looks.

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I am using 15 different colours all of them are acrylic but as its special DK it’s not a nasty scratchy yarn, well apart from 3 colours which aren’t special DK and trust me when I say you can tell the difference. The blanket design is made up of sections of all the 15 colours, each colour is used to make two rows then its a change to the next one. After I have finished all 30 rows I then change the colour order so it looks as if the rows are just randomly chosen (but really they aren’t I plan it out by moving the yarn balls around until I’m happy ).

The colours I have used are : Sirdar Special DK

  • Plum
  • Parchment
  • Grape
  • Apricot
  • Soft Peach
  • Mocha
  • Raspberry
  • Pale Rose
  • Lime
  • Palm Violet
  • Meadow
  • Cypress

Plain DK

  • Red
  • Cream
  • Beige

The colours together have a lovely dusky vintage tone to them with a balanced mix of dark and light shades.

 

The only thing that isn’t a joy on the project is weaving in all the ends there are just so many of them. I originally planned to weave in the ends after each colour but that slipped very quickly and I started doing it after each 15 colour repeat but I need to go back to my first plan as it drives me mad sewing in all these ends.

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The one thing I have found is you are never lonely whist crocheting a blanket, my cats are happily making the most of it and snuggling under or on it when ever they get a chance too.

 

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The reason I chose to make a blanket out of the yard is because of loosing my dad I miss him so much and I miss his hugs when I’m down, so my idea is that when I need him I can wrap myself up it the blanket and it will be a bit like a hug from him so I can’t wait for it to be finished.

 

So what have all of you been up to lately ?

Lots of Love

Berry xx

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