Twins' blankets - cascaded ripple pattern

I made this for Step-sister-in-law's twin boys

Created by: Karen R

  • Project Details

    About

    I wanted to make different patterned but same coloured blankets for twin boys. I started with the stated pattern, but it was coming out much thicker than the other blanket, so I abandoned it and instead just used the idea of cascading colour rows in a basic 12-stitch repeating ripple granny pattern.
    Because I wanted to make sure I had enough yarn for both, and that the colours used in each were roughly of the same balance (between the 2 blankets), I worked out colour distribution in an Excel spreadsheet - see the included screen clipping!
    The basic pattern for the cascading colours was:
    A-B-A-B-A-C-A-C-A-C-A-D-A-D-B-C-B-C-B-D-B-D-C-D, where A was the darker blue, B the light blue, C the mauve and D the yellow. And then I repeated that 3 more times.
    Once I'd done all the ripples, I squared it off in the lighter blue, with a sequence of stitches in the "valleys": slip-sc-hdc-dc-htr-tr-tr-htr-dc-hdc-sc-slip (US terms) (or something like that anyway) & sc stitches on sides.

    Needles & Hooks

    • Crochet Hook 5.00mm (US 8)

    Tags

    • Blankets
    • Babies

    Craft

    craft-crochet Crochet

    Skill Level

    difficulty Intermediate

    Status

    project-state Complete
    Finished on: Jul 17, 2017
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