It’s baby season and I’ve been struggling to keep up with the baby blanket demand!
My solution was to make a couple of these boy/girl ombre chevrons
I just can’t get enough of ombre! There’s just something so satisfying about a subtle colour fade…
Pair that with a flowing ripple and a beautiful straight edge and I think you’ve got a winning combination.
You can find the pattern here.
I’ve made 3 blankets from this pattern so far and I can’t recommend it highly enough!
Like any good ripple pattern, these blankets are relaxing, extremely satisfying and a bit hypnotic. It’s the kind of pattern you look forward to sitting down and adding a few rows absentmindedly.
With each colour block your progress is easy to see, unlike some projects where even the biggest chunk of work seems like you’ve barely touched it at all.
I spent most of my weekends in May & June fueled by tea and my obsession to madly crocheted these in time.
I used Stylecraft Special DK in this lovely blue colourway:
- Storm Blue
and Stylecraft Special DK for the pink in:
- Pale Rose
I used my Clover Soft Touch 4.5mm crochet hook; a personal favourite of mine.
For the baby blanket size I only used 1 x ball of each colour except for the first colour which features three times throughout the pattern.
One of my favourite parts about this pattern is that Kylie has done all of the maths and size calculations for you! How many patterns get put on the back burner because you can’t get the size or yardage just right?
That initial frustration is gone because once you get your hands on this pattern you’ll be diving straight in!
At the beginning of June I polished off the blue ripple. When I went to photograph it I stumbled upon this beautiful littering of leaves from a nearby tree in my backyard. The contrast was just so perfect I had to include them in my Ta Dah pics!
As I was nearing the finish line with the pink, I realised that it matched just about everything surroundings (yes, I painted my toenails for this pic) and I just had to take a flat lay of it with some of my favourite things.
What do you think?
I’ve since gifted two of the pink versions and they’ve been received with nothing but wonder and love.
I mean come on, what’s not to like?