Tag Archives: Baby blanket

Charity blanket no. 20: the colour pack

This pink and grey colour scheme came originally from the ‘Homemakery‘ and is known as ‘pebble beach’.

Made in Rico baby classic dk ecru, powder, smokey rose, silver grey and steel grey.

I did swap one of the neutral colours in the pack from ‘smokey blue’ to ‘ecru’, which altered the colour balance somewhat, but the steel grey is still a little bit dark for my taste and overall I am not convinced that these colours are working together. So perhaps I am not really a colour pack person and should stick to my own combinations, which give me pleasure both in the choosing and the making.

Apple blossom blanket

I thought I would never be able to make another of these blankets, as the lovely Rowan ‘purelife’ organic cotton has been discontinued, but I have managed to find substitutes for most of the colours, and have come up with this:

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I think the muted pinks and creams look lovely with the apple blossom which is out just now, and I am pleased that I will be able to make this particular blanket again. Of course now I want to work one up in blues……..

A blanket for Kerry Anne

You might remember that we have two dolls, saved from when our children were small, called Jack and Kerry Anne. Since I took up crochet they have provided me with some wonderful opportunities to try things on a small scale and find out if I like them.
So here, in the spirit of trying new things, is a blanket for Kerry Anne.

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Made using a V-stitch, in Drops cotton merino on a 4mm hook. The colours are: pistachio, light grey, white, powder pink, lilac, and coral (left over from my https://iamsimplyhooked.wordpress.com/2016/02/28/candy-crush-blanket/).

Doing what I do best

I have had a nice time lately, making more of what I do best. Another Bertie baby blanket has been produced, and I will be dropping it off at the shop later this week.

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I know there is a time for experimentation, a time for learning something new or for pushing the boundaries yarn- and colour-wise, but this felt good.

Made in Rico baby classic dk using lilac, light green, light blue, light grey, blue, ice blue and cream, on a 5mm hook. The original pattern is by Little Doolally on Ravelry.

His and hers

I have managed to finish another of my ‘must use some yarn from stash’ projects.
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It is a baby ripple blanket in Sirdar ‘simply recycled’ cotton, and if you have been following me for a while you might notice that it is very like the one I sent to baby Frank in New Zealand a few months ago.
https://iamsimplyhooked.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/flying-to-new-zealand/
I was pleased with the blanket at the time, and couldn’t resist buying more yarn when I saw it had been discontinued at Wool Warehouse. It is so frustrating to find the right combination of colours in a yarn that you like, only to have some of them discontinued a few months later. On the other hand I feel guilty keeping a stash of yarn that I don’t yet have a use for – it is a dilemma I am sure you have all had too.
Anyway I now have a pair of ‘his and hers’ blankets, ready to be sold. Hopefully to someone who likes muted colours and natural tones as much as I do!

Another Bertie baby blanket

I wanted to try a softer colour scheme for the Bertie baby blanket, and this is what I have come up with:

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It is made in Rico baby classic dk on a 5mm hook, using blue, ice blue, light grey, cream, light green, light blue and lilac (discontinued). Why is it that just when I am thinking of using more of a yarn it gets discontinued??