It’s been a while – I’m sure you don’t want to hear my excuses for not blogging – busy, busy, blah, blah, blah. But I have been finding a little time for some gorgeous crochet makes.
Like this blanket for lovely Isla…
Her mum chose the colours and wanted a ripple blanket. She didn’t mind what order the colours were in as long as there was more of the coral colour than the others.
I used Cygnet DK in Soft Coral, Cream, Petrole, Marine Mix and Aqua. I get my Cygnet DK from Mrs Snufflebean – the yarn is lovely, the price is great and the service is fab!
There are tonnes of crochet patterns for Ripple Blankets available on-line. Here’s a little round-up over on Pinterest.
Now, I’m not very good at random – I try but I always end up overthinking it, which takes away from the randomness. I remember reading once about a random square generator for granny square blankets so thought I’d search from a random stripe generator – and there is such a thing – woohoo!
You can find it at Biscuits and Jam – and it’s great! It’s fairly self explanatory: just tick the colours (or the closest match) you have, tick the stripe widths that you’d like in your blanket and tell it how many rows you’d like. Then, click the Generate button. Not sure about the pattern generated? Just refresh the screen and continue to do so until you’re happy.
Because Isla’s mum wanted more coral than the other colours I used the weighted random stripe generator telling it that I had twice as much coral as each of the other colours.
The results page looks something like this – giving you an image to follow and written details. I took a screenshot and saved it to my phone for quick reference.
I’ll definitely be using the Random Stripe Generator in future! It’s a great resource.
I finished the blanket by adding a coral border…
…before bundling it up..
…and delivering it to gorgeous Isla.
What have you been making lately?