Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Finished Baby Ripple


I never showed my finished baby blanket. I think this is going to our next grandbaby, due this summer. It was fun and relatively quick. I used mainly Bernat Softee Baby Yarn which is sport weight. A slightly large hook and my own loose tension made it extra soft and drapeable which is always something I try to achieve.

6 comments:

Dawn ; ) said...

Carla, this is beautiful. Now what are you gonna do next?! ;D

deedledumpling said...

Carla, the baby blanket is so beautiful. What a lucky babe. The first pattern "soft wave" I tried used the dc2tog stitch. I found it a bit hard at first since it was new, but looking at the swatch I made with it, it looks much squarer. I went to the "skip s" pattern because it seemed easier. I think I will try a much larger swatch using the original pattern with the dc2tog. I didn't see any "holes" in alot of the other blankets (my daughter didn't like the holes), so maybe I won't get the holey look with the dc2tog pattern. Any thoughts?? d

Dawn said...

ooooo, calrla, it's so sweet!

and dd, if the dc2tog pattern has you skipping stitches, it will give you holes. if not, it won't. there are several ways to accomplish that, it just depends on whether you want a sharp point to your wave or a soft curve. let us know which you're aiming for and we'll point you in the right direction! darn, am so going to have to get my hands on that book!

kate said...

Beautiful! I have 4 grandkids- another on way, usually knit a blanket for them, but learning to crochet, so this may be the way I go. What size needle did you use? Is it hard for a beginner?

Carla said...

Thank you, dawn;), deedledumpling, dawn and Kate. dawn;), I have another started in Easter basket colors for another grandchild (Kati) which you can see somewhere on this blog. Kati will be six this summer although I may give it to her before her birthday if I finish.

Kate, I used a G hook and have a fairly loose tension anyway. Crochet can be absolutely rigid if you use too small a hook. (Ask me how I know.) Over the years I learned to loosen up, mainly by being sure to not tug on the yarn as I work. Crochet is much faster than knitting. I knitted a blanket for another new grand over the fall and winter and it took forever! As far as being hard, just like anything else it takes a bit of practice. But I can't think of a better way to practice than to choose a project and go for it!

Michelle said...

Carla, I love your finished baby ripple! Can you tell me the number of chains and the finished size? Is the pattern called Bev's Baby Ripple Afghan. I am a new rippler and have been reading the blogs trying to decide what pattern to do. I attempted the soft waves pattern and am having a bit of trouble with the dc2tog stitch - can't figure out what I'm doing wrong . . .Michelle :o)