Thursday, May 10, 2007

An Aussie Rippler

Making crocheted ripple rugs runs in my family. My Oma made them, as does my mum. I own two ripple rugs which mum made, but I'd never made one until now.

Chair of Winter Warmth

I am travelling up for my nephew Hugo's first birthday on May 15, and at the last moment at lunchtime on Thursday 3 May I decided to make him a baby ripple blankie - not too big, not too small, not too heavy, easy to drag around for him and easy to wash for his parents. Unfortunately acrylic was my only choice for yarn, since there isn't that much variety at Lincraft, but I did choose the Patons Tasman 9 ply acrylic so the quality was there at least. I'm using a 4.5 mm hook.

Ripple rug - Day 1

I started the rug at 7.30 pm that night It has been so much fun over the last few days seeing how the rug develops with all the different colours.

Ripple rug - Day 2

I chose 11 different skeins. And it is actually soft! Never having crocheted with acrylic before I was little worried, but at least this rug can be usable and also fully washable.

By day 5 it is starting to look good.

Ripple rug - day 5


nutnoh said...

Oooh, your ripple is delicious. Those are GREAT colours!

Anina said...

It's lovely! He's one lucky boy.