I planned to make this vintage pattern for the Dakota County Fair but I missed the registration deadline so I won't have any entries this year but at least I'm ahead for next year!
This baby blanket pattern comes from The Easy Art of Ripple Crochet. The booklet has a lot of fun patterns. I'm tossing around the idea of doing vintage ripple patterns for the 2024 blog theme and would definitely use some from this magazine. It has hats, blankets, swimwear, dresses, tops and baby clothes.
The materials for this blanket are six 4-ounce skeins of yellow ombre knitting worsted yarn and an H hook. It does give a gauge but since it's a blanket I didn't worry about it.
I used Lion Brand Mandala Ombre, a worsted weight caked yarn, in the color Mantra. Mantra has a soothing range of blues and greens that was fun to work through. The yarn is a little bouncy and very soft and was perfect for a soft cuddly blanket.
The directions were very simple and I had no trouble following them. This was an easy project that was repetitive enough to be calming and the yarn made it even more relaxing. When I started a new skein I tried to make sure that I was starting with the same color I ended with and that meant starting the skein alternately from the outside.
I was a little concerned about the tassels since I struggle with those but they turned out fine and added a lot to the finished project.
Next week - Another repetitive project (a scarf!) but was it as calming as this one?
I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns.