Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pretty in Pink Round Ripple Afghan

I'm going to keep this post short since long time readers are probably tired of seeing round ripple blankets at Cthulhu Crochet and Cousins. What can I say? They're quick to make and they always turn out beautifully.

This one is intended as a baby blanket. Not for anyone specific yet, just something I wanted to have on hand for a more traditional parent-to-be that likes the traditional pink for girls and blue for boys. I've made a couple of blue and green baby blankets in the past, but have never done a really pink one before. This was also my first time working with a super bulky yarn and I have mixed feelings about that. On the downside the yarn frayed a lot and was a bit pesky to work with. On the plus side, it only took me about a week to stitch up this approximately 4 ft. diameter blanket. Although I'm not much of a pink person, I do really like this colour and the softness of this acrylic.



This was made using a K size (6.5 mm hook) and Red Heart's Zoomy in Candy Pink. The round ripple is one of my favourite patterns and you can get it as a free download here, as well as from several other locations.

3 comments:

Anita said...

Awww, I love it in this pink! Great job girlie & thanks for sharing the link.

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C.A. said...

This is beautiful! I've been looking into bulky yarns to "size up" some of my dolls the lazy way. The colors on Zoomy are great. Maybe I'll give it a try. :-D

Topaz said...

I made this blanket in black and white stripes with some white connecting lines sewn in. It looked like a spider web!