This pattern is really a derivative of another pattern which I have in a crochet book. The original pattern uses white wool, and has very small squares but I wanted to see the result of making four large squares using a blues and cream colour scheme as shown in the picture, and then whip stitched them together to make a blanket.
The blanket colour design is entirely original and is made of entirely of double crochet stitches with a popcorn stitch at every corner per row.
Right now it’s a work in progress that I wanted to share because I think its not only unusual but quiet pretty too.
If anyone would like me to write up a pattern for this blanket then do let me know!
One of the things I love the most is actually choosing the color scheme for any new project I make.
Especially when I am making a blanket or throw and I get to think about the possible endless combinations, then hunt through the yarn I already have to see what colors actually complement each other.
This ‘ripple’ effect is a very popular pattern in crochet. It is so very easy and yet so stunning, a really great pattern to work up in front of the TV.
The only thing that seemed a little tricky at first was the two double crochet stitches that needed to be worked into the chain 3 at the end of each row. Once you get the idea of that you will not need to keep looking at the pattern, and after just a few rows it all seems to flow pretty easily.
I think this blanket would look great as an addition to any nautical theme or child’s bedroom. I chose the colors specifically for this cool ocean blue effect and the white wool is variegated with a few blue specks too.
If you would like to try this pattern yourself head over to Daisy Cottage Designs for the free pattern. Lauren has some wonderful crochet makes on her site!