I posted a snapshot of two possible color ranges for my latest Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket on our Facebook page last week, and based on all of your comments I think it’s safe to say everyone is ready for SPRING! Few things inspire me as much as the changing seasons — it’s something about new beginnings, fresh possibilities, and of course, new projects!
I love rainbows, but deciding between a pastel range or a brights range was really challenging. In the end, the brights won out for me — so cheery in these final gray days of winter! If rainbows aren’t your thing, hop on over to ravelry to check out more than 1300 projects for a little inspiration.
Feeling the itch to crochet? Sign up for a class, or get started with a private lesson! March is National Crochet Month, so there truly is no better time to learn!
Pattern: Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket, designed by Celeste Young (FREE)
Size: 45″ diameter; can easily be made larger or smaller with more/fewer rounds or a simple change of yarn or hook size.
Yarn: Worsted weight; my blanket uses Plymouth Encore
Hook: Size H (5 mm)
Gauge: 15 stitches and 8 rows = 4 inches in double crochet
In need of a little more inspiration? Another great resource for color ideas is design-seeds.com, the brainchild of designer Jessica Colaluca. Her gorgeous images and associated color palettes will stretch your imagination and color comfort zone — break out of your purple/blue/neutral/etc. color rut! Below are a few sea-themed palettes from her beautiful site . . . beach days are coming!