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Rainbow Ripple Color PalettesI 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.

Round Ripple WIPFeeling 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!

Project Details:
: 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!