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Crochet baby blanket in grey ripple, La Petite Grise pattern

Hello friends!

As I said recently, the crochet bug has bitten me hard. After making a couple of baby blankets for friends and family, I decided it was about time I made a blanket for my own little one. And I have settled on this pattern: La Petite Grise by Patty crochète. It’s so pretty with its ripple effect and lacy fan motif. And I love the way the grey wool keeps it from being too OTT girly.

 

Close-up shot of crochet ripple baby's blanket in grey

It’s just as well I like the pattern; I’m going to be working at it for quite a while, by the looks of things! I made it quite wide by accident, so now instead of being a pram/bassinet size, it will be a good sized bedspread for a toddler bed. I will just have to make sure little Hadley will still be sleeping in a toddler bed in her early teens, which is when I estimate I will finally have this blanket finished.

Close-up shot of crochet in progress on ripple baby blanket

I am using a 3.5mm crochet hook and 4 Seasons 8 ply superwash merino wool in Silver from Spotlight.

If you’re thinking of hooking it for yourself, you should know that the original pattern is in French, but a kind commenter has translated it into English. Just click through to the post and scroll down in the comments until you find the English translation (US terminology). I’ve also just found this translated version, which you could also try.

Until next time!

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So something’s happened to me in the past 6 months or so… I’ve become a bit of a nanna. Specifically I’ve taken up crochet, and you could say I’m, well, hooked. A friend of mine taught me the basics, then I plodded through this excellent video tutorial series to build up my skills. And now I just can’t stop!

Here’s a little look at some of the projects I’ve finished recently.

Crochet bassinet blanket

My very first niece or nephew is due to arrive in the next few weeks, so I made this bassinet blanket as a welcome present. It’s based on this pattern by creJJtion. Not only is the design simply beautiful, the instructions do a great job of decoding a relatively advanced pattern for a beginner like me. And how cute is that bobble-stitch border?

Here’s an aerial view of the blanket in full:

Crochet baby blanket in full

 

Once that blanket was finished I was feeling a bit bereft and my hands a bit restless… but lucky for me there were more babies on their way in my life. A dear friend of mine welcomed a baby boy just a couple of weeks ago, and I jumped at the chance to pour some love into this little blanket.

Crochet baby blanket folded

It’s a gorgeous lacy design that was actually pretty easy to hook — a perfect pattern for beginners. You can find the original here.

Crochet baby blanket - sewing in yarn ends

Sewing in my yarn ends

 

Now it’s finally time for me to make a blanket for my own bubba — I’m going with this beautiful pattern. The original pattern is in French but a multi-lingual crocheter in the comments has translated it into English. I’ll see how I go!