Crochet: Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket

I love a baby blanket. For one thing, they're small, so they're easy to make! Secondly, I love giving a gift I've made. I hope people enjoy receiving them, just as much.

This is the Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket, which is a FREE download on Ravelry! I think the colors you choose make a huge difference with this pattern. It can look extremely elementary and dare I say - 'granny' - if you pick the wrong colors. 

I saw this version on Pinterest and the colors just sang to me. It looked so modern, and so beautiful. So I decided to reverse it. My friend had a baby girl and the nursery is pink and grey.

Yarn: Fyberspates Vivacious DK

This was the first project I made with this yarn and I haven't looked back since. It's strong, soft, and the colors just dazzle me. As a small independent company based in Chester, UK, they follow the same dream we do - real wool in vibrant colors. What more could you ask for?

I've had some tags made out of leather to add to everything I make now, "Handmade by Laura" and I love them. It makes everything look a bit more professional, and it stamps it as yours!

I spent a few weeks working this on my commute to London every day and it was relaxing to do. Crochet knits up almost twice as fast as knitting but also uses up WAY more wool than knitting. But, when you've got a deadline, like a baby shower, crochet is the way to go!

Give this pattern a try. It's fun, quick, and has a ton of color combinations. 

I think she liked it!