Rainbow Ripple Crochet

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Here is a deep chevron rainbow blanket I’ve been working on for quite a while now.

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So long ago I started before our baby boy was even in my tummy.  Now he is over 3 months old and I have finally finished!  Yippeee.  I love finishing big projects.

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I couldn’t resist the range of rainbow colours this Moda Vera Cupcake yarn came in when I bought them back in September 2010. I always wanted to make a chevron or wave crochet blanket and decided to make one from this yarn as it was fairly cheap to start with. When I realised I needed a lot more yarn I was lucky to find them discounted at Spotlight to $1! It’s quite a soft yarn being a blend of 50% nylon and 50% acrylic and was very smooth to crochet with.

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Using pattern number 81 called Deep Chevrons from this book 154 Crochet Wave Patterns by Darla Sims I set to work using my size 5.00mm (H) crochet hook. The book is full of wave, ripple and chevron patterns and I remember having trouble choosing which pattern to use.

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Each colour chevron block is made up of 2 rows of double crochet and then there are 5 rainbow blocks to make up the whole blanket.

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Each block of colour used most of the ball and took 1 hour to crochet. That is 40 bands of colour so about 40 hours in total to crochet the whole chevron blanket.

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The rainbows are made up of 8 colours – red, pink, orange, yellow, lime green, teal, blue and indigo. My eldest daughter has been learning the order of colours in a rainbow and loves to inform me that pink isn’t technically in the rainbow. There was no purple or violet available but I added the teal as well as the pink to make it an 8 colour rainbow. I did buy some navy balls of yarn as well but decided against using them as they seemed to stand out too much from the other colours.

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This project turned out to be a lot bigger than expected and I did reach a point where I was overwhelmed with it and needed to have a rest from making it.

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But that was probably because this little bundle was growing inside me. Now he is like a bright rainbow, bringing colour and joy into our lives.

Hope I may have inspired you to persist with a crafty UFO (unfinished object).  It’s well worth the effort in the end. What do you need to finish making?

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  • knitmaryknit

    So beautiful! Thanks for inspiring me to get back on my ufo! :)

    • Anonymous

      Glad to have inspired you to keep going Mary. When you finish a UFO it means you won’t feel so bad starting something else!

  • Julie Briddon

    Your beautiful baby boy looks very cute against the rainbow of colours. I also love his great smile!

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Julie. He’s a very happy bub!

  • http://twitter.com/HomeGrownMama Christie

    Oh wow, this is just gorgeous. Very inspiring!

    • Anonymous

      Thank you. Now that it’s finally finished and I don’t have to feel bad starting something else I’m undecided as to what I should make next.

  • http://profiles.google.com/craftymummy2 Crafty Mummy

    I LOVE it! The rainbow pattern of colours is perfect – I think I prefer it to the random colours I did in mine. Now I’m going to have to start a 3rd – thanks for the inspiration ;o)

    • Anonymous

      No problem fellow crafty Mum. I might have to make some more as my daughters were fighting over who it was for. Eldest did ask me ages ago while I was making it if she could have it.

  • Katie Little

    Wow! You are truly talented, that is really beautiful.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks Katie.

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  • Sage Meadow

    Beautiful blanket!!!

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