Modern monochrome ripple stripe baby blanket

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Sorry about the poor picture quality! © Lisa Benjamin

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I started this website right after my wedding, which was also during a time when it seemed like we were attending another wedding every other weekend! But now the wedding invitations seem to be drying up, and we’re shopping for baby gifts rather than wedding gifts!

I recently attended my friend Lottie’s baby shower and – hot off of the success of the awesome ‘Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket‘ that I made for my friend Leonie’s baby – I decided to make a blanket for Lottie’s baby too. I knew that cutesy wouldn’t cut it for Lottie as she’s a classy girl, so instead of bright rainbow colours I chose a black and white palette for this ripple stripe blanket .

I’m not normally a big fan of pink, and I especially don’t subscribe to the “blue for a boy, pink for a girl” thing, but knowing that Lottie was having a girl, I somehow couldn’t resist adding a bright shocking pink border to the ripple stripe blanket. I love it – and now that she’s born I hope baby Poppy does too!

The basic idea for this blanket came from the tried and trusted ‘Neat Ripple’ pattern from Attic24, which you can find here (and additional notes here). If you’re a crocheter, you’ll find it pretty easy to follow – once you’ve got the foundation row done, it’s nicely repetitive with easy stitches – a nice sitting-in-front-of-the-TV project, with colour changes to keep it interesting!

If you’re not a crocheter however, and you’d like me to make a ripple stripe baby blanket for you, please let me know! I’m happy to take commissions, and can create a blanket in whichever colours you like. Contact me for a quote!

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