A simple feather-and-fan pattern is just as easy to crochet as a ripple, but has a bit more elegance to it. Two self-striping colourways interchange from one end of the blanket to another in Fibonacci stripes. Worked in fingering weight yarn, the result is a delicate baby blanket thatâ€™s not at all fussy.
Adjust the size of the blanket easily, and work it in any yarn weight for varying effects.
This is an appropriate pattern for beginners, and itâ€™s a satisfying, relaxing project for experienced crocheters.
Two spectacular elements dominate the landscape where I live, on the southwest coast of British Columbia: mountains and sea. The forested lands are rife with smells of earth and cedar. The sea is alive with fish and boats.
A couple years ago, my good friend moved from Vancouver, where I live on the mainland, to Victoria, on Vancouver Island. Recently, she had a baby.
I wanted to make the baby a blanket that reflects how weâ€™re all still tied together by land and sea, even if we now live a few hours apart.
Two colourways in a machine-washable self-striping yarn intermingle as land and sea â€“ one in shades of pale blues and greens, the other in saturated browns and greens and turquoise. Obviously, any colours can be used for this pattern. I look forward to seeing lots of combinations!
Yarn: Fingering weight. Shown here:Â Crystal Palace Yarns Mini MochiÂ (80% merino wool/20% nylon; 195 yds per 50 g), 4 balls each in 312 Seafoam (A) and 119 Lake Trail (B).
Hook: 3.75 mm (F-5) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Finished Size: Â 29″ x 33″ (73.5 x 84 cm).
Gauge: 22 sts = about 3.625″ (9 cm) and 14 rows = about 4â€ (10 cm) in Feather & Fan pattern.