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 that’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 it’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 we’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 – 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: Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi (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: 29″ x 33″ (73.5 x 84 cm).
Gauge: 22 sts = about 3.625″ (9 cm) and 14 rows = about 4” (10 cm) in Feather & Fan pattern.
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