Pastel Rainbows

Towards the end of last year I was asked to make a pair of blankets for twin girls - she wanted them similar but different! My customer and I decided on a pastel rainbow colour scheme for both but in different styles.......ripple and shell. I won't lie, it took me ages to put the colours together in the order that looked right, chopping and changing different ones, adding, removing, going back to the original order and even now if I made another I might alter the scheme slightly!


Again you'll have to appreciate that this was quite a while ago and I've slept many times since but I am 99.9% sure these were the colours in order (all are Stylecraft Special DK except the one noted)......Wisteria, Clematis, Fondant, Candyfloss, Apricot, Lemon, Spring Green, Mint (Stylcraft Life DK) and Sherbet

Now onto the patterns! For the ripple I used the tried and trusted Attic24 Neat Ripple Pattern and for the shell I used shell stitch, sorry no specific pattern/tutorial, it's a classic crochet stitch that I just have embedded in my brain but I'm sure if you ask Mr Google he will take you straight to one! I get asked a lot about how many to chain for the foundation.....I never count the whole chain, I just work to the multiple of the stitch pattern until it's the width I want, my tape measure is my best friend!


I bordered both blankets in Stylecraft Special Dk in white (can't remember which stitch but probably a couple of rows of Uk double crochet) to make the colours stand out and then edged them the same but in different colours, one in wisteria, the other in mint. I did a simple raised edging, working on the wrong side you alternate UK double treble and UK double crochet.

I really loved making these two - I loved how different they looked even though the colour scheme was the same. If you decide to make one just like mine then it's always nice (and courteous) to give me a little mention for the inspiration and most importantly make sure you refer to the Attic24 ripple pattern