Last month was my eldest daughter's birthday and I made her a granny-stripe blanket and slouch beanie. Well to keep things fair for my middle daughter's birthday which was last week I have made a ripple in colours that go with her 'zebra' bedroom.
I used stylecraft special yarn in black, grey, silver and white with Attic 24's ripple pattern (always a winner) for a modest size single bed throw. I started this as I finished the granny stripe in mid August so finishing it within a month must make it the fastest blanket I've made!!
The border consists of a few rows of half trebles in the silver, a row of double-crochet in grey and then some more in white with a lacy edging to finish.
I also threaded some narrow black ribbon through the stitches to complete the glamorous look I was aiming for.
as you can see it goes well with her zebra wallpaper and matching bedding. Teddy has even made a cameo appearance in this photo (he's a teenager now too!)
I also made her a crochet collar:
I've yet to see her wear it so I'm not sure if she really likes it. Saying that I think it's one of those things that need to be matched with a specific top or otherwise would look weird :o)
I made her some of her favourite chocolate-chip muffins with some extra butter-cream on top and found some zebra print cake cases (and candles) in Tescos to fit in with the theme. We enjoyed a lovely family meal out and my daughter gave me a gorgeous hug and thanked me for making her day special. She's a good girl. She's special.
When I started this blanket I wasn't sure it would work as the colours seemed so boring - but I was very wrong! The contrast between the shades makes it quite striking and varying the widths of the stripes by working different amounts of rows makes for a really interesting pattern.
All in all a success :o)
I hope you have a lovely week, take care
'till next time...