Retro Ripple Layette Crochet Pattern
Original Design By: Maggie Weldon
Materials:Light Worsted Weight Yarn:
Off-White - 17.5 oz, 1610 yds (500g, 1470 m)
Orange - 5.25 oz, 483 yds (150 g, 441 m)
Green - 3.5 oz, 322 yds (100 g, 294 m)
Yellow - 1.75 oz, 161 yds (50 g, 147 m)
(Used in model: Patons Astra - Aran Blanc Cassé, Maize Yellow; Bernat Softee Baby - Soft Fern, Tangerine)
For Age 3-6 months - Size E (3.50 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
For Age 6-12 months - Size G (4.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
For smaller size - 9 dc = 2"; 4 rows dc = 2"
For larger size - 8 dc = 2"; 4 rows dc = 2"
Sizes:Afghan - About 44" across at widest points;
Outfit - to fit Ages 3-12 months.
My Design Inspiration:
For the first time in my 30 years of designing, I am clueless as to what my inspiration was for this pattern! I can only say that the ripple design which radiates from the center out has always been one of my favorite classic crochet designs. I also know that I wanted to crochet this baby layette with colors of yarn that were not the traditional baby colors. The orange and lime green on a sea of off-white, seemed like a gorgeous color combination.
To create this masterpiece I had lots of help from Vickie, my crocheter, who figured out the pattern repeats for each round of the afghan; Wendi, who wrote the pattern; Helen, who did the second testing; and my daughter Allison, who helped me choose the colors. It takes a village to create a good crochet pattern. I have the vision and they make it happen.
You complete the circle of our vision by choosing to purchase our patterns. I am very grateful to you for including our patterns into your crochet journey. I hope that our patterns enable you to relax and enjoy your wonderful creative expression.
How It Is Made:
The layette is made using a Light Worsted Weight yarn. Colorful flower motifs join together to create the basis for the ripple. The pattern pack includes directions for afghan, jacket, hat and booties.
Keep the Sunshine of your life cute and cozy with this striking ripple design.
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