The Art of Crochet Blankets and the Ombré Stripe Blanket
Inspiration came easy for author of The Art of Crochet Blankets, Rachele Carmona when looking at the quilts of Tula Pink. This rang especially true for the Ombré Stripe Blanket which was inspired by Tula’s Shoreline quilt. Rachele knew she had to incorporate the beautiful tonal color ranges in the quilt, but the real trick would be figuring out how to translate it into crochet. Thankfully the answer came upon discovering Kamgarn Papatya Batik yarn, which features monochrome palettes with long color changes. There are many other yarns like this on the market; just pick a favorite, and you too can daydream you’re working with a full range of ombré fabrics for this mock quilt.
Finished Size 52 x 66” (132 x 168 cm).
Yarn DK weight (#3 light).
Shown here: Kamgarn Papatya Batik (100% acrylic; 393 yd [360 m]/3½ oz [100 g]): #554-10 (A), #554-19 (B), #554-04 (C), #554-05 (D), #554-07 (E), #554-03 (F), #554-06 (G), #554-08 (H), 2 balls each.
Hooks US size H-8 (5 mm) hook. US size I-9 (5.5 mm) hook (affiliate link).
Adjust hook size if necessary to achieve gauge.
Notions Tapestry needle (affiliate link).
Gauge Each strip (14 sts) = 3″ (7.5 cm) wide; 17 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in pattern, using size I-9 (5.5 mm) hook, blocked.
—Hayley DeBerard, Editorial Coordinator, Interweave Books
Featured Image: © F+W Media, Inc. by George Boe. Ombre Stripe Blanket
From the quilting studio to your crochet hook, inspiration is everywhere with The Art of Crochet Blankets.