I have really been in love with circular designs as of late. I have been blowing up doilies and making circular motifs, as well as looking for a pattern for a circular baby blanket for a shower gift. I know you already guessed where I went shopping for the patterns… Leisure Arts!
As usual, I found exactly what I was looking for. In Circular Baby Afghans, I found the perfect pattern plus four more! The five designs by Rebecca Leigh include Ripples of Joy; Morning, Glory!; Spring Surprise; Oops-A-Daisy!; and Purely Delightful. I am totally making the one shown on the back cover, which is Ripples of Joy, it has a stunning textured ripple effect, and I think I may even go with that exact color palette too. Aren't they such pretty pinks?
What’s really great is even though these have that complicated doily look to them, they are all easy patterns! The instructions are well written and easy to follow. Plus, there are extra instructions in the back for any stitches that you might need help with, with pictures as well. I also noticed there is a second installment to this book that I will have to get my hands on called More Circular Baby Afghans.
Have you made any circular blankets? I would love to hear about them.
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