Sunday 25 May 2014

Crochet Baby Blankets

Hello!  Well, life is passing in a bit of a blur lately, and I'm not achieving much.  Everything feels very disorganised and chaotic - hopefully I'll get back on top of things soon!

But... I have managed to do the mindless (and very boring) task of sewing some ends in so that I can finally show you this blanket...

I first showed you the colourful granny squares here.  I finished this last September, apart from those pesky ends!  It's taken me all this time to get round to sewing them in, but at least I feel like I've got something done at last.

I gave all the squares a double border of white and joined as I went.  To do the final border around the lot, I used Bunny Mummy's tutorial to give a flat border for granny squares.  (Thanks Jacquie!)

And I finished off with another one of her tutorials for the double-v edging.  It was just what I wanted - simple but enough to finish it off nicely.

I always struggle to get a decent picture when I try to smooth a blanket out on the floor, but this shows it as a whole.  It's not a big blanket - good for a cot probably.  It hasn't got a use as yet, but maybe one day if I am lucky enough to spawn some young, then they can be snuggled in it!

This is the third baby/mini blanket I've made.  The first one was in my early crochet days.  I wanted to try a blanket, and a small one seemed more manageable!  (I actually didn't finish it until after my second blanket - but it was started first).  Post here.

The second blanket had a proper purpose - it was made for my gorgeous nephew, while my sister-in-law was pregnant with him.  That one had a lot of love go into it, and is my favourite!  It is the biggest - I made it a good size to last him a long time.

You can see the post here.  I used this pattern.

That's all from me today... I hope you're all having a lovely bank holiday weekend!  Over and out.


  1. Your latest blanket is lovely! Great colours and they look fab with the white. Your other blankets are lovely too.
    Marianne x

  2. Each blanket is just beautiful! You are so clever, the colours, the patterns, they will all be treasured! Chrissie x

  3. Your work is just gorgeous, love the colours and the patterns, a treat for the eyes. I am sorry that I have not been across as regularly lately but hopefully work will calm down a little now and I can visit you every post. Have a fabulous weekend. Big hugs, Dorothyxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. Your new blanket is lovely, I like the contrast of the colour and the white. Of course your other blankets are very pretty too! xx

  5. Seriously envious of all your crochet goodness, Miles. My sister in law is having a surprise baby shower on Saturday. Remember I've been commenting for months on how I have to make future niece / nephew a little something? Well I've got to seriously get my ass in gear now! At least I know exactly what I'll be making. Srsly.

    Okay, too much waffling there. That heart blanket - OMG! It is amazing! Such a beautiful pattern. You're *such* a good auntie. Just incredible :)

    xx A

  6. Beautiful crocheted blankets, Maria :-) (ends are pesky aren't they? lol)

  7. Love all your blankets are so nice, I love the new one! So pretty, I adore all the colors! ;)

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  8. Oh the heart blanket is even prettier than I remember. And lovely new blanket! Something to proudly push around in a pram... Anna xx

  9. I love these blankets, particularly the multicoloured one with white borders- it's gorgeous. x


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