Thursday, 25 April 2019

Filet Heart Crochet Baby Blanket

With 10 days until my due date, I have finished the crochet blanket I've been making for the baby!


Cute heart crochet baby blanket

I'm so pleased with it!

Cute heart crochet baby blanket

PATTERNS

I have amalgamated two patterns to make this.

Heart Squares
The pattern for the heart squares is the Christmas Cheer Heart on Ravelry.

Amendments:
I started each square with a chainless foundation row of dc (US)/tr (UK) instead of a chain row and then the first row of dc/tr.

Instead of the white round in the pattern, I have finished each square with a round of sc (US)/dc (UK) in the same colour as the square.


Cute heart crochet baby blanket

Joining
I used the Continuous Flat-Braid Join by The Patchwork Heart.  I love the effect this join gives!  I could either do the join straight into the squares, or border each square with a round of sc (US)/dc (UK) in the joining colour (white).  I chose to do that as it gave the look I wanted.  Although, unfortunately it meant I needed to sew in 2 extra ends per square - that was 70 ends!!  Worth it in the end, though!


Cute heart crochet baby blanket

Once the squares were joined, I simply went round the whole blanket with hdc (US)/htr (UK).  I worked two into each loop around the edge.  Then when it came to the joins between squares, I worked dc (US)/tr (UK) as they were slightly lower than the rest of the loops - to bring them up to the same height.  I also worked five stitches into those joining sections - two into each loop and one into the middle over the crossing of the loops.  (This will make more sense if you have crocheted this flat-braid join and have it in front of you!)

I contemplated doing more with the border, but decided I was happy as it was.  I think it's a simple edging that finishes the blanket off nicely.


Cute heart crochet baby blanket

YARN
The yarn I used is King Cole Cottonsoft DK in the below colours:

712 Rose
1600 Buttercup
713 Lilac (I think this is discontinued, but I found it on ebay)
715 Mint
716 Candy (I think this is discontinued but I found it on ebay)
710 White

HOOK
I used a 5mm hook, as that is my standard for DK yarn, as I'm a tight crocheter.


Cute heart crochet baby blanket

MEASUREMENTS

It measures approximately 83cm x 115cm.


What do you think?  I love it!




Check out my completed crochet items here.



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7 comments:

  1. Oh Maria! What a beautiful blanket and how lovely to see it with the cot! And it was definitely worth the 70 extra ends! It looks perfect!x

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    1. Thanks Anna - it's come out really well! I'm glad I made the 70-end choice! xx

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  2. Do not under stand a chain less start your blanket is very color full which I like for babies. Need to do this for the mama's who are having babies in my church. There are right.now at least 5.

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  3. Hermoso gracias por compartir me gustarĂ­a ver el tutorial para hacerlo gracias

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