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.


13 comments:

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

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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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

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

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  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

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

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