Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Crocheted Baby Blanket

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If I haven't been sewing in my studio, then you will find me in the garden..........

These past few days have been rainy so what better way to pass the time then


I started making a Hippo toy ...piece by piece with the african flower hexagon.

Well I thought I had better have a backup plan just in case this Hippo didn't turn out..

So I started crocheting a cute baby's blanket....

Can't go wrong with this.  

First I did a chain about 4 ft in length then I started to sc crochet back.

On the last chain I chained 2 then turned my work and continued back.

1 sc then a dc in the same stitch.    It starts looking like a basket weave......

This is a pattern that I just started ...didn't know how it would look .... just had to try ....

I like exploring different stitches....... You don't always need a pattern to follow.

So here is the finished product.  

I used Bernat Baby Sport. ......Baby Baby Ombre...........Picked up this ball at Joannes.......

Half way through I realized I needed more so I found the same ball of yard at Wal Mart.

I continued in this stitch till it measured 48 x 42.

It looked a little plain so I added a row of dc all around then did the bobble stitch.

There are different variations of the bobble stitch , but this one is mine.

Love how it turned out.   This cute blanket is going to a Great Nephew or Great Niece.

We don't know the gender yet. But I know it will go well with a boy or a girl.

What do you do on a rainy day..............

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  1. This is a very pretty pattern in this blanket Linda. It looks nice and cozy. On a rainy day I blog and/or read. Or maybe go shopping if it's my town day. :)

  2. Love your pretty little afghan! As soon as I saw it, I was going to ask you for the pattern, so thanks for sharing! I need to make a few for our hospital NICU.

  3. Wonderful rainy day project, Linda...
    I cleaned up and watered all my house plants during ONE of the downpours...
    Oh yes....and watched Vivian as well!!

    Linda :o)

  4. I like it! I've been knitting a basket weave baby blanket for a grandchild whose gender we don't yet know - have to wait until August!

  5. Love this pattern and will be borrowing it for the next project I do. On a rainy day I like to bake - something about the warmth of the oven and the smell of fresh baked goods that I love on a wet day. But this past rainy day I was on a bus trip with the local Horticultural Society visiting a variety of nurseries. So I guess I like to shop on rainy days as well.

  6. That baby blanket is perfect! Love the scalloped edge you gave it. It has been sunny and hot here. Usually on a rainy day, I do housework or watch tv. Kind of boring sounding huh?

  7. So pretty! I love that wool!!!

  8. That is a lovely baby blanket and an interesting pattern.