Baby Blanket Progress

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Baby Blanket Progress

My blanket is now coming along nicely after a few changes of direction along the way.
I started with a dozen of these and was really pleased with how the colours were forming using my stripy yarn. I had been using a pattern by Frankie Brown found on ravelry.
Crochet Circle square blanketCrochet Circle square blanket
At this point I thought I should stop and turn a couple into squares to see how this blanket might develop.
Crochet Circle square blanket
Hmmm, suddenly I became a lot less convinced about how the blanket might be suitable for a new born at all. With the density of the crochet, my soft yarn had become less of a cot blanket and more of a picnic blanket!
It’s always a bit sad when something you had envisaged does not turn out quite how you imagine it is going to be.
But then I had a thought to increase the size of the squares, using more of the grey and the more flexible treble stitch.
And, do you know, I think I might have turned this blanket around.
Crochet Circle square blanket
At this size the squares feel softer and more malleable. I doubt it will make a cot blanket, but it will definitely make a pram/pushchair blanket.
And I have other plans for a cot blanket, using this fine cotton I bought for a CAL I got very far behind in last year.Fine crochet cotton.
All is not lost.

Love, Lucie xx

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About lovelucie1

I cannot sit without something in my hands to sew, crochet, sketch etc. This becoming something of an addiction. In fact, I start to get twitchy if I am stationary somewhere, waiting for an appointment, waiting for my daughter, away with work, without some project to keep my hands busy. Minutes wasted make me anxious. This blog logs my progress to raise funds through my creations to feed my textile habbit.

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  1. Shame the blanket won’t come out quite how you wanted. It is interesting though how you can make so many different sorts of fabric with crochet.

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  2. Those little circles look sweet and the second try does look less ‘clenched’. I’m interested in what makes a good baby blanket as I’m considering making a baby ‘rug’ which will be soft and probably the other extreme of clenched. Will it matter if the knit is loose for a baby to lie/crawl on or should it be tight enough for it not to get fingers through loops etc? It seems like a zillion years ago I had babies crawling on my floor so I can’t decide.
    Those colours for the ‘alternative’ cot blanket look gorgeous.

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  3. OK, so here’s an idea of my very own. Make two square blankets big enough for a babe in a pushchair. Join three sides together and you have a completely unique cosy toes. I made one for my grandson and his Dad was stopped all the time to ask where he got it from
    I have never seen a baby cosy toes anywhere else.
    And when babe doesn’t need it anymore apparently it makes a great cat blanket.

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  4. I love how it looks. There you go make two blankets.

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  5. Glad you were able to work yourself out of a potential disappointment. This blanket is going to look bright and modern for a very lucky little one!

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  6. It’s lovely – sort of autumnal whereas the one in your blog banner is spring-like. Maybe I’ll put crotchet on my To Learn list for 2016.

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  7. I really love the grey circles. Could you change the grey to pale lemon to make it work for a baby blanket?

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  8. loving the colours, blanket will no doubt turn out gorgeous

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  9. Ooo I like the second one! ( sorry I know you aren’t really looking for advice). Really like how you changed the stitch to change the drape!

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  10. Gorgeous, that was my first thought the moment I saw your photos! Lovely project in the works, lovely colors!

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  11. I love how you’ve made such a modern choice with both the colours and the circle design. Grey isn’t an obvious choice for a baby but it’s actually the perfect neutral to showcase all those other wonderful colours. Brilliant! Makes my cream alpaca lace one look positively prehistoric:)

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    • Cream alpaca lace sounds amazing! Is it something you have or something you are currently making?
      I wanted to make a work horse of a blanket that could be flung in the machine. I wasn’t sure how something more intricate would be received. Nothing worse than a polite, ‘thank you’ and bag of unwanted well meaning presents.

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  12. Those circles look so cool!

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