Citrus baby blanket

Citrus baby blanket

For this month’s Minervacrafts blog post I chose a yarn project. You know I love the cotton blankets I’ve made but the 4 ply takes a certain amount of patience to see it grow.

This one is one of my favorites. You can of course read about it here.

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I wondered if a cotton pram blanket in dk would look as pleasing and indeed would crochet up faster.

From Minerva’s website I chose Stylecraft’s Classique cotton dk in Ivory, Soft Lime and Sunflower. I used 2 balls of each and a 4mm crochet hook.

It’s a simple pattern, the same one as I used above but with a variation on when I changed colour from the ‘wheel’ part to the ‘square’ part,ย found on the 3 beans in a pod blog.

I love them laid out like this.

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I made 30 of them.

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Andย joined them together using a crochet slip stitch, preferring not to get the needle out too often!

Cotton crochet blanket

I bordered it with a ivory treble row and a dbl row of each of the yellow and green. It took me a couple of weeks of evenings, so really fast to work up.

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I threw it in the washing machine prior to laying out for blocking. I figure that if is is to be used for a baby it had better stand up to a few cycles in the washing machine, and it did.

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I’m really pleased with the finished blanket. The cotton makes it soft but the dk gives it a pleasant weight to it. I wouldn’t hesitate to use the yarn again but feel Stylecraft could definitely increase their colour range.

Anyone having a baby?

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Love, Lucie x

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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. Beautiful – it would make a fab gift!

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  2. Yes, a fab gift indeed! I would just use the squares as coasters though:)

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  3. Lovely blanket. I always admire your beautifully neat crochet.

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  4. It’s gorgeous Lucie! Can I ask what the measurements are?

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  5. Aw, gorgeous, I really wish there was a baby on the way!

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  6. That’s so pretty!

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  7. It’s beautiful, Lucie! I haven’t done anything with my hooks or needles since baby girl arrived and now waiting for arrival of baby #2 this Christmas. Really itching to get some crocheting done myself (figuring it’ll be easier to keep track of than knitting if I do something like this)! Thanks for sharing, this looks really lovely, I’m going to check out the pattern – love how you finished off the edge as well!

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  8. Your blanket’s lovely.

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  9. Love your use of colour in these blankets Lucie, looks fab and the perfect gift. Though thankfully no babies imminent here, those days are long over ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  10. Another gorgeous blanket! So neat! I so wish I’d have gotten into crochet when I had H, instead of only last year. Just wondered if your daughter is interested in learning your wonderful skill? ๐Ÿ˜€

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  11. I think it is great. I also think it would make a great sofa throw because it is not too holey. Jo x

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  12. Love crotchet blankets and this one is no exception! Love the colours you’ve used, and I can imagine how soft it feels. Popping in as part of my blog comment challenge 300 in 30 days

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