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Baby blanket WIP

An update on the baby blanket I’m making for a friend. All the squares are now done and joined. I used slip stitches to join the squares (and wouldn’t recommend it! Such a tedious task). I’m just finishing it off now by adding a 3cm border around the edge.

New blanket in progress

Oh crochet, how I wish I had endless hours for you! But fear not, I’ve almost finished the green and cream baby blanket (photos/post to come), and have already started on my new blanket, which I think I’ll keep for myself so I can tell my kids in years to come that yes, mummy did make that all herself. In the meantime, here’s a quick squiz at what it looks like at 16 squares. The squares are a variation of the baby blanket squares, just a bit smaller, which makes quite a cute little blankie.

16 squares done. Millions more to go!

attic24

I’m just completely in love with the crochet work of Lucy on her blog, Attic24. Just looking through her photos of bright colourful bits and pieces makes me want to start a huge happy… something!

What I also love on her blog is the regular appearance of her yarn bag – crocheted, of course.

photos by Lucy of Attic24

sandra juto blanket

Alpaca granny square blanket by Sandra Juto of Sweden

I’ve just fallen in love with this crochet blanket by Sandra Juto of Sweden. This is the fifth and final of these blankets that she’s made, and you can find it for sale in her shop.

Curious to discover how the squares were made, I found Melbourne-based Tamara’s blog and her idea of what the pattern might be. So I’m using this pattern to create the cream & green baby blanket. I love it so much more than a standard granny square, and it’s a lot more interesting to crochet.

granny square tutorials

In case you haven’t already noticed, I’ve uploaded a couple of tutorial videos to the tutorials page: how to make a granny square.

Keep an eye on this page, as I’ll be uploading more tutorials on basic crochet stitches, how to change colours, etc very soon!

baby blanket WIP

I’ve just started my first baby blanket for a girl I know. I debated whether to try a funky stitch or pattern, but decided that it would be more statisfying to use granny squares. I found a soft 8 ply in cream and a calming green. Here are the first of the squares. I think I worked out that I need to make 48 in all for a small cot blanket.