Posted by: mick | June 22, 2010

FO: Crochet Baby Blanket

Pattern:  Granny Square by Purl Bee

Yarn: Various worsted scraps

Hook:  US G ?

Began:  January 12, 2010;  Completed:  March 3, 2010 (Raveled here if you want to see all of the different scraps.)

Notes:  I started this project back in January with big plans.  I wanted to get rid of lots of stash yarn, and to make a nice afghan for chilly Winter nights.  None of this really worked out as planned: I started running out of yarn, and I refused to go out and buy more for what was supposed be a stash-buster.  Then, it turns out we’re moving to somewhere a little warmer than MI, so we won’t need an extra blanket anyway 🙂  I crocheted away on the blanket which, by the way, was completely relaxing and rather addicting, and then lost interest when I ran out of the fawn, light blue, light purple, and grey yarns.  What to do?

Then my neighbor found out she was having a baby girl, and I realized this was perfect for a MI baby: soft, warm, and just the right size.  I bound off, wove in ends, and gifted the blanket as it was when I put it down in March.  This ended up pretty cute, and I like the sophisticated colors for a baby rather than the bubble gum pinks that are more typical.  In the end it went to someone who will use and love it, and since I was going to make a gift for the baby anyway, it’s a win/win!  I’ll definitely be making an actual giant granny square afghan again, and I’m already eying up the new scraps I’m accumulating.  Good times.

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Responses

  1. sounds like the perfect pairing of project and recipient. and i agree — the sophisticated colors are terrific.

  2. It’s gorgeous!

  3. What a great granny square blanket! I completely know where you’re coming from. I’ve started a number of crochet project to use up stash yarn, only to run out and have to buy more! Sounds like you found a great way to make the most of the project.

  4. Beautiful as always Mick! I have two crochet ripple afghans – one for a single bed and the other for a double. I think I started making them mid Autumn and as the weeks got colder, the blankets I was making got longer in tune with the temperature, providing the warmth I needed while I worked on them. It was the perfect example of crafting responding to need and one of the reasons why I love doing what we all do… x

  5. It’s wonderful! A great way to use up scraps, that’s for sure! The colors came together very well. Both mom and baby are lucky to receive it! 🙂


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