Tuesday, 24 April 2012

My first baby blanket...

For some reason I have never made a baby blanket.  
None for my own children, none for gifts... nada
I don't know why... I must have made most things in 
my crochet career.


So when I saw this one on Pinterest I 
just couldn't resist... and along came a new 
nephew for my future Son-In-Law...so off I went....



The pattern comes from a lovely blog called, 
"One Little Rayndrop".  



It is easy... a huge block of trebles into the back
 loop only (called double crochet on the blog because
 the writer used American terminology), then a 
sweet little border.

I used Debbie Bliss Eco Baby Cotton 
in pale cream (shade 14016).  It's a gorgeous 
softcotton and splits are rare. 

The original pattern specified 4 ply cotton
 yarn and a 6mm crochet hook, but I used a 
3.50mm hook.  Because of that slight change
 I had to make minor adjustments to the border
 to get it balanced.



By the way, the Beautiful Blogger Blanket 2012 arrived safely at 

49 comments:

  1. Oh my that is beautiful - I want to try now! Did you see the little crocheted coat I made? I am as pleased as punch with my new hobby! xx

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    1. You should try the pattern...it is easy grows really quickly! I loved your little crochet coat...considering it is a new hobby you are getting on great guns! Hugs, Jill x

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  2. It's a beautiful blanket, it looks so soft just right for a teeny baby, how big did it turn out Jill :)

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    1. Now there's a funny thing...I forgot to measure it! I'm making another one so I'll let you know :)x

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  3. That's gorgeous, just perfect for a little one. ...

    Did you see that you made me massively stubborn on my shawl last week after your 'ta-dah by the weekend' remark....you should become a personal trainer!

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    1. Faith...I do think we are peas out of the same pod you know... if anyone challenges me - that's it, I'm off! :) Hugs, Jill x

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  4. Ho got my pretty squares from you, cannot wait to put my blanket together, love your blog too!

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    1. Great... thanks for yours too! Can't wait to see all the blankets finished.. :)x

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  5. I love that you made it creamy white coloured. What a great gift! I also still have to make a baby blanket (an aunt of my boyfriend is due in August) but I'm not sure if I will make it white. I'm not sure yet!

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    1. Well I am a throw back to the generations that brought their babies up in white for the first 6 months Suzanne! I hope you will post photos of yours :)x

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  6. What a beautiful baby blanket Jill. That's it now you have made one there will be no stopping you as they are addictive.
    Totally beautiful blanket.

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    1. Thanks Shelly.. I'm on the second one already! Hugs, Jillx

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  7. Beautiful :) ANd I bet it's as soft as it looks ;)

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  8. Beautiful blanket! So classic and perfect. You should do more ;-)
    Ana BC

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    1. Thanks... I'm on it right now :)x

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  9. Hi, just dropped in to say many thanks for that lovely swap square - it is deffo one of my favourites - chunky and reddy orange and I love that bobbly petal effect. My son made me stitch it with four others and edge it in black so he can use it for bunny in bed. Nice one!

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    1. Hi Janice...thanks for yours too.. how lovely to think of your son taking it to bed :)x

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  10. Really classic, Jill. Love the edge:)

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  11. love this - very simple and very beautiful!

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    1. Sounds a bit like me Velma.. very simple.. but not the beautiful bit :)x

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  12. Gorgeous Jill. I'm sure they'll love it! lol xxx

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    1. Thanks Laura.. they did! Hugs, Jill x

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  13. It's beautiful! My only question is washing it? I'm always afraid of cotton as it shrinks doesn't it? Do you just wash it and dry on the line? A dryer would shrink it right? It is really nice though and you did a great job on it. I'm a new follower from the U.S. and yes we call it a double crochet where you call it a treble...I'm curious...what do you call our treble then? LOL!

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    1. Well do you know that cotton like this only 'appears' to shrink? In fact it is just stiffening and tightening. The Debbie Bliss Eco baby washes at 30 degrees and is line dried...which is better for the environment anyway :) I'm going to do a swatch and wash it on boiling then put it in the drier to see what happens... watch out for results! We call your treble a 'double treble'! Ha ha! Hugs, Jill x (off to check out your blog)

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  14. So lovely! I think it looks perfect, especially in that gorgeous cream colour.
    Xx

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  15. That looks wonderful - I love the colour and the way it looks so calming and fresh. It's perfect.

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  16. Gorgeous, te cream looks lovely, and on that note how is your sunny spread (also in cream?) coming along? Jxx

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    1. Thanks Janette.. all work stopped on the sunny spread when I was sewing up the BBB2012... but it is slowly coming along again now..I remember planning to have it done by now... no such luck! Hugs, Jill x

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  17. Jill, it's absolutely lovely and I know that Laura loves it. I'm sure we'll see a photo of baby James wrapped in it soon! Thank you so much your kindness. Valerie

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    1. Thanks so much Valerie... I have seen a little photo of him covered in it, but Laura is going to take a better one so that I can blog it! Your children make beautiful babies! Hugs, Jill x

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  18. This blanket is so beautiful. Love the color and the texture. It would make a wonderful gift.

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    1. Thank you Olga... it did made a lovely gift to a lovely baby! :)x

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  19. thank you so much for leaving me a comment about my baby and then telling me about your blanket!

    it makes me so happy to know that there are babies our there being cuddled in this blanket.

    the blanket turned out so beautiful. that yarn looks like heaven. and i'm glad to read that you're on your second one!

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  20. oh, i was so excited to see your comment! the blanket turned out lovely, and the yarn looks heavenly. i'm so happy to know that there are babies being snuggled and cuddled in blankets made from that pattern.

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous! Nice work.

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  22. jill,
    your blanket turned out just lovely. that yarn looks heavenly. i'm so happy there are babies being snuggled and cuddled in blankets made from that pattern.
    rayn

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  23. Its gorgeous! Love the pictures. :-) Hugs xoxox

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  24. What a beautiful blanket, thank you for the link to the pattern and for the advice re yarn.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Carol xx

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  25. What a beautiful baby blanket, love the edging.

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  26. Oh my goodness! This is truly a stunning blanket! And your photos are lovely!

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