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Stripes, stripes and more stripes ~ a crochet blanket for my baby boy

September 11, 2012

Finally finished the striped crochet blanket for my baby boy, except he’s not a baby anymore, so I had to revise the size of it from its conception as an idea to its completion as a blanket. It now fits a toddler bed which he’ll be moving into when he turns two. It’s all snuggly and stripey and, despite its wonkiness and quite a few odd stitches here and there, I’m really pleased with it.

(Please ignore the bolognese stains on The Boy!)

I was inspired by the idea of Attic’s stripey blankets but my crocheting skills aren’t quite up to that yet and, as usual, I made this up as I went along with a bit of guidance from other crocheters (for example moving from using DC (UK) which was making it quite tight, to using HTC) ~ great tip to make the stitches feel less tight. This blanket was basically me trying out a few different stitches, and making a few up too (unintentionally initially!).

I used two 50g grey DK balls, less than two navy 50g DK balls and less than a ball each of the turquoise and the cream, so although it was massively labour-intensive (I don’t even dare add up the hours I put into this), it cost me less than a tenner to make! ($15) with the yarn I used ~¬†Hayfield Bonus DK Extra Value. The grey and navy were super soft to work with and still feel very cosy, and as they’re the main ones, the whole blanket feels good and it’s washable too!

Now all I need is the weather to change from this Indian summer we seem to be having, so I can snuggle my boy up in it at night time.

Made By Yours Truly

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. September 11, 2012 13:01

    Love it. It looks great.

  2. September 11, 2012 13:15

    Love it, it looks gorgeous and clearly your little boy loves it, too! :-)

  3. September 12, 2012 21:17

    Looks lovely and cosy! I know how much work goes into a blanket like that, so well done. Your little man looks like he loves it, which is the main thing. They grow up so quickly don’t they?

    • September 12, 2012 21:50

      Thanks Beth – he does seem to like it and it’ll do for another few years at least (then it can be my sit-on-the-sofa-with-a-warm-rug-over-me blanket :D)

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