83: Multi Colour Baby Blanket

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Quite a few of my friends are expecting babies this year so I have been busy making baby blankets – this is a particular favourite of mine because of the bright colours (I’m not a fan of blue for boys and pink for girls!). I used this diamond crochet blanket pattern, with a variety of colourful DK [...]

64: Scandi Blanket

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I saw this gorgeous Scandinavian-inspired blanket in Simply Crochet magazine recently and wanted to make it straight away. I used 18 balls of DROPS Alaska in Off White (100% wool, 50g/70m) plus 2 or so balls of DROPS Big Delight in Wild Berries (08) (100% wool, 100g/190m). The instructions told me I need 5 balls [...]

57: Addicted to making Baby Blankets

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Over the past few weeks I decided to make yet ANOTHER granny square baby blanket. These are so simple to make and look fantastic, but are extremely time consuming – each square takes about half an hour but this is great for a train journey so I don’t mind. This blanket is actually for sale [...]

37: Crochet Granny Square Baby Blanket

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My very good friends, Soph and Ben, are expecting a baby boy on 4th July and so I wanted to make them a baby blanket! As he will be a Summer baby I opted for Sirdar’s Snuggly Baby Bamboo DK which is 80% Bamboo Cotton and 20% Wool. The design is very similar to the [...]

28: Cosy Lap Blanket

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I finally finished working on my tweed blanket! I am so happy with the end result. This pattern used a stitch I had never attempted before: front post tr (UK) or front post dc (US). Once I got the hang of the stitch, it was a pretty easy pattern to follow. The pattern was from [...]

25: Woollen Baby Blanket

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The first thing I made my nephew Ralph before he was born, was this crocheted granny square baby blanket, made from 5 different colours of Patons Fairytale Colour 4 Me DK which is 100% Wool. Patons have now changed this to Fairytale Dreamtime DK. I used cream as the base colour, along with orange, lime, [...]

3: Granny Square Blanket

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I have been working on this for a few years. It is one of those projects that I like to work on for a bit and then leave for a few months. It will probably end up being big enough to turn into a bedspread. I bought a whole load of cotton yarn from Woelle Roedel, [...]