Recently I started making things for granddaughter that is on the way. Here is one of the blankets that was sent to them. It was a combination of a design I found here with a sun I came up with and a small butterfly. I am not going to say much about the blanket but let it speak for itself.
Jenni Sholter, a friend, forwarded me a request someone had for 6 baby blankets made in 2 weeks. I have done custom work for her in the past so I guess she figured I could do it. Since the request came over the 2 week holiday, I decided to take on the challenge. (It turned out she needed 2 one month and 2 the next 2 months.) The customer makes custom reborn dolls. She had a very specific blanket in mind, Kerry Jayne’s Little Duck Blanket. So I ordered the blanket pattern and went to work.
Let me just say this about the pattern, in case someone is interested in purchasing her patterns. DO it. The detail in the pictures she includes are well worth it. The duck would have been much harder to keep even if not for the pictures. I would have prefered the pictures to be closer to the actually section of the pattern I was working on but it was easy for me to go back and forth. She took pictures of every part that you might had been confused by and made it simple. Here are 3 of the blankets done and ready to ship. BTW the customer received the blankets and was thrilled! Always a good thing!
So I found out over the Thanksgiving holidays that I have a granddaughter on the way. This is after 4 grandsons. SO finally an excuse to play with patterns that I wanted.
This is the first blanket for her. ( I have 2 other ones I am working on.) The yarn was picked by my husband and the open sky stitch came from Here is my version using Bernat baby sport yarn in tiny tulips color and size F crochet hook.
Now to work on the next blanket!
Recently a Facebook group I am in had a post about this blanket. I liked the blanket but really loved the flowers so I thought I would share her with my fellow crocheters. She goes by Pinkfluffywarior and appears to be in the UK. Her patterns and pictures are great so check her out.
Recently I finished a blanket that I started last year. I made the Hummingbird Garden Party Square and then couldn’t decide what to do next. I knew the yarn and colors I wanted i used but could not settle on a design to finish the blanket. I planned to make it for my king bed but changed my mind..
I saw the interesting granny square blanket and adapted the idea to finish my blanket. I spent a week with my mother-in-law and took the yarn and came up with this. Thanks to the designers whose ideas I used.
Like many of you, I have a Pinterest account. It is a great place to keep up with ideas and pictures of things you would like to do in the future. Naturally, I have a crochet blankets board. On it I had collected pictures of blankets incorporating granny squares and the granny version of the ripple stitch.
Finally, someone gave me the excuse to try it out when they asked for a blanket for a man in whatever colors and stitch I wanted to make it in. REALLY! So my husband picked out the yarn and I came up with this.
I hope they like it as much as my family.