Sunday, March 28, 2021

March Minty Granny Square Blanket Set

A co-worker asked me to make a baby gift for her nephew who was having a baby. She asked for grey and minty green colors. I worked up a simple granny square blanket and used the join-as-you-go method for this soft and sweet baby blanket.

I used Caron One Pound Soft Grey Mix and Pale Green; and Red Heart's Soft White. I did 6 squares across by 8 squares down, and added a simple hdc, shell edging followed by a round of the green in hdc. The blanket measures 30"x40".

I added a simple stockinette stitch hat. A FREE pattern is available at the Yarnspirations website here. I went with the newborn size.

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Completed Postage Stamp Baby Blankets

I wanted to share some photos of a couple of completed blankets. I finished them with a round of hdc (half double crochet). In the next round, I evenly spaced 3 dc (double crochet) -- 6 dc, ch1, 6 dc in each corner. I repeated the shell pattern around with various colors, then finished with another round of hdc. I was going for a fun, random, colorful way to tie everything together, while using leftovers as much as possible. 

It's interesting how a border and edging can change the look of a blanket. It's always helpful to see how different options look before you commit to one yourself. I hope these are helpful to you.

From the leftovers of my uncle's blanket:

I had so much fun with the little squares, that I did one with leftover blues, browns, and neutral colors:

The finished size came out to 34" x 40" (10 squares across by 14 squares down). Each individual square is about 3"x3". I just realized that's 140 squares in each blanket. It sounds like a lot, but when you're in the thick of it, it seems to sail by. The weaving in is a bit of a drag, but I think it's worth it for this waffle-y (new word) effect. 

On a side note, when I stacked them together, I thought they would make a really cute gift for twins. Anyway, I'll be listing these at my Etsy shop in the very near future. Happy Friday and bon weekend!

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Postage Stamp Baby Blanket

I used the leftovers from my uncle's blanket and worked up little, 2-round, granny squares, and the join-as-you-go method.

To see if my lengths of yarn are long enough, I use the finger tip to elbow measuring method :) I hold the yarn between my thumb and index finger, pull it to my elbow and repeat 11 more times. This typically ensures I have enough yarn to complete two rounds of a granny square.

Somehow my first post was overwritten. I like to think it was the blog site, but it was my own user error. I have been away from this site for too long, and it shows!