Sunday, November 23, 2014

Baby Blankets


This time of the year it should be around 0°C and start snowing, instead, while walking through the park yesterday, we found these beautiful roses, and we really liked them, even though Angel’s praying for snow everyday. Last year she was deprived of it, we all were, because we just didn’t get any. I don’t remember this ever happening, even in this relatively mild part of the country.

Main thing I would like to write about today, are the baby blankies. This one is one of my favorite ones. I found circle shape on Ravelry, there are so many of them, and I put it together the way I liked it. I'm very pleased with the result. It'll be nice gift.

Circular Blanket Pattern. 

I used 100% cotton, since it’s meant to be for very little baby, but any yarn would be fine as long as it suites your purposes, G/4mm hook. For size 60cm x 75cm [24” x 30”] 
I used 320 grams of cotton. Tapestry needle.

Pattern notes: Squares are worked in circular crochet method, beginning at centre of the circle and ending up with square. Slip stitch join at end of each round. Don’t turn, but continue in same direction.

Terms/Abbreviations: I used US terminology 
beginning             beg  
chain                   ch 
single crochet      sc
half dc                 hdc
double crochet    dc
treble crochet      trc
each                    ea 
skip                     sk 
slip stitch             slst 
space                  sp
stitch                   st
repeat                 rep

Start with colour of your choice.
Round 1: Magic ring or ch4, join with slst in first ch, ch3, 11dc in ring, join with slst to top of beg ch3 (12 dc)
Round 2: Ch3, dc in same dc, 2dc in ea dc around, join with slst to top of beg ch3     (24 dc)
Round 3: Ch3, dc in same dc, dc in next dc, *2dc in next dc, dc in next dc, rep from * around, join with slst (36 dc)
-I changed the colour here and crochet into back loop of the dc’s. You can start anywhere.
Round 4:   ch3/2dc in next/ 2trc - ch2 – 2trc in next/2dc in next/dc in next/hds in next 
3dc’s/dc in next/2dc in next/2trc – ch2 – 2trc in next/2dc in next/dc in next/hds in next 3dc’s/dc in next/2ds in next/2trc – ch2 – 2trc in next/2dc in next/dc in next/hds in next 3dc’s/dc in next/2dc in next/2trc – ch2 – 2trc in next/2dc in next/dc in next/hds in next 3dc’s/finish with slst in 3th ch from first ch3 
{You should have all together 16trc - 24dc - 12hds (52)+ ch8}

Holding the wrong sides of the Squares together and working in both loops of both squares for each st, with colour of your choice, join with sc, leaving one ch between the squares. It was better for me to join the squares on longer side first.


With right side facing you, join colour in any corner and sc all around. For corners crochet 3sc, joins sc.
If you came up with any problems or difficulties, write to me, I’ll be more than happy to help.

I just like to apologize. Some of these photos aren’t perfect. They were taken while ago for me, as a reminder, not for display at that time.
This light pink blankie I did for my now one-and-half year old niece. She’s real fighter from day she was born. She was born little bit early, weighting 930 grams only(2lb 0.8oz), yes, you reading correctly, not even one kilo, but she pulled through without any major problems.
The pattern is free from Ravelry.

On these two pictures you can see Little square blankie, my first handmade thing, for my Angel. Pattern’s from Sucrette - "Kaleidoscope blanket".

One with bit bigger squares, but similar colors.

And I’m happy to write that I did not make only this one from the same pattern. Mummies I know from around liked it very much, so there is couple of others in some slightly different color designs I made for them.

Bye bye for now. Clara

1 comment:

  1. Adorable blankets, looks so comfy and cozy. Great blankets for babies, thanks for sharing. Love the designs too, great job ! Check out White + Warren too for more baby blanket's designs. Thanks ! :)