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Monday, August 13, 2012

~ my great-nephews blankie ~


~~~flowers in the grass~~~

***eta = my sister Laura wants this blankie for her grandson that's coming in November, so it's no longer included in my baby blankie donation.*** 

Just finished sewing together the squares to make this baby blankie.  Jeez, what a pain.  I much prefer join-as-you-go methods.

I crocheted the middles with various brands of worsted weight acrylic yarns - RHSS, Vanna's, Bernat, ILTY! and Loops & Threads.  The variegated green is Herrschners brand - the color name is 'leaf delight'.  The Herrschners brand is very much like RHSS - I have the blankie in the dryer with a damp towel now to see if it softens up.  I really hope so.  I'll come back and let ya'll know.

***eta = the blanket did get softer, but not as soft as the RHSS does.  I might try again with a wetter towel.

Forgot to mention - this little blankie measures 30" square.  :)  
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35 comments:

  1. I love the look of the solid inside and variegated outside!

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  2. BEAUTIFUL.....LOVE THE YARN AROUND THE FLOWERS ....GREAT !I'M MAKING A BIG GRANNY BABY BLANKET ,NOT TO BIG ....NEED TO FINISH IT.....FEELING TIRE TODAY !TOMORROW RETURNING TO WORK.
    CUTE ....LOVE IT !

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  3. That's great! I got my hooks Saturday! Now I am going to make pretty handles like yours!! Thanks again!

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    1. Hi Gloria. Thanks for letting me know you got the hooks - would love to see pictures when you make your handles. :)

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  4. Oh Debi, that's really cute. I love it!!!

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  5. Great blankie!! I love join as you go methods too over sewing together. Such a lazy crocheter ;-)
    Esther.

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  6. That's an awesome combination, the regular colors in the middle of the motif and the variegated around. I really like that. Did the wet towel trick make it softer?

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    1. Thanks HIWMLL. It worked, but it didn't get as soft as the RHSS does. Maybe I'll try again with a wetter towel. :)

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  7. That is soo cute, the centers look like a girlie blanket and the outer green variegated yarn makes it look like a boy's blanket. So maybe for a tomboy girl ;)Great idea i must say!!!

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  8. Very pretty Debi, flowers on the green. :-) Have a great day. Heather

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  9. Hi my dear friend Debi, Your blanket is extraordinary beautiful... Ohhh I miss to crochet...:)) I have many plans after our summer holiday...:))
    Happy summer days...:))

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  10. It's beautiful Debi, I love the colours I prefer to join as you go too but it does look nice this way too :)

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  11. Love your little blanky! The colors are fantastic. You are such a fast crocheter maybe someday I will be as good as you are. You're my hero!!
    Eileen :)

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    1. Thank you Eileen - you're so sweet. :)

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  12. Hi Debi, Lovely blankie. The colours make it look like a garden with beautiful flowers. I too prefer the join as you go method. Thank you for your best wishes.
    Love.

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  13. Very pretty! It realy does look like flowers on the grass :)

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  14. Yes that sew the blocks is a pia way of doing it and I like the join as you go method for a much faster blanket. I have done both. Love that variegated green and it sure makes those flowers pop right out of the blocks. Talk about a crochet hook smoking, you are the fastest crocheter I know of, lol
    Susanne :)

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    1. Thank you Susanne. I'm not really fast - I started working on these motifs a couple of weeks ago. :)

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  15. Dear Debi,

    your new baby blanket looks absolutly beautiful - WOW! I love it...flowers on the grass...
    I hope you and your family doing well and you have a good time.
    Right now I have very little time, no time to crochet ...no time for everything...
    Tyson, our dog is bad heart disease (I hope to write correctly), and we are in the hospital a lot time with him. He must take lot of medicine and we hope it gets better soon.
    I always look at you and your lovely work when I find the time.
    Send you many Greetings and wish you a wonderful week,
    Marion

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    1. Thank you Marion. :)

      I hope Tyson gets better soon. I will say a prayer for him.

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  16. Thank you all very much ladies. :)

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  17. Hi Debi, do you donate all the baby blankets you make? I can't believe you had all those crochet hooks to give away. I pretty much always use a 3.5 hook for thin cotton and use my H or I hooks for everything else. Happy mid-week to you! Tammy

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    1. Hi Tammy. Yes - all the blankies are donated to the local pregnancy center. :)

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  18. I hope I can have this one for my grandson cause it is beautiful....

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    1. Of course Laura - I'd love for my great-nephew to have this blankie. :)

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  19. Such a beautiful blanket. I really like the middles. You are very talented with
    your baby blankets. Take Care.

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  20. Lovely blanket Debi. And you have a new baby to look forward to, how wonderful! I agree the join as you go method is my favourite too. Lots of love xxx

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