Saturday, October 27, 2012

~ baby blankie 7c - Candy drops ~


~ Candy drops ~

I finally finished this little blankie last night.  I don't know what's been going on lately, but my crocheting has slowed down considerably.  That's really strange for me, but I'm sure it'll pick back up again soon.

This blankie is crocheted with discontinued Red Heart Sparkling and Red Heart Jeweltones yarns.  Both yarns are 4-ply worsted weight acrylics with sparklies.  I used a 'J' hook and it measures 27" x 32".

The little motifs are just 3 rounds of dc:

~~The ch 2's do not count as a st.~~

Rnd 1: Ch 3, 12 dc in 3rd ch from hook. Join with a sl st to 1st dc. (12 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in each dc around. Join as before. (24 dc)

Rnd 3: Ch 2, 2 dc in 1st dc, dc in next dc. *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join as before. End off.

For the joining border, I used white and the flat braid method. The link to that is here:


http://knitting-crochet.wonderhowto.com/how-to/join-granny-squares-with-crochet-flat-brain-joining-233233/

You'll have to watch all 4 videos.

The 1st sc rnd will be an increase rnd with 2 sc in 1st dc, sc in the next 2 dc, 2 sc in the next dc - and so on.  Then you will follow with the connecting chain method.  The circles are connected by 4 loops on each side.

For the little fill-in squares:  I used white and they are the beginning of a granny square, then a round of sc with the corners being (sc, ch 1, sc to the blanket, ch 1, sc) as I go.


It's a very simple pattern that looks very cute when it's done.  :)

Here are more pictures to help you through the joining and the little fill-in square.

Start with your 3 round dc circles -


add 1 increase round of sc.  - 2 sc in the 1st dc, sc in each of next 2 dc - *2 sc in the next dc, sc in each of next 2 dc. Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to the 1st sc.


Ch 1, sc in same sc as joining, ch 3, skip next sc.  *sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next sc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with a sl st to the 1st sc.  End off.




Now is a good time to weave in the ends.


Following the directions in the video (the link is above) join the 2nd circle by linking only 4 of the loops.  Do that with however many circles you would like to make a strip.

For this demo - I am only doing a block of 4 circles.
When you are finished with your 1st strip, you will now be working on your 2nd strip.  Join your 1st motif of the 2nd strip with 4 loops on the side.  Notice the 2 free loops between the 2 sets of 4 joining loops on the 1st motif of the 1st strip.  They are left open. 
Now join your 2nd motif to 4 loops of the 1st motif of the 2nd strip.  You will crochet 2 ch-3 loops, skip 2 loops on the 2nd motif of the 1st strip, join to 4 loops of the 2nd motif on the 1st strip and then finish the ch-3 loops around.
  

This is what is will look like when you are done. 

Ch 4, (2dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2) in the 4th ch from hook.  Join with a sl st to top of ch 3.
Ch 1, sc in the same ch as the joining st, sc in the next 2 dc, (sc, ch 1) in the ch-2 corner space.
Sc around the sc of the joining loop.  Ch 1.
Sc in the ch-2 corner space.
sc in the next 3 dc, (sc, ch 1) in the next ch-2 corner space.
sc around the sc of the joining loop.  Ch 1.
Repeat the last 2 steps 2 more times.

Sc in the ch-2 corner space, join with a sl st to the 1st sc.  End off.

   
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41 comments:

  1. The doll looks very happy with this lovely warm blanket, but I'm sure a real baby will be much more happy with it! Good job!

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  2. This is so beautiful. I love how you joined them together. I sure wish I knew about the flat brad when making Lauren's blanket for I had a lot of trouble joining all those circle together. Yours is perfect!

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  3. All the colors looks great together! Good job!

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  4. really nice Debi!!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  5. I love the colours that you've picked, well done.
    Esther.

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  6. What a delightful looking blanket!

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  7. Very nice blanket! Looks great!
    xx

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  8. Wow, lovely blanket. Thanks for sharing how you did it!!.

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  9. It's gorgeous Debi, so pretty, I think we all need a crochet break sometimes then we come back stronger than ever :)

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  10. Adorable, Debi! Love the colors, the circles, the motifs...everything! Great work! :)

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  11. gorgeous. I love the colors Debi. Thanks for the pattern.

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  12. Your blanket is certainly very pretty Debi.
    Debi My Challenges will be starting up in the very near future.
    Would you consider designing another Square for us?
    Really enjoyed the last one.
    No mad panic. Ineed to finish the challenge blankets off first.
    Just thought I would ask you, but if you don't want to that's fine too.
    Thank you and have a good weekend with y0ur family!
    Love Sue

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    1. Thanks Sue. I'll email you about the square. :)

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  13. Soooooo Cute. I love all these colors. Congratulations!

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  14. I lose my 'mojo' sometimes too. Cute blanket.

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  15. That's very pretty Debi! I especially like the little squares between the circles. I've slowed down with my crocheting too. I'm only making a few of my flowers per night. Sometimes only one and sometimes none. I guess my mind is on other things like getting Christmas stuff done ahead of time so I can relax and enjoy our trip to Walt Disney World in November.

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  16. Wow Mrs Debi ....this is so lovely,love the circle and all the colors.Good job , :0)

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  17. Boa tarde,estou passando para uma visitinha,trabalhos lindos,parabéns.Um ótimo final de semana.Beijos.

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  18. Oooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhh!!!! Very, very nice!!!!! I love it! I-LO-VE-IT!!!!!!!! Congratulations for your work!

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  19. WOW Debi what a lovely blanket, thanks for sharing it with us, i'm sure it will be treasured. I hope you get your crochet mojo back oon

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  20. Debi, that is a beautiful baby afghan. You are quite talented and I sure do admire your work. HUGS!

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  21. I just knew your baby blanket would be darling. I love this pattern and hope to be able to make one too. I am at a bit of a stand still as well, maybe we are just both crocheted out and need a little bit of a break? Well, here's to us moving that hook again soon.
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

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  22. Oh...sooo beautiful! Love the colours and thank you so much for sharing!
    Wish you a nice sunday and thank you for your wishes and your lovely comment. I was so happy for that!
    Send you many Greetings,
    Marion

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  23. What a beautiful blanket! I always love your pattern! Thank you thank you so much for sharing!!!
    Wishing you a wonderful week!
    Hugs to you, LS

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  24. My mojo is gone to..and I have a granddaughter and niece due in February and march. Your blanket is beautiful...think I'm going to the yarn shop to see if I can get some of my mojo back...have a great Sunday...

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  25. Such a pretty little blanket, Debi! Your inspiration to others seems endless:)

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  26. Very beautiful blanket :) I love those colors. Thank you for sharing :)

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  27. I love the circles. I think I could make a baby blanket like this.

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  28. That's so pretty!! I love it. :)

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  29. Lovely colors I like bright crocheted items ~~Debb

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  30. I love this blanket and I have started on the circles. I am trying to join them, but my computer isn't showing the link to your flat braid joining granny technique. Would it be too much trouble to share the link in a reply to this comment so I can learn how to do this and finish this blanket? Thank you sooo much! I am really excited about doing this blanket for my daughter! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful blanket with us!

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    1. Thank you. :)

      Here is the link to the videos - you'll have to watch all of them.

      http://knitting-crochet.wonderhowto.com/how-to/join-granny-squares-with-crochet-flat-brain-joining-233233/

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    2. Thank you soooo much! I can't wait to figure this out. Thank you for the quick reply!

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    3. You're welcome. If you need any help - just let me know. :)

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  31. your patterns are so detailed and its very informative for a bginner crochtere like me. i had many left over yarns of different colors and was thinking what to do with that. Thanks for this wonderful idea. i have already started this project. will post the pic when i have done it. thank you.

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  32. How are the little square's joined to the circles? Is it just a whip stitch?

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    1. Hi there. The little squares are joined to the blanket with a sc - here's the directions from above:

      -For the little fill-in squares: I used white and they are the beginning of a granny square, then a round of sc with the corners being (sc, ch 1, sc to the blanket, ch 1, sc) as I go.-

      The picture will help to show you where the sc goes.

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  33. Hello,
    My mother in law and I are desperately need help with this pattern. We are trying to attach the fill-in squares to the circles, but the youtube clips you have kindly provided are for square projects with granny squares, and we are not managing to visualise how to do it at all. Could you please elaborate on this, or even better make a short video of how you do it??
    Many thanks, we can't wait for baby to enjoy the finished blanket!! :)
    Estelle and Mum in Law x

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    1. Hi Jacquelyn - I just got back home from being out of town, so as soon as I can, I will see what I can do to help you with the squares. :)

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