Friday, March 22, 2013

~ baby blankie 12c ~


This preemie baby blankie is the same pattern as my 'simply pretty' square, except that it is a rectangle.  It measures 18" x 25 1/2".  The turquoise and white yarn is Red Heart Soft, and the red yarn is another mill-ends bag I bought from AC Moore.  It doesn't say on the bag, but I know it also has to be Red Heart Soft - same shiney look, same feel.

For the beginning rectangle of the blankie I used Crochet Again's 'better granny rectangle' pattern.  I chained more for mine to make it a little longer - Crochet Again has a little graph at the end of her post to make it easier for you to figure out how to do that. 

The colors I chose were influenced by the lovely Astri of 'Apple Blossom Dreams'.  I loved the color combo of her 'diagonal granny scarf'.

This is one example of why I love the crochet blog world - it took 3 ladies to create this little blankie.  Thanks so much to 'Crochet Again' and to Astri. 

Have a great day everyone - thanks for stopping by.  :) 
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25 comments:

  1. Love the colors. Almost like Cath Kidston colors. Laughed at the crazy hat in previous post. Have a great weekend.

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  2. Oh, thanks Debi! Your baby set is absolutely adorable. I love blogland for the same reason, amongst other reasons including connecting with ladies like yourself. Crocheters are a fine crowd.

    Hey, do you know of a yarn is similar to the Red Heart Soft? I have purchased several colors for a baby blanket request and the mom-to-be has asked for a bright yellow as one of the colors. The only yellow color I found in Red Heart Soft is honey which is a great color but not the color she wants.

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    1. You're welcome Astri - and thank you for the inspiration. :)

      The only other yarn I know of that is similar to Red Heart Soft is the Caron Simply Soft. Hopefully they'll have your color.

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    2. Here's the link to the Caron Site:

      http://www.caron.com/color_cards/cc_simplysoft.html

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    3. Thank you Debi - I will check it out. :-)

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  3. I love this! Great choice of colors too, they really look nice together.

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  4. I love the colours, too!!!!
    xxxx Ale

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  5. wow Debi this looks great and I love the bright bold colors. The little hat is too cute! have a great weekend hun.

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  6. That's a beautiful blanket again. It will bring some colour in a sick childs life.

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  7. It's lovely Debi, I like the rectangular shape, it's on my to do list :)

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  8. Oh, how precious is that, Debi. I absolutely love it.

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  9. Love this, Debi! I really need to start one of these soon...either the square or this rectangle. The colors you used are very pretty! We sure do have a wealth of inspiration available to us via this wonderful Internet, don't we?! :)

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  10. It is so pretty and lacy ... beautifully crocheted..
    hugs pat :))

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  11. Love this blanket and especially the color combos. You always leave me inspired to make another blanket. Thanks for the links. Have a wonderful, blessed weekend.

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  12. Love the blanket and the tiny hat, too!

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  13. Beautiful Debi! And the min hat is cute:)

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  14. Oh ...yes ... blanket and the beanie hat too.Love them,like the blanket in a different shape.Colors are cute too.Just came from work .....now to the kitchen and then to relax and crochet.Nice weekend to you.

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  15. So cute, I love the colors also! I made a baby blanket for my soon to be here great nephew with the square pattern. Turned out lovely! Thanks for sharing the pattern. Have a great weekend!

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  16. Beautiful! I love turquoise and red together - we even had it as a theme on our wedding dinner :)

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  17. Nice! I love the rectangle, I've always thought a baby blanket should be rectangled but then again, what do I know? :o) The colors are pretty.

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