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Let's Crochet Some More Baby Blankets!

I'm working on the Flower Border blanket from Baby Afghans!  I think when one is a bit stalled on a baby blanket, it's a good time to start another blanket!  Or something. 

I just really wanted to work on this blanket.  I had never thought about it until someone from my knitting group was flipping though the pattern book and said she didn't really care for this pattern.  Or maybe she wasn't super enthused about the border.  Either way, I suddenly thought this was a great pattern and I had to make it.  Sometimes it's just that simple.  So now I'm getting started! 

The body of the blanket is crocheted with single crochet and double crochet stitches.  It's a lovely way to make this textured and interesting.  The border is squares sewn into strips that I'll stitch on later.  I think about the border a lot while I'm working on the body.

I'm not sure yet about the colors I'll use.  Do I want to crochet brown squares with orange, yellow, or green centers?  Orange squares with brown, yellow, or green centers?  

Or I might make blue squares with brown, orange, or green centers.  Or something.

The more I look at these pictures, the more I think I might not use brown at all.  I'm making this for a friend of a friend and the color scheme of the nursery decor is brown with oranges and purples and greens.  So I need four colors that go well together, and with purple.  I'm certain I have the colors in my stash, but I'm not sure which ones I want to use.  That's okay, though.

I have at least fifteen more inches to crochet on this before I have to decide.  That should give me plenty of time to think!

10 thoughts on “Let's Crochet Some More Baby Blankets!”

  • Bailey

    Looks like a fun project. I always have trouble picking the colors.

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  • gail pozzie

    Why 4 colors? I like the yellow and green. Alternate the colors or make solid colored squares of different colors.

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    • Jen

      Well, I guess it doesn't have to be 4! The pattern calls for 3 different colors to use in the center of the border squares, with a fourth color for the outer part of all the squares. I should have included a picture from the pattern to be more clear. But there's really nothing stopping me from using only one or two! Thanks for the reminder that patterns aren't set in stone. And babies certainly aren't picky about that sort of thing!

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  • Karen Pollard

    I would use all the colors.....making green, yellow, orange, blue squares....once attached add a brown edging around finished blanket.

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    • Jen

      I *am* of all the colors (although I'm wondering if I should use a more subdued shade of yellow), and I especially like your idea of using brown for the edging instead of the purple!

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    • Erin Carroll

      I am new to crochet and would like to make this blanket I h ave the book but I am not sureHow to get started can you please help

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    • Jen

      Well, whoops! It looks there's a bit of a problem in the directions. You need to chain 49 stitches, and then begin crocheting in the second stitch of your chain. You'll have 48 stitches. If you need help doing the actual stitches, there are tutorial videos on the Leisure Arts website: http://www.leisurearts.com/hd-instructional-videos/ that can help you get started! Hope this helps, and good luck! It's a sweet little blanket and I think this is a good pattern to practice on.

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  • Erin Carroll

    Thank you I can not wait to get started

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