Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Toddler Blanket

This is my big "Ta Dah" moment.  Finally I've finished my Toddler Blanket and I must say that it's been my favourite project ever.  Initially I was not so happy making it because I didn't really like the colours that I was using and I was convinced that it wouldn't work out but slowly I found other colours in my stash to add to it and brighten it up.  I will confess now and I did break my stash busting promise that I made at the start of the year.  I needed something to crochet the squares together that would bring it to life and when I spotted the green in the local yarn shop, I just knew that it would be perfect for the job.  But I did only buy three balls and I did use all of it on squares and the border.  So here it is......


Well?? What do you think?  Did it turn out ok?  I decided to use a double crochet stitch to join the squares instead of just a slip stitch because I love to see the obvious join and to make it not too uniform, I set them going in different directions.  Maybe not to everybody's taste but I like it like this.


I had to do the border a couple of times to get the tension right and that was a little frustrating but i got there eventually!



Folded and ready to wrap up into a nice parcel.

I met my friend today after 7 years and it was just like she had never left as we sat down on the sofa together chatting and gossiping and just catching up on all that we've missed out with each other.  There was a lot of laughter because I saw her little son for the first time and he had the most infectious giggle and we just couldn't help joining in with him.  I was very sad when our visit came to an end and I cried after she left not knowing when the next time would be that I would see her again.  But the thought that she loved the blanket cheered me and that she would have a little bit of me to bring home with her again.

Rosie xx

7 comments:

  1. You have made a really lovely job of the blanket, I am sure it will be cherished always x

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  2. This is great! Love the different patterns in it! :) x

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  3. I do like a happy ending and I love those colours so give yourself a clever sausage for lunch! EE xx

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  4. Really pretty - love the colours.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  5. It's a beautiful blanket, and made in friendship ... I'm sure it will be cherished :D

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  6. It looks beautiful Rosie! A lovely gift indeed!
    Sarah xox

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  7. I meant to come in earlier and tell everyone that the blanket is even more beautiful in real life! It got a good work out on our holidays because it was so cold that we needed something cosy for pram walks. Also rather nice on my toes in the evening..... And now I wrap it over the little man when he is drifting off to sleep. It is truly very very special and will be treasured :)

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Rosie xx