Thursday, 3 April 2014

Daisy Blanket

I finished this wee blanket a few weeks ago now and almost forgot to show it to you! I decided to make it into a baby blanket in the end to give to a friends baby girl...

 

The pattern for the daisy in the middle of each square was from Cute & Easy Crochet with Flowers by Nicki Trench - I don't think I will ever tire of this book, I adore everything in it. So after making all the daisies I simply crocheted a 3 round granny square around each one. I made 36 squares in total which turned out to be a good size for a baby blanket. I joined the squares together using double crochet...I have to admit that I don't enjoy this part although I do like the effect it gives. I really must learn the join as you go method!

For the border, I did 2 rounds of double crochet and then added a simple shell edging. I love adding borders to my blankets, I think it really finishes them off nicely.

I'm not really sure what brand the yarn was that I used as it was all yarn I had in my stash, but I have a feeling it was probably Stylecraft Special DK.

 

I am pleased to say that this little blanket was very well received! I really enjoyed making it too.

 

There has been less crochet than usual happening around here, as is I have rediscovered my little sewing machine and a new love for pretty fabrics...there may be a few sewing posts to come!

 

Happy weekend everyone!

 

X

 

37 comments:

  1. Beautiful Marianne! I love the little daisy centres, they really stand out. Its so, so pretty!
    Gill xx

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  2. This is so pretty. Sometimes the simplest designs are really the best because with the right colours they are stunning.

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  3. The blanket is very pretty, I like the idea of crocheting around the daisies.

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  4. What a pretty, pretty blanket Marianne - I love the daisy pattern and your joining looks sooo neat.
    Such a lovely gift to receive,
    Kate x

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  5. It's so pretty and sweet. Of course they love it. You did a great job with this blanket, very well done.

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  6. Such a sweet blanket Marianne, I am hitting the sewing posts quite hard too at the moment, I just can't stop sewing! Jo x

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  7. It is gorgeous, love the pastel colours you have used.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  8. What a precious baby blanket....nice job!
    xx Shari

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  9. Oh I'm sure it was well received it's so pretty a great way to use up your stash too x

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  10. Is it the GBSB that has inspired you to sew? I'm not a sewer (sew-er not sewer obviously) and even I'm about to dust off my machine!

    Gorgeous little daisy blanket - the perfect baby gift.

    Heather x

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  11. I am also a great fan of a border, it finishes a blanket off really well.. I love the daisy centre and colours are beautiful, what a wonderful gift.
    Are you still doing the CAL????

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  12. Beautiful blanket! Oh it's just so springy and happy, perfect baby gift! Chrissie x

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  13. Your daisy blanket is so pretty, and it makes such a sweet baby gift!
    Helen xox

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  14. Oh what a pretty blanket! I love the little daisy centre and your colour choices. Can't wait to see what's on your sewing machine. I'm loving my sewing and quilting at the moment too but am trying to keep on with my crochet yoga bag too. So many projects in my head! x

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  15. Such a pretty blanket the daisies are perfect for a baby girl, or a full size one.
    Clare xx

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  16. adorable, fresh and oh so sweet in other words a perfect baby blanket!
    bestest d x

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  17. It's beautiful and great spring colours. I am sure that it will be a treasured thing for many years to come! xx

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  18. I think this is the perfect spring/summer blanket. The colours are perfect (they remind me of ice cream for some reason!) and the daisies are so sweet. What a lovely gift. x

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  19. So pretty! I love the daisies in it!

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous, I'm sure the recipient was delighted. The daisies make it a little different than the usual blankets around, so pretty.

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  21. What a lovely blanket !! Love the colours and how Springy it is !!

    xEva

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  22. Beautiful Marianne, I love the daisies. I don't enjoy crocheting squares together either (but will happily crochet them til the cows come home). Join as you go is great but you don't get the raised edges that the double crochet creates and I love this effect too. Have a lovely weekend.
    Jane x

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  23. Your Daisy blanket is so pretty Marianne! (love the little doll too in her starry shoes.x)
    Have fun with your sewing machine and all those pretty fabrics!
    Happy Weekend!
    Susan x

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  24. It's lovely! I've not picked the hook up in weeks, sewing machine love! Really we should be octopus :) x

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  25. What a lovely gift for a baby girl.
    S xx

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  26. Its beautiful and you made a lovely job of it.I'm not surprised it was well received.

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  27. Marianne how adorable, the colours are just fabulous and the whole blanket comes together perfectly. What a wonderful gift for a little one. A lovely post Marianne thanks so much. Have a lovely week. Sending you big hugs
    Dorothyxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  28. oooh it's soooo beautiful!!! very well done!!

    Lluisa x

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  29. Where can i find the pattern for your beautiful granny daisy blanket

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  30. where can i find nicki trench book the one with a daisy in the middle of a granny square does it say how to make the granny square as well

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    1. Hi Janet the book is Cute & Easy Crochet With Flowers. I'm pretty sure it can be bought online. For the Daisy I used the pattern from the Daisy Scarf in the book and then I think I just crocheted a granny square around it. I can't remember exactly how I did it as it was two years ago and I've made a fair few blankets since then! Hope that helps a bit.
      Marianne x

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