Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Happy Stripy Blanket

 

I finished Miss M's stripy crochet blanket over the weekend! I loved making this, it was so enjoyable and luckily Miss M really likes it too, she says the stripes are "happy" hence the name. I agree...it is a happy blanket!

 

For this blanket I was totally inspired by lovely Heather and a similar one she made here. Thank you for the inspiration Heather! The stripes are worked using half treble stitch and I did two rows of each colour with a single row of white in between the colours. The border is a round of double crochet and then my usual shell border which I always use, from Nicki Trench's book Cute & Easy Baby Clothes. It measures 120cm x 120cm and seems to be a good cosy size for my best girl.

 

One of the best things about this blanket was that it was made entirely with yarn from my stash...and if I'm completely honest, a little yarn from my mums stash too when I had run out of one or two colours!

 

Now I have the dilemma which I am always faced with when I've just finished a big project....what to crochet next?!

 

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43 comments:

  1. I don't know. What do you feel like? What have you got in that you might like to do? Or do you want a week off and the next project will appear (like Mr Benn's shopkeeper, as if by magic)
    I like having a break, unless I'm under pressure to produce. See what appears in your consciousness and then you can get on.....

    I love the Happy blanket. All I can hear is Pharrell Williams song. BBC Breakfast did a video here; https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=874233932590746&set=vb.127439507270196&type=2&theater

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  2. Well done Marianne, it does indeed look a "happy" blanket with all those pretty colours.Glad your little daughter loves it.
    What next I wonder??
    Gill xx

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  3. This is absolutely beautiful, and indeed, very happy!

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  4. A delightful looking blanket, love the combination of yarn colours, a very happy blanket indeed. Have a great week.

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  5. Its absolutely gorgeous Marianne, I love how the white stripe in between the colours makes them all stand out.Brilliant stash buster !
    Have a good week,
    Kate x

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  6. Someone really cute love that pretty happy blanket! Lovely job!
    xoRobin

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  7. It's lovely, lovely, lovely! Perfect for her :) x

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  8. It is so pretty! And I'm so impressed with how neat and even you've done all the stitches. Lucky Miss M! x

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  9. Perfect, it is wonderful, beautiful colours. I love the edging.You must be pleased

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  10. Its very pretty & your daughter seems very taken with it.

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  11. It's simply delightful. I think we all have that dilemma once we're done with something. But it's fun weighing our options.
    xx Beca

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  12. The blanket turned out lovely. It will last for years, I am sure.

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  13. It's really beautiful, Marianne. Miss M looks so snuggly wrapped in it.

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  14. GORGEOUS! utterly so.
    love Jooles x x x

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  15. It really does look very happy and cheerful, it's also very pretty and summery!

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  16. This blanket is so cheery and happy. I think you have made a fantastic job of it x

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  17. A perfectly named blanket! Such beautiful work, I bet she hasn't taken it off her shoulders since it's been finished! Cxxx

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  18. It is beautiful Marianne!! So pretty, such lovely colours, especially with the pop that white gives. Your little lady will be very happy with it I am sure. It is so great that this was all stash too! Hope that you have fun deciding what to make next....... xx

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  19. Such a pretty blanket - and what a great stash buster. No wonder that your daughter loves it!
    Caz xx

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  20. Gorgeous - such pretty colours! It looks lovely!
    Maria x

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  21. Oh I love it and can see exactly why Miss M calls it happy. Gorgeous colours. x

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  22. A happy blanket indeed; I love that it's all from stash
    Tracey xxx

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  23. It's pretty, perfect for a little girl, or a grown up one, a happy stash busting blanket just perfect.

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  24. That is such a lovely, colourful, happy blanket!

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  25. A lovely snuggly blanket, the colours look so fresh and bright. Yes I think happy is an excellent way of describing it. As for your next project might I suggest something with cotton, summer is coming and wool often seems too sticky in the heat. Well its nearly June and we can hope summer arrives soon.
    S xx

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  26. Gorgeous blanket, Marianne! The colours are so fresh and summery! It really is a happy one :)
    Helen xox

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  27. What a happy and fun blanket and it is always great to not have to buy anything for a project!

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  28. Little Miss M looks very cozy wrapped in that gorgeous blanket.
    Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  29. Marianne this is just wonderful, the colours and the pattern, I love it. For about 12 months now I have been going on about a blanket but have never started it - well after seeing yours I am desperate to make one - this has to be my summer project. Always a joy to visit you Marianne. Sending you big hugs and loves
    Dorothyxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  30. Hi Marianne, oooh I love those sweety pastely colours! I've just finished a very similar blanket (in design not colours) for a baby boy. Love the simplicity of stripes :)
    Jill xo

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  31. It's absolutely lovely, and Miss M is right, it's a happy blanket. I have some wool that's destined to be a blanket, and so I'm making a note of this one, I love the look of half trebles too.

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  32. It's gorgeous Marianne, I love the use of the white to divide the colours and what a great way to use up the oddies! Have a lovely weekend.
    Jane x

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  33. That is so lovely - so neatly stitched (or should that be crocheted?!) xx

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  34. It is beautiful. Happy and stripy, can't argue with that. Jo xx

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  35. Just gorgeous ... perfect for snuggles! Bee xx

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  36. It's beautiful :) can absolutely see why it makes her so happy, and what a wonderful piece of childhood to keep for years to come xxx

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  37. I love the blanket, I hope your little girl enjoys using it!

    http://thisdaytodaylife.blogspot.co.uk

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  38. I love this so, so much! It's gorgeous, it really is. That white stripe between each row of colour makes all the difference. It reminds me of rows of ice cream tubs. x

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  39. Oh my goodness, how the heck did I miss this??? It's gorgeous, really and truly. I'm so flattered to have been your inspiration. It's definitely a happy blanket and, if you ask me, they're the very best kind!

    Heather xx

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  40. This is gorgeous!! Mind if I ask what yarn you used?

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    1. Thank you so much! I used lots of different yarns...quite a few were Sirdar Snuggly and Stylecraft Special DK, just yarn I had left over from other projects really. All were DK.
      Marianne x

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