Tuesday, 10 March 2015

A Little Striped Blanket






So...another blanket! And one that wasn't even on my current WIP list! But I do have a good excuse...

G has some friends in New Zealand who recently had a baby girl. He knows them through his mountain biking and has met up with them several times over the past few years when they have come to Scotland to visit family and to mountain bike of course. He's really fond of this couple and asked if I would make them a little baby gift..


Of course I was delighted to and immediately started another blanket!


This was such an enjoyable little blanket to crochet.


I used Stylecraft Special DK in cream, plum, clematis, raspberry and pale rose. I love the combination of these colours together...pretty but not too girly. 


I used a 4.5mm hook and made a starting chain of 110. I then worked rows of half treble crochet, alternating each pink/purple row with a row of cream, until it was the size I wanted. The edging is simply one round of double crochet. 


It's not a huge blanket, but I think it's just big enough - it measures 82cm by 82cm.


I absolutely loved making this...I love striped crochet! 


So this little blanket will soon be travelling all the way from Scotland to New Zealand! Fingers crossed it's new owner will like it!


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28 comments:

  1. It is gorgeous!!! What a lovely gift for your friends. I am sure that they will really appreciate it! You are so kind. xx

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  2. Such a delightful little blanket, it really is pretty and perfect for a new baby girl. I love the picture of it with your sweet flowery chair :)
    Btw, thank you for your lovely comment today, so glad the crochet bag has inspired you, I am sure you will make a stunning one, I always love your colour combinations.
    Happy week and happy crocheting, Marianne.
    Helen xox

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  3. Another beautiful blanket I'm sure the baby girl and parents will love it. I love the colours too your right not too girly but just enough. Have a lovely week x

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  4. What a pretty little blanket, I'm sure they'll be thrilled with it. Lovely colours xx

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  5. What a wonderful gift, they will be thrilled! X

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  6. Such a thoughtful gift, I am sure they will be thrilled it is a beautiful blanket.

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  7. They will be thrilled to receive it. Mom and baby will be very happy with it.
    xx Beca

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  8. Its beautiful Marianne - such a lovely gift to receive. Kate xx

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  9. Oh what a pretty blanket,such a lovely gift for a baby.I love stylecraft yarn.Hope you are well.x

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  10. It's gorgeous! Such a lovely present to receive for a baby girl!

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  11. It's so pretty, I love the colours you chose :)

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  12. Gorgeous and the colours and stitch are really practical for a baby.

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  13. Beautiful in it's simplicity. I call them car seat blankets. Jo x

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  14. It's so pretty. I really love the colors and the simplicity of the stripes. Your friends will love it.

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  15. Lovely colour combo!
    Maria x

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  16. You are really good at this sort of blanket and I think you have a lovely, unique style which is quite pretty but modern too. What a nice gift for your friends. x

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  17. It is a lovely blanket and I am sure it will be treasured.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  18. What an absolutely beautiful blanket. It's gorgeous yet so simple to make. It looks amazing.

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  19. It's lovely, gorgeous colours, it's great isn't it when someone asks you to make something for someone else.
    Caz xx

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  20. Gorgeous! I love stripy things too and your colour choices were perfect (I think a couple of those colours are ones I bought the other day!). x

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  21. OMG! This is the most adorable and gorgeous blanket! I love it! So simple, but the color combo makes it wonderful :-)

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  22. What gorgeous colours, I love stripes too. I'm sure your friends will adore it. Helen

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  23. Did you decoupage the darling little pink and white chair yourself? It is too perfect.

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  24. What a beauty! I am sure the family will treasure it for a long time!! :)

    Take care
    Anne (Crochet Between Worlds)

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  25. Gorgeous, you clever thing you :)
    Jillxo

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  26. A lovely blanket, so pleased I found you r blog today, I live in nz so I was interested your lovely bab y gift was on its way here. The colours were just right. Caro nz.



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