NOTES OF INTEREST:

Just Crochet/Craft Idea's: As usual I have a few new projects I'm working on and one more new Great Grandbaby coming that I'm creating a Blanket for, so, busy, busy. If you have any comments, or questions about my interests (creativity), I will answer them under the post where you leave the comment. Thanks for stopping by. Birdie



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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Birdie's Baby Blanket


Birdie’s Baby Blanket
By Berta Gilholm

Material: Lion Brand
Vanna’s Choice, Baby Lamb #840098
Vanna’s Choice, Oatmeal #860400
Vanna’s Choice, Taupe Mist #860302
Vanna’s Choice, Grey Marble #860401
Vanna’s Choice, SeaSpray Mist #860304
Crochet Hook size US I/9, 5.5mm
Yarn Needle


Blanket with Baby Boy, "Declan"

Traditional Basic Granny Square:
Note: This pattern uses a new color on each row so you can use any color that suits your taste. To make 2 rows of 1 color, work row 1 of pattern, do not fasten off, work dc in stitches over to the corner, Slst at the end of row into the first st of row 1 and ch 3 and continue in established pattern.
Important: You want 4 increases on each side for each row so, make sure you work the very first stitch of each row after the corner or you’ll end up with 3 increases on each row instead of 4.
If you would like to make the Cute Baby Bear, I used a pattern from Bernat Cottontots Teddy Toy. I wanted it a little bigger so, I used my leftover Vanna’s Choice yarn with a size US H/8, 5mm and added 2 sc stitches plus 1 extra row to both the head and body, added 1sc plus 1 extra row to arms and legs, added 2 sc plus 1 extra row to ears, kept the muzzle, tummy and tail the same as pattern. I also made a quick little scarf to tie around the neck (use whatever measurements you feel comfortable with.

Granny Instructions:
With Taupe Mist Ch 3, Slst in third ch from hook to make a ring
Rnd 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, *Ch 3, 3 dc in ring, Repeat from * 2 more times, Ch 3, Join with a slst to top of ch 3, fasten off (Taupe Mist)
Rnd 2: Join (SeaSpray) in ch 3 corner, Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner), *Dc in next 3 dc (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner), Repeat from * 2 more times, Dc in next 3 dc, Join with slst to top of ch 3, fasten off (SeaSpray)
Rnd 3: Join (Grey) in ch 3 corner, Ch 1, (1 sc, ch 3, 2 sc in corner), *Sc in next 7 dc (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc in corner), Repeat from * 2 more times, sc in next 7 dc, Join with slst to top of ch 1, fasten off (Grey)
Rnd 4: Join (Lamb) in ch 1 corner, Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner), *Dc in next 11 sc (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner), Repeat from * 2 more times, Dc in next 11 sc, Join with slst to top of ch 3, fasten off (Lamb)
Rnd 5: Join (Oatmeal) in ch 3 corner, Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner), *Dc in next 15 dc (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner), Repeat from * 2 more times, Dc in next 15 dc, Join with slst to top of ch 3, fasten off (Oatmeal)
Staying in established pattern as above, the following chart shows the increases in stitches for a larger Granny to make the Baby Blanket Granny. You can keep going in this pattern if you would like a larger throw. 
Round
Join
Fasten Off
Basic * Instructions
6
Taupe Mist
Taupe Mist
Dc in next 19 dc (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)
7
SeaSpray
SeaSpray
Dc in next 23 dc (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)
8
Grey
Grey
Sc in next 27 dc (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc in corner)
9
Lamb
Lamb
Dc in next 31 sc (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)
10
Oatmeal
Oatmeal
Dc in next 35 dc (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)
11
Taupe Mist
Taupe Mist
Dc in next 39 dc (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)
12
SeaSpray
SeaSpray
Dc in next 43 dc (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)
13
Grey
Grey
Sc in next 47 dc (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc in corner)
14
Lamb
Lamb
Dc in next 51 sc (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)
15
Oatmeal
Oatmeal
Dc in next 55 dc (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)
16
Taupe Mist
Taupe Mist
Dc in next 59 dc (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)
17
SeaSpray
SeaSpray
Dc in next 63 dc (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)
18
Grey
Grey
Sc in next 67 dc (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc in corner)
19
Lamb
Lamb
Dc in next 71 sc (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)
20
Oatmeal
Oatmeal
Dc in next 75 dc (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)
21
Taupe Mist
Taupe Mist
Dc in next 79 dc (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)
22
SeaSpray
SeaSpray
Dc in next 83 dc (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)
23
Grey
Grey
Sc in next 87 dc (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc in corner)
24
Lamb
Lamb
Dc in next 91 sc (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)
25
Oatmeal
Oatmeal
Dc in next 95 dc (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)

Edge Rounds:
Rnd 1: Join (Taupe Mist) in ch 3 corner, Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner) (*Dc in next 4 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, Repeat from *18 times, dc in next 4 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)), Repeat from (* to ) 3 more times, Join with slst to top of ch 3, fasten off (Taupe Mist)
Rnd 2: Join (SeaSpray) in ch 3 corner, Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner), (*Dc in next 4 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, Repeat from *19 times, dc in next 3 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)), Repeat from (* to ) 3 more times, Join with slst to top of ch 3, fasten off (SeaSpray)
Rnd 3: Join (Grey) in ch 3 corner, Ch 1, (1 sc, ch 3, 2 sc in corner), *Sc in next 107 dc (2 sc, ch 3, 2 sc in corner), Repeat from * 2 more times, sc in next 107 dc, Join with slst to top of ch 1, fasten off (Grey)
Rnd 4: Join (Lamb) in ch 1 corner, Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner), (*Dc in next 4 sc, ch 1, skip next sc, Repeat from * 20 more times, Dc in next 6 sc,  (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)), Repeat from (* to ) 3 more times, Join with slst to top of ch 3, fasten off (Lamb)
Rnd 5: Join (Oatmeal) in ch 3 corner, Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner), (*Dc in next 4 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, Repeat from *21 times, dc in next 5 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)), Repeat from (* to ) 3 more times, Join with slst to top of ch 3, fasten off (Oatmeal)
Rnd 5: Join (Taupe Mist) in ch 3 corner, Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner), (*Dc in next 4 dc, ch 1, skip next dc,
Repeat from *22 times, dc in next 4 dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in corner)), Repeat from (* to ) 3 more times, Join with slst to top of ch 3, fasten off (Taupe Mist) Weave in ends.

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