Tuesday, September 1, 2009

My first baby Blanket finished

I actually finished this a couple of weeks ago but things have been pretty busy here. I used a baby wool in pale blue to crochet 5 x5 inch squares which I then stitched together.

I wanted to put an edging on the blanket but only having completed one edging before I wanted to keep it simple. So using white wool I picked up stitches as I went round and used single crochet stitch.

I was worried that the corners might not sit flat so as I was going round the corner (If that makes sense) I did an extra chain between each single crochet. i am not sure if that is the correct way of doing things but it worked and I got it to on all four corners too!

The blanket is for a colleague at work who became a new Dad just before the school term ended for the Summer Holidays. I go back to work tomorrow and shall take in with me. I am really pleased with my first attempt, I used all of the blue wool, so I did not add to my stash and I have been using some of the white to practice other stitches. I have moved onto another project but it is a WIP at the moment so I shall say no more for now.

xx

4 comments:

  1. Your blanket is lovely. The corners look great to me. The only thing I ever learned about corners is to single crochet 3 stitches in each corner stitch. What you did seems to work as well.

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  2. Beautiful job on the baby blanket! Love the colors too. I think your corners turned out great. To my knowledge, there's no incorrect way to do a corner, as long as it turns out!

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  3. The colors are so soft & muted -- truly huggable.

    And perfect work on the blocks. Your corners turned out wonderful!

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