Blanket CAL Baby Sized Blanket

Here is my finished blanket, it is only a baby sized blanket which will explain how I have finished whilst this great CAL is still ongoing.

Blanket CAL

With the blanket about the right size I needed to think about the edging. I always feel that this is such an important part of a blanket as it frames it and pulls it all together to showcase the pattern. As there is a great deal of pattern going on in this blanket I wanted to keep it really simple.

Blanket CAL Straight Edging

I started with a simple double crochet followed by a round of 1 half treble chain 1.

Blanket Cal Edging Corner

Then I tried a stitch I haven’t used before as a final finishing round, reverse double crochet. I think I will be able to get this stitch neater next time I do it. If you haven’t tried it it is a single crochet but you work from left to right and creates a rolling twisted stitch that also has a bit of depth.

Baby BlanketA huge thank you to Hannah over at not your average crochet for running the fantastic CAL and introducing me to some new stitch patterns. I am sure that many of us will be revisiting her pages again in the future to do this project again.

And for anyone who has not joined yet remember it is never to late to join in, my sister at happy to make you joined at week number 12 and has now caught up with the current week.

60 thoughts on “Blanket CAL Baby Sized Blanket

  1. theladypeach September 22, 2013 / 17:34

    Hello! I love everything about your blog! I learn just by looking at your pages and those of others’ blogs. I’ve been wondering, have you ever worked with what I will call specialty yarn? I’ve seen one that has frilly yarn like part of the things have been pulled away and brushed. Sorry. I know my description isn’t very good.


    • September 22, 2013 / 19:45

      Can you add a link to your comment and I will have a look, I am not sure if you are referring to felting. How are you getting on with your blog now? Are you finding your way around the user part? I am so happy that you enjoy visiting, it is always a pleasure to have you over.


      • theladypeach September 22, 2013 / 19:50

        Thank you. I’m not real sure about how to add links. Although if I did I would add them every where. I don’t know where or how to get them. It’s a little bit better now. The black background has been bothering me so I just now changed it. So I must learn my way around again.


      • September 22, 2013 / 20:01

        You create a link in Posts, open a post, click on edit, in another window open up the blog that you want to link to, copy the url in the address box at the top of the page (highlight the text and press these 2 keys at the same time, ctrl and c. Now go back to your post and highlight the words you want to create the link on, just above your text is a tool bar, the link button should be the 10th one across looks a bit like a chain. Click on it and it will open up another window, paste the url you copied into the space marked http (press these 2 keys at the same time, ctrl and v), I recommend you click on the box that says open in another window. Hope this makes sense. Like your new look too, much brighter.


      • theladypeach September 22, 2013 / 20:06

        Yes, it all makes sense. I like the new one better too


  2. Janette September 21, 2013 / 21:40

    It is gorgeous, ive loved watching this cal progress, and really wish I took part 🙂 xoxoxo


    • September 22, 2013 / 19:50

      Awww, sorry you didn’t take part too. It was great fun to do a project alongside everyone and great to see all the different colour selections used. Next time.


  3. Crochet Missy September 20, 2013 / 00:43

    It looks fabulous and I really like the border that you created. It is also good to see some new stitches that I haven’t used before.


    • September 21, 2013 / 19:08

      Thank you, I like to seek out new stitches too, I always find borders on blankets a bit of a challenge but I am pleased with how this has turned out.


  4. Little Miss Ling September 17, 2013 / 19:24

    Eep this is such a beautiful blanket! I just want to be snuggled up in it!


  5. lymieeatingcoconut September 17, 2013 / 04:24

    Love this. Is it like a thing you sign up for? I want to
    Learn more crochet .


  6. *Wisher* September 17, 2013 / 02:58

    what a gorgeous blanket.. i love the many different kind of stitches.. 😀


  7. onmyojienterprises September 17, 2013 / 00:49

    Oh my gosh! What a wonderful looking blanket. You did so much work, I’m impressed.


  8. lovelucie1 September 16, 2013 / 20:40

    Love your finished blanket. Your colours are lovely and rich. Gorgeous. But what are you going to do with your time now??


    • September 16, 2013 / 21:08

      Well where do I start, I am just finishing off a scarf and want to make a beanie style hat to go with it, I bought a new pattern book whilst we were away last week and have a project in mind from that and I still have a couple of WIP’s to finish. So as you can see there will be no slacking off at the Grange this week! Oh and I am hoping to go to Yarndale at the end of the month, are you going?


  9. caramedus September 16, 2013 / 09:34

    I love all the stitch patterns in this blanket – I bet it was interesting to work. It always helps me to have something from keeping me from getting bored on a larger project!


  10. salpal1 September 16, 2013 / 02:14

    Yours came out beautifully, and I love the edge. That is hte one sorrow I had at finishing mine early – I suspect Hannah os going to come up with somethign beautiful for the edge, and I did not! But as you say, we can do it again. I am still on the search for the right yarn (at the right price) to do a second one. 🙂


    • September 16, 2013 / 20:16

      I have more of the same yarn but need to finish a few more bits before starting again. I must confess I miss the camaraderie of doing it alongside everyone else.


      • salpal1 October 1, 2013 / 22:47

        Yeah, my first Saturday without it was a tough one!


  11. empress27 September 16, 2013 / 00:03

    I nominated you for the ‘Lovely Blog Award.’ I enjoy reading your blog and thought I should tell you! 🙂


    • September 16, 2013 / 20:17

      Thank you so much, it is always such a compliment to receive a nomination, I have just returned to work after 2 lovely weeks off so will respond fully at the weekend.


  12. theladypeach September 15, 2013 / 18:13

    Oh so beautiful!! Also very industrious crocheting!


  13. empress27 September 15, 2013 / 14:31

    That’s lovely. I’m still ongoing with mine, but need to keep in mind some good stitches for some edging. I might do a mini one like you have, will be a nice project to do. 🙂


    • September 15, 2013 / 19:33

      It is so lovely to be doing it together with all the CAL followers, doing a small one as well will mean you can experiment with even more colours.


  14. Alkymia September 15, 2013 / 12:42

    It’s beautiful! I bet with so many colour and stitch changes you couldn’t get bored and it was fun from beginning to end.


    • September 15, 2013 / 09:50

      Thank you, you do crafts with your children that look so much fun, do you knit, sew or crochet? I am sure you have it in you but with little ones I bet you are kept very busy.


  15. thelandroverownerswife September 15, 2013 / 08:52

    [Sigh] you all make it sound so simple and yet that blanket is gorgeous and looks so complex. Well done 🙂


    • September 15, 2013 / 09:45

      You are a talented lady and I am sure you can do it too, I wish I had a garden like yours! Do you think you might do a garden along project for veggies next year so we can all plant along with you?


      • thelandroverownerswife September 15, 2013 / 09:58

        I guess I could try but to be fair the type of vegetables grown would be dependent on the space, location and type of garden an individual has available.


      • September 15, 2013 / 10:03

        This is true but even simple stuff like potatoes, courgettes and carrots that will grow in most places, it is the timing that I always struggle with. Please don’t feel under pressure I don’t mean to sound demanding I just wanted to let you know I would be a follower if you ever do do one. I enjoy following the progress in your garden.


  16. happytomakeyou September 15, 2013 / 08:48

    That looks fabulous, must try the ‘reverse double crochet’!


  17. Patch September 15, 2013 / 08:08

    Oh well done, it looks great, gorgeous colours.


    • September 15, 2013 / 09:41

      Thank you, I still have quite a lot of these colours left so will have to decide on another project or another blanket.


  18. gentlestitches September 15, 2013 / 07:59

    The blanket looks really smart. Beautiful and interesting. I think we call the reverse double crochet stitch “crab stitch” in Australia. Whatever it is called it looks effective on that blanket. 🙂


  19. Debra September 15, 2013 / 05:33

    Lovely stitches and colours… I keep returning to it, there’s so much to see.


  20. HannahDavis September 15, 2013 / 04:29

    It looks so so so good! I love the border!!!


    • September 15, 2013 / 09:38

      Thanks Hannah, that is quite a compliment coming from your good self, I am eager to see the border that you will use too.


  21. slippedstitches September 15, 2013 / 03:16

    I think the blanket came out very well. The border compliments it perfectly.


  22. kathylashley September 15, 2013 / 02:13

    I love this blanket!!!! It’s absolutely beautiful and I like the reverse sc stitch!


    • September 15, 2013 / 09:36

      Yes I liked it too but I did have to practice a bit before doing the blanket and as I mentioned I am sure I will get neater.


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