Baby Blanket for a Little Man

 

Baby Blanket for  a little boy.

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baby-blanket-complete-9

My lovely daughter called and asked if I could make a blanket for the Christening of her friends baby, “of course” said I “when is it”, “next week” says Miss A.

I said I would love to make something. But within a week? Although I would say that I am not one to be easily deterred from a woolly challenge it would be unlikely to be ready in time for the christening date. We agreed that that would be ok and I have to confess that I was delighted to be given a reason to start this pattern, I have been eyeing it up for quite a while and wasted no time in getting started.

 Baby Blanket 1.jpg
Baby Blanket 1.jpg

I wanted it to be bright and cheery so went for a mix of blues and turquoise with white to give the patches a lift, the soft teddy bearish brown added an nice earthy tone to pull it all together.

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baby-blanket-progress-2

I just love laying the squares out as you go to mark your progress deriving great pleasure from seeing them all laid out once complete and ready for joining.

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baby-blanket-ready-to-join-3

Just to give you a closer view of the different blocks used to create this baby blanket, the heart is made separately then stitched into place in the centre of this simple crochet square.

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baby-blanket-heart-square-4

The Catherine Wheel pattern is employed for the one of the rectangle squares. I love the motion you feel with this one.

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baby-blanket-square-5

A simple extention to the heart square base using treble crochet stitches.

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baby-blanket-square-6

The simple Shell pattern, the only single colour block used.

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baby-blanket-shell-pattern-7

The teddy bear brown surrounds and joins each block together and is also used to frame the simple trebble crochet border before the lacy edging is applied.

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baby-blanket-edging-8

And then, it’s finished. Ready to wrap itself around a special little man!

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baby-blanket-complete-10

I do so love making blankets and this was such a pleasure I have no hessitation in recommending the pattern from a book I have used many times, Baby Crochet by Lois Daykin.

ps. I am going to ask Mama if I can share the photo of the little chap laid on his new blanket, what this space!

30 thoughts on “Baby Blanket for a Little Man

  1. createdbymeggan January 11, 2017 / 02:39

    What a beautiful blanket. I am fixing to have a grandchild and if it is a boy would love to make it!

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  2. JennG October 20, 2016 / 17:25

    That is stunning! I love the colors and the different patterns… just beautiful!

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  3. E.C. October 19, 2016 / 20:55

    The blanket is amazing. You did a beautiful job on it. That’s one lucky little man to be receiving such a special gift. 🙂

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  4. sewchet October 19, 2016 / 12:57

    A week to make a blanket? Your daughter obviously doesn’t crochet then! You did a great job and thanks for sharing the details with us.

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  5. grammiepammie October 17, 2016 / 19:14

    An absolutely WONDERFUL job – (especially considering how short a time you had to create it!). Love the color combinations AND the choices of various squares/rectangles. GREAT JOB!!!

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com February 25, 2017 / 17:19

      Can’t take credit for the pattern ideas, it was a Lois Daykin pattern but I would definitely recommend the book, I have made a few things from it and they have all been a pleasure to make.

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  6. littleblackdogsa October 17, 2016 / 12:38

    Awesome. So lovely and unusual. I adore the differences in the various squares. I can just image the new baby boy loving the blanket, and feeling happy and safe with it.
    Well done. 🙂

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com February 25, 2017 / 17:18

      I have to admit I was quite pleased with the finished blanket. Ilove so many of the Lois Daykin patterns, I haven’t tried one yet that has disappointed. Thank you.

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  7. creative pixie October 16, 2016 / 20:25

    Beautiful blanket, you must be superwoman to try and get it finished in a week.

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  8. MrsCraft October 16, 2016 / 20:23

    That’s beautiful, I love the brown and blue together. 😊

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  9. KerryCan October 16, 2016 / 12:33

    It’s wonderful! What a lucky baby!

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  10. thelandroverownerswife October 16, 2016 / 09:43

    What a lovely blanket. The colours are gorgeous and the patterns are stunning. What skill. Hope to see the lucky little man wrapped in his new blanket soon ☺

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    • thegrangerange.wordpress.com February 25, 2017 / 17:14

      Thank you, I love the patterns too, it was a real pleasure to make. I have a photo of him now so will add to the post.

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  11. Tajana October 16, 2016 / 08:17

    The blanket is so beautiful! I love so much the colours you used! 😍

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