Saturday, June 19, 2010

rainbow crochet blanket Part 3

It's finished...so in true Tracey form I took a bazillion photographs.   


Some problems arose with the edging. The cream wool I wanted to use up from my Oma was a lower ply than the majority of the wool I used for the stripes - this meant the edge pulled tightly and puckered the stripes.


I set to crocheting multiple border rows in all sorts of patterns (dc increase, 4 dc, dc increase, 4 cd... ) and pulling out each row, a variety of bad mannered words were uttered (The Boy chuckling at how wool and a hook can make one so frustrated) ... finally I tested a pattern and went with that, not caring too much by this time as to how it would turn out. I also tried little picot stitches but they didn't look pretty.... I decided a plain-Jane edge was best beside all those psychedelic colours.


I am really happy with it. It's a lovely size for a baby blanket. The Boy has asked for an 'adult' sized blanket. I am always worried I will get bored and give up mid-way, but I really enjoyed making this one... so might give it a go.



Thank you muchly for all of your kind comments during the making process :)

18 comments:

  1. Sigh. I want to just look at that all day. It is so beautiful and so happy. Worth every bit of effort.

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  2. Wow! That's amazing. Such dedication and tenacity. Really, it takes a very special (and highly creative) person to stick it out and see it through to the end....and what a lovely end. Just beautiful. Your hard work has certainly paid off.

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  3. so beautiful... nothing plain-Jane about it!

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  4. It's Fantastic. Such wonderful colours.
    Well done x

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  5. It looks beautiful. I love how colourful it is. You've done a great job!:)

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  6. You have done an amazing job, I bet it's lovely to snuggle up with!

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  7. That blanket would make anyone smile, Youve done a beautiful job !

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  8. can i have one? just beautiful. it's the word "smile" in blanket language. xo m.

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  9. Love your rainbow crochet pieces! It's an updated more modern version of stuff my grandmother did. I like yours better. Shhh- don't tell.

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  10. that is indeed a wonderful blanket. good job persisting with the edging, looks very neat and the family touch makes it all the more special.

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  11. The colours are so beautiful. Magical. Lovely. Really no words are going to do justice to the beauty of your baby blanket.

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  12. Beautiful Trace!! You amaze me all the time!! xxx

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  13. What kind of crochet was this? Singles? I'm a beginner sorry x

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  14. Is there a pattern? It looks great!

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  15. Trebles trebles trebles :) that is all. No pattern sorry

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