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Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I'm a single mum with a beautiful daughter and I started crocheting 4 years ago when I quit smoking, I'm a huge fan of the granny square and mostly spend my free time making blankets as well as occasionally trying to expand my crafty skills :-)

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Baby Boy Blue Blanket

This morning started out so well with beautiful bright skies but turned wet, cold and dreary by lunch time :-(
I've been working on those little baby blankets and I decided to use the 'Criss Cross' Square from the 200 Blocks book-a simple but striking square with an easy to repeat pattern

(Top right square in reds and browns)

I had some Paton's Acrylic Smoothie Yarn which I really love to crochet with as it feels soft and has a nice weight to it :-)  I worked the square as in the pattern for five rounds and then I decided to play with it a little...
Once I was happy with the size (it's for a newborn so doesn't need to be massive) I decided to try out out of the borders in my lovely new book-using a simple pattern from there just to finish it off.

(The photo quality is pretty bad as I can't wait for day light to take a photo as I'm giving it to the recipient tomorrow morning)

I like the effect of playing around with the placement of the mesh stitches!  Is it called 'fillet crochet'?

The other blanket isn't quite finished yet and I've improvised a different effect that I think looks great too-hopefully have a photo of that soon :-)

I've done a couple of other squares for the 'Sleeping Forest' blanket as well...

Total number of squares to make-126 (63/63)
Brown edged granny squares-35 made.  28 to go!
Special Square Motifs-10 made.  53 to go!

Total number of square made so far-45 made.  81 to go!


  1. Wow Liz - love the baby blanket, looks pretty filet-y to me :-)

    1. Thanks babe-I've just finished the other one which looks even better! Hopefully get some decent photo weather over the weekend xx


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