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Saturday, December 22, 2007

Babette Blanket

Quite a long time ago already I wanted to make blanket for Lauri. Specially after I saw so many gorgeous blankets pop out on the net. However, I did not have a suitable yarn.

Then from crochetville I found about this online shop. I trial ordered 3 colors of their worsted weight cotton yarn (6 pcs each). At that time I ordered these, I don’t have particular project in mind. I knew I want to make blanket with them, but did not have particular pattern in mind.

When I received the yarns, I started searching blanket pattern. Then I saw Babette blanket in Ravelry (there are 140 people made/making this in ravelry, by the way). WOW! Immediately I fell in love with it. But, it required 17 different colors, plus I don’t have the magazine (the pattern is Babette Blanket by Kathy Merrick in Interweave Crochet, Spring 2006 edition). What to do?

Then, I make this draft:

I made it simpler with only 3 different colors. When I wrote this entry, I already made all the squares and joined them together. Now, to crochet the edging and weave in all the ends. Hopefully next post I can manage to show you the FO. Yeahhhh!!!!


Mimi said...

Good job on the drawing and coloring! Can't wait to see your FO ;)

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I have the mag, but I used a different yarn and tried to "match" all 17 colors. The results didn't quite mesh. Much better to pick out coordinating colors; and what a great idea to sketch it out with colored pencil.

lillysmuul said...

It must be gorgeous blanket!
Merry Christmas to you!

Cristina said...

That was a realy great idea. I also wanted to do that blanket, but like you no magazine! I thing i'm going to ''still'' your idea, if you don't mind. And do some for my girls too. Is that ok?

Dona said...

this is beautiful... i want to make one for my it possible for you to give me instructions on how to do a single square? i would like to do my own pattern... but i'm not sure how to do a single square...