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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2006 03:39:21 AM »

That's a great blanket!  Love the non-traditional, color combination. 
Can you share with us the stitch you used or the pattern?  I would like to make something similar for a friend of mine who is due around Christmas.

Great job!
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« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2006 06:00:48 AM »

Thanks for posting this.  I have been racking my brains for a blanket pattern for a friend who's going for the old fashioned surprise at birth.  Most of the "unisex" stuff I see is not very appealing, but I can absolutely picture your pattern in cream and some nice baby brights.

Your stitching is beautiful.  Hard to believe you  made it quickly. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2006 06:52:05 AM »

I really like it.  And I love the colors.  I think nice colors are nice colors, no matter who receives them.  I think there are entirely too many pastels for babies, anyway.   Smiley

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« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2006 09:29:02 AM »

Can you share with us the stitch you used or the pattern?  I would like to make something similar for a friend of mine who is due around Christmas.

the pattern is from an old book my mom had. the original pattern was as follows:
(with fingering weight and D hook) chain 33
5DC in 6th chain from hook, skip 2 ch, dc in next chain. **skip 2 ch, 5dc in next, skip 2 chain, dc in next** repeat across.
Chain 3, turn, skip next 2 dc, 5 dc in next dc **skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, skip 2 dc, 5dc in next dc** repeat.
You continue that for 12 rows, then switch to a new color and repeat again. There will be 7 blocks by the end, creating one long panel. There were a total of 5 panels.
The edging started with single crochets (except in the corner, where it was 3 sc). then the next round is all shells (continued like that for as many rows as desired) placing the in the middle of the shell from previous row.

I didn't use fingering weight. I used worsted weight and a G hook. And instead of chaining 31, I chained 27. And instead of 12 rows, I used 9. It turned out the exact same size

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« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2006 03:03:02 PM »

I think it's really pretty.  I like the color combos.

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« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2006 03:39:37 AM »

Thanks for the pattern firedupfairy!  I appreciate it!   Grin
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2006 08:37:51 AM »

Absolutely beautiful!! Thank you for the pattern. I'm thinking of using it for a Project Linus blanket.

« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2006 09:22:10 AM »

I love it! Non-traditional baby blankets are the best.

« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2006 08:02:41 AM »

Wow, I realize this reply is kind of late, but I just saw your blanket and had to tell you what a great job you did! 
And I wanted to share my story: I made a blanket for my sisters baby and it started to unravel a little, so my mom decided she would fix it.  Well, I just used the ends of the blocks I made to weave it together and apparently it drove her so nuts that she called me with the sole motive of complaining about what a horrible job of sewing it up I had done and proceded to give me a lecture on how to sew a baby blanket, or any blanket for that matter. Tongue
Again, yours looks great! Congrats

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« Reply #19 on: November 09, 2006 08:08:28 AM »

wow thats beautiful! I really like the colors. I was thinking "safari?! for a baby?" but I really like it! BOOKMARKING!

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