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« on: January 10, 2007 05:41:49 PM »

I started making a blanket for a young friend (she's just 18) and her soon to be born baby boy.  To make a long story short I HATE it!  Cry It's WAY too girly and frankly now I'm thinking I want something non-traditional.  Im I being way to hyper critical or should I just start over with different colors and later finish this one for a charity or something? Huh

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/valsped@sbcglobal.net/detail?.dir=/7b98re2&.dnm=efd1re2.jpg&.src=ph
edge of the front
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close up of back (or then It looks better so maybe this is the front and the other side is the back:) Roll Eyes

any suggestions for an easy crochet pattern would be greatly apprecialted as well! I have issues with counting long chains of stiches, so working in the round, mile a minute or granny squares work best! Embarrassed

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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2007 07:24:16 PM »

Are you using a pattern for this now?.....

I think it looks very nice but if you are worried about it being too girly then switch one of the colours to blue and just keep what you currently did on the inside and work new colours around the outside?

just a suggestion of what i would do .....i always try to salvage my projects if they don't go completely the way i want..because i don't have a lot of time for my projects

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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2007 08:44:27 PM »

What you've got so far is beautiful--I'd hate to undo all that work, so my first instinct would be to try and salvage it. . .or else keep going with it and just give it away to a charity like you said.

If you do decide to start a new one, there's a freakin' adorable "sock monkey" afghan in Debbie Stoller's Happy Hooker book.  It's just granny squares in a couple of different color motifs, with some little crocheted monkey faces attached to some of the squares.  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=92957.0

You can also make a "gingham" blanket out of solid-colored granny squares worked in 2 shades of a color + white--not especially "nontraditional" but pretty fast/easy to make: http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a168/hollyolson1021/IMGP3456.jpg

Or for working in the round,  there's a cute pattern available for free online called "Beth's Little Star Afghan". Check out this thread for starters. . .http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=136116.0
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2007 10:02:38 PM »

Thanks for the advice! Every time I look at the silly thing all I can think of is the charity where the hospital gives the blanket to a family when a baby passes away! I guess that's what it's meant for! I have always heard that creative peices will lead you in their own direction but never had this much trouble. 
I talked to the momma to be and she wants a bearhan, and since that's mostly granny squares, I think I can do it (hopefully before she has him) I just need to find a simple square pattern that I like!
I had seen the star blanket and actually suggested it to her, but she prefers the bear since his stuff is Pooh bear. (I did pick up some nice Pooh colored yarn) I LOVE the star and I'm going to make it for another friend who is due in May.
Thanks again!
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2007 05:02:13 AM »

I do like it....but if you don't, you could use it as a border on each end and do a solid color in between the borders.
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triciarn
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2007 03:43:02 PM »

My current favorite baby blanket for my son is just double crochet. It is the purfect size and weight.

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