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« on: February 18, 2008 08:07:52 PM »

I quickly realized that this blanket might get boring in a hurry, so I used three yarns and several new stitch patterns to keep it interesting:



I have more close up shots to show the stitches, but basically it includes sc, dc, two kinds of shell stitch, sc through the back loop, sc through the post, and a line of needle-woven pink through a row of white dc's.  I like it, I think it's super pretty and I know that as a young girl I would have adored the colors.

It is going to be donated to Project Linus, so I hope whoever gets it likes it.
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008 08:21:24 PM »

That is beautiful and what a blessing you are!
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008 07:53:14 AM »

Thank you. Project Linus is probably my favorite charity to craft for and I tend to get carried away, but my idea is to prove that donated items don't have to be shabby.  In short, I appreciate that you think it  looks nice. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008 08:00:19 AM »

Oh wow! I love this blanket. You've made this so pretty and some little girl out there is going to love it so much. You're so sweet to put such care into something like this. I've always wanted to start doing things for Project Linus...maybe it's time I start huh.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008 08:45:45 AM »

Depending on where you live, it can be really easy!  They often have a contact point in a city that will meet up with you to pick up any blankets you make. I have found them to be really friendly and accomodating. Check out their website to see if this applies in your case. http://www.projectlinus.org/chapter.php

Alternatively, if you're not sure you want to make a whole blanket, you can make 7"x9" squares for Warm Up America and either mail them in or just drop them off at a Michael's craft store if you have one near you. Making squares has the benefit of using less yarn and gives you more freedom to use different stitch patterns-- a great way to learn new ones!

I hope you do get involved, it is not only a great way to use up leftover yarn, but also can be a lot of fun. 

...Ok that's probably enough campaigning for now, haha.
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2008 05:48:12 PM »

Hey yeah! Thanks for the link! And yes I could even do both. There is a Michael's up the county and we do go that way on occasion. I could just make squares and just keep them until we make the trip every once in a while. Cool.
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2008 05:53:00 PM »

 Shocked Oh, Wow! That is a gorgeous blanket. What yarns did you use for it?
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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2008 06:06:51 PM »

Thanks!

The yarns are pretty basic. The pink and white are red heart solids, and the lavender is something called Bernat Baby Boucle, which was new to me and fun to work with. I got them in an ongoing wish swap (I'm always up for more yarn scraps specifically for projects like this) but I used about a skein of each. I also used a size K crochet hook, and the finished dimensions are almost exactly 3 feet by 2 feet.

Many people don't like to work with acrylic but to me it seems the best option for baby blankets. I think the Boucle is neat because it's sort of poofy and works up like a cloud, which is a welcome change of texture when working on such a big project.

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