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« on: March 31, 2008 06:47:59 AM »


I finished this blanket for one of Hubby's coworkers and actually remember to take pictures of it before I sent it on it's way!
It's made with Caron's Simply Soft in red, black and white.  The squares are half-double crochet with a single crochet border.  The ladybugs are a disc with a half circle, stripe, and little black circles attached.  I've joined the with slipstitch because I like the raised edges it makes.
The Snuggle Bunny is a larger half-double square with a ball head and single crochet ears.  I stuck another ladybug on the back so it's matches better with the blanket.  She has a little black ruffle collar to cover the stitches attaching the head and body.  I also hooked through both pieces for added stability.  I don't want to traumatize a little one by having their lovey's head pop off!
The pattern is mostly made up with some bits and pieces from other patterns I've found.  No matter how many times I read up on how to make a flat disc, I still have to drag out the pattern to read it!   
Thanks for reading and any comments are always welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2008 06:53:53 AM »

OMG I love this blanket.  You did a very good job.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2008 06:55:24 AM »

This is just beautiful! Was it for a baby? I think it makes for a nice change from the usual pastelly baby gifts. Awesome job!
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2008 06:59:12 AM »

omg I think I would give up a limb for this!
how freaking adorable!
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2008 07:00:14 AM »

Thanks!  Yeah, sorry it was for a baby.  Although, I'm seriously considering making a larger one so I can keep it.  I love ladybugs!
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2008 07:25:52 AM »

I love it!  The blankie doll is great!  Babies realy love those colors.  It would be great as a playtime blanket.
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2008 08:48:03 AM »

Amazing blanket! Wisted!
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2008 12:31:19 PM »

What a great gift! Love the snuggle bunny!
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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2008 12:50:18 PM »

That's really cool!
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2008 12:53:41 PM »

adorable! fantastic job!
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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2008 01:42:15 PM »

That is SO cute!  Smiley love how the colours pop!
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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2008 03:09:47 PM »

That is adorable! Great change from the usual.
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« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2008 11:46:17 PM »

That's beautiful. I'm definately going to keep this idea in mind the next time I need to make a baby blanket. You did a really amazing job on this.
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2008 12:35:39 AM »

omg u did a great job I love it and how cute is this will I will tell u its so cute i give it a thumbs up. and a push of the button that says it rocks.
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2008 02:31:53 AM »

This is gorgeous - and extra gorgeous because I love ladybirds/bugs.  Well done on a beautiful blanket.
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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2008 08:14:05 PM »

too  cute, my grand niece would love this!
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« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2008 01:14:40 PM »

That is a beautiful blanket.  I love how bright it is. 

How did you join the squares?
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« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2008 01:46:37 PM »

oh my... that is soo beautiful, hope i get that good some day Tongue

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« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2008 12:47:36 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2008 07:41:44 PM »

OMG!!!! i LOVE LOVE LOVE ladybugs!!! my brother saw it from across the room and said "o god shes gonna make that next.." bc hes still waiting for a big blanket but im procrastinating on another big project (still working on MY big blanket!)

again.. i LOVE ladybugs! and i LOVE that blanket!
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Simply perfect! Ladybugs are unbeatable! Very well done! @;)
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