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« on: May 05, 2011 10:41:34 AM »



While looking for granny square patterns I accidently found this one and I just have to make one!
Anyone who's also (planning to) making this blanket? We can motivate each other and share pictures of our progress and finally our completed blankets.
The pattern can be found on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/babette-blanket.

I -to be honest- don't use the pattern (just refuse to pay for what I can make with some common sense  Roll Eyes) but printed the picture of the whole blanket and divided it in 10 sections with a colour pencil.

This is what I made so far:

and 2 more after taking this picture.



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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2011 02:19:58 PM »

This looks like fun!  The 80 GDs from the GD Swap R7 will make a great start.  Not sure when I'll be able to get a good start on a babette blanket, but I'll bookmark this thread, just in case.
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2011 02:50:54 PM »

I am in the process of doing this right now I'll join Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2011 04:36:48 PM »

I started one last month and posted pics in the regular granny CAL but haven't made much progress yet. I am just learning crochet so every time I see something new I have to learn it and the last new thing gets put on the back burner. Crochet ADD? Yes! Maybe posting in 2 CAL's will force me to do more. hehe

I did start one new 12" block with a floral center and think I will do all of the 12" in something different to add some spice.


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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2011 05:56:38 PM »

BennuBird, I love that flower motif!  I want to do something similar with mine.  Squares are fine, but flowers fun.
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2011 10:28:16 PM »

I am in the process of doing this right now I'll join Smiley

Yay welcome! How many squares have you made and what colours?
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2011 10:30:45 PM »


I did start one new 12" block with a floral center and think I will do all of the 12" in something different to add some spice.


Good idea to add some other motifs. I also made some (from the 'beyond the square book/CAL), but I'm not sure yet if they'll look nice in my blanket.

How do you all plan on joining the squares?
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2011 09:27:18 AM »

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I don't have the original pattern, but I would assume it is just stitched together. I don't know if I would like it as much in single crochet, would need to see it.
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2011 10:03:06 AM »

I don't have the original pattern, but I would assume it is just stitched together. I don't know if I would like it as much in single crochet, would need to see it.

You mean slip stitch? I'll try that too. I almost finished all squares for my first section and now I'm experimenting with joining methods...progress pics soon!


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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2011 02:25:29 PM »

I am in the process of doing this right now I'll join Smiley

Yay welcome! How many squares have you made and what colours?

Well I've almost finished one of the biggest squares. I'm using greens, yellows, white, maybe some black and a couple of balls of mini mochi rainbow. Stash busting really. I had a ton of yarn in the right weight. I'll try to post pics as soon as I'm able.
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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2011 11:58:02 AM »

I am in the process of doing this right now I'll join Smiley

Yay welcome! How many squares have you made and what colours?

Well I've almost finished one of the biggest squares. I'm using greens, yellows, white, maybe some black and a couple of balls of mini mochi rainbow. Stash busting really. I had a ton of yarn in the right weight. I'll try to post pics as soon as I'm able.

Sounds good; I'd love to see pics!

Here's what I did so far. I still looks like a mess, because I haven't woven in any ends yet, but all squares for the first section are done.

(my foot for size reference  Wink)

And the pile (just for fun):


Well, got some weaving to do.......

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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2011 05:48:59 AM »

Looks great!
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« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2011 12:33:52 AM »

u did a great job it look so colourful my mum would love one of those
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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2011 01:05:50 PM »

Thanks  Wink I joined all the squares for the 1st section, but (bad me, bad me) haven't woven in the ends yet. So now have to weave in only about a 100-ish of them  Roll Eyes

BennuBird, I like your motifs; have you made more already?
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« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2011 10:10:30 AM »

Looks great IdlersDesign! All those ends would drive me insane to try and do. hehe


   I've been crochet ADD again, I started a Christmas star throw from Coats & Clark, designed my own 6" square I call orbs in the dark for another afghan, an offset center granny also from C&C , and a granny for Project Linus. The Babette has gotten no attention at all this month. =( I should bring out my Babette tote bin and force myself to make some blocks today.
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« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2011 12:44:07 PM »

Finished some more parts:



and used a lot of little squares from the GD's swaps!

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« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2011 12:08:32 PM »

I really like this afghan. Thanks for sharing
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« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2011 03:58:06 PM »

I have been crocheting for a few months now, mostly amigurumis. I have had no trouble reading patterns for those little critters, but for what ever reason I just cannot get the hang of a granny square. Is there a pattern any one could share that is suitable for beginners?
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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2011 10:18:42 AM »

just look for granny squares on Youtube; there are so many tutorials and I assure you; it's much easier than ami's  Wink
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« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2012 01:40:01 AM »

I love the look of this Babette blanket!  How is everyone doing with theirs?  I love the colorfulness and the different sized squares.  I have some orphan squares I would like to use.  I almost bought a bunch at the goodwill awhile ago, and now I wish I had...oh well.
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« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2012 07:19:50 PM »

This is pretty cool! I felt like the original was awesome but possibly too modern arty for say, my couch, but seeing you guys' beginning I realize it can be a little less jarring with the right colors. FUN.
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« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2012 03:43:42 PM »

I'm doing an after school crochet activity this year, and I'm hoping that we can make a blanket out of our randomly sized squares. Not quite a Babette blanket because we're using "traditional" granny squares, but the idea will be the same!
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« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2013 05:32:47 PM »

That blanket is AWESOME!!!!!!
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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2013 06:31:18 AM »

im thinking about doing this blanket. my boyfriends friend gave me a bag full of yarn. im using the colors that look the best together. pinks, whites, browns, maybe the purples will be taken out.
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« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2013 03:44:04 PM »

turned out bad
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« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2013 06:10:01 PM »

that1girl, I think it looks rather snuggly! Smiley But it definitely has some "texture" that doesn't look like the original. Did you use different yarn weights? Or, maybe it has something to do with the sizes of the blocks?

Maybe you could block it- if it's acrylic, I think you just need to wet it, and then pin it down and let it dry (I'm not actually sure... I've never tried it).

I really like how the colors look all stitched up, especially with those pops of gold!
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that1girl, the colors and layout are beautiful! Blocking is a must in these things, I find you have to block pieces before you sew them together, AND after. It can still misbehave though : /
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« Reply #27 on: March 20, 2013 04:09:19 PM »

i found the pattern in a book at the library. im going to redo it the right way  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2013 03:02:19 AM »


what I have so far
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« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2013 05:29:01 PM »

It's looking pretty good, that1girl! I love how colorful it is!
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joining with a braided join. I'm doing sections 1-8
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« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2013 05:12:20 PM »

Lookin' good! Isn't it great when you get to the joining stage?
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« Reply #32 on: July 09, 2013 12:46:27 PM »

finished I made about 70 blocks. I messed up somewhere so one edge just has a long stripe of the 2 round block. I only did two rounds of the edging.



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Wow! It looks great! I love the pops of the orange-y color! Kudos to you for finishing it, especially after deciding to start all over.
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