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Topic: Tree of Gondor Baby Blanket  (Read 4298 times)
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« on: January 08, 2012 05:58:40 AM »

For my friends' baby boy (due in February) I made this:

They are lord of the rings fans and so am I so I went looking for an idea for their blanket here and I found: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=386496.0
I thought it was very cool and that I could use the same pattern they linked for the tree but I had some problems. First I didn't know how to tunasian crochet and I tried to use tapestry crotchet which didn't look right at all. So I ended up learning tunasian crochet from the internet. Then I bought a tunasian crochet hook, but it was too thick and the stitches were too tall so I bought another one and tried again. It still came out way long and I don't really know why. I also didn't know how to make the back right so I ended up just crocheting another piece and covering the back up. Having to start the middle piece over several times I got frustrated and made the edge pieces first which is why they came out an awkward size compared to the middle and I had to make two little pieces for the top and bottom of the middle.

Close up of the tree

Back of tree piece:

Back of blanket with tree back covered:

Edge pattern close up:
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2012 02:29:13 PM »

Wow!  Beautiful!  I really like it with the smaller pieces on top and bottom creating a sort of frame that draws attention to the very well executed center.

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2012 10:27:01 PM »

This is very cool!  How long did it take you to make it?
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2012 06:16:39 PM »

Thanks for looking.
I think it took about 2 weeks of work. I marathon'd the tree (plus back piece) and did it all in one week, pretty much crocheting after work until I went to bed (while watching Doctor Who), because I had to start over several times and when I finally got it I only had a week until the shower. I find the best way to get projects done is to watch something you like and have seen a bunch of times so you can just listen. I have watched all of Lord of the Rings in a weekend while working on my wedding dress and and another time while working on another blanket.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2012 12:39:55 AM »

Hail and well met, You did the Tree of Gondor wonderfully! I like the lined center, makes it seem more "middle earth-ish"
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2012 07:12:12 AM »

Oh wow, I love this so much!  I think it's beautiful!

I'm a huge Lord of the Rings fan and I've been wanting to learn how to Tunisian crochet.  Good on you for just diving in and trying it! 

I'd really love a blanket like this.  One would never know all the struggles you had with it, it's lovely.

« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2012 08:54:27 AM »

This is awesome. I am a HUGE Lord Of The Rings fan. I was wondering if you have the pattern. If so where/how can I get it. THANK YOU
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