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dahlea
« on: May 12, 2004 10:28:59 AM »

I am trying to make a baby blanket (basically, just a small blanket, as I have no babies to be the recipient of this) This was my plan: make a whole bunch of squares, then attach them together (?somehow) to make one stunning patchwork blanket. My problem is I don't know how to attach them other than sewing together and I don't know how that would look. Does anyone have any ideas or tips for me? Thanks.
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615bride
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2004 10:32:56 AM »

Dahlea - I made a baby blanket (following a pattern) in strips and then sewed
the strips together. I am *almost* sure that the sticth I used to sew them together
was the mattress stitch. It came out very well so that's an option...

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hjel
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2004 10:36:23 AM »

I am working on the same type of project and found seaming instructions on knitty.com, under the features section.  I believe it was titled Putting it all together, or something like that.  Anyway, she shows how to seam stockinette and garter stitches.  I'm not sure how to seam together cast of end to cast of end, though. 

I hope that helps.

Jen
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Maripaz
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2004 11:13:47 AM »

I've considered making a similar style blanket.  Here's a link to a pattern I found online.  You might try their method of attaching the squares...

http://www.womansday.com/article.asp?section_id=3&article_id=6878&page_number=1&preview=

Good luck and definitely post a picture when you're done  Smiley
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lila_fowler
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2004 12:13:03 PM »

My Grandma always makes baby blankets this way (I still have mine stored away!). If I talk to her later today I will try to remember to ask her how she does this.
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dahlea
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2004 12:39:17 PM »

Thanks so much guys! That's totally helpful!
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2005 06:46:45 AM »

I had the same question as dahlea...I wanted to use up some of my yarn leftovers, make different coloured squares and piece them together to make a baby blanket for a coworker who's pregnant.  I'm glad to know it'll work!

 Cheesy
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lisascenic
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2005 09:28:43 AM »

Do you own a big knitting reference book, like Vogue Knitting or the Montse Stanley Reader's Digest Knitting (don't laugh -- it rocks)?  They both offer several options, and good pictures.

A lot of people crochet blocks together.  Not me.  My crocheting is so bad that it is almost funny.
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