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« on: February 11, 2011 01:00:15 PM »

Hi everyone, these are my latest creations. C&C welcome.

This is a pattern I found on ravelry. I liked it because it's a ripple blanket made like an ordinary granny square so it grew really quickly.

It's about 4ft from point to point and took about 4 evenings to complete. I really enjoyed making it. It was a break from the other afghan I'm working on at the moment.

I made this next blanket for my boyfriends sisters baby, he's due in a few weeks. I wanted it to look a bit like twister, but in shades of blue and green.

This is a close up of the edging. It's a stitch that I just found called crab stitch. It's double crochet backwards and it makes a really cool spiral look. You've probably already used it a million times but it's new for me!

My cushion cover is made in a chunky yarn and is worked in trebles. I made a loose cotton envelope style liner for it. I really wanted to use wooden buttons, but you can't get anything around here (Yorkshire) so they are plastic.
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011 01:26:57 PM »

ooohhh i love the cushion cover!! not that the blanket aren't gorgeous too.. Wink

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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2011 02:52:14 PM »

They are all really good but I am def. impressed with the blanket using crab stitch. I can't do crab stitch to save my life, my hands just won't do it!
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011 03:06:32 PM »

The baby blanket with the circles is lovely! And I really like the way you did the pillow cover too! Awesome work!
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011 06:24:48 PM »

I love all the stuff you made! Great color choices! Can you post the link to the granny star? I'd love to add it to my faves. Thanks! *smiles*
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2011 06:42:37 PM »

Love it all. Did you make the Spiral "Twister" granny square or did you get the pattern online? I would really love to make one of those in Red, Black, White and Grey for my living room.
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2011 12:15:54 PM »

Thanks for the lovely comments, here's the link to the pattern for the ripple blanket:


You'll really enjoy making it cos it's super quick!

For the other blanket I used pattern 89 from the 200 crochet blocks book but I made it a bit smaller. It's just a basic circle in a square pattern though so you should be able to find one easily online.

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2011 03:47:27 PM »

Love it all. Did you make the Spiral "Twister" granny square or did you get the pattern online? I would really love to make one of those in Red, Black, White and Grey for my living room.



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