Thursday, July 17, 2014

Autumn Baby Blanket


I know it's July,  But this is the time of year I write new patterns, get kits put together for my Etsy shop and think about Christmas knitting and crocheting.  Here's something I'm working on.  One simple pattern, three different yarn weights, three spectacular gifts for babies, teens and adults.  I love my yummy yarn (any yarn you don't find in your local craft store), however, sometimes it's too costly for gift giving.
So, the pattern will have yarn suggestions that you find in your Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Joann Fabric stores.  For my overseas friends, these are our local craft stores.  This sample is a DK weight (3).  I think I'll use sock yarn for the pattern.  I'm sure most of you have loads of it in your stash, I know I do!  Maybe it would be fun to have a, sort of patchwork look using different skeins of sock yarn but all the same colors.  I'll have to think on that and play around with it.


I'm going to also crochet up a sample in some worsted weight (4) yarn.  Solid colors, but with a gradient or ombre effect.  Solid colors are typically less expensive than gradient yarns.


Super bulky weight (6) too, which is one of my favorite weights.  Maybe three different edgings as well.  

A plethora of kits are ready now in my Etsy shop.






I've got 9 different kits with nine different fabric choices!


(this is a pattern bundle, not a kit)



Have a great week,
Sheila

Yarn tip:
Blanket sizes:
Full size measures about 50" x 65" (127cm x 165cm)
Lap blanket 35" x 40" (89cm x 102cm) {great for the elderly}
Baby blanket 25" x 30" (64cm x 76cm)

16 comments:

  1. Really gorgeous colors and pattern! So much talent here :) Think I will just head over and check out your shop again!

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  2. Cute blankets! I like your color combinations!

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  3. I love the combination of colours and stitch pattern in your Autumn blanket, great work :)

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  4. Hi, I love your craft, is beauty, I love a colors, I follow your blog, hugs from Brazil.
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    1. Hugs back! I love all your little props next to your beautifully crocheted squares.

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  5. I too love your color sense and your autumn blanket captures the rich depth of the fall season in a delightful way.

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  6. I love this baby blanket - and the colours you've used too. I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking about Winter/Christmas knitting already :)

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  7. You are such a talented lady. Loving all of it but particularly the baby blanket in Cath Kidston colours.

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  8. I love that Autumn baby blanket....such pretty colors. The Christmas hats are quite adorable also.

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  9. Beautiful blanket - the colours are gorgeous.
    Love the hats too!
    Wishing you a good weekend.

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