Saturday, September 14, 2013

Vintage Style Lacey Crochet Baby Blanket

Greetings everyone.  I hope each of you had a great week.  Our weather has returned to normal and the evenings are once again cool and pleasant.

This week I will share with you a baby blanket I have been working on for the past 10 days.  It has been so much fun that I couldn't put it down once I started on it.

As you may recall, I crochet and knit with a group that makes items for charity.  We recently received a large donation of yarn and there was two new packages (with 10 skeins each) of this yarn.  I took one of the packages and my friend took the other.


 

 As you can see, this is a woven ribbon type yarn.  I didn't know how it would knit up but it was great to work with.

I wanted to find a crochet pattern that wouldn't be boring to do and yet not too complicated.  I looked online and through my stash of old patterns.  I found this pattern tucked away in my pattern stash.  I've had it for almost 30 years and thought it would be a fun pattern to crochet.


Here's the finished product.  I think it came out cute although someone has already asked me "how will a baby use a round blanket".  Well, that's up to the Mom - I just had fun making it!



Before I end this post, I want to share with you my great "find" of the week.  I stopped by my local World Market; I love that store with all the goodies they offer from around the world.  They had some of their African items on sale and I purchased this basket for 1/2 price for a total of $19.99!  I had wanted one for a long time and it will be perfect for my large knitting projects like the afghan I am currently working on.



I would love to hear about what you are working on.  Also, feel free to e-mail me if you would like a copy of this pattern.   Please come back again and visit Lilly My Cat and stop over at   Handmade Harbour for some great crafting ideas and also check out this blog for additional creative gifts.

take care,
Pat



13 comments:

  1. lovely blanket, looks amazing. Why not a round blanket? who says babies have to be wrapped in oblongs, i think it turned out lovely x

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  2. What a beautiful blanket. You are so clever.

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  3. The blanket is stunning, and it just goes to show you should never throw away patterns!

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  4. Wow -what a lovely blanket. And round blankets are great for swaddling! Well done

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  5. It's a beautiful blanket, and I love the fact that it is multicoloured.

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  6. It is really beautiful - well done. Hope you have a good week.

    Jill, Christmas Pie Crafts

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  7. WOW !!! I wish I could crochet like that. It's stunning. It just goes to show you should never throw away old patterns as they will always come in handy one day xx

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  8. This is wonderful, it looks so soft too. What a lovely way to give an old pattern a new lease of life. Well done you :)

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  9. It is just exquisite. I feel really inspired by your work - just about to Pin it on Pinterest! x

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  10. The blanket is stunning. I'm sure any baby would be proud to be seen wearing it.Oh and I love the basket, just perfect for yarn. Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

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  11. So in love with your super crochet blanket, sadly no baby to fit it!!!

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  12. Mom, it's a beautiful blanket! Who made a comment about it being round?! How are the scarves coming along for Oliver and I?! :-) I'm hoping we'll have them before we go to England? Maybe we can be your next charity project! Love, your daughter

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  13. My grandmother used to make This she passed away 20 years ago we only have one blanket left we keep it safe wish I had this pattern been looking everywhere for it before I become a grandmother I am trying to find and learn how to make this. Where can I get it

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