Sunday, August 4, 2013

Cherry Blossom Baby Blanket

Cherry Blossom Blanket

I have been working on this blanket for a while and I thought it was finished but inspiration struck and I had to do more.
The basic blanket is a giant granny square, but I was left with a large white center that needed color. I always thought of this blanket as a neopolitian but lately I started thinking it would look nice with some cherry blossoms.

 
The yarns I used were:
Caron Simply Soft in White
Caron Simply Soft in Soft Pink
Red Heart Soft Yarn in Chocolate


Using a G hook I did 11 rounds of each color: 11 white, 11 pink, and 11 brown for a total of 33 rows.
The flowers are simply done so here is the pattern:
Start with a magic circle.
Chain 3 (count as first hdc), 2 dc, hdc, sl* repeat 4 times sl into 3rd ch. Leaving a long tail for sewing.

 
The branches are free form surface crochet that I based on several online photos of branches. The finished size is roughly 31in x 31in.

My cat was being a little stinker while I was doing photos and I normally would have trashed them but Ichigo was just too darn cute, so here they are.


Enjoy!

5 comments:

  1. WOW! Love it! Love the colors! I've just pinned it on Pinterest!

    Grtz
    Diana
    www.dianaswereld.nl

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  2. Thank you for another great idea. Will be making it soon.

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  3. Beautiful! I might put light blue for sky ...

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  4. I saw this in I fell in love, going to make for my great grandneice.

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  5. Amazingit's a piece of art.I ' ve just shared it on fb &G+

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