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If you had 22 balls of Sirdar Snuggly baby bamboo...

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JollyPurpleGiant Sat 13-Apr-13 14:35:43

What kind of blanket would you crochet?

DC2 is due in August and I've used some birthday money to buy the yarn so I can make a blanket. There are 11 colours, 100g of each colour.

Which pattern would you use if given free rein?

Primrose123 Sat 13-Apr-13 14:38:08

I'm making one of these in white, which was recommended by another mumsnetter.

It's very easy to do, and is growing very quickly!

duchesse Sat 13-Apr-13 14:46:42

I'd make a stripy mitred square blanket like this. Gorgeous.

duchesse Sat 13-Apr-13 14:47:38

Oh, you want to crochet it I now note. Are you sure? Primrose's suggestion is lovely.

JollyPurpleGiant Sat 13-Apr-13 14:51:30

Lol, duchesse, I have not picked up knitting needles since I was about 8, while I've been crocheting in quite a lot of my free time over the past 9 months or so. Crochet is probably a safer bet in my circumstances!

JollyPurpleGiant Sat 13-Apr-13 14:57:23

I do love both the suggestions smile It will be very colourful, whatever I do.

I'm a bit nervous of working with the yarn as it's much more expensive than the acrylic stylecraft special I have been using up until now.

MrsHoarder Sat 13-Apr-13 15:02:16

Well you can always frog it and start again if it his wrong. More of a knitter so can't help with patterns sorry.

YoniliaHoax Sat 13-Apr-13 15:04:41

The Purl Bee have loads of crochet and knitted blankets, all free patterns.

Vajazzler Sat 13-Apr-13 15:13:58

I love Attic24's blog. having finished my first big granny square blanket this week my next project is her granny stripe blanket then the one Primrose123 linked to.

JollyPurpleGiant Sat 13-Apr-13 15:14:28

Yonilia, I hadn't found that website before. Look at this. Wow. I could do one of those.

BarbaraWoodlouse Sat 13-Apr-13 15:22:49

I love this one, but might not fit your balance of colours?

I've done attic24 granny stripe in stylecraft and its very popular with DC, DH and DCat! I think I prefer it to the ripple for snuggle factor.

JollyPurpleGiant Sat 13-Apr-13 15:26:25

It has taken me about 2 months to choose yarn. Hopefully I'll be able to choose a pattern more quickly! So many pretty ideas smile

JollyPurpleGiant Sat 13-Apr-13 15:30:09

I did a granny stripe in Stylecraft Special. White and teal stripes. It is nice smile I'm also currently working on one in plain Treble crochet that's about 2.5ft wide and will likely be about 5ft long if I ever finish. It is purple, cream and teal stripes.

BarbaraWoodlouse Sat 13-Apr-13 15:34:17

Ah, you may be granny striped out then! wink

I love my multi-coloured (Lucy pack) stripes but would love to do one in a more limited palette. Somehow though the idea of starting again is just too daunting. confused

SoupDragon Sat 13-Apr-13 15:54:20

I love the Sirdar baby bamboo - it makes a lovely blanket.

JollyPurpleGiant Sat 13-Apr-13 16:01:57

That's what I'm hoping, soupy. It was mainly looking at old threads on here that made me choose it. I am a bit shocked that I've spent £80 on yarn though. Baby had better appreciate this blanket!

I'm utterly rubbish at working out how much yarn I need for things so maybe something with squares or circles joined together would be better and then I can decide how big to make it as I go along.

Will have a look on ravelry and see if anything else catches my eye. Every pattern I've shown DH so far has had the response 'that's nice'. So he's no help!

JollyPurpleGiant Sat 13-Apr-13 16:02:52

I know what you mean, Barbara. I did a pattern working in the round after I finished my granny stripe blanket. I definitely needed to do something different.

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Sat 13-Apr-13 16:13:34

It's lovely yarn. I've used it to make a stripy blanket like this and a granny square blanket.

At the moment I'm liking spotty blankets.

YoniliaHoax Sat 13-Apr-13 16:40:28

Ah, the Babette!
It's in my dreams.

TheNinjaGooseIsOnAMission Sat 13-Apr-13 17:15:02

you could always make your own pattern, there's a photo on my profile of a blanket using 2 different sizes of granny square that I think works well. You can probably make a couple of baby blankets with that amount of wool smile

MrsHoarder Sat 13-Apr-13 17:47:46

I can't crochet. Do you think I could learn on that Babette Blanket? Its gorgeous!

JollyPurpleGiant Sat 13-Apr-13 18:06:04

I haven't bought the pattern for the babette but I reckon all the squares are filled in granny squares, with the only variations the number of rounds worked. You would certainly be an expert at sewing in ends by the time you had finished!

Here is a tutorial for a filled in granny square:

I've found crochet fairly easy to pick up, and it's probably even easier if you're already a knitter as you are used to counting.

JollyPurpleGiant Sat 13-Apr-13 18:07:54

That is a gorgeous blanket, ninja smile

YoniliaHoax Sat 13-Apr-13 18:25:40

Babette is easy to crochet, it's a pain to stitch together.
It's very similar to granny square,not quite the same.
I want to make one of the Purl Bee patterns - the big granny one, where you start in the middle and just go round and round.
No fiddly joining

SoupDragon Sat 13-Apr-13 18:35:25

On my blanket wish list are this and this smile

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