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Appliques on crocheted baby blanket


Hello everyone!


I've looked everywhere for some information about a project I'm working on. I've crocheted a granny stitch rows blanket. It's not a very open crochet because I crochet tight. So the weave is pretty dense.


The blanket is done in colors of the rainbow using Stylecraft Special DK.


So here's the question..


I want to put a few applique sea turtles on the blanket. I've run the gamut of using felt, flannel and I think I've decided on quilters cotton. I have a silhouette cameo I'm going to use to cut the pieces, hopefully (crosses fingers). I don't know the best way to attach the applique to the blanket itself. Should I hand stitch, use a sewing machine (I'm thinking not), or use a stick on interface? I think hand stitch is probably the best choice. It's a baby blanket so it will be washed a lot and I feel funny having anything sticky near the baby. This is my first grandbaby!! If I hand stitch should I stitch with yarn or thread?


Any information at all that you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Cloth suggestions, attaching suggestions...anything. I've gone back and forth so many times. I want to have it done by the baby shower which is June 28th. I've gotten pretty good at the crocheting but I'm definitely a novice seamstress.


Feel free to check out my blog to see some of my completed crochet items. It's http://poquosongirl



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Have you considered using crochet motifs that you can then stitch in place.  Leave very long tails at the beginning and/or end for sewing.


Try searching for turtle motifs for suggestions on Pinterest.


The benefit of crochet on crochet is that they are compatible.  I'm not a fan of fabric on crochet but many people are.


This shows flowers  added to a blankie.  the whole set makes more sense of the flowers :rofl





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Turtle crochet appliques, if you want to go that route ( I agree, they would 'go with' the crocheted blanket better )


Not free, and not sure if you have to be a member of Ravelry to buy these patterns. 




Free ones - some are small, but most are pretty simple and wouldn't be too hard to enlarge



http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/turtle-applique-3   this is a little 3-D, you could amend the shell to keep it flat if you want

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sea-turtle-motif  this designer is awesome, site is in Japanese and pattern is charted


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I've added crocheted appliques lots of times to blankets, hats, scarves, etc. I hand stitch them to the piece and usually use  the same yarn as the applique itself.



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