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ISO a way to put letters in a granny square blanket

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Hi,

 I'm making a friend of mine a baby blanket consisting of 4 granny squares joined together, I'm trying to find a way to put letters in the blanket without  stitching them on top of the blanket. her son likes to pull and will pull the letters off. Any help would be appreciated.

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Not grannies but maybe something else you could do:

 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/alphabetically

 

Or bobbles:

 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/babys-abcs-afghan

 

Or squares with color work/instarsia:

 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rock-a-star-baby-blankie

 

You could mix grannies in with any of the above if you really wanted grannies.

Lastly, you should be able to sew letters down tight enough that he can't pull them off.

Good luck!

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You will need to do graphs if you want them imbedded in the pattern.  Graphs are pretty easy to follow once you have the counting down.  Try looking at these youtube instructions and see if you can get an idea for what you want to do.  Otherwise, you'll need to find a pattern either online or buy a book with instructions.  If I see anything online, I'll message you. :)

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Not grannies but maybe something else you could do:

 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/alphabetically

 

Or bobbles:

 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/babys-abcs-afghan

 

Or squares with color work/instarsia:

 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rock-a-star-baby-blankie

 

You could mix grannies in with any of the above if you really wanted grannies.

Lastly, you should be able to sew letters down tight enough that he can't pull them off.

Good luck!

what she said....lol!

 

Personally, if I don't graph them in, I use a tapestry needle and make the chain embroidery stitch. I make small links for the letters, hopefully making it harder for the little one to pull out!

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You will need to do graphs if you want them imbedded in the pattern.

 

The one pattern I linked has them graphed, unless she wants a different font.  :)

 

I use a tapestry needle and make the chain embroidery stitch.

 

I don't do that so I forgot that way.

There is also surface crochet the letters on. 

:)

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Empress....I have done the letters and sewn them on the surface, but it's not my favorite method. Too bulky.... I've never done surface crochet....

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Judianne, I haven't surface crocheted either that I recall.  I have seen it mentioned a lot here and on Ravelry.

Haven't sewn letters down.  I have sewn flowers down and those things are not moving.  LOL

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The surface slip stitch is really easy, it's embroidering with your crochet hook.  The only thing, you'll need to cut the yarn whenever you 'lift the pen' so to speak, so a cursive type font is a little easier to do.  

 

http://www.crochetspot.com/how-to-crochet-surface-crochet-or-surface-slip-stitch/

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