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FINISHED! - One-Color Freeform Baby Blanket

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After months of working on it 5-10 minutes at a time, I finally finished the pink baby blanket/playmat! My 7-mo loves to play with all the baubles and rings on it, but as you can see in the picture below, my older daughter just likes to snuggle in it!

 

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Large view

 

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Detail view

 

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Yet another perspective

 

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Older daughter snuggling with the blanky

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Hmm..never seen anything like that before but it looks pretty cool:clap Good job..d.idn't know you could even do that with an afghan:hook

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That's really cool! :cheer

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Wow! I love it!

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Wow! That is beautiful! I have never seen anything quite like it. I think I should look into freeform crochet!

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nice blanket & photo.

 

jaye

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Wonderful piece! Do you belong to the Yahoo free form group? If not, you ought to look into it. They would love to see this.

 

Jean

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Turned out great!!!!!!! I still love it!

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i've been patiently waiting to see this completed and i am pleasantly suprised by what i see. after seeing your older dd wrapped within it, i was really surprised how big it it! great that both the girls love it. maybe we will see a second one? lol. looks fabulous. i like how cos it's all one colour it's the stitches and styles that become the feature

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I love it! That is really beautiful. :cheer:clap:cheer

 

Do you just make a bunch of things & sew them together? :think I'm not sure how freeform works but that is stunning. :cheer

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Wonderful piece! Do you belong to the Yahoo free form group? If not, you ought to look into it. They would love to see this.

 

Jean

 

I hadn't heard of that group, but I'll have to look into it! Thanks for the tip!

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Thanks everyone for all the positive feedback!! It's my first large freeform piece; mostly, I've just done hats before...

 

I love it! That is really beautiful. :cheer:clap:cheer

 

Do you just make a bunch of things & sew them together? :think I'm not sure how freeform works but that is stunning. :cheer

 

When I've made hats, I just start crocheting any which way and with whatever stitches, yarn, and direction that I feel like. When I do it this way, my work tends to naturally become a circle which works for a hat, but I didn't want the blanket to look like that. So, I made lots of different motifs (some large, some small; some from patterns; others I just made up as I went) and crocheted and/or sewed them together.

 

It was great because I have lots of pattern books and stitch encyclopedias, and this gave me the chance to experiment with different stitches and pieces of patterns. For example, you might recognize a large band on the blanket from the cover of the April/May issue of Crochet Today magazine(http://www.crochettoday.com/articlepage.aspx?articleid=114)!

 

Thanks again for all your compliments - I had fun doing it, but now I'm ready to rejoin my other numerous WIPs!!

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all the different textures would be fun for a child to snuggle with!

 

Great job!!!

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Beautiful!! You have made me look at freeform crochet in a whole new light!!!

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Thanks everyone for all the positive feedback!! It's my first large freeform piece; mostly, I've just done hats before...

 

 

 

When I've made hats, I just start crocheting any which way and with whatever stitches, yarn, and direction that I feel like. When I do it this way, my work tends to naturally become a circle which works for a hat, but I didn't want the blanket to look like that. So, I made lots of different motifs (some large, some small; some from patterns; others I just made up as I went) and crocheted and/or sewed them together.

 

It was great because I have lots of pattern books and stitch encyclopedias, and this gave me the chance to experiment with different stitches and pieces of patterns. For example, you might recognize a large band on the blanket from the cover of the April/May issue of Crochet Today magazine(http://www.crochettoday.com/articlepage.aspx?articleid=114)!

 

Thanks again for all your compliments - I had fun doing it, but now I'm ready to rejoin my other numerous WIPs!!

 

Thank you for taking the time to explain it, I appreciate it. :manyheart I might just give freeform a shot. Thanks again for the info & advice.

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It is wonderful! Great idea to make it all one color! What a challange! Thanks for sharing:hug

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Oh...my...goodness...that is beautiful !!! Thanks for sharing!

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