Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Red & Aqua Baby Blanket

Here's a cute little project I have recently completed.  I started it ages ago- in fact I crocheted many of the squares while we toured Great Britain in August!!

The white squares are all knitted using a variety of stitches that create many different textures. 

The red and turquoise squares are crocheted  and reminded me of many wonderful days we had in the UK this past summer.  

I finally got around to sewing the squares into a checkerboard pattern.  This was a bit of a challenge because the crocheted squares were far from "square."  I don't know if I had a few too many ciders or Pimm's while on our vacation,  but all of the turquoise and red squares are very wonky in shape!!

I kept the border simple and straightforward. I originally was going to add a lacy picot edging, but I felt it might end up too feminine looking.  This border of simple single crochets keeps the blanket tidy enough for a little boy.

With this baby blanket completed I've already moved on to my next crocheted project.  
Our local yarn store was having a huge sale just after Christmas so I stocked up on worsted-weight yarn to make a huge granny stripe blanket for our family room.
  I am using this tutorial from Lucy at Attic 24 and so far I am loving this project.  How could I not with all of these delicious colours!!

I figure this large afghan will take a few months to complete, but I'll keep you up to date on its progress!!

Hugs to all,



  1. I love the variety of stitches, looks great

  2. So clever. I need to get a new crochet book with all different stitches. Take care. Chelx

  3. I love this blanket. You did a wonderful job. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  4. Hi Bronwyn, I'm so happy to find you over at It's Overflowing. What a beautiful blanket you've made. I wish I knew how to crochet, but that's something I haven't learned yet. Beyond that, we share a lot of the same hobbies. I'm looking forward to seeing your next project. Have a great weekend!


  5. What a nice project. I love the colors!

  6. Fabulous blanket - love the colours!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  7. I really love this color combination. I also love that you used different types of stitches for the different squares. I think I might just try this idea. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Lindsay from

  8. Beautiful! Envious : ) - I'm learning crochet, I already knit but am dragging with the crochet thing : /

  9. This is beautiful! I love how the border finishes it off just right.

  10. Beautiful work and lovely color combination!!

  11. Okay, I fell like I already know you! I've just buzzed by a few recent posts, but we have similar taste. I ADORE red and aqua! So glad to meet you!

  12. Awesome! I love the colors combination... thanks for sharing this great job..!
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