Sunday, 2 February 2014

Lil' Monkey Baby Blanket

The project I'm sharing with you today is the Lil' Monkey Blanket that I made using the pattern from the Happy Hooker.  It's a great book which I won't go one about too much as I wrote a review for it here.

I actually made this blanket last year and then gave it my sister-in-law for a baby shower present.  Her due date has just past so I'm excited to think that soon enough this blanket will have a very tiny new owner.

I really enjoyed making the sixteen chunky, granny squares and then laying them all out before stitching them all together.  I loved the gender-neutral colours and the textures they created. The only problem I did have was sourcing the correct wool but I soon adapted the pattern with a bit of imagination and test swatches.  If you are interested in how I went about this you can read about it here. In the end I doubled up DK wool in light and dark grey, cream and red.  I love the mottled effect the two-tone DK wool created.

So, how's your weekend been?  I've had a lovely time finishing off some crafty birthday presents this weekend and today Steve and I had a good old potter around our village.  It's pretty cold here, but oh-so-sunny, which is great.  Everyone loves a bit of Vitamin D after those long, dark nights and short, dark days, right?

What have you been making this week?

Don't forget to pop over to Handmade Harbour and see what all the other Handmade Monday-ers have been making this week.

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  1. Such a cute blanket. How exciting to have a new baby in the family soon!

  2. Great blanket. I'm sure its new owner will love it. What a great idea about the doubling up the wool.

  3. Beautiful blanket, I agree. Not being gender-specific appeals to me too ;))). Doubling up wool is great too - obviously - and it makes for lots more colour/shade variations. Thanks for the idea! x ... will be reading the book review next.

  4. It looks really sweet, and I'm sure it will be well used once the little one is here. Have a good week.

  5. Beautiful blanket, I'm sure it'll be much loved, popping over from Handmade Harbour x

  6. Emma this is just so gorgeous!! Every time I look at your projects I wish I could crochet - fabulous as ever! xx


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