Posted in Baby, Blankets, Crochet, Yarns

Candy Cane BB no. 2

Today I present another baby blanket made from Sirdar Pattercake, I used yarn cake in Candy Cane colour again. I just love it!

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It really is amazing yarn and one ball is sufficient to make a great baby blanket.

This time I started with small granny square and then worked the blanket corner-to-corner. I added white edge to it for a neat finish and voila!

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Posted in Baby, Blankets, Crochet, Custom makes

Very Hungry Caterpillar Snuggle

This is my first custom make, ordered by a friend as a baby shower gift – set of baby snuggle and a hat, size 0-3 months.

I used chunky yarn but bit bigger hook, I wanted it to be warm but also stretchy and loose enough to allow air to go through to keep baby comfortable. 

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Yarn used was Cygnet chunky. It’s acrylic so easy to care for, can be machine washed. I use it for a variety of projects and is perfect for children, adults, or house accessories.

I think this snuggle will make a great photo prop – just look at this doll! 🙂

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Posted in Baby, Blankets, Knitting

Candy Cane Baby Blanket

I recently fell in love in Sirdar Pattercake yarn cakes. When I saw Candy Cane, I knew I had to make a baby blanket out of it. The yarn cake even comes with simple pattern on the back of the band. I decided to try this out.

The pattern was very easy to follow. Blanket is made from corner to corner by adding and then decreasing stitches on each side of the blanket. It has nice thick texture as it’s made with garter stitch. I have decided to add a little bit of crochet edging as I can’t live without finishing blankets with crab stitch.

I am totally in love with the colors of Candy Cane. The bonus is that it is self-striping yarn so you only need to buy one ball!

What do you think of my Candy Cane Baby Blanket?

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Ellie the Elephant Lovey

Today I am proud to show you lovey blankie I made for my baby girl. I didn’t have a particular pattern or design, just an idea in my mind and I added some bits as I went through violet Rico yarn. I started knitting small blanket in basket weave to give it nice texture and finished in crochet picot edge. I still had a small ball of yarn left so I decided to try amigurumi elephant, it was just enough to make head and arms and to sew all bits together. I was really pleased with the effect and my baby seemed to like it too. At some point she couldn’t fall asleep without her lovey.

Without further ado, I present to you Ellie the Elephant.

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Ellie makes really nice cuddly toy, can go for a walk as stroller companion or can even keep your wriggly baby warm at night if made big enough. My girl was a bit startled by me taking a photo but still held her lovey 🙂

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How about making a lovey tonight?