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ABC Blanket

by Linda L
(Ronkonkoma, NY)

ABC Baby Blanket

ABC Baby Blanket

ABC Baby Blanket

Please describe and tell us about your baby blanket.

I crocheted this blanket for a kindergarten teacher who had been trying for years to have a baby. Her son was born Dec. 2010. I knew she would love the ABC's on the blanket. It was a big hit at her baby shower.




What yarn and needles did you use and where did you get them? Why did you pick this yarn?
I used Lion Brand Pound of Love, antique white yarn and an F hook. I used the Pound of Love yarn as it works up nicely, washes well and is soft for a baby. I purchased the yarn at A.C. Moore.


Tell us more about your design. Was it inspired by another pattern? Why did you pick those colors?
I have had this pattern in my pattern collection for years. It was on the inside of an old Caron Simply Soft yarn wrapper.I was waiting for the right person to make it for, and Barbara, the kindergarten teacher, was the right mom-to-be.

I chose the antique white as it's a neutral color and the mom-to- be didn't know the sex of the baby. It's also a color that will go with any room decor.


Did you run into any problems when knitting your baby blanket? How long did it take you to knit?

The main problem I had was that I wasn't able to enlarge the graph to make it easier to read and count stitches. It took me awhile before I was able to figure out the pattern. The letters are worked from the back of the blanket with the puff stitch showing up on the front side. It took about 2 months to make.


Anything else you'd like to share about your baby blanket or knitting in general? I love to crochet and was so glad that Barbara was the one to receive this blanket for her son. I enjoy crocheting blankets for all the mom's-to-be where I work, friends,family and for charity.







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Aug 17, 2013
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love it NEW
by: Anonymous

i have made this so many times and in many different versions....love it

Aug 13, 2011
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altered ABC blanket
by: Anonymous

i made several of these ABC blankets and then made a few with names of the child I was making it for....it was pretty easy to convert the ABC's to particular letters. It was a big hit.

Feb 11, 2011
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Love it
by: Becky

What a great idea to put the ABC's on a blanket. The child can us it for years to come. Color is great for boy or girl. I'm sure the family will treasure the blanket and pass it on to more family members.

Feb 02, 2011
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ABC blanket
by: Justina

I love the design! The color and pattern is classic.

Feb 01, 2011
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ABC blanket
by: Maryann B

What a wonderful keepsake for a kindergarten teacher and her baby. It looks fantastic.

Jan 31, 2011
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very very nice!
by: Anonymous

very very nice!

Jan 30, 2011
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Georgeous
by: Diane L

Love your work Linda. Because of you I'm now learning to crochet and my hope is that one day I too will make beautiful blankets like you do









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Jan 30, 2011
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Beautiful
by: Anonymous

This is a very nice blanket. When the baby gets older, he can use it to learn his ABC's.

Jan 30, 2011
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Beautiful
by: Anonymous

This is a very nice blanket. When the baby gets older, he can use it to learn his ABC's.

Jan 29, 2011
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Beautiful
by: Anonymous

The blanket is beautiful and what a wonderful story that it carries with it!

Jan 29, 2011
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You do such beautiful work, I love it
by: Irene L

Linda this is so beautiful and what a special story behind the blanket! I am certain that your friend loves it and will cherish it her whole life. It makes me want to be a grandma so I can pay you to make one for me :)

Jan 29, 2011
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ABC Blanket
by: Emily C

I love this baby blanket. It is my #1 choice to win. What a great job. It looks like lots of work has been put into creating this blanket.

Jan 29, 2011
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ABC Blanket
by: Julia

This is such a nice blanket to give to a teacher. Great job!

Jan 29, 2011
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Absolutely beautiful!
by: Debbie V.

Linda- I know all the time, love and dedication you put into your work! This piece is truly a masterpiece and one which the family will treasure for generations to come. You created a family heirloom for the baby's family! I can't wait to see your next beautiful creation!

Jan 29, 2011
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You finally finished it.
by: Elayne

You worked so hard and long on this blanket- I know it was a labor of love for you- and you can see it in the finished product--- Kudos Linda! It is beautiful.

Jan 28, 2011
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It brings back memories
by: Anonymous

Quite a few years ago, 21 1/2 to be exact, I received my first Linda L blanket and baby accessories for my son, and the 2 years later, beautiful items for my daughter. Lucky me, the talented artist was my sister in law, and she has only improved her skills over the years. What a lucky baby to have something created by Linda.

Jan 28, 2011
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What a start!
by: Brent D.

Such a super blanket to have as your first blanket. Beautiful job!

Jan 28, 2011
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ABC Blanket
by: Anita Ekstam

What a beautiful blasnket and idea for a new mother. This is most certainly a winner.

Jan 28, 2011
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ABC Blanket
by: Anita Ekstam

What a beautiful blasnket and idea for a new mother. This is most certainly a winner.

Jan 28, 2011
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ABC Blanket
by: natalie

This blanket is beautiful! It's a definite winner!

Jan 28, 2011
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Love it!
by: Kristin K

Beautiful and SO Appropriate!

Jan 28, 2011
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Love it!
by: Kristin K

Beautiful and SO Appropriate!

Jan 28, 2011
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ABC Blanket
by: Sue C.

This blanket is absolutely beautiful. I got to see it before Linda gave it away. It is so soft and cuddly. Barbara is one lucky mom to receive such a beautiful blanket.

Jan 28, 2011
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Elegant Simplicity
by: Diane

Love the simplicity and elegance of this blanket; the raised letters create a subtle dimension...a winner

Jan 28, 2011
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ABC Blanket
by: Cathy A

I agree with Justin so much LOVE went into that present that it makes it the very best kind. Everything about it is awesome!

Jan 28, 2011
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Classic!
by: eileen c.

What a thoughtful, perfect gift for your friend. It will become a keepsake, something that will be treasured and eventually be passed down in that family.

Jan 28, 2011
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ABC blanket
by: Pam

Absolutely beautiful !!!!!!

Jan 27, 2011
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stunning!!
by: Linda Q

Linda,what a beautiful gift! This is a gorgeous piece of work. Thanks for sending the link. LQ

Jan 27, 2011
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Beautiful blanket
by: Linda J

What a beautiful gift for a mother-to-be. Especially for a teacher. Wonderful work

Jan 27, 2011
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Love it!
by: Lisa B.

This is a wonderful pattern. The ABC blanket is definately the winner!!!

Jan 27, 2011
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Baby Blanket
by: Jayne E.

This is a beautiful baby blanket and wonderful family keepsake.

Jan 27, 2011
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ABC Blanket
by: christine matis

What a great blanket. I can see the work involved. What type of yarn did you use? Did you design this yourself? What beautiful workmanship.

Jan 27, 2011
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ABC Blanket
by: Anonymous

This is amazing!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 27, 2011
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The beauty of the ABC blanket
by: Justine F.

What makes this blanket so beautiful is the love that the maker crocheted into it. The friend who received this as a baby shower gift will be able to pass both on for generations to come. And that is what makes the beauty of this blanket exceptional.

Jan 27, 2011
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Love it!!!
by: Rosanna

WoW!!!! what a beautiful job. I love the alphabet idea. I know so many new moms-to-be who would love this!!! I truly love it!!!!

Jan 27, 2011
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Beautiful!!!
by: Anonymous

This absolutely beautiful. My niece is a teacher and would love this!!! Great job!!!

Jan 27, 2011
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Love this blinket
by: Anonymous

Love this blinket it looks so comfy.

Jan 27, 2011
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Awesome
by: Anonymous

Awesome

Jan 27, 2011
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Beautiful Blanket
by: Diane S.

Beautiful blanket, I know all the hard work and love that went into making this blanket.
Perfect baby shower present for a teacher.

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