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Blankey for A Future Sox Fan

by Jenn Belcher
(Hudson, NH)

Red Sox Blanket

Red Sox Blanket

Red Sox Blanket

I made this blanket in the summer 2010 for the first baby of a couple who are avid Boston Red Sox fans. It is done in the the tunisian crochet knit stitch and the logo is done as colorwork (not added after). The border is done with regular single crochet.




It is made from Caron Simply Soft in Dark Country Blue, Red, and White that I got at a local craft store. The 7 mm tunisian hook I used was handed down to me from a friend of my mother, but you can find comparable things at craft store. I choose to use the Simply Soft because it is machine washable, affordable and came in the colors I needed.




This was inspired by the parents love of the Red Sox. I charted out the logo for myself. I picked the colors because they were the closest I could find to true Red Sox colors.




My only problem was having a hook that was a bit short for the 120 stitches I had per row. It took about of month to complete.


This was my first project done in the tunisian knit stitch and my first tunisian colorwork project. It was a great project to learn/practice these techniques. I find that knitting and crochet are great skills to have in order to make handmade gifts that are well received.







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Jan 14, 2013
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NEED pattern NEW
by: Susan

Is there a pattern available for download?

Apr 27, 2012
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red sox blankie is a hit NEW
by: bpasso@verizon.net

ARE YOU SELLING OR WHERE CAN I OBTAIN THE PATTERN FOR THE RED SOX LOGO. MY GRANDSON WHO LIVES OUT OF THE COUNTRY WANTS ME TO MAKE AN AFGHAN FOR HIM WITH THE RED SOX LOGO.

Jan 19, 2011
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Beautiful
by: Kat Bent

What a beautiful job you did. I know, since I ordered it.

Jan 19, 2011
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Beautiful
by: Kat Bent

What a beautiful job you did. I know, since I ordered it.

Jan 10, 2011
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Wonderful!
by: Dianne

You did an excellent job on this, it is perfect!

Jan 10, 2011
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Wonderful!
by: Dianne

You did an excellent job on this, it is perfect!

Jan 10, 2011
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Wonderful!
by: Dianne

You did an excellent job on this, it is perfect!

Jan 10, 2011
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Love it
by: Anonymous

The colors are perfect. Such talent

Jan 09, 2011
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Love it!!
by: Anonymous

The blanket is absolutely adorable! Looks so warm and detail is amazing! Great job!!

Jan 09, 2011
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Great Job!!!
by: Anonymous

What amazing work!! Your time and patience paid off!!

Jan 09, 2011
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Beautiful!
by: Anonymous

Great Job!! The blanket came out amazing!!

Jan 04, 2011
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Love this blanket
by: kdavis

So talented, this blanket looks amazing! Great job!

Jan 04, 2011
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Awesome Job!
by: Abby P

That is amazing!

Jan 04, 2011
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AMAZING!
by: Anonymous

Absolutely love this blanket and the work you do! You pay so much attention to every single detail and all your handmade stuff is such great quality! New order coming from us very soon :)

Jan 04, 2011
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Remarkable!!
by: Rita V B

What a great job. Your work is impeccable. Love seeing all the new projects you post. Keep up the good work.

Jan 03, 2011
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Answer to those fleece things!
by: BoSox fan

Your description of yarn, stitches, etc. are encouraging to a new knitter. Thank you. Are local high school has knitting classes - boys are in there (probably to meet the girls duh) but what a perfect project choice!

Jan 03, 2011
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I want one
by: Anonymous

So cute! Love it!

Jan 03, 2011
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awesome
by: Liz K

I just learned tunisian crochet and doing that color work is amazing. I wouldn't have the patience. It came out great!

Jan 03, 2011
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awesome
by: Liz K

I just learned tunisian crochet and doing that color work is amazing. I wouldn't have the patience. It came out great!

Jan 03, 2011
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Amazing work!
by: Lisa D

Us New Englanders LOVE our Red Sox! The team would be proud to see such a wonderful tribute! Obviously you can see from the picture that it's comfy and cozy and lulls babies to sleep! This should be the top winner!

Jan 03, 2011
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wow
by: Anonymous

that is fantastic!

Jan 03, 2011
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I love this blanket!!!
by: Jillian

Jenn made a blanket for my son that came out beautifully. I adore this Red Sox blanket and think it is the perfect idea for the first sox fan! Her work is immaculate and she always pays excellent attention to detail. My children love the things she has made them!!

Jan 03, 2011
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WOW
by: Angie Fitzpatrick

This blanket is so nice, it almost looks like it was machine made. Great job (and I'm not even a SOX fan)!

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