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Child's Crayon-colored 2-sided knit and flannel blanket

by Marci Burnett
(Chilhowie, VA)

This two sided blanket was made for my first grandchild. I chose the primary colors so that the blanket is usable for many more years than a traditional baby blanket. It is about 3 X 4 ' so there is plenty of room for my grandchild to curl up within.


The pattern came from Knitty.com. I used KnitPics yarn and their wooden interchangeable needles.

Instead of using the gingham check called for in the pattern, I found a darling flannel at my local quilt shop consisting of rows of children's faces, in the same color tones as my yarn, to line the back. The two fabrics are "sewn" together using a running stitch and French knots spaced throughout the design. I crocheted the edges using more of my yarn to give the blanket a firmer edge for little hands to grab onto.

I had enough yarn left over to make a striped cardigan and hat in size 6-12 mos.

I had absolutely NO trouble with making this blanket. The yarn is fabulous to work with, machine washable and the end product is quite soft and warm. This project took about a month.

You will be the 'stand-out' gift-giver at the baby shower with this dynamic, colorful and soft blanket.


















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Feb 08, 2011
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Beautiful
by: Lynn

What a lucky baby to have such a great grandmother and to have a beautiful blanket like this!

Feb 08, 2011
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Beautiful
by: Lynn

What a lucky baby to have such a great grandmother and to have a beautiful blanket like this!

Feb 08, 2011
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Great Blanket
by: Annie

Wow! How beautiful! This is a winner. Would love to make one like it.

Feb 01, 2011
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A Winner
by: Wendy

This is a winner! Love it.

Feb 01, 2011
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Great Job
by: Anonymous

It looks really great! The craftsmanship is so detailed and amazing.

Feb 01, 2011
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Warmth at its best!!!
by: Thomas

The primary colors are gorgeous and reflect the nurturing of a child's personality through the years.

The size of the blanket and the warmth it entails would make anyone want to curl up in it on a cold winter's day.

Feb 01, 2011
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Fabulous!
by: Chris

What a loving memory to create for a first grandchild. What a lucky little girl!

Feb 01, 2011
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Fabulous!
by: Chris

What a loving memory to create for a first grandchild. What a lucky little girl!

Jan 31, 2011
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Love this
by: Pam

This is just so cute.

Jan 31, 2011
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Blankie
by: Connie

She is a lucky little girl! The blankie looks great!

Jan 31, 2011
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Lucky Baby
by: Daphne

That baby sure is lucky to have such a wonderful Grandmother! This blanket is AMAZING! Not only does it have the BEAUTIFUL colors! It also will be a wonderful family heirloom! That special Granddaughter loves to cuddle up in it! Thanks Mimi! This blanket is something she will always keep close to her heart!

Jan 31, 2011
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Just like my Fiesta Dinnerware!!!
by: Anonymous

Very eye catching! I love the bright color combination and my, how the child will love it! You're right on spot with this blanket! Congratulations!

Jan 31, 2011
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Very cool!
by: Patricia Harris

Love this blanket! Definitely a unique spin and I can see the child enjoying if forever. Would love to see part of it folded over, though, to see how the backing compliments the knit part.

Jan 29, 2011
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Babies like colors
by: Martha B.

Babies like primary colors as do older children. I recall my baby's eyes following red objects. Primary colors are gender neutral. It is just a real pleasure to get out of the pastels. One other advantage, it will not show dirt as much. The knitter is an original thinker. I really like the two different sides plus the colors.

Jan 28, 2011
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AMAZING
by: May

This amazing baby blanket took superb creative talent and skill to fashion--perfect for girl or boy. I can see this blankie having a well-worn appearance by the time the baby to whom it was given goes to school.

Jan 28, 2011
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Cheerful
by: Angela

Cheerful colors to keep baby warm!

Jan 28, 2011
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Great Blanket!
by: Mandi

This is a great blanket! It's over sized,so bright and colorful,and soft and cuddly.

Jan 28, 2011
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A Real Winner
by: Anonymous

Love it. It is bright and colorful. Another reason this is a winner is that babies' eyes are drawn to primary color over the pastels that we usually use for them.

Jan 28, 2011
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Bright & Cheerful
by: Marycarol

I really liked the happy feeling this blanket evokes with its bright colors! Will match a grandchild's smiles.

Jan 28, 2011
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Eye Catching and Colorful
by: Kiko

Your baby blanket is beautifully crafted and the bold colors set it apart from the more the traditional pastels of many baby accessories. The backing sounds very whimsical and just the right finishing touch! What a lucky granddaughter to receive such a heartfelt gift!

Jan 28, 2011
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Stunning
by: valvis

I have never seen anything like this baby blanket. It is truly stunning and certainly one of a kind. A hand-made heirloom for this grandbaby. A lucky baby to have such a talented grandmother.

Jan 28, 2011
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Adorable!
by: Jennifer

I love this blanket. The primary colors are great and the pattern on the opposite side is just adorable. What a fantastic gift!

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