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Granny Quilt

by Carrie
(Wayne, NE)

Please describe and tell us about your baby blanket.

This is a quilt inspired granny square blanket made out of super cuddly, yet machine washable cotton yarn.

What yarn and needles did you use and where did you get them? Why did you pick this yarn?

I made this with Bernat's Cottontots yarn. Cotton is a great choice for baby gifts because it's machine washable and the Cottontots is extra soft and squishy. I love how the varigated resembles printed fabric, reinforcing the quilting theme.

I always use Susan Bates crochet hooks. I am in love with their hook design versus other brands and because my mentor and crochet instructor, my 6th grade teacher, prefered them.

Tell us more about your design. Was it inspired by another pattern? Why did you pick those colors?

This is a Happy Yellow House quilt inspired granny square pattern. I choose this pattern because I've always had a facination with quilting and I love the way the granny squares mimic piecework. I picked gender neutral colors because my best friend wanted the gender of their baby to be a surprise.

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

This blanket took me about 4 months. The hardest part was sewing the squares together. There is one mistake, two switched squares, but I have convinced myself that it gives it character :)

Anything else you'd like to share about your baby blanket or knitting in general?

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Jan 10, 2011
by: Anonymous

I love the varigated squares!

Jan 10, 2011
by: Anonymous

That is gorgeous!

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