5.26.2009

Babette Blanket

Here are my two first prototypes of the Babette Blanket: a two round and a three round. I really want to use this idea to make a full king size bed spread so if you have any ideas on how to go about doing this - please feel free to share!


9 comments:

Mishkat May 26, 2009 at 10:32 PM  

I googled the pattern and it is beautiful! My advice is to make a throw first - I know that's probably not what you want to hear, but that's what they always tell quilters, and I think it is a really good idea.

P.S. My least favorite part of making crochet blankets is sewing all the squares together!

Ailurophile May 27, 2009 at 5:29 AM  

Beautiful work this, alongside other pretty artworks of your. Your kitties Stoli and Luxor are so pretty too :)

renovia May 27, 2009 at 8:43 AM  

well, I guess I will but I'm already a yarn snob I HATE Red Heart.

Mishkat May 27, 2009 at 9:12 AM  

I don't like Red Heart either - although it's good for things like cat blankets which are going to get snagged anyway. Crocheting is SO much work that it's worth it to use good yarn.

Meghann May 27, 2009 at 10:49 AM  

I agree with Mishkat completely - try a small one first. I also hate Red Heart, though again, Mishkat has a point, if it will get snagged anyway, use a less expensive yarn. I found a really great yarn lady on Etsy, I've purchased from her a few times with great results: It is TuuleandDye at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5749865
She has great yarns.
Good luck with the blanket, I can't wait to see!

renovia May 27, 2009 at 10:57 AM  

I think I'll do a small one first. I can't guarantee that it won't be snagged but I'll try my hardest. I'll check out that etsy shop - I'm one for totally using etsy sellers.

cocoacream May 27, 2009 at 3:02 PM  

So, do you enjoy weaving in ends? 'Cause the Babette is going to have lots of 'em! :) That is what stops me from making many multicolor or multipiece projects...all those ends! Argh!

cocoacream May 27, 2009 at 3:05 PM  

Oh, and I almost forgot...another very affordable acrylic yarn you could look at is Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn. They have alot of pretty colors to choose from, and I personally think it is the nicest, softest feeling WW acrylic out there!

renovia May 27, 2009 at 11:07 PM  

thank you for that info! I looked at hobby lobby and I don't see that they sell online and there aren't any stores in maine. :(

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