Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Perfect Gift

I have been steadily working
on this colorful blanket
for the last few weeks

Before work, after work

While at the salon getting
my hair done

On my lunch break at work


its finally done


how it turned out

Its a birthday present
 for my granddaughter
and I'm thinking she
will love it too
(she already accidentally saw it in the back of my car and said "Nana thats a pretty blanket")

With the yarn I have left
I started this

It going a lot faster 
than having to 
count the stitches on each row
and make sure that
the pattern I chose
works with the stitch count

I cant wait to give it to her
but I will be sad to see it go

Its one of my favorite projects ever



  1. Wow! That is BEAUTIFUL! What a lucky girly your Granddaughter is!

  2. That's a beautiful blanket! You have a lucky granddaughter!

  3. Verry beautifull, love the way you mix the patterns and colours!

  4. It is gorgeous Robin! She will be thrilled!

  5. gorgeous! I think she will Love it! I need to make one one of these days... !
    have a great week

  6. I totally LOVE this blanket you made. Not only are the colors so bright and cheerful, the patterns are varied and interesting. Your granddaughter is lucky...

  7. this is just gorgeous! I love all the pattern and color!!

  8. Love this blanket...WOW...absolutly great!
    Lucky, lucky granddoughter :-))

  9. Beautiful blanket!! She will love it for years to come.

  10. What a beautiful blanket, I love the colours and all the different stitches. I would love one, just not sure I would have the patience. Well done.
    Sally xxx

  11. Wow! I love your blanket! I have been dying to do one of these (my knowledge of stitches is very limited) as a fabulous sampler blanket! I recently found the rich world of crochet in blogland and took it back up! I fell in love with hexagons I saw on memerose's site and made a shawl with all kinds of motifs I found in blogs by turning them into hexagons and joining them! I guess that would be what one sweet lady termed a 'sampler shawl'. This stripey blanket reminds me of a CAL littlewoolie has posted. It would be a perfect way for me to learn so many new crochet stitches, and would serve as a sampler blanket! One big question. What yarn did you use? I have only one brand of yarn stocked up so far (premiere ever soft, acrylic, med weight) and it is so soft and the colors are vibrant with a sheen, but this collection lacks variety in very crucial colors..greens for example. I've tried one other brand, but it looks flat next to the Ever Soft I am using it with. I think the yarn you are using would work well with what I already have, and I could get the shades of colors desperately needed so I can finally start on a blanket of my own. I just love both your stripey blanket and the grannies you are making with the yarn remnants!

  12. Maschelle I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby except the orange is Red Heart. I think the Hobby Lobby yarn the best. Its soft and works up beautifully.

    I did do a larger blanket that I started as littlewoolie's CAL but havent finished that yet. This one was inspired by that CAL but I just made it up as I went along.

    I found it useful to place a stitch marker every 20 stitches and move them up as I went along so I had the same number of stitches in each row. Some of the patterns you will need to add or subtract a stitch but I adjusted it as I went along. Hope this helps...go for it!!

  13. Thank you so much for the info! I also really appreciate the advice with the stitch markers and adjusting my count for certain stitches! I am so impressed with the fact that this blanket is an original and NOT the CAL I will be following! What a glorious thing you have made! You are very good with color, and should be so proud of yourself! Happy hooking! :-)

  14. Beautiful blanket Robin! I love your colour choices, I'm sure your grand daughter will love it! And gorgeous granny squares, I think I will be doing some granny squares too very soon. Have a lovely day, Julie x

  15. What a fantastic blanket! Your grand daughter is so lucky. Love your color choices. They are so happy and cheerful. Loved your pompom edging tutorial too. Hope to use it in some project soon.

  16. How beautiful, I love the colors.


  17. Do you have a list of what stitches you used? Or suggestions for choosing stitch variations? I would love to do this, but I think I'd get overwhelmed and would end up with something very boring....or complely insane.

    1. I started following this one

      And here are 2 more

      I say give it a try 😊


    2. Thank you so much! I have been crocheting for a long time, but am still not too familiar with all of the crazy stitch variations. I appreciate your help! :) And now I am inspired by your beautiful blanket!

  18. Hi, I just found your blog and this blanket is beautiful! I specially like the heart stripe. Very pretty. I am going to look at your suggestions from above because I really would like to make something with mixed stripes even if it is only a cushion! Anna

  19. I would REALLY love to make this - is there a specific pattern? I see where you posted a list of stitched but I was wondering if you had just one pattern or you made it up as you went along.

  20. It’s beautiful! I love the colors and different stitches! I’m sure she’ll love it!

  21. It’s an awesome blanket !!! You coordinated it beautifully !
    Well done !


  22. It's so pretty.
    I want to know the name of the knitting room.


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