Saturday, August 31, 2013

Blue Granny-Stripe Baby Afghan



Another baby afghan complete; A blue granny-stripe.
I finished this one just in the nick of time.
The baby shower was last night, so now it's in the new Mommy's hands.


 I crocheted a granny stripe rectangle with horizontal stripes
 (84 rows, with colors in varying widths) 
then added a border (10 rounds)
and finished it off with triple-V-edging. 

Hook:   F / 5 / 3.75mm 
Baby Bee Sweet Delight yarn in 10 colors: 
Meema's Blue, Baby's Blue, Infant Teal, Surf Baby, Surf Mommy, 
Sugar Plum, Sun Kisses, Angel, Baby Sage and Mint Charm.
(I used two skeins of the Meema's Blue.)


Now it's time to plan what to make next.





46 comments:

  1. It is really pretty, lucky little baby. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Pam xx

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    1. Thank you, Pam! I hope this little baby will stay nice and warm in the cold winters, under this blanket.

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  2. Lovin' the granny stripes! So much easier than connecting all the blocks (although I like them too:@) Happy Labor Day Weekend!

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    1. Lynn, that is exactly why I made granny stripes. I haven't learned how to connect blocks yet. :-) But I do need to learn soon. Can't put it off for too much longer.

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  3. Very nice . . . such an accomplishment. How many have you made this year? I hope the babes enjoy their colorful cuddles . . .

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    1. Lynne, this is the 4th baby afghan I have made this year. And I just found out that one more will need to be made before December, as one more special little person is going to be joining this family before this year is out. What an incredible year!

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  4. It's beautiful, Gayle! I love the colors! I know the new mommy must love it! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

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    1. The new mommy was very appreciative and that made me feel good. :-)

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  5. Very nicely done, Gayle! You are a blessing the way you wanted to learn to crochet and then how you've taken it from there!

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    1. Dianna, I am so glad I learned to crochet when I did. 4 baby afghans made this year and 1 more to go. I just found out a 5th baby will be joining our growing family in Dec. How blessed we are.

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  6. Very, very pretty! I'm sure it'll be well loved by both mommy and baby.

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    1. Thank you, Anke. The new mommy and daddy like it, so that made me really happy.

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  7. Oh how pretty. I love the color combination.
    What a lovely way to welcome a new baby.

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    1. I love those colors, so was very glad when I discovered (half way into making the blanket) that they baby's room will be a good match. LOL, usually I do it the other way around, but that wasn't an option for me this time.

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  8. Very nice! I have to try the stripe-- have only done squares.

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    1. Diane, I need to learn how to join the little squares. Maybe I have enough time before the next one to learn that? I hope?

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  9. What a special keepsake. I love the color combinations.

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  10. Adorable and love the colors!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  11. so pretty, you did a great job...:)

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  12. I bet this gift made the new mommy very happy!

    :)

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    1. The new mommy and daddy did like it. :-)

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  13. What good work you do. It is simply gorgeous!

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    1. Darlene, that is kind of you to say. I am pleased with it. But still am a beginning crocheter.

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    2. My mom tried to teach me how to crochet but she was left handed and I was right handed so it didn't work. Now I'm sorry I didn't learn as I see the lovely work you have done.

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  14. It looks just lovely.. I love all the pretty blues Mom should be really happy.. Happy Sunday with love Janice

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    1. I didn't know the moms choice for her nursery when I started to make the blanket, so hoped that the combination of blues and yellow would work. Happily, they do.

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  15. Great job Gayle, love the colours. Perfect to wrap a new bub in.......
    Great to see how much your crochet skills have grown

    Claire x

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    1. Slowly, but surely, Claire. Still a long way to go. :-)

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  16. Such a sweet blanket and treasure it will be! xo Heather

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  17. Really very nice!! Lucky new mom! Can't wait to see what you start next.

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    1. Just found out I have one more baby blanket to get made for this year. Our family is blessed!

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  18. I love the colours, what a lovely wrap for a new bub.

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  19. What a treasure! I still have the afghan my grandma made me 40 years ago! It's one of my favorite things. :)

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    1. Oh how sweet, Jori! You'll have to take a picture to show me.

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  20. What a sweet afghan. A gift of heart for the new little one!

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    1. Straight from my hands and heart, that is for sure. I enjoy making them.

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  21. So sweet, you'll become a serial hooker.....lol

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    1. I hope so! That was the 4th baby afghan I made this year, and have one more to make before December. I love how our family is growing. It gives me lots of opportunity to practice crocheting.

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THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies