Monday, 1 April 2013

Babette blanket

Just a little update on my Babette Blanket... you can find the pattern HERE...

I have always been a knitter, my great-grandmother taught me when I was really small. I remember knitting clothes for my dolls, and I still have some patterns from back then. Knitting comes easy to me, i can sit and watch tv and make socks and not have to pay much attention to what i am doing...

not so with crochet..

I was taught to crochet when I was 15, by a friend who made gloves with tiny hooks and thin crochet cotton. I have never been able to master anything like that. I have mostly crocheted edgings on knitted garments, small flowers and other motifs, and I once made a red and white striped tunic.... all very basic.

when I decided to make a blanket, I first looked at knitted ones, but after working out the cost I soon realized that I just could not afford to make one. Then quite by chance I saw 3 friends all post photos of their Babette Blankets in progress. After investigating, I worked out it was going to cost less than half the price of a knitted blanket. So I bought the pattern, some yarn and got started.

After a few false starts, I was well away, surprised at how quick each square was to make. At one point I decided some weren't neat enough and pulled them out to redo them.

As I type this I now have 72 squares done....almost halfway.

I bought cream,tan,blue,grey and black for my squares, but to keep a uniform colour running thru the blanket I decided to edge each square in lime green. I already had 2 balls in my stash....the crisis came when I realised that I was going to run out of green, and it was a discontinued colour.....ohh nooeess

A couple of weeks of online searching and a few phone calls and I managed to get another couple balls of the green...Phew!


  1. what a fab modern take on the old granny squares.

  2. I had to go to the link to see what it would look like made up. very jazzy and I like the colour pallet you have chosen. I taught myself to crochet last year and i am making two granny blankets one from a magazine which is for a baby lots of white & pastels and the one for my bed is just lots of shades of pink I must photo how there going and pop them on my stitching blog. I have to say when I am doing them I find it hard to stop very addictive watching them grow isn't it?

    Glad you're having fun with your new found skill Dxx