Head or Tails Baby Blanket {Le Challenge #1 Geometrics}

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Le Challenge first theme was GEOMETRICS. Easy peasy, right?! Not surprisingly my inspiration came from  pinterest and specifically this pin. I made a smaller version of it for Baby MiH to chew and dribble on - his favourite activities of the moment. 

It is crochet - inspired by quilting of course (I have always had a soft spot for plus quilts). The colour scheme is sort of the Totally Groovy QAL one. 

Les souris grises cushion can be found here
For the main colours I used some Sirdar Country Style yarn in different shades (on offer at HobbyCraft in the UK)- which is quite good value and can be washed whenever needed. The 'quilting' and border yarn is Patons Valiani in navy. 



It is made out of granny squares - probably quite obvious from the pictures, and arranged as for a plus quilt. I tied the plus together with the same yarn (using single crochet stitches) and 'quilted' with the Patons yarn. 



The good thing about the blanket being made out of granny squares is that I can make adjust the size of it as Baby MiH is growing (if the blanket can make it that far). 

Definitely liking it - nothing like chewing acrylic

The only question now is which side I like best... Head or Tails. 

The 'back'... maybe my preferred side, not sure.. 
All le Challenge #1 projects can be found here. The next theme will be announced on 15th April at 3pm. 

18 comments:

  1. Good colour combination and Head or Tails.... both sides look pretty:)

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  2. I love the idea of a crocheted plus throw. I've repinned your pin!

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  3. This is beautiful Nat - huge fan of blue and orange. Baby MiH is just too cute :o)

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  4. Now that's the kind of crochet I like - it's a beautiful blanket and I too have a fondness for plus quilts.

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  5. Beautiful blankie Nat. I love plus quilts too (am working on one now, in fact) but this version is TO.DIE.FOR. I am definitely keen to master the art of crochet this winter. You are a constant inspiration. xo

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  6. Gorgeous blanket! I love the colours, and I am a bit of a sucker for pluses :D

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  7. What a fun baby blanket. Nice work!

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  8. Oh Nat it is so beautiful! What a great idea to make pluses out of grannies! There's lots of dribble here too ;)

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  9. This is really beautiful! Love the fusion of quilting and crochet ;)

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  10. Oh I love Granny squares! As for baby dribble - I don't miss it, but baby MiH is very cute!

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  11. This is great Nat. I am hoping to learn crochet at the retreat

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  12. So beautiful! Awesome colours too!

    Wishing you a lovely day!
    xoxo

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  13. Magnifique! Délicieusement moderne, n'en déplaise à Grandmère. J'imagine bien les petits doigts emmêlés dans les trous. Bravo pour ce joli travail qui marie bien les styles. Ca me donne envie de me remettre au crochet, du coup. Un beau challenge. JJ

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  14. I really like the plus design in crochet - great idea :)

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  15. Oh I really love the back the most - great Pin! Would love most of the items! Looks like I need to start making granny squares, love Le Challenge it is so fun to see what everyone made!

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  16. It's so cute! I love the design and even cuter with Little Mr. MiH chewing away. He's getting so big!

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  17. The idea to make a blanket that can grow with the baby is so clever! I´ve always loved the cross quilt pattern, too but never thought about using it for a crochet blanket. Oh the picture with baby MiH is precious!

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  18. I love the triangles and the diamonds of the cushion. It's so cute. The Granny Square blanket is very nice. Baby certainly likes it.

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