Sunday, August 16, 2009

Big Bad Berries Blanket

knitted baby blanket: border of moss stitch with 4 panels of stocking stitch & reverse stocking stitch. A crochet flower is sewn onto each corner
Big Bad Berries Blanket

Pattern: Big Bad Baby Blanket from Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook
Yarn: Wendy Fusion. Colour Juniper Berries. Used 256g.
Needles: 5mm Knit Picks Options Interchangables
Time taken to knit: February 5th 2009 - May 24th 2009.
Size: 78cm x 73cm

Big Bad Baby Blanket showing colours of pinks, purples & silver
Big Bad Berries Blanket

Inspired by another project on Ravelry I sewed 4 flowers onto the corners of the blanket so that they wouldn't cause discomfort if the baby was laid onto the blanket.

Big Bad Baby Blanket knitted in Aran weight Wendy Fusion & showing colours of pinks, purples & silver plus crocheted flowers in each corner
Full frontal of the Big Bad Berries Blanket

I wonder how many people will find my blog for the wrong reasons with that title!

Big Bad Baby Blanket close up of two of crocheted flowers
Big Bad Berries Blanket

A friend reminded me of my rusty crochet skills when she showed me how to make these:

crocheted flowers
crocheted flowers

then I got a bit more adventurous and made these:

Meconopsis crocheted flower: pale pink centre with lilac petals
Meconopsis Flower from 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet

Scabious crocheted flower: inner petals lilac & outer petals dark purple
Scabious Flower from 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet

A number of friends are due to give birth very soon & it'll be given to the first baby girl!


Anna said...

I love this blanket, the colours are gorgeous and the little flowers are so cute. One little girl will be very happy and warm in this blanket.

Steph said...

Beautiful blanket! Really cute and I love the colours. :-)

Donna M said...

Lucky little girl! What a beautiful blanket, bright and cheerful and the flowers set it off perfectly!

Bryony Ramsden said...

That's lovely :) Love the colours :D