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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Shell Baby Blanket, Cloche & Flower Hair Clips

Back in July, my brother and his family came to visit.  It is so nice to get to see them and their kids.  I love my two nephews and niece.  My kids had so much fun playing at the pool with them and having fun at a state park.  We usually only see each other at Thanksgiving and Christmas so it is very nice to get to spend time with them.

My sister-in-law was telling me how much my nephews like the crochet blanket I made for them.  She likes to make their birthday special by having them wake up to their birthday blanket.  While having this conversation, I realized I never made my niece Claire a baby blanket!

I am such a BAD Aunt!


Thankfully, Claire's birthday is in just a few days.  I finished up her blanket this weekend and I decided to whip her up a cute cloche with a few flower hair clips for her real birthday gift.
 I love this pattern and will probably make myself a blanket for this winter.  This is the same pattern as I have made before from Undercover: 60 Afghans to knit and crochet.   The one I made before was in a stonewash blue, found here.
 I just love the shell formation and the scalloped edging.


This blanket was made from my favorite yarn "I love this Yarn" from Hobby Lobby.  It is in Pink Pizazz that is now discontinued.  I learned a big lesson with this one!  I started the blanket with one skein of yarn and planned to go to the store in a day or two to get more.  Well, when I went to Hobby Lobby, they had just revamped their inventory and clearanced quite a few colors.  Of course, the color I had chosen was one of those that went on clearance!  After calling all the stores around me and waiting for their yarn employee to come in to work, I finally tracked down the last two available skeins in my area.  Thank goodness the Atlanta area has many Hobby Lobby stores!

Learn from my mistake and have all the supplies you might need for a project before you start.  There is nothing fun about having to restart a project because your yarn doesn't match or you run out of yarn!



I also made Claire a cloche and three flower hair clips that can attach to the hat or she can just wear in her hair.  I hope that she likes them.

I have one more baby blanket to make before I can take a break from blankets for awhile (unless I make some for Christmas presents).  Am I just a glutton for punishment?

For all you non-crocheters, I promise I have some other projects in the works that have nothing to do with crochet!  I hope I am not overkilling you with crochet.

Happy Crafting!

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3 comments:

  1. This is just lovely!! I love that pattern!!

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  2. In my opinion, you can never have too much crochet - of course, there is nothing I would rather do than crochet!! That afghan is beautiful - I am going to check the library for this book - thanks for sharing!

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  3. It turned out beautiful! I am so glad you could find the yarn you needed. It is such a pretty color. I LOVE the pattern.

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