Julie's Creative Lifestyle

Crochet Baby Blanket

Monday, August 19, 2013

For any of my new followers on my blog I would like to let you know that I work all year round crocheting and knitting items for our annual Fall and Christmas Fair at my church.  I attend a crochet/knit meeting every Tuesday morning for a get together for all the members in the group.  We all knit and crochet for the fair that is held the week before Thanksgiving every year.  We also make items for the poor and for hospitals.  I usually like to make scarves and baby blankets and I have belonged to this group for ten years now.

Our Christmas Fair at our church is approaching soon and I finished crocheting this baby blanket last week that I will give to sell at the fair.  This blanket is an extended granny square and I like the yellow, blue and pink colors because it can be used for a baby girl or baby boy.  I made it so that it will fit into a baby infant carrier or in the bassinet.

Look at the edging I crocheted on the end of the blanket.

Here is what the baby blanket looks like folded up.

The yarn I used is James C. Brett, Rio, Shade RT17, Dye 6025.

If you would like to make this blanket the post to make a granny square is HERE and you just  keep crocheting the granny square into a blanket.  I usually make 25 to 30 rows and then put a crocheted edge all the way around the blanket.

I love crocheting extended granny square baby blankets because they are an easy project for me to crochet while I am at my crochet meetings or watching TV.  I will be sharing more projects that I have made for the sale.  I hope I have inspired you in some way.

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Thanks everyone and enjoy.

Julie

35 comments:

  1. Julie,

    How CUTE is this?! Such sweetness in colour and pattern! Perfect for a new bundle of joy!

    Have a lovely day!

    Poppy

    PS: Have I told you that I LOVE your banner!? Is it new?

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    1. Hi Poppy, thanks for your sweet comment. If you mean the banner on the top of my blog, then no it is not new!
      Julie

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  2. Absolutely darling! And the colors are so fun and cheerful :) Hugs to you!

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    1. Hi Stephanie, thanks for your sweet comment.
      Julie

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  3. Ooo Christmas, got to start thinking about this now! xx

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    1. I know it's early, but our sale is in Nov. so I have to finish up crochet projects for that! Christmas will be here before we know it!
      Julie

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  4. What a pretty pattern! I like the edging too!

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  5. Hi Julie! Thanks so much for visiting me at Jam made :) I'm going to enjoy checking out your projects :) - Jen

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    1. Hi Jen, thanks so much I love crocheting!
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  6. Hi Julie, this is a lovely blanket :) Thank you for linking up at Link & Share Wednesdays :) Rhondda

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  7. Pretty blankie! Hard to believe it's time to work on Christmas projects!

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  8. How beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at our Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

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  9. What an adorable blanket Julie! Let's not get early with C'mas yet...maybe Fall, lol.. Thank you for your sweet and kind visit.
    FABBY

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  10. Julie, do you give lessons?? I so want to learn how to do this, but just can't seem to get it down! This is adorable!! Pinned & Tweeted!!

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    1. Hi Jamie, I love crocheting and you should look at youtube videos and books to learn or take a class at a local yarn store.
      Julie

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  11. I love the colors and the pattern. Reminds me of my grandma's blankets she use to crochet. I loved watching her work! Very beautiful! Pinned and Tweeted!

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    1. Hi Dawn, thanks for pinning and the tweet!
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  12. Crochet for the win!
    Love this stitch and your work is beautiful. Great job

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  13. Julie, you are so generous to do all of this work for your church. The blanket is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Hi Jann, I love what I do and I call crocheting my therapy for when I feel stressed.
      Julie

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  14. That's really cute. I would love to crochet some day.

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  15. Oh I wish I had the talent and hand necessary to create such an adorable little blanket!

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    1. Hi Rose, thanks and it took me a while and a lot of practice!
      Julie

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  16. This is beautiful! I would love to learn how to crochet but trying to find the time is so hard.

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    1. Thanks Rachel, I crochet at night while watching TV. I call crocheting my therapy. Thanks for your sweet comment.
      Julie

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  17. Lovely colors! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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  18. Colors are lovely, adorable blanket!

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  19. This shell border is a wonderful addition to the blanket!

    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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