A Baby Blanket and a super dooper new blocking board

30 Nov

Recently my husbands cousin announced she was having another baby. She is someone who appreciates handmade goodness, so I am making a blanket.

I have chosen a a large square motif, it is around 20cm wide and I am using baby merino in a palette of citrus colours, yellow, orange, lime and cream.

The one on the right is straight off the hook, the left one has been blocked

The one on the right is straight off the hook, the left one has been blocked

My aim is to have it completed in around 4 weeks.

Last weekend I made myself a new blocking board using a discarded shelf and some nails. I measuredand drew a 20cm square on the board and hammered in the nails at regular intervals.DSC_1073

The squares fit snuggly  around the nails, I did spritz the first ones lightly with water, but it is unnecessary, just being on the nails for a few days straightens them out.DSC_1077

This is such a great way to block granny squares.DSC_1075

I can’t wait to share the finished product with you.

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2 Responses to “A Baby Blanket and a super dooper new blocking board”

  1. betrayedbyakiss December 1, 2013 at 8:07 pm #

    A friends mom made my oldest son (now 18) a lovely crochet baby blanket, and it was my best gift. I still have it! I love the colors you’ve chosen, so cheerful! ~foundthingsart

    • craftyminx1980 December 1, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

      Thank you. My mum made my boys blankets too. It is lovely to get unique gifts like that.

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