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Baby Blankie

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This is the Baby Blankie I made for my sister's new baby (that's on the way). I used a soft acrylic washable yarn and made the main blankie in the afghan stitch. This uses a super long crochet hook. I crocheted the border. Then I embroidered the animals on the top. Hope the baby likes it!
pebbles16 years ago
well thats a nice adoption gift i hope your new niece or nephew is dragging that blankie around for years throught the supermarket etc and snuggling with it tenderely.....best of luck.....
robingale (author)  pebbles16 years ago
What a sweet comment! Thanks!
bevneal016 years ago
bevneal01 says: That is an adorable blanket,so unusual! I'd love to have the pattern too! The little animal's are precious! Great Job!
Love the animals! They are so adorable!
It's absolutely beautiful! Great job, those animals are so adorable! And the outlining is perfect; the baby will love it!
robingale (author)  deadalchemist6 years ago
Thanks so much! OK- you've got to be the one to ask cuz you've got a cool screen name... Do you know how to change your screen name? It sounds stupid- but without re-registering etc. I don't see how to. It looks like you you can change anything else you want ie: password, license, but I don't see how to do easily do that. Thanks!
Nope robingale, I think you would only have to re-register to change your screenname because I cannot find out a way either. :( Thank you for the comment on my afghan!
robingale (author)  deadalchemist6 years ago
That's what I thought. Thanks for checking it out for me. Keep up the good work!
PeggyCarty6 years ago
Beautiful!
robingale (author)  PeggyCarty6 years ago
Thanks Peggy!
Latte6 years ago
I love this baby blanket and would love to make it for my granddaughter, expected in 2 weeks. Can you share the patterns for the embroidered animals, or where to find them? With the embroidery, how do you keep the back of the blanket from looking messy? Thanks for any help you can offer.
robingale (author)  Latte6 years ago
Thanks! As far as the "patterns" for the animals goes- there weren't any. I think I googled "funny animals" to look for some I liked. The ones I found were used (on a completely different product)with someone else's design written on them so I probably shouldn't have used them and I definitely shouldn't pass them on. But what I did is just enlarge them and print them to the size I wanted. Then I used black thread and sewed the outlines on to the blanket to get a basic design. Then I removed the paper picture and just copied the designs free-hand on the inside. It wasn't the easiest or the best way to do it, but I got it done. On the back of the designs I just wove in all the yarns and it's not messy at all in the back. Thanks much for your comments and good luck on your new granddaughter!
Latte robingale6 years ago
thank you!
Neat! Congrats on your sister having a baby, is it a girl or a boy? And about the blanket, I love the little animals, they're awesome, especially the elephant! Great job!
robingale (author)  GorillazMiko6 years ago
Thanks! We don't know if it's a boy or a girl yet-she's adopting a newborn. That's why I did it in somewhat unisex colors. Thanks for the comments.