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The first blanket I ever made was for my 5 year old daughter. I recently completed it, and my 6 year old son even sat with me and did his first few stitches! The pattern is Kathy Merrick's Babette Blanket.

I used 17 balls of Gong by OrnaghiFilati yarn, a G6/4mm hook by Susan Bates, and a Large-Eyed Blunt Needle for attaching the squares.

I absolutely adore the blanket. I loved choosing the colors, the varying square sizes prevented burn-out, and it feels like heaven. It was so enjoyable I'm now making one for my son!
It looks great Keesha! In fact I am now determined once and for all to learn how to crochet so I can give this blanket a shot.
Truly gorgeous. You should be very proud of yourself!
Thank you Patsy Trisha! :D
Well done!!
Thank you irynton. I appreciate that! Thanks for looking!
That's beautiful! I love the variety of sizes and colors, and it's great to see your son helping. ;)
Thank you canida! Now that I'm working on my son's, my daughter is trying to help! I'm so excited both of them are wanting to be involved and learn how to do this. Hard to believe I was barely older than they are when I learned!
Love it! I hope Meg is enjoying it :)
Hi Rebstrong--actually I'm being mean and not letting Meg have hers until her brother's is done. I don't want her rubbing it in that she has one already, etc. His will be done shortly though!
Lovely colours. I like the pathwork effect
Thanks stinkymum! LOL I love your screen name!
Amazing job! That's one crazy (as in cool) looking blanket, AMAZING job!
What a kind compliment, GorillazMiko! I appreciate it!
So sweet and colorful! I'm sure it lights up her room and is her favorite "bankie" to cuddle with! Nice to know the kind of yarn you used, too! Great job!
Thank you horseshadowrider. :) I love the yarn! It is fingering weight and just heavenly cozy.
Keesha, I think you did an amazing job: the colours are beautiful. I've tried knitting a few times but never quite gotten the hang of it; but seeing what you've created has inspired me to make another attempt. :-)
keykat, I hear you on knitting! I learned crochet and knitting when I was 7 but knitting just never stuck! In one ear and out the other, LOL. Ah well! :) Have fun--you can do it!
Very nice project! I love the colors and pattern. i know collin's will come out really nice too;).
Waygonner, thank you! I don't have much left on Collin's--wahoo! :D
Keesha, It's beautiful. I'm sure Megs is loving it.
CABarb, thank you very much!
Beautiful blanket Keesha! I love the colors you used!
Thanks ylaurie! It's a lot of fun to pick the colors myself instead of having to follow the pattern's, kwim? :)
I love it Keesha!!
Thanks so much, jeriinmi!!!
I wish I were this talented! What a wonderful gift for your children!
Thank you so much everyone!! It really is a good hobby, and is excellent for trying to keep the hands working with having Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome!
O this is so very neato. One thing that has always bothered me about afghans is how durn symmetrical they are, even if the colors are varied. This is the best afghan I've seen yet!
Thank you everyone! What sweet compliments! I really appreciate it. Thanks for looking!
It's gorgeous, Keesha -- so neat to vary the squares, and cool colors. Neat that Colin wanted to help, too! :-)
Schmetterling and Patsy, Thank you so much! I appreciate it!
Thank you so much everyone! I appreciate the compliments and encouragement! It really was a great project and I'm loving working on the second one!

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