Saturday, July 24, 2010

Crochet Baby Blanket - Baby Blue


Crochet Baby Blue
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Baby Blue Blanket is one of my more popular afghan and it measures about 35.5" X 41", Very beautiful blanket that is an intermediate skill level. I provided a video to help.




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  1. Brilliant!! You are amazing!

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  2. i am making this blanket right now only i am using dc & fptc. i need to make this quickly and it is working up nicely.

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    1. So glad to hear. It really ends up being a pretty blanket.

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  3. Hi, I am some what confused for such an intricate blanket would,nt it be easier to do each square separaely? Or are you trying to avoid that by changing from sc to dc on the same line? It seems like such small directions for such a beatiful blanket. I applaude your work it is beautiful but I may be asking for help. Thank you for sharing this. Shirl M

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    1. Your Welcome If you can do the first two Stripes it is easy going blanket. But the Front post Stitches through people off. Get past that it is a home run.

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  4. i love the pattern.i am making it for a friend that is pregant and does not know what she is having so i am doing it all in white and will add the colored border after she has her baby. love the pattern....had to rip it out a few times till i got the hang of it...

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  5. This is gorgeous! I love that there's "blocks" but no stitching together. I am trying this next for sure

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  6. I have had great success with this pattern. Although, this pattern is time consuming. The pattern is great because it gives the feel of a granny square afghan, but there is no stitching together. Thanks for posting!

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  7. I've tried about five times to get this darling blanket started, but it's a no-go. The video is wonderful, but my problem occurs long before the video begins. I need help getting the pattern started, not ending the row. I come out with a perfect number of stitches, but posts lean terribly to the right. (I'm left-handed.) Sure wish I could figure out what I was doing wrong because I REALLy like this pattern.

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    1. I have stewed over what could be wrong then I had this post and it may be your problem.
      Hi, I am doing this blanket and I find it very pretty and had a problem with the "leaning posts". The leaning posts mean you are not picking up the stich in the row below in the right place. Also if you have stitches left over, it means that you are not being careful that the stitch in the row below counts as a stitch so in the row you are crocheting--you skip that stitch and move on to the next. It is very clear in the demo. Before starting this pattern, if you are a novice, I would suggest doing a practice swatch until you get the hang of it. It is such a wonderful pattern and works up quickly. Very satisfying. Thank you for posting this pattern and good luck to all on their crocheting journey. Lady Chain

      Since you are left handed helps if you can watch the youtube video in a mirror instead of watching it directly then you will be able to see it done left handed.

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  8. i am doing this pattern, but just chained 32. gonna try to make a scarf. so far, so good. i noticed a lot of people say their fpdc rows are leaning to the left. not sure why this is, my only thought could be they are putting their sc 1 stitch too far over causing their fpdc to have too much "pull" or tension. i would suggest just doing a gauge, swatch, test pattern of 32 first. seems to work for me. thanks for the pattern!

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  9. Hi. I was reading your pattern as I love it. I thoght I was reading it correctly but you video really made it plain ans simple to do I will make this for my greatgrandson due to arrive in late Jan or early FEb 2013. Thank you very much for you time as well as much effort. I appriciate this very much.
    Brenda Dodd
    Cincinnati, OH
    bjddd@fuse.net

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    1. Your so very welcome. It is a very fun blanket. Good luck with it.

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  10. Hi, I am doing this blanket and I find it very pretty and had a problem with the "leaning posts". The leaning posts mean you are not picking up the stich in the row below in the right place. Also if you have stitches left over, it means that you are not being careful that the stitch in the row below counts as a stitch so in the row you are crocheting--you skip that stitch and move on to the next. It is very clear in the demo. Before starting this pattern, if you are a novice, I would suggest doing a practice swatch until you get the hang of it. It is such a wonderful pattern and works up quickly. Very satisfying. Thank you for posting this pattern and good luck to all on their crocheting journey. Lady Chain

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    1. Thank you very much explaining this. I couldn't have said it better. Very much appreciated.

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  11. Did the pattern the same way as directions but my finished width was 41". Do the stripes go horizontal or vertical? Since I'm not sure of the sex of the baby I crocheted using white and antique white and I'm very impressed with the way it is looking. Very happy I found this pattern - much easier to do than it looks.

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  12. Love this blanket...could you please state where to place the first single crochet on the first row. Is it in the second chain from hook? Also, do you crochet your first single on the following rows in the first single of the previous row? Thanks for your help.

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  13. Why does this start out with 8 fpdc, but when you change colors it only has 7 fpdc. Am I doing something wrong?
    I love the pattern and am up to the 23rd row, but I'm concerned that there are only 7 fpdc and because of this I seem to be making more single crochet stitches in the next block. Help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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    1. No you are doing it perfectly right. section has 8 post and the when it changes it has 7 posts. the section that has 8 posts start with a FPDC then SC, as where the section with 7 posts starts with SC then FPDC. you are perfect.

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  14. Hi, I like this blanket. Haven't started it, yet. I'm interested in enlarging it just a little. Not sure by what you mean by 15 plus 2 though for enlargement? Will you explain, please?

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    1. The blanket is a multiple of 15 sts plus 2 more for turning purposes. so when you enlarge take off 2 stitches so you have 150 in the instruction add a multiple of 15 to the instructions however large you want to make it and add the 2 sts back on to the end. Does that make sense?

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  15. The starting chain needs to be divisible by 15 then you add 2 chains to that for the end of rows. So where the pattern says Base: Chain 152 you could add 15 or 30 or 45 chains etc. Each 15 stitches makes one "square" in the pattern so I personally think it would be best to add 30 (or 60) chains so you get an even pattern of squares. I hope I haven't complicated this, good luck :)

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    1. The blanket is made from a multiple of 15 sts if you want it bigger than you can add 15 sts. The +2 is for the turning stitch. at the end. If you want to make the blanket bigger add mult of 15 to 150 then add 2 sts to it for turning. But yes you have the right Idea. Also you can change the size of the blanket without changing instructions by using a larger yarn. Not to much larger or it turns out to be one BIG blanket.

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  16. have a question for you. i watch the vidio and read the instr. it shows in the vidio to skip a stich cause you are double crocheting. but it does not say it in the instr. and then you show for row23 to not skip a stich even though you are double crocheting. so i am a little confussed. do we skip a stich or what and why not to the other one then. thanks so much. love it. want to start as soon as you get back to me. emtscubagirl21@hotmail.com

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    1. OK hopefully i can explain this so you can understand. You do not actually skip any stitches. When you SC, then Dc two rows below. When I say to skip that next sps it is because it counts as already being work from the Dc two rows below. I say skip it in the video because people view that as not being worked. It is not in the instructions because you are not actually skipping anything.Does that make sense?

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  17. Hi Esther, I started working this pattern last night. I have a question. Does the chain one and the sc after the fpdc count as part of the 15 stitches in the single crochet section? I ended my 3rd row with only 5 fpdc in the last square and I'm trying to figure out where I went wrong.

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    1. Make Sure you watch the Video that has been provided that may help. I am not sure what you are asking. The Ch 1 is for turning purposes and the SC and the FPDC count as part of the 15 sts.

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  18. OMG! I am working on this blanket and had the web page bookmarked to refer back to the directions. Now the directions are gone. What happen? Did you change your page? Can I please have the directions so I can finish my blanket?

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    1. LOL I have transferred to a website I just launched yesterday. They are not gone just click on the link which is the title on the project. Take a look around you will like it a lot better than this blog thing.

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  19. I love this . . . however I can't find the pattern?? please send it to me!!
    kshupert@yahoo.com

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    1. http://craftsbystarlight.com/crochet/crochet-afghans/item/38-baby-blue-afghan

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  20. Can you email me the pattern also? madlycanadian@hotmail.com

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    1. http://craftsbystarlight.com/crochet/crochet-afghans/item/38-baby-blue-afghan

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  21. I can not find the pattern either...If you can email it, my email is mudpuppy18@comcast.net. Please put baby blue blanket in the subject line, or I will delete it without opening. Thanks

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    1. http://craftsbystarlight.com/crochet/crochet-afghans/item/38-baby-blue-afghan

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  22. Could you please send the pattern to my email
    icubudcm@gmail.com

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    1. http://craftsbystarlight.com/crochet/crochet-afghans/item/38-baby-blue-afghan

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    2. could you please send baby blue afghan to
      my email
      pasauers@ptd.net

      thank you

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  23. Where can I find this pattern please email this to me at trinity4950@gmail.com. Can not find anything but the blog spot and it is a beautiful blanket that I would love to make.

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  24. Thank you for sharing this pattern. I made an over-sized baby afghan using Red Heart yarn grape fizz and alternated with white. I really like how the detail stood out, even if it showed where I didn't count right! I finished it in time for the baby shower tomorrow. I would like to send you a picture but cannot find your email address. Thanks again, Mary ltl.dixie@yahoo.com

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  25. Just finished this blanket and I love it. It was very easy to make. I may be making it again in different colors. this time I did it in off white and pistachio green. think I'm going to make your popcorn blanket too.

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  26. I can't find the video! Can you tell me how to view or download the video. Thank you.

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  27. I just came across you Baby Blue Crochet. It is absolutely gorgeous. Cannot find pattern anywhere on your site. I would love to make these for my daughter who are having twins in about a month. Can you e-mail me this pattern at: gloryinhim74@yahoo.com. Thank you so much.

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  28. I recommend you to start with a small swatch to learn the pattern. I tried it several times and after watching the video all came clear. I think those of you, who are having leaning post problem, might make the double crochet stich in the row bellow, not two rows bellow like it shows in the video.

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  29. I LOVE this pattern. The video makes it soooo easy to figure out. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

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  30. How difficult is this pattern and how long does it take to make? Thank you.

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  31. How difficult is this pattern and how long does it take to make? Thank you.

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  32. I'm so very impressed with this baby blanket pattern. Love that it looks like squares but you don't have to bind them together. I plan to make it ASAP. I'm also going to adapt this pattern for a scarf. Thank you so much for sharing. I discovered it while looking at your placemat pattern. I've definitely saved this site for future referral.

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  33. P.S. The video was most helpful.

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  34. My fpdc do not seem to be as connected as shown in pics of afghan although it is a straight line. Watched video and I seem to be doing it correctly. However, I tested putting the fpdc directly into the post of the previous row and it gives presents a more connected look. This is my biggest project yet and I intend to get it done . . . just love the look of this blanket. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. So excited, found your pattern on Ravelry as I was looking for inspiration for my first project. Have had to look up UK stitch names as I'm in Scotland. Can't wait to get started today.

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  36. So excited, found your pattern on Ravelry as I was looking for inspiration for my first project. Have had to look up UK stitch names as I'm in Scotland. Can't wait to get started today.

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  37. Is this pattern going back online? I've been trying to access it both through the above link and Ravelry, but the host site seems to be down. (It's a great pattern -- I made this blanket earlier this year and am hoping to make another.)

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opQssayBev8
      This is the link on youtube.com

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  38. Can you please send me the pattern to the following email: vicrosy@att.net LOVE IT.

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  39. Would love to make this afghan but am nable to access the written pattern, please email to mo6662@gmail.com.
    Thanking you in advance

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  40. I too cannot find this pattern..have tried for hours! lisabstamporders@comcast.net is the e-mail Please advise how I can purchase or get this pattern.

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  41. I'd like this pattern too. Thanks

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  42. I would very much love to get my hands on this pattern. Love the video, but need the pattern. Would it be possible to email it to me at LLZ@zisus.com? Thank you so much.

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