Thursday, April 7, 2016

A Maybelle Blanket Update





I HAVE TO SAY that this project has been a delight to work with and it will be finished on time for the new nephew or niece who is expected on the 11th of April. I'm so excited to share this with you, but for right now lets just have a look at the progress.

I started out by choosing the colors for it from my Tilda Yarn selection. I made the Maybelle Flowers and then turned them into Maybelle Squares, joining them with an accent color and the Join-As-You-Go technique. With a twist, I should add, as the Maybelle Square doesn't have an even number of stitches for the granny clusters. I love how forgiving the art of crochet can be at times. No one would know if I didn't tell you. ;)

I then started on the border, which I always had clear in my head, but when I arrived to the edging I had to do a bit of testing to find the best finish. As I don't know the gender of the arrival of this new family member, I wanted it to be neutral; not too frilly, girly or scallopy. Yet not too plain and boring... But simplicity goes far. Like always.

The Maybelle Blanket is now finished and only needs a wash and blocking. I will write up the Maybelle Blanket Pattern in full for you here on the blog and organize a perfect Tilda Yarn Pack to go with it as well. So stay tuned. I'm hoping to have it all sorted for you soon.

Note: I have written about the Maybelle Blanket Project in following blog posts:
Spring Bulbs, Doilies and 15 degrees
Picking up something old

Here you can find the tutorials for each step:
Maybelle Flower
Maybelle Square
Maybelle Joining Tips
Join-As-You-Go



Kärlek
Annette


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22 comments :

  1. It is beautiful, I love the colours x x

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    1. Thank you! The colors are really divine. Timeless and spring like.
      Thanks for visiting.
      Xxx

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  2. Wow, that is an absolutely beautiful design and spot on colour choices, you have a great eye for coloiur. That's gonna have to go on my growing list of projects to do!

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    1. Hi
      Thank you so much. We all have that "big list" of things we want to make... This is such a fun project, it just has to speed up into your top 3 to do. You will love it. :)
      Xxx

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  3. I love it! You're so right...the beauty is in the simplicity. I'm curious what type of yarn it is and how do you block a blanket and where? Some of them can be quite large! LOL! It is so precious and the parents are going to swoon over it! The baby, on the other hand, will do other things to it! LOL!

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    1. Hi
      Thank you! I'm using my Tilda yarn, a cotton/acrylic 4ply (Sports weight) on a 3 mm hook. I will make a special yarn kit for the project. Stay tuned. It will be announced on the blog when it is available together with a Free Pattern.
      You are so right about the parent v. baby thing... My last nephew had a big poop on his crochet blanket I gave a few years ago and my brother was in tears having a hard time to get the stains out... Those babies are full of power. :)
      Xxx

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  4. Love the finishd blanket. Have seen the different steps and the end result is beautiful.
    What do you mean by wash (is it always best to was it before you start to use it?) and blocking?

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  5. Love the finishd blanket. Have seen the different steps and the end result is beautiful.
    What do you mean by wash (is it always best to was it before you start to use it?) and blocking?

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  6. Hi Annette,

    What a beautiful blanket. It's really a delight to look at your pictures and read your post. Really really great work. Crochet is a work of art ;-).
    Have a nice evening.

    Sweet greetings,
    Emily
    (casacreaemilia.blogspot.nl)

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  7. It's fabulous! Just the right mix of colors for either. Not always easily done.Well done!

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  8. Oh my! It is beautiful! The border is just right for the blanket itself. Thank you for your generous sharing of the pattern.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  9. Your granny square quilt is just gorgeous. I'm from the 70's era growing up and the colors that were popular then with this pattern were pretty wild and crazy. It's nice to see that pattern really making a comeback in such beautiful soft colors.

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  10. Very lovely blanket, beautiful colors and I love the granny's.
    Greetings from Marijke

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  11. Very nice blanket !!!! I will try this lovely grannie.
    I miss your blogroll!
    Greetings from Barbara , Cologne

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  12. Hello, I love your blog, it is beauty, I love crochet, I follow your blog, I have a blog about crochet with free patterns and free crochet diagrams, visit me , hugs from Brazil.
    Visite meu blog - Tita Carré - Crochet

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  13. It's really lovely, Annette, you are so clever :)
    Jillxo

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  14. Really really beautiful !😍❤️😍❤️

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Kärlek
Annette

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