Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Granny Square Baby Blanket & Crocheted Flower Tutorial

All this talk about crocheting 'granny squares' got my mom digging out her old crocheted blankets *grin*. This one she made for my sister and I when we were babies.

Granny Squares Baby Blanket

Here is a close up of one of the squares with its cute little flower. She stitched each of the leaves around the little flowers after she assembled all of the squares and don't you just love the edging?! It's called the 'popcorn' stitch :)

Granny Squares Baby blanket

It's a little yellow with age as it is er, ahem... well let's just say older *grin*, but still in fabulous condition otherwise. It actually has a crocheted backing fashioned into a pocket because it used to have a mini down duvet inside of it and was used for our crib blanket :) I just love treasures like this!

I've had a couple of people ask me how I made my little flower centers in the granny squares from my previous entry and I found a great video tutorial on how to make one that is very similar :) She does a really great job of explaining all of the steps very clearly so I hope that you enjoy watching it and creating some crocheted flowers of your own :)

~ Rosina


Mitsy / ArtMind said...

What a lovely baby blanket! SO neat!
Thanks heaps for the link to the flowers - you're a gem! :)

Jennifer Hoots said...

Oh, I can see now where you get your talent. Beautiful!

Christine said...

This is a beautiful blanket, please advise if the flowers are crocheted separatley then sewn on or are they crocheted directly on the square. Are you able to tell me where you got the pattern from. Kind regards Christine

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

This blanket is truly stunning!

Unknown said...

I remember when my husband ask me if I wanted to have a baby,, but I knew we had a problem, so we buy viagra after to prove all the benefits this medicine can give us. like a couples we talk everything, and now we finally have our kids. The last baby have a lot of blanked that my husband buy for him. I think he doesn´t know how to say happy he is in this moment.

Anonymous said...

it's really beautiful..
i hope i can make it for my teacher coz she gonna have her first baby soon..
would you mind to share the pattern?

AppleCritter said...

Your baby blanket is absolutely stunning!! She did an excellent job. I'm going to attempt to make one that mimicks this (of course, it won't be nearly as beautiful), but thank you for sharing!