Monday, 28 June 2010

The Livvy Blanket (with Pattern)


Hot off the hook this lunch time - a little lacy baby blanket for a friends brand new baby girl. I have made this a number of times, its lovely and light and airy for summer time and using a v-stitch, it makes up quickly. This time I used bamboo tape, which has given the finished blanket a lovely silky, drapy feel about it. For a bit of extra girly-ness I edged the blanket with a shell stitch which gave a nice frill effect.

I also made up a matching little sun hat using this Ravelry pattern, you forget how tiny a newborns head is, so I hope it fits..

Livvy Blanket Pattern

I used a 4.5mm hook with the bamboo tape (weight the equivalent of aran yarn) but think with hindsight I could have possibly used a slightly bigger hook - use a hook appropriate to your yarn thickness. All in US crochet terminology

Ch 88.

Row 1: (Dc, ch 1, dc) in 5th ch from hook, (This is your basic V-stitch pattern)
[skip 2 ch, work V-st in next ch] across to last 2 ch, skip 1 ch, dc in last ch – 28 V-sts and dc at each end of row.

Row 2: Ch 3, work V-st in each ch1-space across, end dc in top of turning chain.

Repeat Row 2 for V-st pattern until there are a total of 34 rows;

After you have crocheted 34 rows, ch 1 (instead of ch 3), turn. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.

BORDER
Sc in each dc and ch1-space across, end 3 sc in last dc; rotate to side, sc evenly along side edge, 3 sc in first ch of foundation ch; sc in each ch across, 3 sc in last ch; sc evenly along rem side edge, end 2 sc in top of last row turning chain, join with slip st to top of first sc.

Shell Edging
(1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc) into second Sc, (this is your basic shell stitch ) skip one Sc and repeat shell stitch into next Sc, continue this around entire blanket.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

2 comments:

  1. feel broody looking at that sweet little hat.

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  2. Thank you so much for the pattern! :-)

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