Monday, 2 June 2014

Making baby gifts

My friend had a little girl recently and as well as sewing up a few gifts I thought I'd take the chance to indulge in my love of crochet and make her a little blanket too. 


I chose some pretty colours that I knew the babies mummy likes and decided upon a granny stripe blanket. 

I love to use pastel colours and this was quite different to my recent granny stripe blanket I made for myself (using a Cath Kidston inspired palate). 


Ta-dah! The finished blanket. So pretty!

After a quick 30 degree wash in the machine (with softener), half an hour in the tumble dryer and then hung out to fully dry, the blanket emerges fluffy and snuggly soft!

I added a scalloped edge to the blanket - in pink -


I made some additional gifts using complimentary fabric - bibs, burp cloth and nappy/wipe holder -



Cute as can be!

For a great granny stripe tutorial pop over to Attic 24 where you can find some simple step by step instructions. 

7 comments:

  1. These are beautiful gifts. Nice to see you back x

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  2. What sweet gifts, the blanket looks lovely!

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  3. Pretty color choices and a great gift! I'd be thrilled if you'd link up at this week's Off the Hook!

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  4. so pretty!. I love the colors on the blanket. there's nothing really that is as special as handmade with love gifts.

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  5. These are so beautiful! The bibs turned out so nice. Perfect choice of colors. Great post!

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  6. Such lovely colour choices for the blanket! x

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