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. 


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

  2. What sweet gifts, the blanket looks lovely!

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

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

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

  6. Such lovely colour choices for the blanket! x


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