August 12 2011 – thisisknit
Baby blankets are usually made in pastel colours, but there's no reason why they shouldn't be bright and colourful. We were vividly reminded of this when Mary, one of our lovely customers, brought in her most recent blanket to show us. This is the Froggie Blanket from Robin Chacula's Baby Blueprint Crochet. It's made from Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, so it's snuggly and machine-washable. The central panel is made with a simple Tunisian crochet stitch and the border of trebles is added later. If this blanket takes your fancy and you'd like to freshen up your techniques, we've got a Crochet Project Help class coming up on Sunday September 18th. You might be wondering why it's called the Froggie Blanket. Well, here's why: It's got a crocheted frog appliquÃ©ed onto it! The original had a button for the eye, but Mary's decision to embroider it instead works as well or better. Mary, thank you for showing us this gorgeous piece of work, and for letting us feature it here. Ribbit.
I met this blanket yesterday and it is as fabulous in person, if not more so, as it is shown in the photos :).
This blanket looks amazing! I love the colours, and that frog is soooo cool! :)
Hi Thank you for the lovely comments. This was my first attempt at Tunisian crochet probably not my last. I would have used a button for the eye but ‘This is Knit’ wisely advised me that for a baby blanket this might not be a good idea.