Maybe Matilda: Crochet Baby Blanket :: Ruffles and Dots

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Crochet Baby Blanket :: Ruffles and Dots

I just finished up my first "big" crochet project--a sweet little baby blanket (which is why I'm not really sure if it can be called a big project . . . but it's the biggest I've attempted so far) and I love it!

I saw this blanket over at Tales from Cuckoo Land a few weeks ago and just couldn't get it out of my head--I love how it's feminine (but not too feminine), cutesy (but not too cutesy), ruffly (but not too ruffly) . . . it's perfect. 

So I made a version of it using her tutorial and instructions and I'm crazy about it. And Forrest took it for a test run and gave it two drooly-slime-covered thumbs up! I hadn't even considered this beforehand, but he had so much fun playing with the little bobble stitches--it was a good stitch to use for a baby blanket! (You can see more pictures [and, idunno, buy it] right over here in my etsy shop.)
 
 (EDITED: I've written a FAQ post about this blanket HERE! Check it out if you have any questions.)
And we've been having such gorgeous weather lately, we couldn't just go right back inside after taking the baby-trial-run pictures! You can't waste perfect weather like this, especially since I know it'll only be a few weeks before we're swimming through 300% humidity (why, Iowa, why?). 



Can you believe I ever put clothes on this kid? I love the chubby little man-boobs and poochy tummy.

Linking up here and  here

68 comments :

  1. Oh Rachel.

    I do not know what I love more:

    - The perfect shade of green you used for the
    blanket
    - Your too cute for words baby boy

    OR

    - The amazing short hair do you are rockin!

    So hard to choose :)

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  2. Haha! I came to post a comment and found that my sweet sis-in-law had the same idea!! :). (Love you, Katie!)

    I looping your sweet baby blanket and am so adding this to my growing list of baby items to crochet! Your baby boy is simply a-DORABLE! I feel the same way about Mamie babies. I live nothing more than to see my sweet little Emma with her cute bare belly wiggling to and fro!

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  3. Super cute blanket and super cute baby :)

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  4. Beautiful! I LOVE the shade of green you chose. So lovely! Really pretty pattern.

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  5. Can I have an adult version for myself?! I LOVE the dots and ruffles! LOVE!

    PS You have the cutest baby boy, ever.

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  6. Oh my word. Cutest baby blanket ever! Also, cutest baby boy. What a doll! Seriously though, I think I need to learn how to crochet (again) just so I can make this blanket!

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  7. LOVE THIS!!! Love the color and the texture! What a great first 'big' project! What kind of yarn did you use? It's fantastic!!

    (And your little guy is so. darn. cute. But you already knew that.)

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  8. Oh my gosh. The baby, the blanket.. everything is so adorable!! Thanks for sharing. It put a smile on my face. Ah how darlinggg. :)

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  9. Ohmygosh. Cute baby!

    Honestly, I hardly paid attention to the blanket because your offspring is so adorable.

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  10. What a beautiful baby and that blanket- love it. Super cute. I clicked on the link to see if I'd be able to make one myself but I think it's a little advanced for me. I've only ever crocheted super simple scarves with just the basic chain stitch! Great job!

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  11. I love this blanket! Love the color and I appreciate the time that it must have taken you! Beautiful bebe!

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  12. He is a cutie!
    (And I like the blanket too!)

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  13. What a cute blanket! Great job...and I'm the same way with my little one. I send out monthly pictures to our family, and when I sent out March's pictures, I realized that he was naked (just sporting' a diaper) in about 95% of them! I promised them that we do have enough money for clothes, we just opted not to dress him...:)

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  14. I heart the blanket......The color is gorgeous and the baby, too.

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  15. What a beautiful blanket! And such a great color!

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  16. Wow! You have outdone yourself! This blanket rocks! I admire anyone who can crochet. I've tried and I ended up with tangled yarn and crossed eyes! Hee hee!

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  17. That blanket is fantastic. Cute but sophisticated at the same time.

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  18. Oh my GOSH!!! It is beautiful! I have truly never seen a baby blanket crochet like that one. I would love to copy you and attempt to make one myself, but I don't know if my skills are up to par... I will check out the pattern.

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  19. Adorable blanket(and baby)! Makes me realize I really really need to learn to use my sewing machine! :]

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  20. My nieces and nephews adore blankets with the bobble stitches! So cute!

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  21. I love it... and GREEN, fabulous. Thanks so much for showing this.

    meg
    from Forever Young at ashtonandmeghanyoung.blogspto.com

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  22. Adorable baby!!

    That blanket is beautiful! You did a fabulous jo!

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  23. The baby blanket is the cutest!
    Oh no, wait, that's the baby!

    They're both too cute for words!

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  24. Oh my word. Cute blanket... but equally adorable baby! That is a lovely shade of green and it has great texture!

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  25. Thanks for your nice comment on our blog! It's always fun adding things to the husband's to-do list! :)

    This blanket is ADORABLE....and your little guy is even cuter!

    Glad to follow another Quad City blogger! :)

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  26. Love the baby AND the blanket!

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  27. holy crap that's amazing! i just finished making the flower headband from your etsy pattern, so cute!

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  28. The blanket and baby are GORGEOUS! I wish I still had a baby to crochet for, my kids are growing too fast! I have been a beginner crochet-er for 20 years, this makes me want to start a project. I usually crochet dish cloths because it's something I can actually start and finish. Also,thankyou for stopping by my blog and taking precious time to comment. It's so encouraging!

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  29. Cute blanket but the baby is taking away all my attention.. He is ADORABLE!!
    Hugs and kisses to the gorgeous baby..
    Love
    Hani
    http://craftionary.blogspot.com

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  30. Rachel That is unbelievable sooooo Beautiful awesome job!!Hugs Anne

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  31. Super cute !! I love it !




    http://sailingwithbarefeet.blogspot.com/

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  32. so great! And yes, I'd call that a BIG project! Be proud! And your little guy is too cute :)

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  33. Oh my goodness! My baby huger pains aren't going to go away with posts like this. Cute baby and blanket!

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  34. I love that blanket! You did a fantastic job. Of course you did pretty swell on the kid too! Super cute!

    http://www.soapdelinews.com

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  35. Rachel, I love this blanket! I consider it a huge project but I can't get past the first chain in crocheting. My hat off to you.

    Your son and his man boobs are adorable. ;)

    Thank you for visiting my blog today.

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  36. Very cute blanket! I love the colour.

    http://3princessesengraving.blogspot.com

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  37. This is gorgeous! That is a big project to take on! I love babies with no shirts, too.

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  38. beautiful!! i can't crochet so i can definately appreciate it no matter the size. and that little guy...priceless. my little ones are always naked too:)

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  39. oh wow! that color and texture is just out of this world! LOVE it!

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  40. Love your blog (how have I not found you before) and Love your blanket!!!

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  41. Wow Rachel, your baby is so bonny. Gorgeous little chap! How you get anything done is beyond me, I'd spend my days blowwing raspberries on his sweet chubby tummy.

    I think I like your blanket better than mine! It turned out so well, I'm VERY relieved my tutorial made sense to someone else. Phew! The colour choice is divine, I think I may now have to copy you ;oD

    I have edited my Bobble Blanket post to send people over to you to have a look at yours. Thank you for linking back to me, I feel like a true blogger now! x x x

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  42. this is so sweet. what a beautiful blanket!

    new follower,
    kathryn
    www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

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  43. This is an awsome blanket!! I can't imagine the work it took to create this! I wish I was a better knitter/crocheter. For now I guess I will stick to my basic projects. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Beautiful!!! I would love to learn how to crochet and knit. Thanks for sharing! :)

    http://lifeofasoutherncouple.blogspot.com/

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  45. Just found your blog, LOVING it! That blanket is gorgeous and your baby is possibly the cutest thing ever!

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  46. what a cutie and i LOVE the blanket!!

    kisses
    heather

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  47. That blanket is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! I will have to go check out your shop and the tutorial.

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  48. That's a great blanket - love the colour and frilly edging. Definitely got to have one of those. Lovely little baby enjoying the blanket too, perfectly cute!
    Siobhan

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  49. Super cute! You're very talented! Would love for you to link this up :)


    Lolly Jane
    lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

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  50. If I should win this is what I would buy

    Adult Crochet Brimmed Beanie Hat You Choose Colors

    woot woot!!!!

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  51. Oh my GOODNESS!! I can't get enough of it either! I LOVE IT!!

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  52. any chance you will share how you did your ruffle edge border ? I LOVE it.
    melissalee1@bellsouth.net

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  53. Great post! Cute baby, your article is very interesting and i really like your selection, the pictures are really nice and Blanket in the picture is looking very awesome. Thanks for sharing and keep sharing!!!

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  54. This blanket is BEAUTIFUL! I am pregnant and want to make this for my baby boy :-)
    I looked at the tutorial on Tales from Cuckoo Land, and wanted to know if you did the same spacing as her for the bobbles? If not, what spacing did you use (at the beginning of each row and between bobbles)? Did you make any changes to her tutorial?
    One more question- how much yarn, and what weight did you use?

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  55. I absolutely LOVE this blanket!! I have to make one for a new baby due to arrive in a few months. Can you please let me know what yarn you used (and hook size)? Thank you so much!
    azbelle3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  56. CUTE blanket! I came to you from Sandy at Sunflowerz Crochet. She linked to you today. I love the blanket.

    Love your hair too. I used to have really short hair like that and loved it. I'm definitely going back to it some day. It was so easy!

    Come visit me if you get a chance. I usually have crochet of some kind going on, but we just got back from a vacation so there are vaca pics right now.

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  57. Love this blanket...and the little cutie! I love his name! Our son's middle name is Forrest! Thanks for sharing all the amazingly inspiring projects...I'm a new follower and can't wait for more!

    Kaleigh Lotte Lu and Brother Too

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  58. Hi,
    My name is Regina McClean and I live in NYC and just last night taught myself the bobbles. Now I'm learning the Magic Circle.

    Love it....can you send me the instructions for the blanket and border?

    Reginamcclean@aol.com

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  59. Why WOULD you put clothes on something so delicious? I'd want to kiss that sweet tummy all day!

    LOVE the blanket. My daughter's preggers with #4, due in January, so this one will be lovely and WARM for the new baby. Thanks!

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  60. Sevimli bebek ve harika battaniyesi ören ellerinize sağlık olsun renk muhteşem tebrikler.

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  61. Love this blanket! I just made a hat with the bumps and I love it! Www.GetUrBagOn.com

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  62. Love the Bobble Blankie. Found your site while searching for ruffle edging. Thank you for all the links! This is my next baby blankie; I'll use different color bobble's throughout. Love seeing your happy baby! ~God Bless~

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