Monday, January 24, 2011

Zebra Baby Blanket

I made this as a gift for a friend and I thought in a way it could serve as my first tutorial, sort of. I photographed a few different steps in the process.

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The zebra fabricBlanket_GiftEmmaHagerty 001 is 100% cotton quilting fabric with a layer of cotton batting in between. It measures 40" x 40". Nothing fancy about how it was made. I sewed it right sides together, flipped it right-side out and closed up the opening.


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Next I hand sewed a blanket stitch around the entire parameter of the blanket using 3 strands of embroidery thread.


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After the blanket stitch was done I crocheted a row of single crochet stitches. I used a F hook. The yarn is Carnon Simply Soft.


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Last was crocheting the shell edging onto the single crochet row. The pattern is very simple.

sc * skip st, 5 dc in next st, repeat from *


There you go. I really like how this came out and it wasn't very difficult at all. I think the 40" x 40" size is pretty big though. I may go a bit smaller next time.


  1. These are beautiful. I would kill to be able to knitt someday.



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