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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Think Pink - Part 2


Welcome to day two of my 5 part tutorial on the Think Pink Blanket (Lapghan? I really can't make up my mind... Leave suggestions in the comments if you've got an opinion on this...).  If you missed yesterday's post, start HERE.

So now that I've gotten the blanket put together, I can put up the pictures!  Mims thinks it's super cozy and has tried to take it to her room twice.  The finished measurements on it are 41" x 41".  Nice and square!

Today we're starting our four 'fancy' blocks in the blanket.  The base of the block is randomly striped double crochet, so that's what we're starting with.



Think Pink Fancy Squares - Part 1
(make 4)
approx 12" square
Supplies:
Use all of the pinks that you've got! Switch colors on a whim!  Don't worry if your yarn has slubs or funky bits, it adds texture and interest, and if you really hate it, you can cover it up tomorrow when we add decoration to the front of it.
I used a G hook



ch 44
R1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across (42 st)
R2-21: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each st across (42 st)
Finish off.  Weave in ends.

The piece should be about 12" square.  Adjust your stitches/row count if you need to.


These are the 4 squares that I made.  They don't look like much right now, but they'll look amazing when we embellish them tomorrow.


I particularly liked this last square.  There was something about the little pouf of ribbon yarn at the bottom of the piece that just made me happy.  Experiment with funky combinations on your squares!  You may be delighted by yourself too!

Come back tomorrow and we'll make these extra fancy!
xoxo


Want to see the rest?  Click on the links below!
Think Pink Lapghan - Part 1
Think Pink Lapghan - Part 3
Think Pink Lapghan - Part 4
Think Pink Lapghan - Part 5

10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous, and Mim's is precious, she looks Angelic lying there on it.

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    1. Thank you so much, ♥Piper♥! She demanded that she wanted to pose with it! LOL!!
      xo Jaime

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  2. It's very pretty. And ditto what Piper said. As to lapghan or afghan - I guess at the size in the picture I'd say it was a lapghan. But you could always add to it and make an afghan if you needed something bigger, right? :)

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    1. Yeah, it's way too small for what I would consider an afghan. I'm just not so crazy about the term 'lapghan' so I keep calling it a blanket. Blankets can be any size, right? LOL!!
      xo Jaime

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  3. Holy In the Pink, Batman! That's gorgeous! I love all the shades of pink and different textures. And with Her Mimsness modeling, another almost sufficient reason to find myself a female human child. (Or at least arm-wrestle with DTF over the gender of the next Corgi in the family.)

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    1. Thanks Cookie-head! (I owe you, like, 2 emails btw...)
      I am digging the pinks too. PAL took a nap under it today and has now demanded one of his own, in more masculine colors. As far as human children go, I think you should move to CA and you can come borrow Mims whenever you like...
      xo Jaime

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  4. Most awesome blanket ever!!! Love love love all the pinks!!! And love the picture if cute lil Mim's. She is the cutest!

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    1. Thanks Kristy! She was so funny, she wanted to show how cozy it would be to sleep on! The little weirdo!
      xo Jaime

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  5. I love it! It's a work of art! Who wants an old boring every square is the same blanket when you can have this????

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