Sunday, 18 March 2012

Elmer Blanket Ta-dah


Hello Lovelies,
I'm back with a ta-dah ....my latest baby blanket . I think many of you who blog will know how this sharing is such a wonderful part of being creative. At home this sort of make would go largely unnoticed but here there are lots of like minded lovelies who see colourful crochet through the same eyes as me....it really makes me happy to look at these pictures and I hope you feel at bit happy/inspired by them too.


Here is my "Elmer" blanket , once again it's inspiration came from HERE .

Ta-dah!!!!!!!!.........


It's made up of 99 three round granny squares joined as you go.Once again the yarn is stylecraft acrylic. I love the way it goes so well with my baby ripple....also made from mostly the same colours of this yarn......


In case you were wondering there are 19 colours in total and they are listed here:-

Aspen,Aster,Apricot,Bluebell,Cloud,Grape,Lemon,Lipstick,Lavender,Meadow,
Plum,Raspberry,Saffron,Shrimp,Sherbet,Spring Green,Turquoise,Violet and Wisteria.

I made a border using six rounds of granny clusters and a picot edge to finish. .........


Oooooooh, I always love a washing line shot and I'm really happy with the way this blanket has turned out.
I even love the back, were the little spikes created by the join as you go method are more visible . This effect kind of reminds me of a jig-saw.........



The blanket measures 34inches by 28inches ( 86 x 71 cm) and will be put in my online shop as soon as I've made more stock to open one :0)
 I'm  hoping  to raise some funds for the cancer charity I've chosen to run for this year.

The weather has been pretty grey and wet here this week but I managed to get a sunny picture yesterday morning , when the sun popped out for a few minutes.......



Yay, colourful crochet in the sun , what a happy sight!
Have a great Sunday .
Jacquie x

68 comments:

  1. Oh, such a lovely blanket!

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  2. It's a beauty! I really love "patchwork" style crochet at the moment x

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  3. How lovely. Such beautiful colours! Looking great in the sunshine too :-)

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  4. Woweeeee I love it! You and Heather are the inspiration for my latest blanket - I have only made 9 squares so far though and keep changing my mind on the colours!! hehe. Having a week off next week though so hope to be churning them out soon. I love the joining as you go look but don't think I would be able to get the colour combination right if I did it like that, so I have the task of joining them all at the end to look forward to! Love your colours though, it looks so happy and just like Elmer! x

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  5. such a wonderful baby blanket, the colours are lovely!!!!...happy mothers day xx

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  6. Beautiful hydrangea and I love the colors you used in the blanket!!

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  7. Oh, so delicious. Well done.
    Esther.

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  8. Beautiful!! I have a cushion like that and I love it!!
    http://patosyguacamole.wordpress.com/2011/08/21/nos-hemos-mudado/dsc032840/

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  9. I love your blanket, really beautiful and the colours make your heart sing! My family largely ignores my makes too so thank goodness for blogland :)

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  10. It's beautiful, lovely colours.

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  11. Lovely blanket. I love how you sewed them together directly. I think I just might give that a try... : )

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  12. This blanket makes me so happy! :) Love the colors and the border. Whomever ends up owning this blanky is one lucky person!
    xo,
    wink

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  13. Wow, I love the colours!
    It is very beautifull, I like the border :-)
    Keep up the good work!

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  14. Tis gorgeous Jacquie! Love the pretty edging, such a happy little blanket!
    Happy Mother's Day too!
    Rachel x

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  15. Jacquie, another wonderful ta dah post.....your latest blanket is beautiful and yes, it does go well with the baby ripple blanket.

    Love the last pic, the blanket really stands out against the grass and the grey sky.

    Have a great week,

    Claire X

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  16. A beautiful blanket Jacquie! That's one lucky baby.... lol x

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    1. A stunning blanket Jacquie.
      Anne xx

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  17. I LOVE your Elmer blanket, it's so cheerful! I know babies respond very well to bright colours, so it's a perfect baby blanket! It's a shame that all your work is not noticed at home...I have the same here...luckily we have our blogfriends!

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  18. How lovely and colourful, like a paintbox! Good luck raising money for the cancer charity. xx

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  19. Your lovely bloggy 'TaDah!' is the same sort of thing as my bloggy 'WooHoo!'. At my house, no-one batted an eyelash when I announced that I had finished my 73,528 crochet stitches.

    Um, tell me about Stylecraft? Any itch factor? Drape? I'm having trouble getting over my need to FEEL yarn before making the plunge.

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  20. Wow!!!!

    It is lovely!!!

    Luv Jane XX

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  21. Lovely :) I've decided to make one of my sisters a blanket for her big birthday next year - I think I might do her an Elmer blanket too :)

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  22. Beautiful! I love how your blanket turned out.

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  23. love it :D the colours are beautiful! xxx

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  24. What a wonderful blanket!! I love the colors!

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  25. Oh how beautiful. The colors are so happy. I love the pic with both blankets. It makes me want to do another row or two on my ripple. Have a great day,
    Liz

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  26. Stunning, love them both!
    Ellie
    x

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  27. What a lovely blanket! The colors are amazing!

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  28. What a beautiful blanket! The colours are gorgeous, and the edging makes the whole thing just perfect!

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  29. Beautiful share! I love the edging - perfect choice for number of rounds on that!

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  30. It is beautiful Jacquie! Such a lovely blanket and the border is sooo nice :) It inspires me to make one :)
    kisses,
    Angie
    www.lemondedesucrette.com

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  31. Lovely blanket, Love the washing line shots.Sue

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  32. Love your blanket, especially how you did the borders!

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  33. It is perfectly gorgeous!!! and the border frames it wonderfully.

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  34. Lovely design and great colours. The borders are brilliant.
    Carol xx

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  35. Another wonderful blanket of yours! Truly lovely!

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  36. What a lovely blanket! I love the colours and I love the border too!
    Beautiful... Truly inspiring.

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  37. Wow - it's just beautiful! I love the border - it really finishes it off perfectly. Beautiful pics hon.
    Have a fab week.
    Leah

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  38. What a talented lady you are!! A lovely burst of colour on the computer screen on a grey, rainy, miserable autumn day in Australia! Well done!

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  39. Those granny blankets are just beautifullllll........xx

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  40. Charming...
    One lucky baby will love it !!!

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  41. It is just beautiful! I am new to crocheting but did make a granny square baby quilt many years ago. That's when pastels were in. I like the bright colors a lot better. I am wondering, though, how you attach as you go. Don't know if I can figure that out on my own. I will check the rest of your blog to see if you mention it. Or if you have a minute, could you shoot me a quick email? newgramma@sbcglobal.net

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  42. As always, amazing!!! I cant believe how fast you finish these projects... you are an inspiration!!

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  43. Ahhhh just beautiful :o) love love love the colours and name.
    Good luck with you new shop although i don't think you'll need it!
    love jooles x

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  44. Oh my, that is wonderful!!! I have always loved the colour palette in the Elmer illustrations and this blanket is just a perfect echo of them. Ta-dah indeed :D

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  45. it is a gorgeous blanket, well done!! :D

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  46. It is adorable...nice and bright and cheery! I do love grannies!

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  47. A fantastic Ta..dah!!

    The Elmer theme brings back so many memories, my daughter used to love the Elmer books.

    Fleur xx

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  48. Beautiful Jacquie! There's nothing quite like one colour squares all together, it's the ultimate colour indulgence. Hope all goes well with your fundraising :-)

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  49. Fantastic! I love the bright colors against the spooky sky in the background. Very lush! :)

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  50. Gorgeous Jacquie, such a perfect little blanket! Hope you had a lovely weekend.

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  51. Fabulous! So bright and cheerful

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  52. oh it turned out so perfectly well Jacquie ! The color lay out, the border... and that picot edging, I love it ! Lucky baby who gets to sleep under it :)

    xo
    Maaike

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  53. Oooh, it's gorgeous!! Love it!!

    S x

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  54. Maravillosas fotos!! y la manta espectacular, una preciosidad! Felicidades
    un abrazo!

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  55. A really beautiful blanket! The pictures are so colorful, it made me sit up in my chair. Love the border too!

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  56. So Beautiful! I am not sure if I would have the patience for this many squares, but you have inspired me to do maybe a doll blanket to start. Do you have a link or a tutorial for the picot edge? thanks, kathleen

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  57. Love the blanket. It's inspiring.

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  58. What an amazing blanket - I'm about to do the edging on my granny stripe and was wondering what to do next. This is a real inspiration for me. Thank you.

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