Hi there, I'm Ali and brand new to this blogging thingy so not sure how things work. I decided to start a blog because a very good friend of mine kept saying I should have one, told me it's easy, so here goes.

I have decided to call it Blossom and Grow because over the last few years that's exactly how I feel my life has been. Maybe i'm a late developer. You're never too old to try new
things and life definitely starts at 40 something.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Spring Baby Blanket

Well here it is at last I made this blanket for a very special baby that will be arriving in April. Its made from SIRDAR SNUGGLY babybamboo DK in three colour shades 157,154 and 128. I found the wool when I was at the craft fair in Manchester in Feb bought four balls of 50g from the Black Sheep Company as a fellow crafter said thats all I will need for a pram blanket. I started crocheting and soon realised I would need more wool. I searched online at ebay then amazon after a disappointing bid I ended up buying from two different places so two amounts of postage. Anyway its turned out lovely I've enjoyed it and I have loads of wool left oops will learn from this. I have used about 400gs altogether at approx £2.00 a ball so not bad really. Any suggestions what to do next with the rest of the wool (13 balls). I have added this to the Flickr grp. as my A MONTHLY MAKE for MARCH CHALLENGE 2012 even though I did start it in Feb.

The Pattern
The main part of the blanket (now a Cot blanket) is made up of a row of chain stitch to the length you need, then double stitch into each chain st.to the end then *3 treble stitches into a double stitch then 2 slip stitches then 3 trst then 2 ss.*which I continued for two rows in each colour sought of made it up as I went along. when it was big enough I then went around the edge in double stitch.
Then the clever bit went the library loaned a book 'crochet edgings & trims' by Katie Haxell were I chose Papyrus Fan pg 60 to do my edging. I had to adapt in places as the corners are a bit messy but over all I think its great.
Hope you like it and When I become a great aunt I hope the baby will too!!



    1. Thanks Annie made a tea cosy and mug warmer in same wool for a spring swap with a duck that looks more like a chick ha1 will be adding to April challenge xx