Monday, May 4, 2015

Crocheted Stitch Sampler Blanket

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Hi there. Thanks for stopping by. I've been busy working on this huge blanket for my daughter. 

Her favorite color is pink but to my surprise she asked for a multi-colored blanket. Something different than the blankets I've made previously.

I knew right away that she would love, love, love a crocheted stitch sampler blanket.



Crocheted Stitch Sampler Blanket



Inspiration

The blanket on the right was made by Hannah at not your average crochet. Isn't it gorgeous?

I found it on Pinterest and immediately decided to make this blanket. Or something very similar.

To see the pattern and written instructions for Hannah's blanket just click on the picture.

My Crocheted Stitch Sampler Blanket

Crocheted Stitch Sampler BlanketI didn't want to completely copy Hannah's blanket so I used her instructions as a guideline.

My foundation row is 194 chains. Then I thought hmmm. Maybe I should make mine a little bigger so I added two multiples of 24. 

In retrospect I should have kept to the 194. Oh well. Live and learn.

Crocheted Stitch Sampler Blanket
I used my favorite hook which is 5.00 mm. And I didn't go out to purchase yarn. I just used whatever I had in my stash. Which some full balls of yarn and bits and pieces from other projects.

I followed Hannah's pattern right up to the 54th row. 

Instead of repeating rows 1 to 54 I continued to crochet different stitch patterns in between the dc and granny square stitch rows.


Crocheted Stitch Sampler Blanket







Crocheted Stitch Sampler Blanket

I really like the crocheted puff stitch. You can see it in the picture to the left. It is the yellow row.

I still have several rows to complete the blanket but so far my daughter is loving her new blanket. 


Crocheted Stitch Sampler Blanket
Crocheted Stitch Sampler Blanket



















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Bye for now. Wishing you the best, Darlene



Featured


Thank you so much Joy for featuring my Stitch Sampler Blanket at Treasure Box Tuesday.


Thank you Sara for choosing my blanket to feature at your blog hop. Click HERE to see Sara's Blog.

Thank you Maz for featuring my blanket on your blog.

Click Here to see all the features.




I am so grateful Rachael for featuring my blanket on your blog. Click HERE to see the other featured post.

32 comments:

  1. I LOVE this blanket, I have pinned similar in the past and always promised myself that I will have a go one day. Just. So. Beautiful!

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    1. Me too. That's why I was happy that my daughter wanted one

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  2. I love it! I might have to make this my next project :)

    I hope you can stop by:

    http://collettaskitchensink.blogspot.com/2015/05/family-time-take-me-out-to-ballgame-5515.html

    Colletta

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    1. You should definitely make a sampler blanket. I enjoyed making it.
      Already stopped by your blog to say hi.

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  3. What a beautiful sampler blanket, if I only new how to crochet!!

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    1. Thank you. You should learn how. Its pretty easy and I find it very relaxing and rewarding.

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  4. Just beautiful! I think it's just awesome :) Great way to try new stitches and use leftover and odd yarns. Can't wait to see when it's finished :)

    http://www.creativecrochettoys.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Sandra. I appreciate you taking the time to leave me a wonderful comment.

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  6. I would so love to be able to do this! My sister in law crochets beautiful stuff- but I'm a scaredy cat! Going to pin it though, in case I get brave in the near future! Just beautiful!!

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    1. Don't be a scaredy cat. Start off with something simple and go from there. Before you know it you'll be wondering what took you so long to get started.

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  7. This is on my ever growing to do list! I have one more blankie for a charity on I am working on and my first ever BIG WIP http://acitywithoutaswing.blogspot.com/2015/03/my-1st-big-project.html I am now following you, can't wait to see your daughters finished piece. Your doing a fantastic job! Hugs, Kim

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    1. Thanks Kimberly for stopping by. I am following you too. Your blanket is lovely.

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  8. Beautiful blanket. I don't crochet, but my mom and Grandma do and I treasure everything they make for me. Thanks for sharing on Small Victories Sunday link up.

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    1. Thank you Rachel for the wonderful compliment. There's nothing better to a crocheter than to have their work appreciated.

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  9. I love this blanket. It's so cool to see all of those stitches since I only know 2. I need to learn a lot more. I would love for you to link up at the Stitch It, Blog It, Share It Link Party going on now at behindtheseamssewing.com.
    ~Bonnie

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    1. Glad you like it Bonnie. And guess what. I only know a couple of stitches too but that's what most of the patterns are made of sc or dc. It just depends on where you place the stitch or group them.

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  10. Darlene, this is beautiful! I am featuring it at Treasure Box Tuesday this week- we get started tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST! Thank you for linking up with us! :)

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    1. Wow, thank you so much Joy for featuring my blanket.

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  11. omg i love it!! I am doing a mystery scrap CAL and when done I am using the rest of my scraps for one of these!! well actually thinking it might be cool for the newborns in need group to make for the babies. So I will make one (or several) and share the idea/pattern with the ladies at our next meeting. Too awesome! you use some pretty colors over there! I might have to scrap the scrap and buy some yarn actually, a lot of my scraps are boring lol

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    1. So glad you like it. It took me a while to find all the colors I wanted for my daughters blanket.

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  12. I love all the bright, fun colors and the different stitches!

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    1. Thanks. I'm actually having fun finding different stitches to include in my blanket.

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  13. Oooh this is so colorful! Thanks for posting. Hello from Treasure Box Tuesday.

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  14. How beautiful! I'd be more than happy if you use the crossed double crochets stitch from my tutorial for your sampler blanket!

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  15. Great idea! Thank you for sharing this on my What Are You Doing? Blog hop!

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  16. This is such a cool blanket! This will be one of my features at this week's Yarn Fanatic Party!

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  17. This wonderfully creative post is being featured on my blog today - you received the most" clicks" on the May #GreatBlogTrain: http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/2015/05/may-2015-great-blog-train-results-with_25.html
    Thanks again!
    Angie

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  18. What a great way to use up a stash AND learn/practice new stitches at the same time! The result is beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing with Fiber Tuesdays!
    Susie
    www.ouicrochet.com

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  19. I started and tore apart Hannah's pattern twice. For some reason, everything went wrong after the catherine wheels. I counted my stitches after each row. One end of the blanket looked lovely but the other end was crooked to the point where it couldn't even be fudged a little. Now I've started another stripey blanket but I'd love to get back to this one. Any advice?

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  20. That is such a drag that you had to pull it out twice. It sounds like the catherine wheels are giving you the trouble. Did you take her advice and use a larger hook? I didn't use a larger one but I did make sure my stitches were loose. The stitches have to be loose or the edge will be uneven.

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