Friday, May 1, 2015

Modern Geometric Baby Blanket

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Hey friends, hope all is well with you! Today I'm sharing this baby blanket I recently finished, and I'm so excited about how it turned out! (I'm so excited that I had to make sure I didn't get too picture crazy!)

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I had been on the hunt for awhile for a unique but simple geometric pattern that could be worked for a baby blanket. Granted, my specifications were obviously a little vague, but I couldn't find anything I was happy with. So to solve the problem, I just came up with my own pattern inspired by a graphic design I found on Pinterest (here). 

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After a bit of math, some sketches, and a bit more math, everything started to fall together. I love when that happens!

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I won't lie, as I sewed together the first rows I thought "I hope this works!!"

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For the border around the blanket I did a row of reverse single crochet. I just love that stitch for its texture and its simplistic look. It's definitely a go-to border for me.

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I'm not quite sure what to call this design, as it's kind of made up of half-hexagons, with a slight chevron feel to it...

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It makes me happy to look at it though, and I hope it's going to make baby Zane happy too!

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The finished size was about 42 inches square, with straight edges on all four sides. I at first wasn't sure how I wanted to do the top and bottom rows, but I'm glad I decided on making those rows half the size of the four middle rows because it made for some visual interest (that sounds good right?)!

I think this pattern could look pretty sharp in white and black too! Anyways, I'm always super pleased when what I have in my head and what I've drawn on paper comes to fruition in real life!

What do you guys think?

12 comments:

  1. It's absolutely gorgeous! Very unique, and I love the waves and contrasts of colors.

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  2. …. just love it !!!!! …. and you know even why!!!!!! ;oD
    …. we were living the same brainstorming session (about hexagons!) even so far away…. amazing!
    xxxxx Ale

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  3. Beautiful!
    And love the cyber-synchronicity! I'd just seen Alessandra's fun piece made in Maputo and here's yours from the north woods of north america!
    xox, lizzy

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    1. Thank you! And yes!! I love the cyber-synchronicity!! It's like we are all operating on the same frequency!
      Have a lovely week!
      Kate :}

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  4. Your finishing is always so meticulous; and these colors are great for both baby and parents. :)

    Pearl

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    1. Thank you so much Pearl, and I'm so glad you think that about the colors!!
      Have a great one!
      Kate :}

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  5. Awesome baby blanket, love the color combination and the fabric used looks comfy for babies. Appreciate the sharing, thanks !

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  6. Will you be offering a copy of the pattern? I love what you've done with this and would love to make a few.

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    1. Thanks so much Debbie! I would consider writing it up, can you email me? signedwithanowl@gmail.com
      Kate :}

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