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HANDMADE :: Bold Modern Granny Stripe Baby Blanket – And New Items in the Shop for 2012

Bold Striped Baby Blanket 1 - Granny Stripe Crochet - Chenille, alpaca, and wool in blues and purples

It’s been a while since I shared any crochet project here other than my owl hats. But, I’ve been working on this blanket for a while now, and finally finished it up and mailed it off last week. It’s worked in granny stripes, but I think the mixed textures and varying stripe width  gives it a more modern look than you’d expect.

I’m tossing around the idea of selling similar baby blankets in 2012. I haven’t really done any market research yet to determine what would be most likely to sell, though, and I would still have to work out a price point.

I’ve got another striped wool blanket in progress — this time in bold solid colors — but we’ll see if it ends up in Aveline’s room or in the shop. ;-)

In 2012, the shop will also see the addition of plush / stuffed creatures! Super exciting, right? I’ve been so inspired by these plush/softies. I’m making a crochet and felt monster for Aveline, so I’ll post photos of that in the near future as well (although probably not until after Christmas, unless someone puts magical elf sprinkles in my coffee before then).

What do you guys think? Is there is something specific you’d like to see in the shop in 2012?

Bold Striped Baby Blanket  - Granny Stripe Crochet - Chenille, alpaca, and wool in blues and purples

Bold Striped Baby Blanket  - Granny Stripe Crochet - Chenille, alpaca, and wool in blues and purples

Bold Striped Baby Blanket  - Granny Stripe Crochet - Chenille, alpaca, and wool in blues and purples

Bold Striped Baby Blanket  - Granny Stripe Crochet - Chenille, alpaca, and wool in blues and purples

Bold Striped Baby Blanket  - Granny Stripe Crochet - Chenille, alpaca, and wool in blues and purples

Bold Striped Baby Blanket  - Granny Stripe Crochet - Chenille, alpaca, and wool in blues and purples

Bold Striped Baby Blanket  - Granny Stripe Crochet - Chenille, alpaca, and wool in blues and purples

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a solution for all those leftover skeins of yarn: the granny stripe blanket

you know those odd lengths of yarn that are left over after you finish a knit or crochet project? the 1/8ths of a skein which aren’t quite big enough to make anything out of? i’ve got a whole basket of those.

so, i’ve started a crochet project that will probably take the rest of my life to finish. i blame ali from snipsnaphappy and michelle from scissor quirk for this new obsession: creating a giant (and i do mean giant) blanket from all those yarn remnants. this blanket is over 60 inches wide, and when complete, will cover an entire full-size mattress.

Crochet Granny Stripe Blanket/Afghan - made from various leftover yarn remnants and scraps - acrylic, wool, cotton

there’s just one problem. it’s way too addicting! i couldn’t put it down yesterday.

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