Alfie’s Epic Leafman Blanket

Alfie age five has a love for the movie Epic and the colour green, therefore after I made some crochet baby blankets for my niece he decided to challenge me with the request for an Epic ‘Leafman’ green blanket.

Challenge accepted and we embarked on collecting as many greens and similar leafy colours as we could find

COLLECTING COLOURS

I had used Elizabeth Ham You tube tutorial for a Granny Biased blanket previously, however I felt It needed to be a little bit bigger so I adapted it to my needs and got underway.

CORNER

As the blanket got larger and heavier I realised this possibly wasn’t a summer project but kept on with it and it kept on growing and i spent my time a little buried, my size increase may have been a little too much!

IN PROGRESS

 

My plan was to do a large ‘A’ but Alfie wanted his full name and leaves so I found another tutorial and made his name.

ALFIE LETTERS

Finally after a month I finished, and yes it is huge!

FULL SIZE

Alfie is very pleased and was super excited to snuggle even though its really not the weather for snuggling under a blanket!

 

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Welcome baby!

When I had Jake I was given a beautiful crochet baby blanket which was made by the mum of a friend, it is a much treasured possession still now and was what made me want to learn to crochet.

With the arrival of my niece I had my first opportunity to make my own gifts. I couldn’t decide on one so I made a small granny square with ribbon

ANNIE FULL PURPLE

A simple square with a solid dark purple and a paler multi colour yarn for the made body, decorated with a pretty border and some purple ribbon.

 

ANNIE RIBBON

The second blanket I made was larger and I used a video tutorial of the RavelryRavelry Elizabeth Ham corner to corner Granny Stripe.

ANNIE CORNER

I used black and white for the main body of the blanket as babies focus well on these bold stripes and to link it to the smaller blanket I used the same dark purple yarn and made a pretty border.

ANNIE BORDER

It’s quite large so will last her into toddler age and beyond! My two boys now want one each!

ANNIE FINISHED

Crochet

Long time no blog! I have been keeping myself busy recently and learning to crochet, I started small and made a few bright granny squares from scraps of wool, patterns confuse me, however I manage with the wonders of You Tube!

first squares

I started small then added some borders

getting bigger

experimented with layouts

planning

and eventually after a year of leaving it and then going back and doing some more, I have my first small granny square blanket, perfect to snuggle under on the sofa!

finished (2)