Crochet Triangle Quilt




Before I even knew I was pregnant, I felt convinced our next baby would be a girl.  I even began to crochet her a chevron blanket.  It took about six months to finish that little blanket (will post it soon), working on it a little here, a little there.  I pushed to get the blanket done right before my 20 week ultrasound.  I knew I would have less motivation to complete it if I discovered we were actually having a boy.  And we did!

Man do we love that boy.

I spent the next few months trying to convince myself he'd actually dig the girlish hues and that there was just no way I could make and complete another blanket in time.

Well I didn't.  But almost.

When I saw this pattern here, and thought about how the blanket I made really hadn't been made for him - the cute face in the previous post - I decided with a little under eight weeks to go, to try again.  I worked on it almost every night and finished about a week after he was born.  I so wanted to give him something handmade, with love.

Sadly, this is my first experience ever blocking!  Can you believe that?!  And I didn't do it right, I should have done all my blocking before piecing it together.  Even still, I think it still helped to give it a finished, cohesive look.



I take liberty to call this blanket a quilt because of all the piecing involved, which really was the hardest part.  It was very labor intensive to tie in all the ends.  This pattern was easy to follow but I wish there had been a little more instruction on how to piece it together, or that I had thought more before hand about how I wanted to piece the triangles together.

All and all, I love it!  I hope Clayton will too!  I can't wait to put it with his crib when we get it set up in our next place.  



Comments

  1. i LOVE LOVE this blanket!! can i please be as talented as you?? the welcome sign is so cute too and i can't wait to see both of those things in your new HOME shortly! i will be on your doorstep with a basket of muffins and a huge grin on my face!!

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  2. I love the colors you used! Your home and children are lovely. Thanks for blogging about the pattern.

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  3. Oh wow I love your blanket! I'm sure it must be a wonderful feeling to be crocheting your soon to be born baby's blanket. I just made a promise to myself that I would do the same if/when that time comes for me. Very beautiful and thank you for posting!

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