Baby Blankie
Friday, January 11, 2008
As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

AlhumduliLlah, I managed to finish my crocheted baby blankie in pretty good time! It's a gift for someone special..a little last minute, so I really thought I wouldn't be able to get it done.


I couldn't find a simple yet pretty pattern in my limited time-frame.. so I made up my own. Here it is! Forgive me for the unprofessional instructions.. I can clear up any questions, if need be.

Finished size: approximately 30" x 30" (not including ruffle border)
Blanket: 2 skeins, sports weight, 160g (each)
Ruffle Border: 90g, sports weight
Crochet hook size: US 5mm - H8

Blanket
Chain 133
Sc in each st across (132)

Row 1: Dc in each st, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), *skip 1 st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st; (repeat from *)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st, turn.
Repeat rows 1-3 for pattern, until desired size, or yarn is done. Please keep track of stitches every so often.

Ruffle Border
Put hook through one corner of blanket and pull out contrasting yarn, leave a 4" tail and sl st to secure.
Dc 10 times in same corner st.
Dc 5 times in next st. (repeat around blanket edges).
note: at each corner stitch, dc 10 times.

The Flower:
Started of using this pattern, Lazy Shell Flower.. but then I got side tracked on row 3 and did my own thing, which I probably could never repeat and can't put in words..sorry.

So there we have it. Enjoy.

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32 Comments:


At 11:17 PM, Anonymous Adikbongsu

Assalamu'alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

*sigh* I envy you Farhana. I totally have no talent whatsover in this area...hehehe.

But I love looking at the work of others and I must say I love the colour and design.

:)

 

At 6:28 AM, Blogger wayfarer

salaams

beautiful mashAllah. I love it. Lucky baby and mom!

 

At 8:08 AM, Blogger Surviving

Cute! I use most patterns as guideline and make changes as I go along. I think it makes things even more special that way. Not only did you make them a blanket but you personalized it just for them.

 

At 9:25 AM, Blogger Sultana

salam alaikum Sis :)

mashallah....what a beautiful soft colored little blanket! Inshallah the baby and the mommy will love it for sure!

 

At 7:00 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu

Ooo.. so many lovely, lovely comments. Jazak'Allah my dear sisters, all very much appreciated.

Aww Adikbongsu.. these things I make can only take me so far. You have the gift of writing, masha'Allah.. which can effect people for centuries if not more :D
(off topic: can you email me please.. amtullah79@yahoo.ca)

Wayfarer! Jazak'Allah for the sweet comment.

Surviving.. so nice to see you :D You are absolutely right..I never thought of it that way.. it is 'personalized' now..hehe thank you.

Sultana, Jazak'Allah for always taking the time to drop by and leaving your delightful comments.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

 

At 3:07 PM, Blogger just a temporary measure

Salaam Farhana,

awwwwwww it's sooo cuteee!! (Mashallah!)

i can't crochet or knit for that matter, but do wanna learn....one day...lol

 

At 9:24 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister JaTM,

Jazak'Allah, jazak'Allah :)

Insha'Allah I hope you get the opportunity to try it out, it really is useful and fun. I found knitting easier to learn, but I like crochet better...now that I have an idea of both.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

 

At 12:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous

Your blanket is so sweet and beautiful. It will be a lucky little baby to receive it.

khadija

 

At 9:20 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister Khadija,

Jazak'Allah for dropping by, and leaving your wonderful comment.

I hope I get to see you again, insha'Allah.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

 

At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous

As Salaamu Alaikum Sis:

Mash'Allah, what soft look and texture. The mom will truly be treasure this hand made item. It's so beautiful.
Mash'ALlah, the patience you have mastered.

:)
ummabdurrahman.wordpress

 

At 11:01 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

What a pleasant surprise! :D jazak'Allah for dropping by.. and leave your wonderful footprints.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

 

At 10:45 AM, Anonymous amani

Assalam alaikaum!
This looks so lovely, mashAllah.

Do you have any good knit baby blanket patterns? I need to knit something for the lil baby I'm growing.

 

At 11:07 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister Amani!!!!

What a nice surprise. I was wondering where you were hiding..(I can't access your blog either).

Jazak'Allah for the lovely comment.

Humm.. you can check out this site:
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/baby_blankets.php
they have enough blanket patterns to make you tired of looking :D

If all else fails.. just make up your own pattern. Or use a plain stitch..but make the colours the highlight of it.

Insha'Allah you are keeping well. Keep me posted on things your end.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

 

At 3:58 PM, Anonymous Maryam

Beautiful Template, Your blog looks lovely.

 

At 4:24 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister Maryam,

Jazak'Allah.. I really appreciate your comment. I wasn't sure.. I kind of miss the old one a little..but it needed organizing..and this works better, insha'Allah.

Take care
Love Farhana

 

At 11:39 PM, Blogger gulnari

Salam Alaykum

What a sweet blankie! I can just picture a tiny baby snuggling sleepily in its softness and warmth. That's one of the loveliest things of this dunya don't you think?

:)

 

At 9:15 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister Gulnarita,

So nice to see you, masha'Allah. :D

Oh you are so right!! It is one of the loveliest things.

Jazak'Allah for stopping by.
How is your crocheting/knitting going??

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

 

At 9:26 AM, Anonymous amani

Assalam Alaikum,
This is totally off topic, but I saw this pattern and thought of you:

http://stardustshoes.blogspot.com/2006/10/cloth-shoe-pattern.html

 

At 11:45 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatu my dearest sister Amani,

Haha.. :)
Jazak'Allah for the pattern.
Funny enough, I was interested in making little shoes, and Wayfarer had referered me this pattern and what to search.

Are you going to try out any of these you the lil baby?? I have given it a shot..but now that you brought it back to my attention..I think I should! I'll let you know how it goes.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

 

At 12:20 PM, Blogger gulnari

Salams

OMG AMANI! I've been looking for a pattern just like that for the longest time! THANK YOUUU for posting that here. Oh I am sooo happy now. You rock.

 

At 9:09 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu Gulnarita,

Hahaha.. well you sound very excited. I look forward to seeing what you come up with. :) I'm sure it'll be adorable, like all your other work..masha'Allah.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

 

At 8:38 PM, Anonymous Umm Layth

as salamu 'alaykum

I have no skills when it comes to this. My mom, however, is so good, masha'Allah. She tried on many occasions to teach me, but I failed. I would love to learn tho.

But my point of responding was to say... that is a lovely blankie. Lovely, masha'Allah. : )

 

At 10:23 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister Asmaa,

I am sooo happy to see you! And very excited you joined the swap :)

Jazak'Allah for the lovely comment.

You know.. maybe try buying a book and following that. I had asked my mom to teach me to crochet, and it was frustrating because I couldn't even determine what a stitch was!..hehe but after going through "Happy Hooker" by, Debbie Stroller.. I followed through step by step..I know can make things, and know what a stitch is! Insha'Allah if you get the chance, try it out again :)

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

 

At 1:00 AM, Blogger umm HAY

Assalaamu Alaykum,

Oooooh ma sha Allah la quwata illa billah!!! That's gorgeous!!! I wish I could crochet. I think I'll have to learn. Isn't it nice to give someone a gift that you made yourself? Ma sha Allah.

 

At 9:09 AM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister,

Oh I am sooo happy to see you! Jazak'Allah for dropping by. I lost you! I thought I had added your name to my list, but maybe I forgot to hit save.

Jazak'Allah for the lovely comment, much appreciated. I am sure you'll be able to pick up crochet really, really quick..especially since you can knit. Please give it a try :)

Yes..I totally agree, it is so nice to give someone something I made myself. (And just as nice to receive something handmade). AlhumduliLlah, Allah has truely blessed us to do wonderful things with our hands.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

 

At 12:12 PM, Blogger Umm Ibrahim

Assalaamu alaikum,

WOW! That is really, REALLY beautiful masha'Allah! I wish I knew someone who could teach me crochet!

 

At 12:50 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmat Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister Umm Ibrahim,

So lovely to have you here!! Jazaki'Allahu khair for the lovely comment.

I wish you lived closer to me.. so I can teach you the little I know. Are you able to get a book there on it?? That's how I learned.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

 

At 12:14 AM, Blogger iMuslimah

Mashaallah sister, the blankie is beautiful. I love to crochet also, and love making gifts for people, especially babies.

Nice pattern, when I am finished working in a scarf for a friend, Im going to try your blankie for another friend inshaallah!

As'salamu alaykum :)

 

At 10:12 AM, Anonymous Mona

It looks lovely mashallah!

www.zaiqa.net

 

At 1:17 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sisters,

imuslim, jazak'Allahu khair for stopping by!! It's so nice to see you, alhumduliLlah. I am very happy to hear you crochet..it's nice to meet other sisters who do. Insha'Allah I hope you give this pattern a try.. and if you need anything cleared up in the pattern please let me know. Look forward to hearing more from you, insha'Allah.

Mona, mona, mona.. only NOW you tell us about your blog! And a lovely one it is..I love recipe blogs :) and oneday insha'Allah, I'll actually make something..hehe

Jazak'Allahu khair for the wonderful comment. Much appreciated.

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

 

At 8:52 PM, Blogger Nakia

As salaamu 'alaikum,

JazakALLAH Khair for the pattern. I have been looking high and low for a good one and I like yours the best. I am enjoying your blog too!

 

At 3:15 PM, Blogger Sketched Soul

Wa'alaykum as-salaam wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister Nakia,

Wa'iyyakum. I am very happy you like this pattern, insha'Allah I hope you get a chance to give it try. But please, please keep track of the stitches.. trust me..hehe :)

Thank you so much for dropping by and leaving your wonderful comment, insha'Allah I get to see more of you!

As-salaamu'alaykum
Love Farhana

 

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