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#1 Deb


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Posted 13 August 2006 - 03:50 PM

Hi all. It's been awhile since I've posted any pictures. (I've been knitting a lot :eek and there isn't exactly a category for THAT on this crochet board :hook .)

I've just finished a blanket for a baby boy, due in September. I used Caron's Simply Soft in three shades of blue. This is the first time I have used the diagonal box stitch pattern, found here:
It's super easy, and really a GREAT pattern if you are tired of the same old same old. :yes (which I was!)

so.. without further ado... my blanket:


A close up of the stitches can be seen here:

Thanks for letting me share!
(edited to make picture smaller - oops!)
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 03:53 PM

That's beautiful! You did a wonderful job! I just started a blanket using this stitch, but I don't like how stiff it feels, so I'm going to wait until I can get some softer yarn to try it again.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 03:59 PM

I love the diagonal box stitch! It's a challenge to get the hang of it, but once you do, it goes right along. Your blanket looks great, although I think your blues went grey in the digital camera. Well done! :clap
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 04:08 PM

Thanks ladies.

Twinnish - the blues are actually kind of grayish.. a country blue. It's NOT your traditional baby boy blanket color... but I don't usually do traditional. Unless it's a girl... then it's PINK all the way.
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 04:20 PM

How beautiful!
I love how it turned out!
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 04:46 PM

That is very nice and different. I just done with a blanket using that same stitch and it does work up fast and different. I working on another now for my couch. I will try not to give it away. lol

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 05:26 PM

Great job! That's one of my favorite stitches!
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 05:40 PM

Very pretty and snuggly!:manyheart

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 05:41 PM

Wow that looks fabulous!

I've tried three different diagonal afghans, and all three of them have turned out to have two corners that are bigger (not right angles) than the other two. Do you normally have that problem, or was this design different? I still can't figure out what I do wrong to make mine, and your blanket looks GORGEOUS. I'd love to try one, it's so inpiring! But I'm afraid...very, very afraid!

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 07:14 PM

that bouncing baby boy is going to be warm and cuddley all winter in the beautiful blanket you made

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 08:12 PM

It is beautiful! I love blankets like that the the child can have for a while, without being a "baby blanket" (in pastel's) That stitch is great, I've been meaning to try it.
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 08:55 PM

Thanks everyone for your kind comments.

Keiyla... you simply MUST try this pattern. When the gals were talking about it 'round the 'Ville a year or so ago, I'll admit I poo-pooed it. But when I was looking for a pattern for a baby 'ghan, this came to mind. It is a bit of a challenge.. but not so much as to make you want to pull your hair out.

The tutorial gives GREAT step by step directions. :hook
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 09:07 PM

love it!!!:hug
I will have to learn that one....:yes
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 09:58 PM

Blanket is beautiful! Link didn't work for me though...
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 11:41 PM

I love the colors that you used - still boyish, but not so baby, that he won't want to use it when he's older.

Great job!!!:clap

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 12:41 AM

Ithinkican: The link did not work for me either. Just go to crochetcabana.com and scroll down. on the left there are several sections for tutorials. The fourth one down, I think, says speciality stitches. The diagonal box stitch is in there.

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 05:21 AM

deb, very nice!


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Posted 14 August 2006 - 06:45 AM

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 08:54 AM

Wonderful blanket,Deb!

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 10:34 AM

Pretty afghan! Very nice stitch:manyheart


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