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#1 snb0705


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Posted 14 February 2008 - 02:23 PM

Hi everyone! Newbie here, just thought id try posting here and see if anyone could help me since my 87 yr old grandma-in-law didn't have any advice for me. I am looking for some advice/help. My Cousin-in-law is having a baby shower in a few weeks, and after i found out she was pregnant i had already crocheted the baby blanket. Now they have picked out a name and i was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to add the name to an already finished baby blanket. Is there a way to crochet it say on the top side of the blanket or am i stuck doing embroidery which i am no good at :eek

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 02:43 PM

i would say to do embroidery. What is the pattern stitch that you used?
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 02:44 PM

you can cut letters out of felt and stitch those on there. I suck at embroidery too. So felt would be my next option.

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 02:49 PM

the actual stitch throughout the whole blanket is single crochet mixed with slip stitch. so i figured the embroidery was probably going to be my only option. Thanks for the advice tho!!

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 02:53 PM

You can use surface crochet. It's super easy and looks pretty decent on the back, too.

Hold the yarn on the wrong side, stick a hook in the right side, pull a loop through. Then go to the next spot you want to aim your line towards and stick the hook through there and pull up a loop. Just do this in whatever design you want. WAY easier than embroidery and all you have to do is weave in the ends. It has a nice look on the front. If you want to make the writing thicker, try two strands of yarn.

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 10:21 PM

:thinkCould you do a border around the Blanket in SC and Crochet the name across the top In a different color as you do the border
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 08:14 AM

You could try cross stitching the name on the blanket in a contrasting color. There are some beautiful cross stitch alphabets out there.:hook