Babette Blanket - final color selection

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(That's my Cleo on the back of the couch in the second photo - her bed was moved to the floor so I could keep the 17 different color skeins of yarn near me while working on Babette squares.)
After thinking about it more, I decided that Copper Kettle is too much of a warm color for my mainly cool-tone Babette Blanket. So, instead of Copper Kettle, I've settled on Bone. The "less blue" color change is working very well too!

Last Sunday, I crocheted 26 4-round squares and began another 2 4-round squares! Due to clothes shopping after work throughout the week (mostly for something appropriate to wear at my stepson's wedding on the beach in Maui), I haven't had time to work more on the blanket - until last night and today! As of this moment, there are 49 4-round and 2 12-round squares done (photographed above in a random pile) and awaiting their 10-, 8-, 6-, and 2-round companions. I've sketched a design for an additional panel of squares to make my Babette more rectangular than the pattern's basically square blanket.

Complete color chart with final change...

Caron Simply Soft yarn colors (version 4 - final!) for my Babette Blanket
Koigu color(Dark / Medium / Light) Color description*Caron Simply Soft color
Taupe(D) medium brownBone
babette-bone2.jpg
Sage Green(M-L) medium sage greenSage
babette-sage.jpg
Tomato Red(D) dark orange-red (bright)Red
babette-red2.jpg
French Blue(D) medium-dark blue (not bright)Rose Violet
babette-roseviolet.jpg
Vicious Green(L) lime (bright)Limelight
babette-limelight.jpg
Purple-Grey(D) dark purpleViolet
babette-violet2.jpg
Golden Brown(D) dark brownChocolate
babette-chocolate.jpg
Melon(L) medium-light orangeMango
babette-mango.jpg
Deep Blue-Green(D) navy-ish (surprise!)Dk. Country Blue
babette-dkcountryblue2.jpg
Citron (soft baby green)(L) more yellow than green (bright)Lemonade
babette-lemonade.jpg
Turquoise(D) darkish blue with some greenBlue Mint
babette-bluemint.jpg
Bright Lilac(M) medium purple (bright) Grape
babette-grape.jpg
Baby Blue(L) light blueSoft Green
babette-softgreen.jpg
Robin's Egg(M) medium blue (brightish)Berry Blue
babette-berryblue.jpg
Rose(M) medium pinkWatermelon
babette-watermelon2.jpg
Bright Pink(D) darkish pink (bright)Rubine Red
babette-rubinered.jpg
Dusty Lavender(D) medium-dark purpleIris
babette-iris2.jpg

* My interpretation of the colors in the magazine photos of the Babette Blanket.

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Would you still have available the pattern as indicated below?
I love teddybears and am trying to find patterns for afghans. Your help is appreciated. Thankyou

I looked on e-bay but couldn't find this one

Helen


Patchwork Bear Afghan 1 Elizabeth Eure Crochet Fantasy March 1993 N/A 1993 eBay $1.00

Hi, Helen - I apologize for the delay in responding to your message. That pattern book is not for sale - the page you saw it on was a list of patterns I have and the prices I paid for them.

The Crochet Fantasy March 1993 issue is available right now on eBay - it is item number 180168411291.

The Patchwork Bear is made of granny squares sewn together. Here are a few links for free patterns for teddy bears blankets:
http://www.geocities.com/cdjsimon/bearghan.html
http://www.craftbits.com/viewProject.do?projectID=1478
http://www.angelfire.com/va/thevelvetpumpkin/Bear.html
http://crochetpatternsonly.blogspot.com/2005/09/teddy-bear-square-copyright-to-judith.html

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

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