Babette Blanket - In progress

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By Thursday evening last week, I had finished crocheting all 126 squares required by the original pattern for my Babette Blanket! 50 2-round, 49 4-round, 16 6-round, 7 8-round, 2 10-round, and 2 12-round squares!

I began whip stitching the squares together on Friday mid-morning (we work a modified 40-hour a week schedule during summers and get Fridays off). And...there are still more squares to assemble!

When that's done, however, I will crochet more squares for another panel to add to my Babette to make it a larger, rectangular shape. I've already designed the arrangement of squares for the additional panel, but am waiting to choose colors for the additional squares until I see the colors laid out on the original-sized Babette Blanket.

So exciting! I just love the colors I chose!

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that is wonderful! i'm still working on mine. I may add another strip too. haven't decided yet though. the one i'm making is for my new(ish) neice.

I came across your blog when searching for info about using other weights of yarn. Yours is beautiful! Would you mind telling me how many skeins of each color you bought? I am also going to use a worsted weight yarn - not sure which one yet.

Hi, Allena - I'm having the *best* time with all the colors! Have fun with yours!
-Cheryl!

Thank you, Bridget! I'm lovin' all the colors!

To make the Babette Blanket in its original configuration using worsted weight Caron Simply Soft yarn, I used less than 1 skein of yarn for each of the 17 colors, including Color A. However, that count doesn't include the border (since I won't add the border until after my additional panel section is completed). In addition, although the pattern says to use Color A for joining all the squares and panels, I instead used one of the colors of the row sides that were being joined. So, you may want 2 or 3 skeins of Color A - and another skein of any other color you're going to use in the border.
-Cheryl

Thanks!

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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.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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