Babette Blanket - In progress


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!


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!

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.


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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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