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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Merry's Crocheted ABC Blanket

I've been so blessed to have met such nice people from all parts of this country and around the world since I began publishing Hooked On Needles just over a year ago. Merry, my self-professed Biggest Fan, is one of those people. She's pretty new at crocheting and has made some wonderful things. Her thoughtful questions on patterns and how to do certain stitches on the Knittinghelp.com forum have been the inspiration for a few of my video tutorials. But for the most part, she picks up her yarn and hook and just goes for it. What an inspiration!

Merry just recently sent me a picture of a newly finished project for her granddaughter who will be 4 years old in a few months, and she gave me permission to publish the picture here for you all to see.

Merry's Crocheted ABC BlanketDon't you think that is the perfect afghan for a 4 year old? Now she can learn her ABCs in her sleep!

If you would like the pattern for this blanket, you can find it HERE. The puff stitch that is used in this pattern to make the grid lines and the letters is similar to the bobble stitch I used on the Cherry Berry Oddball Blanket, but not exactly the same. I will work up a little sample of the stitch from the ABC pattern and post a video soon so you can see just how it is done.

Nice job, Merry, and thank you so much for allowing me to share this fabulous picture of you and your blanket with my readers!

Happy Stitching!

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  • Hey Mary Grace!
    I feel famous now! I actually just bought some yarn to start another one for my friend at Church, who is due in December. This time, I am going to try a sport weight yarn, so I know I'll get a little smaller afghan. I am using the new yarn from Michael's called "Loops and Threads", Snuggly Wuggly Baby Sport in mint green. There are 446 yards on the skein...I'm not sure how much it will take though. I am going to go down a few sizes on my hook though...probably an "F" or a "D".

    Looking forward to seeing the video, Mary Grace...they are so helpful to me and I know to others, as well...thanks for the sweet words!
    God Bless You,
    Merry :)

    By Anonymous Merry Thornsburg, At June 22, 2009 at 11:17 PM  

  • Cute afghan . . . I've added to my list of To Do projects for my grandson.

    By Blogger Sweet P, At June 23, 2009 at 7:29 AM  

  • What an awesome "blankey" Merry made! Wonderful job! Thanks for sharing the photo MG... That would be an awesome project to make, a few in pink, a few in blue, to have on hand for baby shower gifts... 8-)

    By Blogger Myra, At June 23, 2009 at 1:27 PM  

  • i made this blanket for my daughter and it came out beautifully. i would like to know if you a pattern for this blanket using Hebrew ABC's [alef bet]. thank you

    By Blogger Unknown, At March 22, 2010 at 12:31 AM  

  • I made this blanket as well, I changed a few of the letters though. Wish I could show you

    By Blogger Unknown, At April 13, 2013 at 11:08 PM  

  • How many stitches do you did make a big ABC blanket

    By Blogger Unknown, At February 13, 2017 at 10:21 PM  

  • Hi Courtney, if you go back and read the whole article above, you will discover that I did not make this afghan myself. There is a link in the second paragraph after the picture for where you can find the pattern.

    Hope this helps,

    By Blogger Mary Grace McNamara, At February 14, 2017 at 6:11 PM  

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