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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Noah's Ark Crocheted Blanket is coming along

All the crocheting for the Noah's Ark Baby Blanket is now complete and just the sewing is left to do. Here's a little peek at this fun project as it sits on my kitchen island right this very moment...


Noah's Ark Crocheted Blanket is coming alongLooks like quite a mess, don't you think?


Noah's Ark Crocheted Blanket is coming alongBut under all those strings, can you see a happy little baby blanket?


Noah's Ark Crocheted Blanket is coming alongWhen I'm doing a project that will require finishing work at the end such as this one where I have to sew pieces together, I like to leave long tails at the beginning and the end of each piece and use that yarn to do the finishing work. It is already attached and it's the same color as the piece being attached, so in the end it saves me time and effort. Once all the pieces are attached, all that will remain to be done is the detail of eyes on all of the animals, beak on the bird and smile on the fish. Oh yes, and doorknob on the door and window lines on the window...can't forget those!

This pattern uses very basic crochet stitches and would be appropriate for anyone who has mastered basic stitches and following crochet instructions. It is available for purchase as a downloaded PDF file from Annie's Attic by clicking HERE.

Also I should tell you that I did not use the yarn recommended in the pattern. Instead, I brought the pattern with me and picked out similar colors of Red Heart Super Saver yarn for the colors I did not already have at home. For some of the pieces of this blanket, only a small amount of yarn is needed, so I used yarn from my stash when I could. As long as the yarn you use is all the same material, such as cotton or acrylic or wool, then you should be fine with mixing and matching brands.

You can also change the color scheme of this blanket and really make it your own by using completely different colors for the different parts of the picture. This would be a great stash busting project!

My video tutorial for the stitch used in the pattern for the actual blanket part of the design where the waves are in blue and white might be helpful. It's a double crochet decrease and once you see it done, you will realize it's not as difficult as the written instruction makes it seem. Click HERE to see the video.

I'll share more pictures of this fun project once it is finished, which should be soon!

Happy Stitching!

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8 Comments:

  • What a beautiful blanket - I'm a bit of a Noah's Ark collector and think I will have to make that, especially now that I've mastered the technique for making ripples.

    By Blogger quilary, At April 14, 2011 at 8:22 PM  

  • This is precious - can't wait to see the finished blanket. Do you use an overcast stitch to attach the animals and parts of the ark?

    By Blogger annemarie, At April 14, 2011 at 8:50 PM  

  • This is going to be so adorable. You come up with the greatest projects. So how will you attach the animals?

    By Blogger Cynthia Gilbreth, At April 14, 2011 at 10:44 PM  

  • Oh Mary Grace...your Noah's Ark is adorable...love the color choices...can you believe how different these afghans can look, with just a change of color? I have set mine aside...I keep starting new projects...I am knitting a multidirectional scarf and a new shawl...I have to finish a crochet project for my grandson...I am multi-tasking! LOL!
    Have a nice week!
    Merry :)

    By Anonymous Merry Thornsburg, At April 14, 2011 at 11:14 PM  

  • This is the neatest thing I've ever seen! Is there a lucky child it is going to? Beautifully done!

    By Anonymous Jane Kattau, At April 15, 2011 at 7:34 AM  

  • Really cute! I have a grandson named Noah, and we call him "Noie". Then we read the same nickname for Noah in the Bible.

    By Blogger Nedra, At April 15, 2011 at 10:20 AM  

  • It is beautiful! Looks like a lot of work to sew it on!

    By Blogger Marit Johanne, At April 15, 2011 at 5:20 PM  

  • I am pretty sure I have this pattern in one of my many stacks of patterns. Maybe in a Annies Attic book. It is going to be so much fun when you are finished. I just finished my granddaughters afghan and posted about it today. I am sure you said you had used the colors I used before. Come on over and have a look!

    By Blogger Brenda, At April 15, 2011 at 11:07 PM  

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