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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Gift Trunk Additions

This winter I have been steadedly working on items to add to my gift trunk and over the past couple of weeks I've been able to bring a few of those projects to completion.  Want to see?  Good, because I want to show you ... 0:)

This is the blanket/afghan I've been working on all winter. It measures 52 inches x 55 inches.  I crocheted it using this Bernat Baby Blanket yarn and a size P hook.  The stitch is row after row of half-double crochet with  the edge being chain stitching crocheted into loops.  It was very easy and went fairly quickly.

And the smaller blanket beside it  ... well, that is a doll blanket!  It is crocheted out of this Bernat Baby Blanket yarn and measures 26 inches x 26 inches. I used a double crochet stitch to make it with the same style of loops only I placed them a bit closer together to give it a ruffled look.  I know some little girl's who's dolls are going to enjoy their new blankets!

Here's another view.  There is a possiblity that I might gift this blanket/afghan and this doll blanket to one little girl.  You know, a blanket for her and a blanket for her doll. Not sure yet, but that is a possiblity!

This is a doll quilt that I made and machine quilted. It measures 26 inches x 26 inches too. One side is ponies and the other is little butterflies. The edging is jumbo rickrack.  I'm thinking a quilt for another little girl and one for her doll as well, what do you think?

What have you added to your gift trunk lately? Have your hands been busy, too?

She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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  1. I love the little doll quilts (and everything else). So cute and I know any little girl would love them!

    1. Thank you Vickie, I enjoyed making them!

  2. Wonderful work Patsy! I have been making doll clothes for my granddaughter for her birthday. I get my patterns from Pixie Faire on Friday for free! So far I have sewed a summer dress/ top with leggings and a little sweater to match. They were simple to make and I know she will enjoy dressing her "American girl" type doll in her new outfit. Keep up the good work! Love Gaila in the NW

    1. Gaila, I must check out Pixie Faire ... I'm assuming it's an online site. I love 'free!' Would love to see pictures of what you've made.

  3. Your crochet rugs look gorgeous. It must have been the month for crochet. I have made a blanket for the couch for winter for Bluey, in shades of blue and raffia.
    My daughter and her boyfriend, have friends expecting their first child, a boy, in May. I was asked if I could make a bunny rug for bubby. Katie and Jared asked for this to be in maroon and gold. This is the Dad's footy team colours and Gryffendor House colours for mad Harry Potter fan, Mum. I had enough yarn left over to make a little hooded jacket. The parents to be, loved both.
    Out of yarn leftover from Bluey's rug I made another little hooded jacket for a friend expecting her first child. I must get that one in the mail.
    Right now I have another bunny rug starting to work up on my hook.
    We have been having rain(insert big happy dance) and it is finally cooling down. It might actually be comfortable to be hooking away.

    1. Jane Allan, do you have a picture of your bunny rugs? I would love to see what they look like. You have been busy!!!

  4. Patsy, they are lovely!!!! Any little girl (or big) would love to receive such a wonderful gift!!!! I would LOVE a tutorial on how to make the quilted blanket! I LOVE that big rick rack!

    1. Holley, First of all, thank you! Second, the quilted blanket was easy to do. I choose a piece of fabric for the top, a piece for the bottom and a piece of quilt batting. I cut them all to the same size, stitched the jumbo ric rac to the top piece, pinned all the pieces together making a sandwich with the batting in the center, and machine stitched them together stopping about an inch from all edges. I just did row after row of straight stitch. I then turned the back edges under to meet the ric rac top edge and hand stitched it down.


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