Saturday, 2 April 2011

Something to aspire to - 2KCBWDAY6

Is there a pattern or skill that you don’t yet feel ready to tackle but which you hope to (or think you can only dream of) tackling in the future, near or distant?

That is the topic for todays post from Knitting and Crochet blog week. A few things came to mind when I read about this topic. As well as learning a few more new stitches I would really love to do a couple of things. One is a Babette blanket and the other is a dress for my littlest one.

Many crochet bloggers have made a Babette blanket and I love them. However I really don't enjoy making blankets. I think it's mainly because of the repetitiveness. Some people love it, I don't. I like to finish projects quite quickly and I'm yet to find a quick blanket. However I LOVE crochet blankets. It was my love of such blankets that made me start crocheting in the first place.

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I don't know what it is that makes me love the Babbette so much but to me it is the Queen of all blankets. I think maybe it is the fact that you can be as colourful as you like and it just works. I also love the size, the bigger the better.I guess this is why I will probably never make one. I could do a small one but it just wouldn't be same, it is the size that makes it fabulous, all those blocks of yummy colour.

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I would also really like to crochet a dress for my littlest one whilst she is still little enough to want to wear dresses. She is a very girlie, girl and loves to wear pretty dresses so I would love for her to have a handmade dress. I cannot sew so crochet would be the best option.

I have an idea of what I would like it look like but cannot find an image or a pattern. I think I might have to write my own so that would also be something quite new. I have done a couple of my own patterns but only really for toys and never for clothes. In fact I haven't made anything wearable at all except for scarves and and a couple of shawls.

Unlike the Babette, I think a dress would be quite manageable. It would have to involve stripes and a few pretty colours, probably a flower somewhere too, but the rest is in the planning stage. I'm thinking of maybe using the Rico cotton?

Do you have any experience in crocheting clothes or can you recommend a good yarn that is washable? I would love to hear your thoughts on this.

I hope you have a great weekend.


  1. Oh i love the Babette too but it looks like a lot of hard work. All those ends. But then again.... they are so nice. x

  2. I love the Babette too and truly admire anyone with the patience to crochet through one ( or any blanket for that matter!)

    I really like the rico cotton but i think it may be a bit weighty ? for a dress. Mind you this is coming from someone who has never crocheted anything wearable either!

    Have fun in your search im sure you will come up with something lovely, x

  3. What a beautiful blanket and so much work! Have a lovely weekend.
    Jo xx

  4. Beautiful blanket! So colourful! What is it that makes it a Babette? Have never heard of that.

  5. The Babette blankets are gorgeous but as you say a lot of hard work and patience required!
    I have never crocheted a garment either apart from a scarf, I would love to see what you come up with though.
    Have a lovely weekend. :)
    Vivienne x

  6. I attempted a babette blanket as a joint project with my mother in law. It was definately interesting! Done over a very rainy weeks holiday in spain, it was completely bumpy and lumpy, not as flat and well fitting as the ones in your pictures! But it was fun!! So if you ever feel brave enough i would recomend it! Find some mates to have a go at one with you!

  7. Babettes are gorgeous - and the reason I started with crochet too. Although I yet to make one either! So many projects, so little time =]

  8. Oooh, such beautiful colours, reminds me of a Hundertwasser painting.

  9. Never heard of the Babette before; gonna go look at it now!