Saturday, October 26, 2013

Tea Room Victorian Filet and Lace Baby Blanket

I had so much fun designing and crocheting this filet and lace baby blanket pattern for a friend who likes tea rooms as much as I do. It took quite a bit longer than I had hoped but I wanted it to be perfect.  I will get better photos before I send it off but couldn't wait to get at least something posted! 

The center section is strictly filet crochet with a Sunbonnet Sue figure and the baby's first and middle names. It was a bit of a challenge to create the chart since I could not find a suitable photo - I had to create one! Lots of erasing and coloring in squares.

I searched and searched through books and the internet to find an edging that I thought was just right but couldn't find anything that matched what I had "pictured".  So, after MUCH trial and error, I came up with the edging shown. I am very pleased with it and hope to get the pattern written out and charted. 

Now comes the really difficult part - parting with it! I hope my friend likes it. I know it's probably not a "practical" blanket, but perfect for visiting the tea room.

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