Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Pink Popcorn Baby Blanket - Finished!

Well, here it is.

The Pink Popcorn Baby Blanket.

Finished at last and off tomorrow to a new home to keep sweet little Orla Esme warm and snuggly.

Vital Statistics:-

Measures approx 36" by 36"
Took approx 60 hours to make.
Approx 8 x 50g balls Sirdar Calico white, 1 of yellow, 2 of pale rose pink, and a little of another three shades of pink.
49 Popcorn Granny Squares
Rows of 7 by 7
Joined by a braided method.
Edged with a 3 row wavy edge.

I am so sad to see it go in a way, it's become a part of my life these last few weeks!


  1. Gorgeous will be treasured !!!
    V xxx

  2. I'm sure it will be much loved. Such pretty shades of pink.
    Lisa x

  3. It is truly beautiful and will I am sure be loved and remembered for many many happy years by the new little owner!! xx

  4. Awh this is so gorgeous, I love the use of all the different colours. To be honest I think it makes the perfect blanket and it has yet again reminded me just how much I want to make a popcorn stitch blanket, its been a yearning for some time now. I hope you have a lovely week xoxo

  5. What an absolutely beautiful blanket and such a special to gift to receive. The colours you have chosen work perfectly. Really lovely Gill,
    Kate x

  6. It's absolutely beautiful. Well done.

  7. It is really beautiful, I am sure it will be well loved by it's new owner.
    Marianne x

  8. Yay you finished! It's beautiful Gill, handmade gifts are always so special and I'm sure it will be much loved by little Orla Esme. See you tomoz.
    Jane xx

  9. What a stunning and thoughtful gift! It will so loved for many years to come!

  10. The blanket is beautiful - you've done such a good job. Well done! X

  11. It's lovely, and so beautifully made. Lucky baby!

  12. Aha, finished and so beautiful, so so beautiful! Baby Orla's Mum will be delighted and so will
    Orla Esmé as she gets older and learns to appreciate such works of art! I understand your touch of sadness at saying goodbye to it for you've put so much of yourself into it, but now this little babe will be wrapped in your love! Well done Gill! xx Joy

  13. Well done, it looks lovely.

  14. Gill, that is just gorgeous and such a wonderful gift. I am sure that Baby Orla will have many compliments on her beautiful blanket! Sarah xo

  15. o wow very pretty this baby blanket pink popcorn its a nice baby girl soft and warm pink fluffy blanket lovely irish name orla she will sleep like a rose now!

  16. Oh how pretty, and what a wonderful and treasured gift to receive! I'm sure that the blanket will be used for many a year and totally appreciated. That's why I love handmade! The colours are just so lovely!

    Have a super rest of a week!

    Vanessa x

  17. Wow, how absolutely beautiful, stunning. You must be very proud. I'd be over the moon if I was the reciprient! It is strange how these projects become part of our lives, and there is a small void once they are finished. A big pat on the back, that is amazing x

  18. Hi Gill, congratulations on your work, the blanket is absolutely gorgeous. I am sure that mother and baby will be delighted. I just checked out your tutorial for printing on fabric, it's really great Gill, so clear. I didn't know how to reverse images, but I do now. Thanks so much.
    Thank you for your lovely comments. Have a great day, with love, Linda xx

  19. That is so pretty and I can almost feel the softness in it from you gorgeous photos.
    This blanket will be treasured for a life-time :)
    Have a wonderful day.
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

  20. Hi Gill,

    This is a wonderful gift you've made for your friend's granddaughter. This will be something for her to treasure always! I love the precious "popcorn" design with the gorgeous flowers.

    My mother crocheted a blanket for our son when he was born. It was done in all pastels and white, and it means so much to me that she took the time to make this. It was done in "Granny Squares." Is that what you call them over there? :) Anyway, she later crocheted another one in mauve and white for me, and I still have it in our living room. There is nothing quite so special as a handmade gift.

    You did a lovely job on this baby blanket, and I've enjoyed seeing it. Have a wonderful week, Gill!


    Denise at Forest Manor

  21. Smashing, and so nice to finish a project.
    Jean x

  22. Love it! Love it! Love it! One very lucky baby :) x

  23. Phew! Was thinking she might be a teenager before she got it - Lol! It is stunning though - the pink flowers really do pop out of the white background. Sad to see it go too! ;) xCathy

  24. Oh my what a beauty, delightful the colours are so pretty.
    I am so glad you commented on my blog, because now I have found your lovely crochet blog.
    I spy many inspirational projects here, i may have to stay awhile.
    bestest wishes
    daisy j x

  25. this is a work of art , you must be so thrilled It is stunning. What a Delicious colour palette and a beautiful border
    have a wonderful weekend

  26. Now I knew this was going to look totally fab, but it seems I was wrong, it's spectacular. Well done x

  27. What talent you have. This is truly a beautiful work of art!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  28. What a beautiful gift! I'm sure it will be treasured for many years to come :)

  29. The blanket is beautiful! What a special gift!

  30. Gill, you have created a beautiful family heirloom, I know will be cherish for years and years! What a lucky baby! I hope we get to see the new baby swaddled in her blanket!

    Have a wonderful week!

  31. Gorgeous blanket...I love the texture of it so much and it makes a wonderful gift! Sure to be treasured!
    Happy week, Gill!
    Helen xxx

  32. Hoorah!!! Such an incredible blanket, you must be over the moon! I absolutely love how it's turned out - and I know it wasn't an easy make the whole time...Cxxx

  33. Oh my goodness, it's so beautiful - pretty and floral and feminine, and just the thing for a new baby girl. I bet they will treasure it. x


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