Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wool Eater Baby Blanket


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Lately I have spent every spare moment working on this project. It seems like its taken me forever, but in reality its been about 20ish hours in the past 3 weeks. But every moment and every stitch was worth it! (Slight picture overload…)

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The “Front” seems almost ruffled due to the fact that the rows are woven in from behind. It gives is a wonderful textured feeling that you don’t get in an average crochet stitch.

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The “Back” side is just as appealing and has more of a diamond shape to the rows.

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It is just as warm, soft and cuddly as it looks :)


I found the pattern on, thank goodness it comes with a video tutorial! I don’t know that I would have been able to figure this one out from a standard written pattern.

The only problem I had with the tutorial is that it didn’t include directions for switching yarn colors. So I had to figure it out, but that makes your life a little easier now doesn’t it ;) If you are considering tackling this project, be sure to watch the video… otherwise these directions won’t make much sense :)


My version of how to add a new color…

Using your chosen crochet hook make a slip loop in the new yarn you want to start the next row with.


On the 4th (from the middle slip stich) of the second “Bump


From behind, add a slip stich to the 4th triple crochet.


Then chain 3 more.


Continue on following the directions from the video.


Once you’ve made it all the way around, you will be working the final stiches of that row into the same triple crochet as you started with. It will be a tad more bulky than the rest of the stiches, but not noticeable once completed.


I’m not sure where this baby blanket will end up… I’m torn between keeping it to use as photography prop for myself or selling it on etsy…. What do you think?


  1. Amazing! Wow what a beautiful blanket


  2. This is so beautiful!! I don't know if I'd be able to part with it, myself!

  3. Great blog!! Happily following via Welcome Wednesday. I hope you will follow me, too! Many blessings to you!

  4. This is beautiful work. Thanks for sharing. Linda

  5. This is stunning! My grandmother was a wonderful crocheter and knitter, and when I miss her all I have to do is pick up some yarn :) I dont think my skills are good enough for something like this, yet! Glad I found you on Mingle With Us Blog Hop :)

  6. Beautiful !

    Following you via Friday Blog Hop. Hope you will follow me too @

  7. This is absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

  8. New follower from Chic & Crafty party. I am going to attempt this afghan now that I have finished the christening dress set.

  9. this is beautiful!! I came over from Shine on Fridays and I am pinning this to use in the future. I love to crochet baby blankets and haven't made anything quite like this before.

  10. Wow what a beautiful blanket, the patience you must have!

  11. Oh how sweet!! I am starting one of these yarn eaters soon. I hope it turns out as good as yours. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  12. Wow--you inspire me! I'm in the middle of making a bobble stitch blanket for my daughter and losing motivation to finish. ;) I'm a new subscriber to your blog and fellow crochet enthusiast! Feel free to pop by soon and visit! :)

  13. Wow! I love it!
    It's different and it's beautiful.
    Have a nice day!

  14. Beautiful! I like your color choices. I love to crochet too. :) Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

  15. I love the colors--how perfect for a little girl! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  16. Pretty! You are so lucky to have this talent!
    Thank you so much for linking up with the Cowgirl up! Linky party. We love looking through each post. We hope you'll link up with us again next week!

  17. Beautiful Blanket!!! Is it really an EATER blanket or an Easter blanket...I really am wondering if there is something out there I haven't heard of...


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