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I am so excited this is finished because I’m really ready for a new project. It turned out just as beautiful as I had imagined the day I found the sweater.

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I couldn’t wait for it to dry, so I took pictures while it was blocking. I don’t normally block blankets, but because this is a gift, I wanted all of the squares to look perfect.

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Some friends have asked me about my seaming technique on this blanket. I took pics along the way so I can post a tutorial. My next blanket will be joined as I go. Maybe it won’t take so long to finish.

original post: You can see parts of the original sweater in my first post about this project.

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9 Responses to finished: wagon wheel baby blanket

  1. Gramma Rita says:

    Your afghan is gorgeous!! I have done a lot of crocheting in my time, but I have never unraveled a sweater and repurposed the yarn. Your beautiful afghan makes me want to do just that! :D

  2. Steph says:

    That’s gorgeous, Julie! I know what you mean about the seaming – I was sewing hexagons together for as long as I was crocheting, I think! It took about as long to seam if I seamed as I went or when I waited. It’s a bit more portable if you wait! I’ve switched to knitting hats in the meantime since they are so quick!

  3. Anne Marie says:

    Oh do I love your blanket – love your colors – is the pattern called wagon wheel??

  4. Marge says:

    What a beautiful blanket…and your finishing work is so professional. Wish my finished projects looked that good!!

  5. amy in ne says:

    That sweater made such a lovely blanket!! I would have loved to receive something as bright and sparkly as that. Nicely done!

  6. Cindy says:

    It turned out really nice. I love the colors – what a great gift!

  7. Anne says:

    I love the colors. You mentioned in an earlier post that you used a lightweight cotton yarn. Do you remember the name?

  8. Mom says:

    I’m looking at this picture again today. Just love this blanket. Beautiful work.

  9. emily nash says:

    perfect squares… how do you keep them so perfect?