Fabric Squares and Crochet Borders – A baby blanket

Fabric Squares with Crocheted Border - A baby blanket - francenadeau.com

This is a baby blanket I have made a few years ago, after I stumbled upon the Pipers Girls blog. The girls posted a tutorial on making blankets with squares of fabric that are assembled with yarn. I cannot find the tutorial again, but I guess it is still in their archive posts.

Fabric Squares with Crocheted Border - A baby blanket - francenadeau.com

My blanket was tuck away in a box, with other baby things. My eyes fell on it as I was doing some cleaning a few weeks ago and I thought that you may like to see it. This is a fun project.

You start by cutting squares in whatever fabric you have. I used a pale blue stretchy cotton and a white cotton. You make sandwiches (fabric on the bottom, batting, fabric on the top) and secure them in place with a stitch all around the perimeter of the squares. If your fabrics tend to fray, like mine did, I suggest you use the zigzag stitch.

Fabric Squares with Crocheted Border - A baby blanket - francenadeau.com

Then, you start crocheting. For that, you will need a fabric punch, yarn and a crochet hook  that is small enough to pass through the holes made with the punch.

Fabric Squares with Crocheted Border - A baby blanket - francenadeau.com

I started by crocheting a foundation row all around each square with single crochets. After that, I was able to assemble the squares together, with a long piece of yarn and a tapestry needle.  

Fabric Squares with Crocheted Border - A baby blanket - francenadeau.com
Fabric Squares with Crocheted Border - A baby blanket - francenadeau.com

I finished the blanket with a row of scallops. And flowers in the corners.

Fabric Squares with Crocheted Border - A baby blanket - francenadeau.com

Below are pictures of both sides of the blanket, wrinkled (it has been washed a few times).

Fabric Squares with Crocheted Border - A baby blanket - francenadeau.comFabric Squares with Crocheted Border - A baby blanket - francenadeau.com

Yes, this is a fun project. Great for beginners. Or for more advanced crafters who wish to relax. If I make another such blanket, I think that I will quilt the squares to secure even more the sandwiched fabrics and reduce the amount of wrinkles.

Thank you for visiting,

France

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8 thoughts on “Fabric Squares and Crochet Borders – A baby blanket

  1. That blanket is so precious and sweet France! It’s amazing what your crocheted borders and flowers do for the squares. You are so talented! I love the colors you used too.

    • Thank you, Lara! The fabrics are leftovers that just had to be used together. The baby yarn has lovely colors that I found perfect for the squares. It’s a shame that I don’t have any left. 🙁

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