Tiramisu Baby Blanket

I’ve just finished my latest project of which I am quite proud: Alicia Paulson’s Tiramisu baby blanket, available over at ravelry.com.  And now, some photos:

Tiramisu blanket 1
Brand: Cascade Yarns. Color: Natural. Ribbon: Offray brand in chocolate brown.

There is some unevenness and I’m not exactly sure why.  My stitch stayed pretty even throughout but I think there’s one row where it got tighter than the others.  Ah well, as my Chico said, “It shows it’s a work of art.”  Hehehehe, or something like that!

Tiramisu blanket 2
Hook size: 5.50mm.

The yarn is ecological wool, and it’s very soft.  The only problem is that it’s not machine washable.  It has to be hand washed in cold water with Woolite or something similar and dried flat.  Probably not the best for a baby blanket, but the quality of the yarn couldn’t be beat.

Tiramisu blanket 3
The ribbon threading was a bit tedious but worth it for the result. Look how cute!

I made the blanket a little bigger than the pattern called for, but I really found it way too small in the original.

Next up in my line of projects, an amazing chain link scarf from Knits for Life.

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9 thoughts to “Tiramisu Baby Blanket”

    1. I got some super-soft washable wool yarn for the scarf and wore it around my neck for part of the evening to test its softness. No irritation! 🙂

    1. Merci Ysa! Je pensais peut-être pas le mettre pour commencer, mais je l’ai essayé et puis c’était juste trop beau pour ne pas le faire! 🙂

  1. Looks very nice! Can I ask how much bigger you made it and the amount of yarn used? I am thinking of using this pattern for a co worker but it seemed a bit small to me as well. Thank you in advance!

    1. Hi Sebrina! I crocheted a chain until it measured about 32 inches. I bought the required amount of yarn for the pattern (two skanes of 100g or 164 yards). The trick when you increase, though, is to get the number of shells right on the border. I would recommend either doubling or increasing by a quarter. 🙂 Hope that helps!

  2. I want to make this bigger. Usually the patterns I do say the first chain is a multiple of a number plus one but this one just says chain 91. How do you increase it to make it bigger?

    1. Hi Melanie, if I remember correctly (it’s been a while), you just have to do a multiple of two, plus one. I may have gone up to 151 stitches, or even more. The only trouble is knowing if you have enough yarn when you increase the pattern, and that’s a bit of guesswork. I would have an extra skein of your yarn on hand, just in case! Good luck!

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