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Quilt Block baby blanket: blma-baby

The draft was in the November 1990 issue of Handwoven. They had kitchen curtains and dishtowels in white and blue. I guess the draft is from an old one of Mary Atwater’s. The main trick in this pattern is to make sure the blocks square off with 10 picks or it will become unbalanced. You can’t add a couple of extra picks like you can with overshot, because then the triangles will be off. The pattern thread must be twice as thick as the tabby thread. I used the 8/2s doubled for the pattern.

I used 8/2s unmercerized cotton. I doubled 8/2s colored cotton for the pattern – I actually threw the shuttle twice for each pattern pick. That way they threads lie side by side and don’t cross over. I sett it at16 epi, warp width: 34.25″, total warps – 548 plus 2 floating selvages.

… instead of winding my pattern bobbin with two threads (double) I wound it with a single thread and as I was weaving, for each pattern pick (thread) I’d thow the shuttle once, beat, go around the floating selvage and throw the pattern shuttle again in the same shed. So, my “doubled” pattern threads would lie nicely side by side. To wind two yarns doubled on a bobbin has some problems: as you weave, one of the threads becomes longer than the other, and needs adjusting constantly. There are some little tricks to avoid that while winding the bobbin.

Some weavers use a shuttle with two bobbins. I tried that, but it slows me down too. So I prefer to have one thread on one shuttle and throw it twice. Floating selvages are essential to keeping the thread caught at the edges.

This pattern takes 6 harnesses, but there are many other really lovely patterns for 4 harness looms. Marguerite Davison’s book, A Handweaver’s Pattern Book, is a good source for 4h patterns. You can usually find it in guild libraries and it’s available in many weaving shops. It has been a trusty companion to many weavers for many, many years.

By the way, if your table loom is too narrow for a baby blanket, there’s no reason why you can’t weave half width and then join two pieces down the center. Colonial coverlets were always woven on narrower looms and then two or three pieces were joined for width.

quilt block baby blanket

Baby Blankets

Huck Lace Baby blanket Draft
Huck Lace Blanket
Adriennes Rainbow Blanket

Weaving Books: Beginner Weaving

A Handweaver’s Pattern Book
A collection of 377 patterns for four-harness weaving, organized in groups of similar designs. This is one of the first weaving books I bought and it is still one of my favourites.
UK: Handweavers Pattern Book

Weaving Made Easy: 17 Projects Using a Simple Loom
The small, portable rigid heddle loom can be used to easily produce loose, drape-friendly fabric as well as dense, sturdy material.
UK: Weaving Made Easy

The Woven Bag: 30+ Projects from Small Looms (Writers Digest Guides)
Each bag is created using small looms, such as potholder looms, frame looms and knotted mesh looms.
UK: The Woven Bag

Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave: 45 Stylish Designs for the Modern Home
A collection of 45 different furnishing textiles: colorful blankets, fanciful table runners, classic curtains, and embroidered hand towels.
UK: Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave

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Handmade Adjustable Floor Rag Rug Twining Loom 48" x 27.5"

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Weaving Project – Huck Lace Blanket: bl-beny

A beginner weaver, Beny has been “baking” Baby Blankets in Huck Lace For my second “real” piece, I decided to weave a baby blanket for a friend with a “bun” in her oven. They following day, I learned that 6 more friends were baking up new additions, and one had doubled up! Off to The Mannings I went! Returning home with more than I intended to purchase, I came up with ten baby blankets. Sent the extra two to a cousin for her baking friends.


I used a 10-dent reed, double-sleyed.

All three yarns are mill ends from The Mannings in Pennsylvania.

The blue and pink are 6/2 cotton. The cream actually has tiny pink, blue, yellow, and green slubs. It is also 6/2 cotton, but feels a bit bigger and has a little more spring.

I threaded a 2″ selvedge on each side and threaded alternating pink and blue groups of seven as 1-2-3-2-3-2-1, alternating with a group of three cream threaded as 4-1-4. I also wove a 2″ selvedge on each end.

I beat pretty hard to get 10 ends per inch each way. After mitering the corners and sewing rolled hem edges (no fringe because they are babies) the finished dimensions are 38″ x 44.”

The best part is that they are done – hooray! I had fun doing them, but now it’s time to move on.

By Beny

Huck Lace Weaving Draft

Baby Blankets

Huck Lace Baby blanket Draft
Huck Lace Blanket
Adriennes Rainbow Blanket

Weaving Books: Beginner Weaving

Weaving for Beginners: An Illustrated Guide (Peggy Osterkamp’s New Guide to Weaving Series)
Provides beginners with the information they need to weave in a clear and enjoyable step-by-step way.
UK: Weaving for Beginners

Key to Weaving: A Textbook of Hand-Weaving Techniques and Pattern Drafts for the Beginning Weaver
A definitive guide to handloom weaving: step-by-step instructions, intricacies of color, fiber and how to use them effectively.
UK: Key to Weaving

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Weaving Project – Adriennes Rainbow: blwil-babygamp

Colour gamp baby blankets

“Here goes another attempt to show the blanket I wove for my niece which is a modified version of Gertrude’s Fancy. Also included are several pictures of my first attempt at overshot, a pattern called Murphy’s Diaper. Someone asked me if I managed to get the circles round, I think I did. The idea for the baby blanket came from an older issue of Handwoven magazines.
The one in the magazine used 8/2 cotton in various colors for the background and white ? for the pattern. I bought, years ago, a color gamp kit from Lunatic Fringe in Florida and decided to use it for the blanket. The kit was 10/2 cotton so we had to adjust the pattern a bit, the other problem was we didn’t know if the kit contained enough yarn of each color.
In the kit there are 20 different colors, aprox. 400 yards of each. Needless to say we did a lot of calculating trying to figure if there was enough and then plunged ahead. I used 12 different colors in the blanket set at 20 epi and 3/2 pearl coton for the pattern. Fortunately I had enough yardage of each color to complete the project with a tad left over. Would have liked to use 13 but the width of the loom limited it to 12.
It’s a 4 harness weave, six treadle with one foot or 4 treadle with 2 feet. So is the Murphy’s Diaper pattern which came from the Portland Weaver’s Guild Friendship Coverlet project, they sell copies of the patterns they used. I used it to weave a runner and some pillows over the protests of the instructor who thought I should try something easier for a first project.

Adrienne’s Rainbow Baby Blanket

This is a closeup of the initials that were woven into the blanket.

This is a closeup of the Date woven into the blanket.

Murhpy’s Diaper weaving project

Murphy’s Diaper pattern which came from the Portland Weaver’s Guild Friendship Coverlet project, they sell copies of the patterns they used. I used it to weave a runner and some pillows over the protests of the instructor who thought I should try something easier for a first project.

by Willan.

Baby Blankets

Huck Lace Baby blanket Draft
Huck Lace Blanket
Adriennes Rainbow Blanket

Handweaving Books

The Weaver’s Book of 8-Shaft Patterns
A thousand different patterns on more than 25 weave structures.
UK: 8 Shaft Patterns

Weaving Made Easy: 17 Projects Using a Simple Loom
The small, portable rigid heddle loom can be used to easily produce loose, drape-friendly fabric as well as dense, sturdy material.
UK: Weaving Made Easy

The Woven Bag: 30+ Projects from Small Looms (Writers Digest Guides)
Each bag is created using small looms, such as potholder looms, frame looms and knotted mesh looms.
UK: The Woven Bag

Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave: 45 Stylish Designs for the Modern Home
A collection of 45 different furnishing textiles: colorful blankets, fanciful table runners, classic curtains, and embroidered hand towels.
UK: Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave

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Weaving Projects – Baby

Little Fancy Flower
A lovely baby blanket using 1/23 Elora acrylic yarns sett at 12 epi. Woven by Denise Beland. If you prefer cotton, you could substitute 8/2 cotton, sett at 12 epi.

Swedish Lace Baby Blanket
Baby blankets baby blankets woven using a rayon weft and organic cotton warp.

Color Gamp Baby Blankets
Colorful baby blankets woven in Gertrude’s Fancy and Murphy’s Diaper weave.

Huck Lace Baby Blankets
A new weaver “bakes” some lovely baby blankets in huck lace.

Quilt Block Baby Blankets
Marina wove some gorgeous baby blankets using a 6 shaft quilt block design.

Felted Slippers
How to make hand felted wool slippers or booties for babies and bigger kids.

Huck and Basket Weave Draft
Marina likes to use an 8 shaft huck and basket weave draft to create a thermal type of baby blanket.

Knitted Baby Sweater
Jessie demonstrates her knitting talents with this baby sweater, socks and a really cute cow.

Handweaving Books

Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave: 45 Stylish Designs for the Modern Home
A collection of 45 different furnishing textiles: colorful blankets, fanciful table runners, classic curtains, and embroidered hand towels.
UK: Favorite Scandinavian Projects to Weave

Weaving Made Easy: 17 Projects Using a Simple Loom
The small, portable rigid heddle loom can be used to easily produce loose, drape-friendly fabric as well as dense, sturdy material.
UK: Weaving Made Easy

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Baby Crochet Patterns: crochet-baby

Box Stitch Hat
A baby bonnet crocheted in box stitch.

Lavender Baby Bunny
A crochet cap for babies – with bunny ears – too cute!!

Baby Hat with Pointy Top
Adorably topped with propellers or flowers.

Craftown
From Craftown, a good selection of free crochet patterns: preemie caps, crib blankets, bibs, and Christening dresses.

Baby Booties
Baby Booties crocheted in soft cotton chenille. Look for other free crochet patterns on this site, as well: bottle covers, scratch mitts, washcloths, preemie hats.

Baby’s Sacque
A vintage crochet pattern.

Beginner Baby Blanket
A very simple baby blanket crochet pattern.

From the Middle Blanket
A baby blanket crocheted in granny squares, working from the middle.

Baby 5 Piece Crochet Set
A vintage pattern for a carriage cover, sacque, cap and booties.

crochet doll kit
Crochet Doll Kit

Crochet Baby Pattern Books

Little Crochet: Modern Designs for Babies and Toddlers
Make tiny sweaters, dresses, pants, and accessories including top-down cardigans, side-to-side sweater vests, motif-based yokes, and traditional seaming.
UK: Little Crochet

Baby Blueprint Crochet: Irresistible Projects for Little Ones
Crochet projects include girls’ garments, such as a jumper and tunic; boys’ garments, including a jacket and a vests; accessories from hats to slippers and even diaper covers; and home items including blankets and toys.
UK: Baby Blueprint Crochet

Adorable Crochet for Babies and Toddlers: 22 Projects to Make for Babies from Birth to Two Years
Make a Nautical Jacket, Heirloom Quilt, Classic Sun Hat, Icelandic Sweater, and many more.
UK: Adorable Crochet

Crochet Precious Baby Booties 8740501
12 pairs of crochet baby booties – great projects for a beginner.
UK: Crochet Precious Baby Booties

Crochet Projects

Crochet Water Bottle
Crochet Hats
Filet Crochet
Crochet Edgings
Baby Crochet
Crochet Afghans
Crochet Accessories

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Handmade Adjustable Floor Rag Rug Twining Loom 48" x 27.5"

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Vintage Floor Loom Weaving 4 Harness, 6 Treadle with Warp

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Loom Ashford Rigid Heddle

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