Thursday, May 16, 2013

TUTORIAL: Klimtchen Baby Blankets



I love making crazy patchwork blankets. Which is a good thing, because every time somebody gets pregnant - and I seem to know a lot of remarkably fecund people - they want one of these. You know, "the blankets that look like modern art. Like a Klimt painting!" So I call these blankets Klimtchen (little Klimts in German). If you'd like to make one, I recommend checking out the tutorial for the adult-sized blanket first (blog link here and a link directly to the PDF download here) because it contains a lot of advice about the general process of planning these blankets.

The link to the tutorial PDF is here.









9 comments:

Tanya said...

the 'babette' pattern is so so popular - but i dont know why you would buy a pattern for these. really beautiful! choosing colours would be the most difficult thing. i love that second last one.

creations.1 said...

Well, now I have another 'to do' to add to my list. The list isn't very long - only 2 blankets that I have started but not gotten very far with - hmmmmm - I could go through my stash and gather together all the yarns I am going to use - that would feel like I have committed to it. I love the first photo - so rich and warm!!

Barbara said...

Beautiful! Really looks like the babette blanket, I would love to make one with those purple hues.. Thanks for sharing!
Cheers
Barbara

Paula said...

These are beautiful, my favourite is the 2nd from the bottom I love those colours together.

Cheryl Thoms said...

Beautiful blankets. Really love the 2nd from the last. I would have a hard time choosing colors but I really want to make one of these.

Cheryl Thoms said...

Love them all but particularly the 2nd from the bottom. I would have a really hard time selecting colors but I really have to make one of these. Adding it to my very long to do list. :-)

JUDICA said...

Hola,la manta esta hermosa,hace 1 año te envié comentario para poder tejer la babette,te cuento que ya tejí 3 y voy por la cuarta.Gracias por tu Pap.saludos desde Montevideo,Uruguay.judith ( judica) mi blog es http://texturasytejidos.blogspot.com

Diane said...

Thank you for the tut! I love your afghans! I would love to try my hand at one!

Jay said...

They're really lovely, the 1st is my favourite.