Thursday, March 15

a making for my son

i purchased a nice little book a few months back as it had some really sweet items to make that could be for boys or girls.... i like things that don't scream 'pink' for girls and are not 'thomas the tank engine' related for boys.

since a recent beach holiday, my son loves all things sea-related + one of his favourite books is 'magic beach' which is full of rock pools with limpets, crabs, sea horses and of course lots of mystical magic too!

so.... i chose to crochet this blanket for his room, as it looks a bit rock pool-ish  / sea anemone-ish

it used up 18 balls of 8ply grey wool + small amounts of other colours

each larger circle used up 1 ball each!

i did double the wool though to get it extra chunky.

i love it even better flipped over to the reverse side, as it 'pops' out a bit more.

my son loves to drag it off his bed and jump onto the circles, saying the colours as he jumps from one to the other.... so it kinds doubles as a memory game too.


:: love to hear if anyone else made a special blanket for their kids or friends? 
feel free to leave some links below to share :)

ps: i have linked the books to fishpond if anyone is interested in buying them (i use fishpond, as its australian) 


  1. What a great blanket... and even better that your son adores it too! Great job!

  2. A very cool boys blanket...Love the colours!!! I have an big unfinish crochet blanket/possible rug that has eaten up a crazy amount of yarn too! Thanks for reminding me that I must get back to it and finish it :)

  3. Great blanket, and it's wonderful that your son has such a pleasure of it A greater compliment you can not get.

  4. What a beautiful blanket for him to treasure always! I love how it's inspiring his imagination :-)

  5. That's a cool blanket, I'm a sucker for crochet blankets and have two on the go at the moment for my girls. I love that your blanket is multipurpose too and your wee one can use for other things too :)

  6. Oh, this blanket looks magical and soft, I love it! I've been missing you, Nikki. No posts for such a long time but I see what you have bee busy with! I hope life is treating you well. Warm hugs!

  7. awesome Nic, arn't you clever, looks amazing too!! sending love x

  8. Hi Nikki - the blanket is so lovely finished. He will treasure it forever.
    xxx Julia
    PS - T & N love the tissue holders. Thank you xxx

  9. love the blanket, perfect for a boy.


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