JIGSAW BABY BLANKET – FREE PATTERN

This is a Free Pattern for a gorgeous blanket made with, a beautiful fluffy yarn by ‘Yarnspirations – Bernat‘ named ‘Pipsqueak Stipes‘. I got three of them even-though it looked a bit challenging because I loved the soft pastel colours.

Yarnspirations – Barnet Pipsqueak Stripes

It gave me the idea to make a simple C2C(corner to corner) blanket. While I made the C2C and as the colour was changing I didn’t really like the way how it looked(unfortunately I don’t have a picture to show you). So, to make it even more challenging, I decided to cut the whole ball of yarn in to small pieces and attach them back in random order.

Each piece was about a yard long.

My plan still was to make one big C2C blanket. Since working with this yarn was “so easy” especially with all those knots, I thought to my self, I should make this more challenging. ‘Let me make tiny C2C pieces and attach them together to make a big blanket.’ 

I made one of this piece and was very happy with the results. Made the second, still happy. While I was making the third and fourth I realized, I bit more than I can chew. Attaching all the small pieces of yarn together was taking forever, and my fingers were tired.

I was so glad that I didn’t cut the second and third balls of yarn but the problem is, I knew that just one of this isn’t going to be enough to make a decent size of blanket. I need at least two of them but I really, really didn’t want to cut more of them. Then I thought, may be I can make a few solid colour pieces and place them in between the assorted colours. It was a great idea! Now I don’t have to make any more knots. Which means, I can crochet ‘happily ever after’ without worrying about small pieces of yarn.

Now! How do I attach them together? I struggled a bit with this since I have never done it before. Watched a few YouTube videos on how to attach ‘gannysquares’ but none of them were what I was looking for. So i had to come up with something myself. I thought if I make a border around each of them, it will help me to attach them together. So I did. I chose yellow regular yarn for the assorted colours and white for the solids. 

Now comes the fun part. There were two different ways to attach these grannysquares. One of them was attaching them with regular yarn. Number two was using the fluffy ‘pipsqueak’ yarn. I obviously went with the latter because I though it would add more detail and character to the blanket.

I loved the outcome. It looks perfect with the additional pipsqeak yarn.

More pictures of ‘Jigsaw Baby Blanket’.

Why I named it ‘Jigsaw’?

I remember there was this ice-cream popsicle in Sri Lanka, probably more than a decade ago, which had this exact colour combination. It tasted so good and so soft. 90’s kids from Sri Lanka will sure know what it is. When I made the very first piece of C2C it reminded me that Ice cream which brought back sweet memories of me and my sister having them while we walk back home from school.

I remember every morning we sincerely talked about saving money to buy a ‘gizmo’ motor-bike so that we don’t have to walk to school anymore. On our way back we treat ourselves with Ice cream and say, ‘well we have 4 rupees in hand only 14,996 more to go’ and give a pat on our backs. We enjoy the jigsaw and have the same discussion next morning. It’s funny to think about it now and I’m kinda glad that we never bought that motor bike because all that walking and talking certainly brought me and my sister very close. We still(with almighty’s grace) share a thick bond which keeps us closer even though we live in different continents. Sadly this ice cream popsicle doesn’t exist anymore. I couldn’t even find a picture of it in the internet, so you have to take my word for it. 

So, that’s my “jigsaw” story for you.

Share with me if you have any similar stories. Share this free pattern with anyone who would love to make it. You can comment below or write to me to cafting.wand@gmail.com. Also, please let me know if you try to make this blanket. I would love to hear from you.

Happy Reading!

-Safiya.

PS – Here is another Free Pattern that you can enjoy. CLICK HERE

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My name is Safiya Nathir.

I am a crochet designer and I specialize in Thread Crochet. I curate my patterns carefully so you can crochet something in your own.

My patterns are methodically written with easy-to-follow, step by step instructions. I also include images, illustrations and crochet charts to give you further clarity.

Do try out my pattern and let me know how it went. I would LOVE to see your make!

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Safiya
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Hey There!

Hello! My name is Safiya Nathir.

I am a crochet designer and I specialize in Thread Crochet. I curate my patterns carefully so you can crochet something in your own.

My patterns are methodically written with easy-to-follow, step by step instructions. I also include images, illustrations and crochet charts to give you further clarity.

Do try out my pattern and let me know how it went. I would LOVE to see your make! 

Love,

Safiya