PURMIN BABY BLANKET – FREE PATTERN

About Purmin Baby Blanket

The Purmin Baby Blanket is made with granny hexagons. I was someone who dreaded taking up granny square blankets just because it can be too much work but that didn’t stop me from trying something new.

As a trial I first made one hexagon. It certainly turned out to be very pretty. I really loved it. So, I kept making hexagons one after the other. I had so much fun making them, I completely forgot to weave in the tails as I went.

What’s the easiest way?

Weaving ends! Isn’t this every crocheter’s nightmare? Weaving them in batches would have been helpful but NO! I kept going until I found out the hard way. Leaving all the tails to be weaved in the end was not fun at all! Then I shelved it for sometime which gave me time to get rid of the dreadful feeling.

I should say I am a queen of procrastination. So, I waited to take it up again until I was on a spot that I HAVE TO do it. I weaved all of it and it took four days! Having many colours in one hexagon didn’t make my job easier even a bit. They were lucky that they were pretty, I say!

Pro tip: Do not leave weaving all the tails to the end! Trust me on that!

Laying down all the hexagons and attaching them one by one was the other half of the mountain to climb. It was time consuming, but it wasn’t as hard.

Pro tip again: There are many ways you can attach them. The easiest is going line by line. First make strips and then attach the strips together.

Then comes another struggle in deciding if to leave the sides as it is or make half hexagons(trapeziums) and make it straight. After a lots of doubting and debating I decided to leave it as it is. I think it only added more character to the blanket.

That’s how I made the Purmin Baby Blanket.

A beautiful Purmin Baby Blanket with a wooden floor background

Blanket Pattern

Every time I saw a spare granny hexagon, I wanted to write and share the pattern of it. I made a hand drawn crochet chart first. I was so proud of it! Until, I tested it and the last round was wrong!

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Another Pro Tip: Don’t outline your diagram with permanent marker and colour it before you test it!!! (this tip is more of a reminder for myself.)

I then decided to do it digitally, so that even if I make a mistake, it would be easier to correct it.

What’s in the PDF?

Image with Pattern information for pinterest

In this PDF, you will find instruction on everything that’s needed to make a Purmin Baby Blanket.

  • Step by step written instructions with photographs on how to make a hexagon.
  • If you are a visual person(like me) and prefer to look at a chart instead of reading, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. This pattern includes a crochet chart for the hexagon.
  • Once you’ve made the hexagons, you can refer to the how to make the blanket to find the easiest approach. I have explained it with illustrations to give you a better understanding.

One Last Pro Tip: Click below to download the pattern. It’s FREE!

Click to download free pattern

Show me your make

I’d really love to see them. Be sure to tag @craftingwand in social media. Also don’t forget to use #aCraftingWandpattern. That will bring your post to me.

Happy Purmin!

Love,

Safiya

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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

WHY I CROCHET

What is crochet? Did you know that ‘Crochet’ actually means ‘Hook’ in French? No wonder the crochet artists are hooked onto it. Crochet is close

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Hey there

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
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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