November 2, 2010

Spongebob Hex Toddler Blanket

My great-niece recently told me that her toddler son keeps wanting to snatch the blanket that I crocheted for his baby sister a few months ago, so I think it's time I make one for him.  They're going to decorate his room ala Spongebob, so I searched for photos of what colors would look best.

I couldn't come up with a blue that I was satisfied looked like Spongebob, but I had a skein of Red Heart Aruba Sea on hand so went with that, bright yellow and white.  Spongebob lives in the sea, right?  I debated on whether to add a bit of brown (Spongebob's Square Pants are brown, I believe), but you can see the one small strip in the photo so far.  Kind of an odd color to throw in with the others, but it does break it up a bit. I don't know if I'll keep it or not, but we'll see how it goes.

I actually started doing a more star-shaped hexagon that I like, but no matter how I adjusted, the piece buckled more with each round.  I frogged and started again at least three times, trying different things, and finally gave up and went with the traditional hex.

So this is where I'm at after a full day of fits and starts.

After you get done the first round, this is such an easy pattern and I don't know why I haven't made a lot more of them.  I did bring one to the VA hospital last week that should work for a lapghan or someone in a wheelchair.

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Susie M said...

I really like the colors you picked out. I don't think the brown looks bad at all. Just a bit to give it some contrast and a break between the colors. It looks pretty good to me!
I know what you mean about the star shape buckling. I've always had problems with that too. Guess that's why I just don't make them :)
Keep up the good work, looks great to me!

crazymotheringchick said...

I think the colors are great, Marie Anne, and very 'Sponge Bob'. My son would love one. In fact, I may have to make him one.

Hey, Marie Anne, do you have the pattern for that flapper hat for sale somewhere?

'Cause I'm a Blonde said...

Love the pattern and the colors. I think the brown is a nice break up of lighter colors.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

I like the way it turned out too. I think it is very Sponge Bob'ish. I am just now between projects but expect that to end in a couple of hours after I pick out my next project. Have a great Wednesday!

Clara said...

Yes, I agree, the colors are just fine. It's sure to be a hit.

glor said...

Wow, that is going to be an awesome blanket for this little guy. I may have to copy these colors and do one too. I love it!

Martie said...

I agree that the brown gives it a nice touch. Leave it in!

And I also have a bit of ruffling in the center of my star blankets but it doesn't make the entire blanket that way and I just leave it. I've made about 10 and given them away and they are a favorite with nursing moms because it covers them and the baby. :)

Theresa Wiza said...

You have a great sense of design and color combination. Love your crochet work.