When I finished my Granny square blanket last year I still had a lot of experimental squares of different sizes and colours and was not even sure what to do with it. I posted a photo on Facebook to ask for ideas and they suggested a Babette blanket.
I have never heard of a babette blanket! I searched on the internet and found a lot of interesting facts and stories. They’re crocheted blankets based on granny squares in different sizes and colour combinations, which create a unique pattern and a very beautiful “mosaic effect”.
I love them because they remind me of Klimt paintings.
It was also inspired by the work of designers Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy This blanket offers a journey in color for the crocheter. The modules are all based on the same motif pattern; they vary only in the number of rounds worked.
In the following blog http://gingerschatz.blogspot.com/2011/09/tutorial-crazy-patchwork-klimt-blankets.html
the last sentence was meant for me. “But … if you have a basket of scraps that look kind of nice together and you’re willing to experiment a bit, then read on!”
My babette does not have the the same motif blocks! I used all the blocks with all the different patterns to make up this blanket.
Back to the drawing board! I did not have enough blocks! After I have drawn the pattern and calculated the number of blocks needed, I had to crotchet even more blocks.
It was a big relief when I eventually finished the last block.
Putting it together was quite a job!
Now that it is finished, I am very happy with the end product!