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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the  PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Textiles.

In this Badge Bit you will knit or crochet a blanket. For a twin size blanket you'll get 8-10 points, depending on how fancy it's made.



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To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
– you knit or crochet a blanket from start to finish, using all natural materials. For a twin size bed (38 inches wide and 75 inches long, or in Europe 90cm wide and 200 cm long).

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must provide proof of the following as pictures of video ( < 2 mins):
– materials and tools you used to make the blanket
– work in progress making the blanket
– the finished blanket, showing the size

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So now the BB thread is there, I can show the blanket I made and get that BB.
My bed is a 'one-person-bed' (literal translation of how we call that in Dutch), so in English a 'twin size bed'. The blanket I made is in a technique called 'mosaïc crochet'.  


My material: 100% Dutch wool, dyed with plants (brand Wools of Holland).
This was my first order, I knew I needed more. Later I ordered the same amount again.


First few squares .


Close up of crocheting a square, so you can see the crochet hook too, my tool.


Joining the squares .


Finished blanket on my bed.
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I hereby certify that this badge bit is complete!

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Certified for 9 points!

 
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Inge Leonora-den Ouden wrote:The blanket I made is in a technique called 'mosaïc crochet'.



I love your blanket! Yours is a great inspiration for all us as we design and create our own :)
I love the smooth transition of the colors throughout.
 
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Beautiful quilt, Inge! There's a point spectrum for this badge bit. I'm not too knowledgeable about crochet. Do you feel that this would be a 8 or a 9? I'm thinking maybe a 9 would overhang the edges a bit more, but I don't know if the complexity of the pattern and lovely coordinating of colors ranks it higher. Thoughts?
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:Beautiful quilt, Inge! There's a point spectrum for this badge bit. I'm not too knowledgeable about crochet. Do you feel that this would be a 8 or a 9? I'm thinking maybe a 9 would overhang the edges a bit more, but I don't know if the complexity of the pattern and lovely coordinating of colors ranks it higher. Thoughts?



Since 8 is the minimum amount of points you could give, I feel like that should be reserved for the single colored, plain blankets. It'd be disheartening to get 8 points for something such as Inge's blanket.

I'm honestly not the greatest authority on crochet, though I have done some remedial work, but I'd say this is a complex design since she implemented artistic flare with the color gradients. She easily could have made a bunch of squares all the same color pattern- which I feel would be 9 points since I'm personally considering a single colored blanket to be 8 points.
So, I vote 10 points for Inge!
(even though it could fall on the sides of the mattress more, she still technically made it as big as the requirements said)
 
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Thank you. I'll be happy with 9. It's not really large, so no 10 points (I didn't want to buy more yarn). I think Rebecca is right that 8 points would be for a very simple blanket, that's why I would give myself 9 points  
 
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