The idea of a handmade baby blankets just warms my heart (and honestly, towards the of my pregnancy I was looking for all kinds of projects to distract me from the fact that I was so close to bringing a brand new person into this world.) This pattern is fairly easy + repetitive enough for beginners and the size it ideal for any small crib, bassinet, or to throw on the floor for a little bit of "tummy time".
Please keep in mind, this is my first attempt at my own crochet pattern.
So if you run into any problems, I'm sorry! It made sense in my head! I will get better over time, I promise!
-6 oz Caron Simply Soft in Grey Heather
-6 oz Caron Simply Soft in Blue Mint
-12 oz Caron Simply Soft in Off White
-A US 5.50mm "L" Crochet Hook
Finished Size - 26 inches wide x 37 inches long (Note: The yarn and gauge used causes stretching - I also tend to crochet with a loose tension, so the blanket may "grow" beyond these dimensions.)
With the Main Color (Off White), Chain 162
Row 1: Double Crochet (DC) in 2nd chain from hook, and all the way across. Chain 1. Turn.
Row 2 - 20: DC all the way across. Chain 1. Turn.
Row 21 - 26: Change Colors, DC all the way across. Chain 1. Turn.
Row 27 - 32: Change Colors, DC all the way across. Chain 1. Turn.
Row 33 - 38: Change Colors, DC all the way across. Chain 1. Turn.
Row 39 - 58: Change back to main color, DC all the way across. Chain 1. Turn.
Switch to one of the secondary colors, single crochet around entire blanket. Fasten off.
Weave in ends and TA-DA!
I hope your little one loves it as much as my ladybee does!
Circa very early 2012 -- I hold this dress very near and dear to my heart. Being a huge fan of blowout sales at fabric shops (but not the biggest print fan at the time) - this $1.99/a yard print changed my sewing style for the better. This is one of the first dresses that I made based on my personal style and design. Haha, yes - I might dress like the love child of a hippy and Boy George, but I used to sew like I was Betty Draper's personal dresser. This baby was originally ment to be a dress for myself, but thanks to the media explosion that is bookface - it became a "must have" among my friends and ultimately my gateway into Etsy. Unfortunately, this fabric is no longer being made (please pause for a moment of silence...) - I've contemplated venturing into textiles for the sake of reviving a print similar to this, but until that's happens I'll keep hoping for the fabric fairy to bring me another structured surprise.
Fellow Designers: If you'd like to share your favorite fabric sources...I will love you forever.