Crochet Blankets

10 Feb

Along with the hats, I have a few blanket projects that I have completed over the last few months. I already shared the knitted blankets that I made, but I decided to try out crocheted blankets as well.

I started out small. Our previous neighbors had just had a baby, and their now second youngest asked if I could make him a blanket when he saw the other blankets I was working on. He likes to carry toys and things around as he goes, so I knew that a smaller blanket would be easier for him to take around. I found a green yarn in my stash, that was his favorite color, and found a pattern I had wanted to try out, Little Boys Favorite Throw. I don’t remember how many chains I started with, but I want to say it was around 45. It wasn’t very big, about 13″ x 21″, even after adding an extra row to the border, but he loved it.

Start of the blanket

Start of the blanket

Almost finished with rows

Almost finished with rows

Finished blanket

Finished blanket

After that, I was a lot more confident with my skills, and apparently so was my husband, because he asked if I could make a blanket for one of his co-workers that was expecting a baby boy. JoAnn Fabrics happened to have a 50% off all baby yarn sale at that time, so I picked up 2 skeins of Bernat Baby Blanket yarn in the Little Boy Dove color. I found a cute pattern, Baby Bobble Blanket, and made a few modifications. Instead of 5 in each cluster stitch, I only did 3, but still got a good “bubble” with each stitch. I also used a white yarn for the edging/border, and did the following:

Edging:
Start white color in corner.
Round 1: sc in every stitch, sl st in first sc at end
Round 2: ch 3, 2 dc in the same stitch, skip ch 1, sl st next 2 stitches, skip ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1, repeat from all around, making sure to make the “shell” in each corner. Sl st to ch 3 and fasten.

This made a little bubbling in the border to go along with the bobbles in the blanket. It came out to be about 36″ x 36″

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After completing this blanket, my husband said he had another co-worker having a baby, and asked if I could make a blanket for them. With the previous sale at JoAnn Fabrics, I bought a Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn in Pastel Blue, which was perfect since they were having a boy. I decided to use the Little Boys Favorite Throw pattern again, and do the full blanket. It was quite time-consuming, but I was really happy with how it turned out. It’s a very nice pattern, and may be my go-to pattern for baby blankets in the future. This blanket was 36″ x 36″ as well.

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I have plans to make blankets for my girls at some point too, but I need to decide on a pattern and size for them.

2 Responses to “Crochet Blankets”

  1. Jenn February 16, 2015 at 8:04 am #

    These are so pretty!!! I can do one row. LOL I will def need your help one of these nights at dance!

    Like

    • Jenny February 16, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

      1 row is a start! Definitely will help you at dance class!

      Like

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