I love to crochet baby blankets. Why? Well, there are several reasons:
1. They are quicker to finish than a full adult sized blanket.
2. There are so many different patterns to use. Baby blankets are perfect for trying out new stitches.
3. I adore giving these blankets to newborn babies. So much more personal than bought gifts!
4. They are small enough to take with you when you are traveling/on the road.
5. Did I mention they are a lot of fun to make?!
Over the last years I made several blankets and gave them to newborns. One blanket even went to the son of my friend Afifa in Australia. Glad it got through customs without problems. :-)
The last 12 months have been full of new babies! I didn't take pictures of all the blankets (oh no!) but the following two will go to new homes soon. One to a little girl and one to a little boy. Hope they like it! They both took a long time (so 1. doesn't really apply here) because the yarn was very thin. It is baby yarn and so cuddly! Unfortunately, thin yarn seems to hurt my elbow, so I wasn't as quick with these blankets as I intended to be. I wonder if I hold the yarn differently or if I use a different tension, because I don't seem to have problems with thicker yarn.
Both of the blankets use the corner to corner pattern. Both are very light and therefore good for a snuggle underneath. The peppermint coloured one has a white stripe too by the way.
Sometime late last year, I was really fond of this pattern from Modern Grace Design. I made some blankets with it but most went to new homes already.
I also made some with a rather easy but fancy looking stitch pattern. Unfortunately I can't remember where I found it. If you recognize the pattern, please comment, so that I can add the name of the designer!
Right now, I am done with baby blankets... I am now working on a large one as a Christmas present for my granny.
What are you working on at the moment?