I don't know why I have never posted this... I guess I just forgot about it since my son sleeps with this blanket all the time! Anyways, this is the baby blanket I crocheted for my son before he was born. I had never crocheted anything before I made this, so it was my first attempt, and I think it turned out pretty good! :) I was trying to do the colors the same as we had in the room... yellow, green, and white. The green isn't exactly the same, but I thought it was close enough... plus I wanted the same type of yarn for all the colors. I think I remember my grandma showing me how to crochet one time when I was staying at her house... but by the time I was pregnant, I had long forgotten how to do it... so, I resorted to the following books:
I liked the pictures in these top two books. They really helped me to understand what I needed to do. They also have some patterns you can follow if you're more experienced/brave. ;) Since I was too scared to try anything super fancy, I just did a single crochet throughout the entire blanket, then switched colors every 8 rows.
I also liked this baby afghan book for the cute patterns. I'm currently starting a blanket for my niece for Christmas. I'm hoping to make some type of blanket for all of my nieces and nephew eventually. :) I just LOVE making gifts!