Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Baby Blanket

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! 



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10 comments:

Get Real Girl said...

I tried to crochet once and I failed. Maybe I need to try it again someday. I was young and rather impatient.

Stopping by from SITS to say hello!

Multiple personalities.. said...

Aw, that baby blanket is so cute! I love the color combinations too. I've always wanted to learn how to crochet, maybe its time I gave it a try. Thanks for sharing!

theselfloveproject said...

wow..i am the first to comment...

cool blankets...

love your ideas...

Debbie said...

I have that same first book and it is great. I love the blanket - beautiful.

Amanda said...

Such a beautiful blanket! I am a crochet fan myself but lately have been too busy to keep up with it. I'm motivated to bust out my hook and yarn again! Thanks for the post!

SquirrelQueen said...

Hi Mama Mel,
A very cute blanket, I love those colors.
I'm excited that you will be joining us on the Farmers' Market Challenge, this is going to be so much fun. Looks like we are going to have bloggers from all over the world.
Thanks on the Thumbnail, Dawn gave some good clues.
Thanks for the follow, I'm following you.
SQ

Michele said...

Very nice! I crochet, too...I think it's much easier than knitting.

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

Beautiful blanket!!

Just stopped in from SITS!

The Redhead Riter said...

very prettyyyyyyyyy

Enjoy a Tremendous Thursday!!!

BPOTW said...

That's really special. It's been a long time since I crocheted, but I did enjoy it.