Finally, after more than a year of teaching myself to crochet, I have made something substantial. All it took was being pregnant!
|Baby Blanket pictured with Beary, my older sister’s favorite bear|
I crocheted a blanket using the classic granny square technique. I used Lion Brand Vanna White yarn. I love the colors and it’s super cheap at JoAnn Fabrics, although I had to go to Michael’s for the blue color. They have better baby yarn selection with the Vanna White yarn.
I think the blanket cost about $35 and it took me just a week to make. My granny squares were about 6 inches so I didn’t need to make too many to make a substantially sized baby blanket. Just 16 squares, four rows of a border and a simple trim and it was done before I knew it. Joy!
I had never stitched together granny squares, although I’ve made quite a few in a failed attempt to make a blanket last year.
I just love Attic24‘s colorful, detailed instructions on all things crochet. Her blog was my inspiration to learn crochet.
Click here for a great tutorial on stitching together squares.
Click here for simple border and trim instructions (she uses UK terminology but translates it for us Americans).
I think the trim will be good for when baby is able to grab things because it feels nice between your fingers.
Overall, this blanket was a success, but I think I stitched the squares together too tightly because they poof out in the middle and doesn’t lie quite flat.