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Rainbow Baby Blanket – WIP Thursday

Rainbow Baby Blanket

My Work In Progress This Week is “Rainbow Baby Blanket

Now that I have a little break from finishing up orders, I decided to make a new baby blanket design. For now I’m naming this new design, “Rainbow Baby Blanket.”

I came across the stitch pattern on YouTube the other day by HappyBerry Crochet while looking for a crochet stitch that would look great as a baby blanket. I was looking for something not very difficult and this was perfect! Sometimes you just want to make something that’s really easy and quick. 

Rainbow Baby BlanketThe stitch pattern is based somewhat on corner to corner (C2C) crochet, where you start an item at the corner and work in a diagonal, increasing each row until you reach the middle and then you begin decreasing until you reach the end of the opposite corner. This allows you to make some really neat designs.

Well, this pattern is worked in rows instead of diagonally. Apparently there is not a proper name for this stitch. HappyBerry Crochet calls it a Mixed Grit Stitch Variation or Half Shell Ripple. Whatever name we give it, the pattern is really neat! The blanket feels thick, but it is actually lighter than it looks.

I’m hoping to finish this “Rainbow Baby Blanket” by Friday evening and I will post the finished project and list it in my shop!

Have you ever worked in C2C crochet? Tell me about it!

Carl


 

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Custom Order Baby Blanket is Finished

The other day I posted about how busy I have been, and I didn’t have any pictures of the custom order baby Unique Baby Blanketblanket I was making. Well, it’s finished and it’s off to the customer Tuesday Morning!

I really enjoy doing filet crochet. It’s easy to do, but with just enough stitch counting to keep it from being mind numbing! For those of you who knit or crochet, you understand what I mean. I really hate to do patterns that are extremely simple because my mind will wander and I end up making more mistakes than with a more difficult project.

This pattern is one of my own and I have the blanket in my shop as a custom order item. The customer can choose what color they would like the blanket made in.

Have you ever finished a project for someone and checked it over once it is all finished and find a mistake? I did with this order! I was taking some pictures and realized I never finished the last few rows before I did the edging! UGH! 😥 Well, the mistake was easily rectified by removing the edging from the top and finishing the missing rows. I then remade the edging and tada! A finished baby blanket!

Well, I must get back to work! I have another order to fulfill! Leave a comment and tell me what you think of filet crochet.

Carl


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New Baby Blanket

Lately I have been working on a new baby blanket pattern and I have finally finished it! I had started and stopped working on it a number of times due to other projects that needed more attention. This is the finished product and the pattern will be available soon!

This is actually a very simple pattern using double crochet stitches in alternating V-Stitch and Cluster stitches. The border around the blanket is also done in double crochet with Pico stitches to create the peaks. The end result is a beautiful blanket that is a perfect size for a newborn; 29″ x 31″ (74 cm by 79 cm)! I do have this listed in my Shop for sale and I also will take custom orders in any color(s) you choose. This is a perfect item to have on hand for a baby shower gift!

I also have completed a custom order for one of the elephant plush toys done in the Alabama Tide colors! Here are some pics of the item showing some of the progress and the finished product:

If you are interested in the pattern for the elephant toy, you can download it for free from Willow Yarns.

Carl