Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A little crocheted blanket

Celebrate Color

Something about the weather cooling down just puts me in the mood to play with yarn :) Generally I love to knit, but since I learned to crochet last spring, I had wanted to make a little blanket for my baby girl. I think it is safe to say she is old enough to have a blanket in her crib at this point, especially a small crocheted one. The first blanket I crocheted was supposed to before that, but it ended up small...and kinda ugly....so I wanted to make another one.

Remember how I am a tiny bit obsessed with pinterest? (my huge collection of pins may give away the fact that it is more than a tiny bit...). Well one day I stumbled upon this picture.
 via Pinterest
And I fell in love. And I had to make one like it. But I {wisely} thought that a big lap afghan would be a bit much and probably never get finished so it seemed like the perfect thing for a crib blanket!

Now, what I liked most was the use of the variegated yarn as kind of a background, so that was what I set out to recreate, but as it turned out, the only yarn I could find that had the multi-colored yarn and the coordinating solids must be what is used in the picture! Which is fine with me because I love those colors, they feel so calm and snuggly!

 As you may have realized, this is only the second thing I have ever crocheted. So it is far from perfect. And instead of an actual pattern, I just used a stitch pattern from the Lion Brand stitchfinder and made it up as I went along.  I had to learn how to single crochet (easy peasy) and figure out the increases/decreases, but it really wasn't bad, probably thanks to years of knitting so I knew roughly what I was looking at. I don't even know how many stitches across it is since I put on a bunch, like 150 maybe, but I had some extra chains left over as I figured out what I was doing. So despite the fact that it is kind of hourglass shaped, I love this thing. I think it is so pretty and will be a perfect little crib blanket for fall. Of course I have my doubts as to whether a blanket will actually get used in said crib, but that's okay.

Finished size - about 27" x 40"
Yarn used - Loops & Threads Impeccable in tradewind ombre, grass, aqua, white, and soft taupe
Hook size - H
Pattern - Lion Brand rainbow chevron

I am also adding this to the celebrate color linky over at Stitched in Color.


  1. You did a great job for only your 2nd time! I crocheted during college and then for a few years after. Then I got into quilting. Last week I picked up crocheting again! It is addicting and much easier to do in front of the YV :)

  2. It came out beautifully! Congrats =) This is definitely a great time of year for yarn-y goodness.