Friday, November 15, 2013

Crochet: Easy Baby Afghan Again


Crochet? I can hardly believe it. It seems like forever since I've managed to finish a yarn project and post about. But it's been on the brain. I've been working on this blanket for some time. That's the nice thing about crochet for me--I can roll up the project and drop it into a bag and pull it out again when I have a few minutes. It's forgiving that way.


I started this blanket when I heard a new nephew was on his way and finished it for him to practice sitting on. I guess that's not too late. This Easy Baby Afghan is too heavy for swaddling. It's exaggerated stitches make it perfect as a stroller blanket, play mat, or nap blanket. Not to mention nursery accessory!


I made a couple blankets for this boy's older brother when he was born (this one and this one) and I wanted little brother to have a handmade one of his own. Since the weather is now chilly I decided to add a little something extra to this gift: a coordinating ear flap hat.


I made some of these in adult sizes for my entire family a few years ago for Christmas but can't find my notes. Hmpf. But I'm starting with an infant size with plans to go all the way up. A family of ear flap hats. Pattern soon. Hopefully in time for the holidays. Fingers crossed.


This blanket and hat were made with Berroco Comfort Chunky (Cadet, Dusk and Barley), just like the original. I love this yarn. I just stocked up on some for two more blankets for my girls. It's a bit of an investment, but hopefully these blankets will be around a long time.

You can find the tutorial for this Easy Baby Afghan here.

6 comments:

Mereknits said...

Love the baby blanket, perfect yarn choice for it. I still have an African Flower baby blanket in a time out basket, the baby is here,already, I need to get a move on it.
Hugs,
Meredith

Anonymous said...

Admiro tu capacidad de trabajo e imaginación, realmente todo lo que haces te queda perfecto. Un besito. Ani-Sevilla.

barbara l. hale said...

I love this color combination. I just finished one in shades of pink for my soon to be born niece. It's a satisfying project.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I adore this pattern of yours and I've made several of these as gifts. They are easy to make and so beautiful.

Stacia, the Homey Owl said...

It looks absolutely wonderful and chunky!

Anonymous said...

love the look of the ear flap hat and would be grateful for a copy of the pattern so i can try to make one for my little girl!

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