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Baby blanket or throw?

19 May

I found a great (and easy!) new crochet pattern that I couldn’t wait to make! Chucksforchancho posted this one and I loved the colors immediately. I wasn’t so sure I wanted to make it as a baby blanket though. For one, I don’t have any kids yet, and I just think it would look great as a throw for a reading nook or a warm blanket to use while vegging out in front of the TV on cooler evenings.

I wasn’t able to find these exact colors in the types of yarn available at Jo Ann’s, so I ended up choosing Paton’s Classic Wool (worsted) in Lemongrass, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice (acrylic) in Charcoal Grey and Bernat Waverly (acrylic) in Birch White. I didn’t have a P hook, so I had to grab one of those as well.

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The pattern called for starting with a chain of about 34 inches, but I made mine a bit longer so I could make a throw. It ended up being about 48 inches (or 4 feet). So far, here’s my progress.

IMG_0467This is only about two full rows after the chain, but it works up very quickly and I can do it in the evenings to relax. At first I wasn’t sure about the colors, but the more rows I add, the more I like them together. I’ll post a picture of the finished throw soon!

Have you ever made a baby blanket or throw?

Yes! Check out this one that I made for a good friend whose baby will be born any day now!

Lavender baby blanket_1

Lavender baby blanket_2

What’s your latest crochet project? Do you own a P hook?

 
 

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