Archive | December 2013

Crochet Baby Afghan

When I first found out my sister-in-law was pregnant last Christmas, I started crocheting almost immediately.  Unfortunately, I had to take a break from crocheting to do school work, and found myself without a completed hand-made gift a few days before the baby shower.

Pipsqueak Blanket

It makes a really soft and fluffy blanket!

So, I used my usual method of when I need to get a project done quickly…I go big.  When you use bulky yarn, a fat crochet hook, and double crochet, you can whip something up in no time flat.

Pattern and Yarn

I wanted an easy pattern, so I just found an afghan square I liked and kept repeating the rows until it was blanket sized.  I think that’s faster than making smaller squares and stitching them together.  I used this square.  I used Bernat Pipsqueak yarn in Baby Blue and Funny Bunny with a size N hook. I started with one skein on Baby Blue, then two skeins of Funny Bunny, then the final skein of Baby Blue.

Baby Blanket

All snuggled up!

This yarn was a little tricky to work with at first.  The fuzziness makes it hard to see the crochet loops, so I mostly went by feel.  I completed the whole blanket in a few hours, and was really pleased with the result.  I guess my little nephew, Abram, was pretty pleased with it too.  My brother and sister-in-law tell me he LOVES the blanket!

What’s next?

Next up, I’ll have a post about the blanket I made that took me a lot longer to complete.  Finishing it as we pulled into the hospital parking lot is what I call “meeting a deadline!”