Monday, January 3, 2011

A Modern Heirloom Baby Blanket

Sometimes crochet can be downright... well, ugly. I'm not going to lie. For most people the word crochet conjours up mental images of old afghans done in horrendous colors. Like orange and brown. (But this color combination is very much ok if you happen to be a Oregon State Beavers fan. Not ok otherwise. Trust me.)

But this baby blanket. It's pretty. It's soft. It's very feminine and I really hope that it's appreciated. Because I love it.

For those of you who are pattern and yarn nerds this is a Terry Kimbrough pattern. When I first looked through the book I was skeptical. All of the blankets are made in that horrid boucle baby acrylic. Not a pleasant thing. Plus, for "baby" yarn it's not soft. So if you are a knitter/crocheter and you need to use some acrylic (which unless your making it for yourself or another like minded fiber nerd it most definately should be acrylic) you really need to try Jo-Anns Sensations Cuddle. It's soft and not shiny. The lable says it's perfect for baby and kids. And it is! I loved working with it. And I have huge sensory issues. I give this yarn 5 stars. It's great.

Here it is all laid out. The blanket is the perfect size. Not too small and not too big. I love the colors. I'm really liking the two of them together and it just gives the blanket that special something. Much better than if it was all the same color.

The ribbon adds a feminine touch. That and I love bows.

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  1. you just wove the ribbon in after it was done? i love it! super cute.

  2. Yep, just wove it in this morning!

  3. Its beautiful Onica, I cant waite to get it!
    Your so awesome!! I just new it would be perfect for my little girl ;)

  4. Very nice. You happened to use my wedding colors on this blanket, which made me smile. Also, I love crocheting. It is my only crafty talent. I made Krista and Tyrel these matching afghans in different shades of green that look wonderful.


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