Craft: Crochet Baby Blanket

In between uni semesters I wanted a mindless project that I could sit in front of the tv with.
I found this gorgeous ripple blanket on ravelry and decided that was the one!
A lady I used to work with is pregnant so I thought a nice little pram blanket would be cute and wouldn’t take me too long to complete.
She doesn’t know what she is having so Steve suggested I leave the pink out, which to me meant leave it in.
Firstly, I chained 152 stitches but it didn’t look big enough.
So I followed the pattern and added the rest. Big mistake. A chain is never as long as the finished product.
This blanket went from being a pram blanket, to just a blanket.
I didn’t think I was ever going to finish it.
I would race myself on the train to get three rows completed in a trip.
It took me a solid two weeks, but in the end I got there and she loved it. Well, she said she loved it…
And I told her to have fun finding all my mistakes! Especially the night I had a cider and thought it would be a great time to do more of the blanket!!


I even linked up to my first craft link thing over at Not Just A Housewife. I’m starting to get the hang of this blogger shiz.

If you know someone who crochets and you need to buy them a gift, check out this post:
30 of the best gift ideas for crocheters

0 thoughts on “Craft: Crochet Baby Blanket”

  1. I tried doing this kind of pattern one time, and it turned into a fan shape. I unravelled it and tried it twice more and the same thing happened, so I've never ended up finishing one.

  2. I absolutely love this Beth its so beautiful. I was given a handmade blanket too and I will treasure it for years to come im sure.
    p.s cant believe it only took 2 weeks!!!

  3. Haha! I'll never forget the scarf I tried to make a couple of years ago. It was the first scarf that wasn't stocking stitch. It was a feather and fan pattern and I had more fan that anything! Each row just kept getting wider and wider! In the end I worked the pattern out and it's my favourite scarf. But the thing I love about crochet is that it's all a variation of the one stitch, so it's easy to improvise. 😉

  4. Thanks Kaitlynne! I was given a knitted blanket from my mum when I was pregnant with Kate. I put it away immediately because I know how much time and effort went into it and I didn't want it ruined. I should have just used it though as that is why she made it!!

  5. Your blanket turned out so pretty! I know your friend loves it! Thanks for letting me know so I could come have a look. I love seeing what everybody else is making.

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