I have made a couple more blankets! Yes, yes, I know, Cash Money will have plenty of blankets, but they are not all for him. I know a host of ladies that are having bebes so I may gift them – I think that would be a nice gift – a handmade blanket!
Here are the latest:
I love this crocheted blanket! It is just really simple, single crochet throughout, except for the part where I did a treble crochet and then wove some ribbon through it. I think it is adorable!
For this blanket, I had seen this tutorial (the large cross was a little distracting, but I got over it) – and then bought the Skip Stitch blades original and #2 (discovering the awesomeness of rotary cutters along the way) to help make the holes that I needed to crochet into. Then I used this tutorial to do the basic stitching around the edges.
This one is pretty good, but I think my next one will be even better. The hem I put on the blanket was a little large so the holes are rather far from the edges, and thus the crocheting is kind of loose. She uses a serger in her tutorial, but I think I could do the same thing (with rounded corners) with a zigzag stitch closer to the edge.
I am still working on a fleece blanket with a crochet edge, but I ran out of the yarn I was using for the edging. I need to curb my blanket making, I think. Tho on our hospital tour, they told us to bring a car seat and a few blankets for the baby. So we will be all set on that front (blanket, that is, not yet purchased the car seat).