Wee Blankets

I find myself needing to make a bunch of blankets for all the wee babes coming into the lives of my friends. Right now, I have 1 blanket on the needles and 4 more in the queue waiting to be made. If one more person finds out she is pregnant, I think I’ll have a yarny meltdown. Not that I don’t love making things for babies, because I do, it’s one of my favorite things, I just don’t like the feeling of being rushed because all these babies are being born so close together.

Fish Ripple
from “Comfort Knitting and Crochet: Afghans
Baby Bee yarn in Yellow and Rainbow
Size F hook
Made 2 panels per pattern (since I used smaller hook and thinner yarn)
then crocheted together
1 round of single crochet for edging

I’ve never been one to make traditional pastel-colored baby blankets. I’m always big on bold colors, fun patterns and interesting textures. Take my most recent gift, for instance. Bright sunshiny yellow, since the parents waited to find out the gender until he made his debut into the world. I used a rainbow color for the border, making the blanket in two panels that were then crocheted together, so there’s a fun stripe of color down the middle. Lucky for me, the blanket ended up matching the nursery exactly, so that always makes me super happy!


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