Hello everyone I hope that you are having a great winter. I love this time of year. But I love it better when it is OVER and Spring is in bloom. I am getting ready for Spring already. I love to plan what plants I will plant this year and what fruits and vegetables that I will grow in my garden. I love organic fresh home grown foods.
This week I decided to make my baby Tristan a new smaller portable crochet blanket. I made him a wonderful blanket when I was pregnant with him, (Tristan loves it) But it is a large crib sized blanket and it is too large for him to drag around. Tristan is starting to roll places and he is already doing the beginning motions of crawling, and he wants to take his crochet crib blanket with him everywhere. He gets tangled in the blanket often when he is playing on the floor. Tristan is the type of child that loves textures and he loves the feel of string, ribbon and yarns. So I decided to crochet him a smaller portable blanket that he could crawl around with and not get tied up in. Because Tristan loves the feel of strings so much I have added on lots of tassels for him to grab. He loves to just twirl the strings in his fingers. If you have a child that loves strings also, I would suggest adding a bunch of tassels to a small blanket for them.
The yarn that I used is super soft baby crochet yarn. I love the feel of this yarn and so does my Tristan. When I choose a pattern I made sure that there were holes in the pattern so Tristan had somewhere to lace his fingers through and grab on.
This is a close-up of the blanket. The total size of this blanket is 16 inches x 13 inches. That does not include the tassels. This is the perfect size for a baby who is learning to crawl.
This was a very simple pattern that I adapted from another blanket to make this for Tristan. I made this blanket in one night while watching a movie. It should not take you too much time.
Here is the pattern if you want to try mine. Any simple pattern with finger holes in it is great for a baby. Babies love to grab on and carry blankets with them.
Chain the length you want the blanket. I went 50 loose chains on mine.
Row 1: double crochet in 4th chain from hook and in next chain, ***Chain 3, single crochet in third chain from hook (picot made), skip next 2 chains, double crochet in next 3 chairs, Repeat from **** all the way across.
Row 2: chain 3 turn (This counts as first double crochet), double crochet in next two double crochet, work picot, ***double crochet in next 3 double crochet. Work Picot. Repeat **** across to last 3 stitches, double crochet in next 2 double crochets, double crochet in top of beginning crochet.
**repeat row 2 until piece measures your desired length.
Last row, Chain 3, turn, double crochet in next 2 double crochet **** chain 2, double crochet in next 3 double crochet; Repeat from *** across. Change yard for edging if desired.
The edging consists of two rows of double crochet stitches.
For edging I went around with lighter yarn in a double crochet stitch. In each corner I placed 2 double crochet stitches, 2 chain stitches and 2 double crochet stitches. This helps to leave a large place to put the tassel.
The next row of the edging is just a double crochet stitch placed in each double crochet stitch made on the previous row. In each corner I did 2 double crochet stitches, 4 chain stitches and 2 double crochet stitches. Tie and finish off the blanket.
With the remainder of my 2 yarns colors I made several tassel on the blanket. The largest tassels are to be placed in the corners.
This was a great, fast and well received project. My son loves it.
I hope you enjoyed my post this week. Let me know if you have any questions about the pattern or any suggestions about posts or projects.
Thanks for reading.