I can’t remember the last time I made a crochet baby blanket. I started this one about 2 weeks ago, as it was a request and I forgot how much I enjoy making these.
The pattern is a lacy star blanket, which will eventually have a pretty blue edging.
The original pattern uses DK wool but I plumped for 4ply to make it that little bit lacier, I will probably add more rounds than the pattern called for originally to make it up in size, but fortunately it works up fairly quickly.
This was the blanket after about a week. The pattern is really easy to remember so I’ve been able to slot in a few minutes before school and work and then get some more time in after work too.
Sometimes these kinds of patterns don’t work out as good for me because I crochet left handed, or I go clockwise instead of anti clockwise (I’m actually not even sure whether that’s a left handed thing or just a me thing) I am self taught, back in the days when you tube crochet videos weren’t really a thing. So sometimes the stitch count can get a little muddled, but it looks OK so far and nothing a few increases or decreases wouldn’t sort out.
This is my progress to date, it doesn’t look very big on the picture but it’s quite sizeable, I think I’m going to do three or four more lots of the Eyelet rows before I start the blue edging.
I’m hoping to get it finished within the next couple of days and then posted off to the United States. Unusually for me the lady who purchased the blanket requested updates, I’ve never really had a customer ask for this before but I suppose it’s nice that they can see how things are made and how long the process takes.
This week we will be having lots of half term adventures, I have a week off work and I’m determined to make the most of every minute, today started off well, my youngest boy was lately moved up a group in his swimming lessons but was upset because there were no spaces in the other group, this week there was a space and he did so well. I’m looking forward to more achievements. I think we are planning a visit to the seaside on Monday. Hopefully the weather will stay nice so we can sneak a bit of walking in and maybe some barbecues too!!!
Have a lovely weekend