Another non-knitting post

I swear!!!  I have been knitting.  But this is my other most recently finished project, so I really want to share it.

I had a new baby niece being born in the chilly depths of the South Island of New Zealand, so I thought what would warm her better than a heavy crocheted wool blanket.

Still being a crochet newbie, I used this simple pattern from this book I got out at the library: Cute Crochet for Tiny Tots: 25 Modern Designs for Babies and ToddlersThe book is decent, the patterns are pretty basic, but that's good enough for me right now.  Sometimes you just want a simple project, right?

Sorry for the darkness of the photos, I forgot to brighten them before uploading, and I can't be bothered doing it now.  Anyways, the yarn is 2 parts o-wool organic merino (the green and purple) and 1 part Henry's Attic Gaia organic merino.  The Gaia is slightly heavier weight than the o-wool, but it worked out okay.  I followed the pattern exactly, and it took just slightly over 1 skein each of the o-wool, and just under 1 of the big skeins of Gaia.

Crocheting is wonderful for blankets, first because it's so fast, but also because the fabric it makes is twice as thick as most knitted fabrics, so the blankets end up super heavy and extra warm.  So just beware, you end up using a LOT of yarn on even little baby blankets.


Mel @ Wildflower said...

Kya, this is just beautiful. Love the colour combination too!

Sleepandhersisters said...

I love this colour combination too...

Anonymous said...

can you post the pattern?