Monday, December 5, 2011

Baby Blankets

It always seems like its that season, time to make baby blankets for my friends who are expecting. I have a BUNCH more to get made after the holiday season, but these were the only two that needed to get done pronto!

I found both patterns through Ravelry, and I think they both worked up quite well.

Sweet Baby Boy Blanket
Pattern Link:
Hook: 5mm
Yarn: Bernat Baby Sport Solid in Baby Blue + Scraps of Acryllic off-white yarn from my stash.
Pattern Modifications:
Added 10 extra sts to base chain. Doesn’t change stitch pattern.
Border Rnd 4:
The pattern as written added lots of ruffle. Since I wanted it to lay flat, I modified it a bit.
On the sides, puff st in every ch 1 sp, and dc2tog over the 2 dc sts between spaces. On the corners, dc in each dc of the previous rnd, and puff st into each ch 1 space.
(Puff st = yo and pull up a loop 4x then yo and pull through all 9 loops on hook, ch 1 to finish off puff)

Cross & Cluster Blanket
Pattern Link:
Hook: 6mm
Yarn: Caron One Pound
No Pattern Modifications
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  1. Is there a video online that I can watch to learn different stitches? I tried learning from knitting tutorial books and can't seem to get passed the first 2 basic stitches. I'd like to knit a baby blanket for my daughter, but haven't had much success other than knitting a small square. Help please!

  2. Check out the "Links I love" section to the right for some introductory videos. I also reccomend "The Happy Hooker" by Debbie Stoller as an excellent beginner book.