My yoga teacher is expecting her third child very soon. When I heard this news, I thought I would try making her a crochet baby blanket. I don’t normally like working with synthetic yarn, but in the case of a baby, acrylic yarn is a sensible choice. I’ve always enjoyed looking at Lucy’s blog Attic 24, and I was inspired to order one of her “Lucy Packs” of yarn.
I’m fairly new to crocheting, and I’ve never made a blanket before either by knitting or crochet, so this was a gentle challenge. I worked out that I could use half the pack, and have the other half of the yarn for a second blanket, for our little summerhouse or for picnics. Full details are on Ravelry, here.
The only thing that was a bit difficult was negotiating the corners of the edging, because you don’t want too much edging and at the same time you have to add stitches so it doesn’t curl up. I think it’s okay:
I hope she likes it, and I very much hope she and the baby fare well.
And now I am missing this project so much that I may just start crocheting the other blanket!