It's time for another baby blanket post! You can find part one here and part two here. Can I just throw out how difficult it is to get good pictures of blankets for the ol' blog here? We have had a heck of a time taking photos that showcase the blankets! If anyone has any tips we would love to hear them!
I made this blanket for the lovely Lindsay, one of my nearest and dearest friends. (She was my maid of honor at my wedding) I started this blanket prior to her giving birth, but the baby had plans of his own and came 3 weeks early. Jack Andrew was born a few weeks ago, and he is the cutest!! I had to frantically work away to get it done in time to give to her.
My original plan was to follow this basket weave baby blanket pattern. As I started going though, I realized I had made a big mistake! I was crocheting in the front and back loop instead of the front and back post.... whoops! I decided to keep going by adding in a mint stripe and changing to the proper basket weave pattern. I then switched back at the end to create a sectioned blanket.
The yarn I used was Bernat Softee Baby in Grey Marl and Mint with a 6.00 mm hook. I really enjoyed crocheting with this yarn, and will definitely be getting it again for other baby projects!
As much as I screwed up the pattern, I really like the different textures that are now present in the blanket. It makes it more interesting, no?
Welcome to the world baby Jack! I can't wait to watch you grow!