Thursday, June 27, 2013
Baby Shower Gifts Part 1 of 2
I loved making these baby gifts for my cousin Steph! How cute is that giraffe? You can find the pattern at I Love Buttons By Emma. Also, with a motif from the Japanese crochet book 300 Crochet Motifs and Edgings, I made the baby blanket that the stripy giraffe looks so comfy on! Want to see more?
I see that the giraffe pattern (here) now has some edits to the pattern which is great! I didn't mind changing a few things here and there to make the stitches and rows add up or make it look more like the picture, but I wouldn't have suggested the pattern if you are uncomfortable using a pattern as a starting guideline. But perhaps with the changes you wouldn't have to make any adjustments! (You can see above I added a tail as well!)
The specifics: I used Vanna's Choice in Silver Heather, Taupe and White, Vanna's Choice Baby in Duckie, Sweet Pea, and Little Boy Blue and Red Heart in Pumpkin, with a size G (4.0mm) hook.
For the baby blanket I picked a simple square motif from 300 Crochet Motifs and Edgings, and used 5 colors (Vanna's Choice in Silver Heather and White, and Vanna's Choice Baby in Duckie, Little Boy Blue and Sweet Pea), and a size J Crochet hook. I joined squares as I went (randomly choosing colors) and made it 12 squares by 12 squares. The final size of the blanket was about 41 inches square.
After all the squares were joined I decided to leave the blanket without a border. I liked the simple patchwork look of it!
It was an easy and fun crochet project! I love projects where you feel like you make progress quickly, (and I really love the practicality of a blanket as well)!
Stay tuned for Part 2... another crochet project!