Precious Bundle

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Praise the Lord!! October I had the delight of crocheting an afghan for my sixth grandchild’s arrival on the 30th. A beautiful little black haired girl was born to my daughter, making this her fourth child. We were all so excited around here for this new addition to our family.

I knew I would make a baby afghan for her to bring the 7 pound 10 ounce bundle home from the hospital with.  So a Mother and Daughter shopping was scheduled.

The first step was a trip to JoAnn’s for supplies.
After some time browsing, Bernat Pipsqueak Sweet & Fresh yarn was chosen. The final choice for the upcoming project was on two colors, Gray Squirrel and Funny Bunny.

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Bernat Pipsqueak is a bulky weight yarn that works up quick. Although, I would caution now that this yarn might not be good for an inexperienced crocheter. The yarn is beautiful, and already we have received many compliments on the afghan, however, it is very soft and hard to see what and where your stitches are as you work. If you not are very familiar with your work and your stitches, or if you are new to the world of crocheting, this will prove to be a very frustrating journey. Other than this, I would recommend this yarn, as it creates an afghan that is soft as butter, perfect for the gentle skin of a new born baby.

I have copy the pattern from the Yarn Spirations Web page or if your prefer I have included the link to the original pattern for easy download and printing.

http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/fast-and-cozy-blanket.html.

The afghan is worked in rounds and works quickly. I finished the afghan by diligently working it in three days and by alternating the colors, I was really pleased with the end results.

The pattern itself is marked easy, using only the single crochet, chain stitch and double crochet. Which will make this a great pattern no matter what your crocheting skill is.

As an added bonus, because of the bulk of the yarn, when folded in half it gives the desired thickness of a small cushion for the baby to rest on.

Would love to hear what you all have been up to? What projects you have planned for the up coming winter.

Until next time, Keep those hooks flying.

Fast and Cozy Blanket

NSTRUCTIONS

With A, ch 27.
Foundation rnd: (RS). 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook. (Ch 1. Miss next 3 ch. 3 dc in next ch) 5 times. Ch 1. Miss next 3 ch [(3 dc. Ch 3) twice. 3 dc] in last ch. Working into opposite side ofch,(Ch1.Missnext3ch.3dcinnextch)5times.Ch1.Miss next 3 ch. (3 dc. Ch 3) twice in last ch. Join B with sl st to top of ch 3. 2ndrnd:WithB,slstineachof rst2sts.Slstinnextch-1sp. Ch 3. 2 dc in same ch-1 sp as sl st. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in each of next 2 ch-3 sps. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 6 times. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in each of next 2 ch-3 sps. Ch 1. Join A with sl st to top of ch 3. 3rdrnd:WithA,slstineachof rst2sts.Slstinnextch-1sp. Ch 3. 2 dc in same ch-1 sp as sl st. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 6 times. Ch 1. (3 dc.
Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times. Ch 1. (3 dc.
Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Join B with sl st to top of ch 3.
Cont in rnds as before, working (Ch 1. 3 dc) in each ch-1 sp and (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in each corner ch-3 sp, alternating A and B every rnd until longer side of Blanket measures 40″ [101.5 cm]. Fasten o .

 

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About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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2 Responses to Precious Bundle

  1. Pamela says:

    Thank you. A new baby is always exciting.

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