Crochet Baby Blanket
I’ve taken a little break from dressmaking now that the weather is getting more Autumnal – I have an urge to crochet when it is cold. This is my go-to handmade gift whenever my friends are having babies. I’ve made it in blue, brown and white; pink brown and white; pink, blue, green white and red; and now in red, black and white.
The pattern is from The Happy Hooker, which is the book that I actually used to learn how to crochet back in 2008. The blanket is really easy to make, and doesn’t take too long. Personally, I’m not a fan of knitting because it takes so long, crochet on the other hand is much faster – I need that feeling of progression quickly otherwise I get bored.
I made it for my friend Amy from That’s Sew Amy, we have known each other for a long time now since we bonded over our love for No Doubt and Gwen Stefani. Naturally, when she announced her pregnancy, I had to make a blanket in Gwen’s signature colours and the theme for No Doubt’s Rock Steady album.
The pattern also comes with instructions for a hat which I usually make to match but as Amy is also a big Mario Bros. fan I went for a cute mushroom hat instead. I followed the same pattern for the hat, without the stripes or ear flaps and then crocheted circles to be sewn on.
Here’s a video I recorded while making the blanket…