Hi...I am needing any suggestions for a quick, but cute baby blanket. Anyone have a pattern they have used that's a winner and would love to share?
Boy, this is a wide open question!
Something quick is to do a basic granny square in the colors of your choice. I'm working on one now and it works up super quick! I'm thinking I'll probably do a shell border to jazz it up. No pattern needed if you already know how to do granny square. If not, this is a great link to get you started. You'll be off and running in no time!
Thank you for your input and advice.....I know I left myself wide open, but that's how we try new things!! I wanted to crochet a baby blanket that would not drive me into a nervous fit in the middle of it. I'm still learning myself, and when I get stuck I head to the computer to look up a video of the stitch. I've taught myself through many rough spots. Anyway....thanks again and have a great one.
I just finished a "V" stitch baby blanket that took one skein of the new baby colors that was on sale at Joanne's for 6.99. The blanket I made didn't even use the entire skein. I finished it in a weekend (maybe about 10 hours) but it goes very quickly. I try to make a blanket every once and awhile to donate to my hospital for the babies. Usually, a baby in the family comes along and I give it as a present. Most mothers today don't get anything for the baby that is handmade. If you search for V stitch you will find the pattern. I have trouble remembering how to end the rows, otherwise I would put it here for you.
Thank you for your response....I'll do a search on it!! One skein sounds great too!!
Have a blessed day,
Worsted Weight 4 yarn of your choice (I like Bamboo Ewe by Stitch Nation), size K hook.
Half-Double Crochet across. Ch.2. Insert hook 2nd loop from hook. HDC across. Turn and repeat for length desired. You can always decrease the chain amount depending on how big a blanket you want to make. You could add stripes every 4 rows, which is what I'm doing.
Edging: I am using the following all the way around: Slip Stitch in first corner loop. Skip 2 stitches, *5DC in next stich. Skip 2. Slip sitch in next*. Continue from *all the way around making sure to work 3 DC's in each corner turn. Slip stitch and fasten off. Weave in ends. Quick and pretty!
If I want to do something very simple, I use color to dress it up. Stripes are easy and you can add
all kinds of color--do not be shy; use up those little leftover balls. Crochet in the ends as you go to
save finishing time later. This does not work well with a lacy pattern.
Another idea is to do a simple blanket and crochet in a brightly colored pocket on the blanket.
Put a big flower applique on the pocket.
Do separate panels where you can explore color and stitching. Just be careful of the guage which
may be different with different stitiches. I made that mistake with a really nice baby blanket I did last
year and the center of the blanket pulled in. Same holds true if you mix/match different yarns.
I recently finished my first baby blanket and like you i wanted something simple so I wouldn't get discourage on finishing. I found this pattern for a Tiramisu Blanket.
Even the edging was very easy to do and it is a beautiful blanket.
Yes, I absolutely do! This is going to be my signature baby blanket from now on! If you haven't already made it, Google "Tiramisu Baby Blanket." You should get a pattern to a tiramisu colored blanket that has a coffee colored ribbon threaded through it.
I made this for a shower. It was so quick, and ended up beautiful!
or..just go here.... http://www.knittingpatternaday.com/images/crochet_sample.pdf
I love this blanket pattern....it's simple and adorable!! I've finished my first one, but I can do another! I just found out yesterday that it's a girl, so now I can go crazy with everything!!
Thanks to you ladies for your ideas!!
Regarding the Tiramisu baby blanket, while it's very pretty, it's not practical. The ribbon trim could easily come undone and present a choking/strangle hazard to the baby.
I do a basic granny square with the many baby yarns they have available these days. I have made a couple so far. I would like to learn a new pattern myself, but the granny square is classic!
I think the blanket with the ribbon is really pretty for presentation, but I would advise the parent to remove it! I like that it is a good blanket to knit up in a neutral color and then you can add the ribbon to fit nursery colors, or favorite colors or any other "mommy loves it"-specific feature!!
I also saw the basic tiramisu blanket with a different border that had some wonderful pops of color. It made me buy the crochet edgings book, but I don't remember where I saw the picture now! That's what's great about knitting and crocheting, you can take what you like and add the rest!