Heidi takes you through every step of learning how to crochet our Beginner Crochet Blanket.
This simple blanket uses only the humble double crochet stitch along with bold, contrasting stripes of color to deliver big results.
The combination of this yarn and stitch pattern creates a very stretchy fabric. The blanket will grow slightly larger in size with use over time but may be reblocked to the original size.
Designer: Heidi Wells
Pattern Type: Crochet
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Sizes Included: Approximately 50 x 60″
Yarn Lines: Preciosa Tonal Worsted Yarn
Needles/Hooks Suggested: Size J/10 (6mm) crochet hook
Fiber Type: Wool & Blends
Weight: Worsted/Hvy Worsted
A Crochet Blanket– The Perfect Gift for Child
Finding the perfect gift for brand-new moms and dads can frequently be a challenge. Often times new parents have either currently looked for their infants, or they have other children and have much of the things they will require currently in their homes. One best present choice in this case is the present of a handmade crochet baby blanket.
With the recent appeal renewal in knitting and crocheting, there are unlimited alternatives readily available for yarns and fibers which you can quickly and quickly crochet into a heirloom baby blanket. And, the very best thing is that much of today’s yarns and fibers are dyed colors which lend themselves well to making a child blanket. With the soft pinks, light blues and mellow yellow yarns, you can be sure to match any nursery decorations the brand-new moms and dads may have done.
Best Gift in a Crochet Blanket
A handcrafted gift is one which can be passed down through generations and valued by everyone. It reveals the receiver that you invested a great deal of effort and time to make simply the best gift for them. And, due to the fact that of the time you have actually bought the present, it will be one of the very best gotten.
When you are going to make a blanket for a child, there are a few crucial things which you have to keep in consideration as you discover your pattern and buy your supplies. A few of them are:
Pattern Selection— You ought to choose a pattern which is securely woven if the blanket will be utilized by an extremely young baby. Often creates with any open-work permit the baby’s fingers or toes to obtain captured up in the blanket and trigger discomfort. This is both a health and a security danger.
Yarn Selection— When you are making an item for a baby you wish to discover a yarn or fiber which is both soft and device washable. New parents are frequently too exhausted and over-extended to hang out hand cleaning products. And, due to the fact that children can be extremely messy, it is necessary that anything they come into contact with can be effectively washed.
Blanket Color— If you know the color pattern of the nursery, or even the sex of the baby, you can better match your blanket colors to them. If not, utilize your creativity and develop a wonderful unisex blanket.
Blanket Size— When you are crocheting for an infant, your first inclination may be to make a very little blanket. Nevertheless, children grow extremely quickly into toddlers. And, children walk around a lot and require decently sized blankets to keep them covered and warm. Your blanket will get a lot more utilize if you make it a bit bigger than your very first disposition.
No Beadwork– While beadwork is popular in today’s knitting and crocheting patterns, beads are never appropriate for a baby item. A baby can loosen them and they can end up being a choking risk.
By keeping these simple considerations in mind, you can be well on your way to producing a memento baby blanket which will be valued for several years to come. Just like any child present, you want to insure that your blanket is safe and safe and secure for the infant who will be using it. Nevertheless, using your creativity and creativity you can come up with the ideal and safe style for the new package of pleasure.