Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Chevron Baby Blanket

As a lifelong knitter I have had an irrational fear of crochet for a long time.  For some reason it felt unnatural to be using one needle (okay, hook) when there should be two.  Recently though I have gone off knitting and have not been able to put my finger on why, perhaps it is because it is slow compared to sewing or because I have had a couple of failed projects.  However, I still needed something to do whilst watching television so I decided to try the unnatural and see if I could do it.  I got hooked (excuse the pun!).

I started with some granny squares and am in the middle of crocheting a giant granny square blanket for my bed.  I made a hat, and gradually got more confident.  So when some friends of ours were getting near their due date I decided to try making a crochet baby blanket.

I used a tutorial from Attic24 for a ripple blanket.  The instructions are so clear and each stage is really well described and photographed.  I used two and a bit balls each of Ice Blue and Light Grey Rico Baby Classic (DK) from Wool Warehouse and a 3.5mm hook.  I started with a foundation chain of 115 chains and this has made a nice pram sized blanket.  I didn't know the gender of the baby beforehand so choose these colours because I like them and I think they are quite calm colours.

I am really pleased with how this turned out, it was relatively quick to make and surprisingly I didn't get bored halfway through, which is a good thing as I am just about to start a second for another new baby!


  1. This is beautiful! I don't crochet very much, but it's definitely more convenient than knitting. The little hook doesn't prod people sitting next to you and you are never in danger of dropping a stitch. Your friends will be over the moon with this! Xxx

  2. Thanks Marilla!! I think you've got it, it is convenient and actually more portable. I did quite a lot of during Élodie's ballet lessons. I hope they like it!