I know I've been slacking on posting here, but I've been a busy little bee!
So many babies are on the way, plus my niece had a baby. My go-to handmade gift is a crocheted baby blanket. So far, two of the blankets are done.
This blanket was made for two good friends of ours, crocheted with Lion Brand Pound of Love in Antique White. The pattern is called Bundle of Joy, from the Leisure Arts booklet Baby Afghans to Crochet. Normally, I use either Bernat or Caron baby yarn for blankets, but I wanted this one to coordinate with their nursery theme.
Once I got the hang of it, the pattern was relatively easy. I think I had to frog a few different rows about three times.
My niece chose purple for her brand new baby girl. The only problem was that I couldn't find ANY purple baby yarn at Wal-Mart. I know, I know... why not just go to a craft store for the yarn? Because my wife has classes and she puts up with me asking to be taken to the craft stores (about a half hour away). I finally found some at a Wal-Mart in Pennsylvania the day before Easter.
The FREE pattern for this purple one can be found here
I've just started the third blanket, so for now, I'll just show the colors I'll be using.