Thursday, April 19, 2012

Baby "Buggy" Blanket



Made this for sale as a baby shower gift. The customer wanted a baby boy afghan. I found THIS pattern and thought it would be perfect....a nice pattern without being too much. When I finished the basic ghan, I thought it needed something so I thought about it and got the idea of adding the bug appliques and the lines to represent their flying. The embroidery took time but it really came out great. I think the new mom will appreciate it.

I used a G hook and Bernat Softee Baby, which is not my favorite yarn because of how it splits, but its a soft yarn so it was a trade off. I used #3 crochet cotton to embroider the lines and got the appliques from JoAnn fabrics. I glued on the appliques instead of ironing them on because you will ruin the acylic yarn with the heat. The result works well....probably better, as I find that iron on adhesives tend to wear out after repeated washings.

Hope you are enjoying your Spring....or Fall, depending on where you are on our planet. :)

Crochet, Away!

6 comments:

FoFo said...

What a beautiful blanket! I like the additions you made to it.

kathy b said...

Just adorable.. the green is so soothing. Wow

Katie B said...

Very pretty!

Anna Dusek said...

This is so pretty!
I'll save this pattern and try to make it to one of my friends that is pregnant.
Thank you for sharing it with us.

naida said...

I love it! And what a nice touch to add the appliqués. Great work Sandy!

Sônia Maria said...


Beautiful Blanket...
Thank you, Sandy!
I'm happy with your visit and comment ..
You're a good friend ... Thanks, Sandy!

Português:
Linda Manta...
Muito Obrigada, Sandy!
Estou feliz com a sua visita e comentário...
Você é uma boa amiga...
Obrigada, Sandy!

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