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ABC Baby Blanket

For those that have followed my blog for any length of time, you know that I have a love of making baby blankets for my friends/family when they are expecting. As much fun as hats, mittens, booties, sweaters, toys, etc are, I always come back to my love of baby blankets. When I found out that a goof friend of mine from University was expecting, this was no different.

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While the actual stitches are relatively simple with this pattern, the following of a chart to work the letters is a skill that challenges many people who try patterns like this. One of the best hints I have is to print out a copy of the actual chart so that you can mark off the stitches and rows as you complete them, to avoid getting lost.

The pattern can be found HERE on the Crochet N More website. I personally worked it with normal acrylic, worsted weight yarn, but the weight of the yarn can be easily made to work by simply changing the hook size that you are working with. The response to this blanket was amazing. The finished product is stunning and looks super impressive to anyone that sees it!

Happy Hooking!

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Doily Style Baby Blanket

When my best friend was pregnant with my niece I knew I had to not only make a baby blanket for her baby shower, but I wanted it to be something different then anything else she would get and extra special. I searched baby blankets online for days before stumbling across this pattern on Ravelry.

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This is a fairly easy pattern for anyone that is comfortable reading and following patterns. It is one of the free Red Heart patterns that you can find on their website HERE.

This blanket makes a GREAT gift at a baby shower! I guarantee you’ll get a lot of compliments about its uniqueness and how delicate it looks. Enjoy, and share your finished projects, both this pattern and any other that you have been working on, over on our Facebook page HERE.