A couple of weeks ago I shared my latest work in progress with you all. This 12 point star crochet baby blanket is an order that is going to be listed in my Etsy shop very shortly. It's not very often that I fall in love with simple afghans like this, but this time, I certainly have. I love everything about this baby blanket. The shape, and the pattern are all fun; honestly, I love this blanket so much, I want to work on different color combinations every spare minute I have when I can't think of anything new to make at the moment.
The yarn I used for this on was Lion Brands Jaime yarn in Mardi Gras Stripes. Now, the skeins of the yarn is very small in yards, but the yarn is very cheap in price, but is very good quality!
But wait, I'm. Not done yet! From the time I posted this work in progress a couple of weeks ago, I've made two more versions of this afghan in different colors.
I absolutely loved these three colors! They were practically screaming my name to work with them! This blanket was made with Caron Simply Soft in colors; Dark Country Blue, Light Country Blue, and Light Blue. When you first start working with both of this yarn, it seems a little bit "splitty," and thin but don't give up. If you keep going, you'll find that you get used to them. After the first few rounds, I haven't had any splitting issues at all.
This next blanket, I actually had a little help from my hubby. I had picked out the colors a while ago, and I felt that this afghan pattern was perfect for it! And I made this for myself(even though my husband steals it).
Isn't it gorgeous? I'm in love with how this turned out! The yarn used for this afghan was Deborah Norville's Everyday yarn. This type of yarn reminds me of Caron Simply Soft, but thicker. Works up very quick, and is very warm and soft. The bright neon colors just "pop" out don't they?
For those of you who crochet, this is made from a FREE! pattern available on Ravelry. If you're looking for a great baby blanket to make, I urge you to give this one a try. It's a nice switch from a rectangular or square blanket and the results are absolutely stunning. Plus, each round you increase the number of stitches, so in case an adult wants to have this afghan, just keep on hookin'!
I hope you have like the color inspirations I've shared. Please try out the pattern and share the final results on my Facebook page, I'd love to see!
Have a great Monday everyone! No worries, I have something else to show off, but we will save that for another day.