Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I added a border around the green baby blanket because it came out a little smaller than I'd hoped and there was yarn left over. I used a K hook to make the border because I wanted to make it bigger, however, I think it is obvious from the picture that there is something different about this edging.
I crocheted a square using Red Heart Soft yarn. I've always wanted to make a blanket using this pattern. It looks a lot better when there are multiple squares because the the diagonal pattern is more obvious.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
I crocheted a baby blanket using Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn. I've always wanted to make the blanket whose pattern could be found on the back of the label. I started making this blanket and then stopped for a while. I later went back and finished the blanket. I think that I started making the blanket using a K hook. Later when I came back to finish the blanket, I used a J hook since that is the hook that it said to use on the label. That is why one side of the blanket is a little more wavy than the rest of the blanket.
I finished crocheting another heart mesh filet blanket. I really like this blanket, but it takes so long to make one. I made this one with Baby Soft pink pompadour yarn. This yarn is more expensive than Softee baby and only comes in 4 ounce skeins and costs 3.99. Regular (non varigated) skeins of Softee baby come in 5 ounce skeins for 2.99. This blanket required at least 4 skeins of yarn to make. In addition, I ran out of yarn while making the border, so I used some other pink pompadour yarn that I had left over from a while ago.
I crocheted a blanket using JoAnn brand Rainbow Classic yarn. The yarn is so thick that I used an M hook to crochet this blanket. The blanket is made using a "traditional" ripple stitch and only took a couple hours to make (a whole morning). Although this is not a short amount of time, that is pretty quick to make a baby blanket. The only thing is that the blanket is approximately 29 x 32 inches.
This is the Jo Ann brand yarn. There are 11 ounces in each skein, but it costs $8.99 normally. It comes packaged in a plastic bag. The skein in this picture contains pastels. The other skeins have either olive green or shades of purple. The yarn is quite thick. Looking at the side of the skein to see the inside of the skein, it looks like wisps of cotton.
I finally finished crocheting the pink and purple diagonal baby blanket. Without the edging, the sides of the blanket tends to curl in. I had to add 4 rows of single crochet as a border to make it flatter.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
The pink/purple diagonal baby blanket is almost finished. All that is left is to do the edging. Also shown in this picture is the amount of yarn left over after finishing the blanket. Almost 3 skeins of yarn were used.
I crocheted a scarf using Red Heart yarn. Although the color is "Dusk", this scarf did not turn out as well as the other scarves that I have made with the same yarn. The blues around the edges are basically the same. I prefer for the scarf to have the blues in different areas.
I started crocheting a diagonal blanket using Bernat Coordinate Sweet Stripes. This yarn is self striping, and changes colors automatically, like varigated yarn. However, this yarn has longer pieces of yarn that are the same color. In addition, the yarn only contains 2 colors.
The actual baby blanket is made using multiple skeins of yarn. This is how much I was able to crochet with one skien of yarn.