Saturday, August 21, 2010

New Baby Blanket

Welcome to my New Blog! Why the title? Well, it's not that I have 1000 projects going on--it just feels like it. And if you add up every stitch and every snip of scissors or loop on a crochet hook, it's probably pretty darn close to '1000 points,' LOL!

Today I want to show the new baby blanket I am making. If you want to see my recently finished one, you'll have to check back on my old blog, "Sorta Frugal." I'm not making it for any particular baby, but it is always nice to have something on hand when the need comes up.

Just FYI: if you never saw my old blog, I am a mother of 4 adult children. My daughter is only engaged so there are no grandchildren on the horizon just yet.

Okay, yak, yak...the top photo shows the back of the blanket. The stitches in front are making ridges in the back, and I want a blanket that lays flat. So I'm doing a single crochet connecting the last row to the row before, crocheting through the loops rather than under them.

The bottom is, of course, the 'pretty' side. It consists of rows of single and double crochets alternated with front-post-triple crochets. In the triple crochet row, I alternate 2 regular FPTCs with 'braids.' Basically, that means you skip one of the posts (which are a double-crochet row, btw), do two FPTCs, then cross back to the one you skipped and make a third FPTC.

Trust me, it's not as complicated as it sounds. Nothing I make is complicated. I'd rather make things that are somewhat easy and put the effort into better quality materials.

I hope you enjoyed my first post of my new blog. Come back soon, okay?


  1. What a great idea! Fresh starts always feel so good. For quite some time, I have been thinking about doing the same thing in regard to my blog and doll clothes and sewing projects.

    I really like the colors in the varigated yarn. Can't wait to see the finished item.

  2. Thanks for being my first commenter, Nanci!

  3. I'm the second commenter! Beautiful work on the baby blanket. I really want to start doing some crocheting or some other kind of hand work to work on while watchin tv, especially this winter.