As Christmas approaches, we all know that feeling.
If you’ve read my Branding a New Etsy Shop – Choosing a Logo post, you already know the story of the blanket I use as my logo.
While away for the wedding (the one I made the crochet wrap for), I was pleasantly surprised (and proud) to learn that the little boy who owns the blanket has chosen it as his very favorite. So much so that he wants to bring it everywhere he goes.
The problem I noticed was that at a little over a year old, the crib size blanket I made for his baby shower was too big for him to drag along behind him as he toddled along.
As soon as I got home, I made him a brand new blankie. This one is much smaller and should reduce the tripping problem being caused by the large size of the original one. I didn’t make it too tiny either though. I still wanted it to seem like a blanket for him.
I used Stitch Studio by Nicole yarn and a size larger hook than was recommended to create a large Granny Square. I then crocheted a row of single crochet stitches to finish it off. No, it’s not the same as the first one. And it’s nothing spectacular but it is super soft and snuggable. I’m hoping he’ll like it just as much as the other one.
Here’s a photo of the new one:
He hasn’t received it yet. It’s on its way to him as I write this. I’ll let you know if he likes it as soon as I know.
This situation has me rethinking my baby blanket sizes. A “crib size” blanket is wonderful because the child will get lots of use out of it for a longer amount of time but a smaller one would make it easier for the child who chooses it as his or her favorite.
Which size baby blanket do you prefer to make, gift, or use?
Please share your thoughts in the comments. I love hearing from my readers!
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This is the next mandala from “Modern Crochet Mandalas”, by Interweave. This one was a bit difficult to make. It has more rows then you’d think. Each of the three outer rows is actually made by crocheting three rows around each other. The result is very nice.