Monday, August 15, 2016
Favorite Baby Project Ever Made
My cousin had a baby five years ago and I crocheted a baby blanket as one of her gifts. I wanted a blanket that was solid so it would last. I found a basket weave crochet pattern that I liked.
I used Lion Brand Cotton Ease yarn (recommended by the pattern writer) which was a 50% cotton and 50% acrylic blend. I really like that yarn, it was great to work with. Cotton Ease is now discontinued. The Lion Brand website says Cotton Ease has been replaced by a cotton yarn called Cotton 24/7, but Cotton 24/7 is 100% cotton, not a blend.
The link to the basketweave pattern is here: Crochet basket weave baby afghan pattern. The pattern was easy to follow and once I got used to doing the forward and back post stitches it worked up very quickly. The post stitches do tend to eat up a lot of yarn so make sure you buy enough for the size afghan you want to make.
Here's a picture of the afghan I made.