Hi everyone it’s Cindy here. Today I’m joining on the Hookin on Hump Day blog hop. A couple of years ago I crocheted a baby blanket as a gift for a friends baby shower. A couple of months later, after the baby arrived, I crocheted a hat and a couple pair of booties from left over yarn. Well I still had plenty of yarn left over so I decided to use it up.
I started with the Granny Ripple Baby Afghan from The Stitchin Mommy but when I was done making it as long as I wanted it seemed a bit too skinny. In order to make it wider I felt I needed to fill in the ripples on each end.
I couldn’t find an actual pattern to do that for this type of ripple afghan but I used the technique I saw used on different ripple blankets and improvised how to fill in the angles. All it took was a progression of single, half double and double crochet stitches.
When I was done filling in the ripples I then added rows of double crochet to both sides. To complete the afghan I added a picot edge all around. The afghan doesn’t lay flat because I probably put too many stitches on the long edges and the ripple fill wasn’t perfect either. I kind of like the way it turned out wavy though.
I still had plenty of yarn so I decided to add a pair of booties and a couple of hats. The bootie pattern is the same one I used previously and can be found in the June 2010 issue of Crochet World Magazine. Last but not least I made a couple of hats too. I only had a sliver of the yellow left so I did one hat mostly in the white and then did the last round in the yellow. I was also running low on the purple so I did the starting circle in it and then alternated the purple and white. The pattern I used for the hat is called My Handsome Prince Newborn Baby Hat from Oombawka Design. I liked this hat pattern because it was worked in continuous rounds
My plan is to donate these to a worthy charity. I have heard that the Veterans Administration is in need of newborn baby items for some of the women in their care so that is the first place I will approach to make this donation and if not them then I’m sure any of our local hospitals can use them.
I’m also joining Oombawka Designs Link and Share Wednesday.