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Hi all I am new here! I truly am looking for any tips on how to make baby blankets! As far as think or thin and how well they stand up to washing. What yarn to use and which size hooks to use to make them.

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I just wanted to say welcome Angela!

I'm kind of new here too! And to crochet! <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/veryhappy.gif" />

 

In fact, I'm going to take a crochet class at Michael's on Sunday and I'm going to have her teach how to do a baby blanket. A lady I know is pregnant and due the end of June so I better hurry up and learn. <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/knit.gif" />

 

Anyways, I can post what she says when I get home on Sunday if that'll help.

But I'm sure you'll get many great responses from all the ladies on this board... they're ALL TERRIFIC! <img border=0 src="http://img28.photobucket.com/albums/v84/crochetville/hug.gif" />

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Hi Angela,

 

Welcome to Crochetville! :welcome

 

You can make baby afghans as simple or as intricate as you like. One of my favorites to make in a hurry is two coordinating strands of Red Heart Soft Baby, double crocheted to the appropriate size with a shell border. It's great for last minute gifts. I also like Lion Brand Jiffy baby yarns, it's thicker and very warm.

 

I'm sure you'll get more suggestions, thanks for joining us! :bounce

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I made a very simple baby blanket for a baby shower once. I used red heart baby sport yarn, variegated, and just did the simple sc, ch1, sc, ch1...then on the next row I sc in the ch1 spaces and ch1 over the sc's. It worked up quickly and the variegated made it such a pretty pattern. I crocheted a small heart and attached it to the bottom corner for added sweetness :)

 

Oh yes, I forgot I had the picture LOL

Here it is, kind of dark in the pic though albums.photo.epson.com/j/...p=66931862

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:welcome and yes this is a great board with some real super nice people. This is a real nice site with lots of baby blankets that are free on the net, plus many other crochet patterns.

www.crochetpatterncentral.com/

Rachel is a super nice person and can find anything. Make sure you leave a thank you in her guest book if you have time. She checks it often. Well, nice to have you here.:) Corla

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:welcome to Crochetville!

 

I haven't made any baby blankets personally, but my mom has made me several for my daughters. I have gotten more use out of the baby blankets that are a little larger than the typical ones but smaller than a throw or afghan because they've become their special "cuddle blankies" for naptimes and such.

 

I agree with Corla about Crochet Pattern Central as a wonderful place to find patterns. I have found the neatest patterns there.

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Chelle,

 

How did you select the edging for the blanket. I really love how the colors made that pattern! I have some varigated yarn and am trying to think of something to do with it. Hope it turns as cute as your blanket.

Rachel

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I love that ruffled edging. I've done similar with putting two dc stitches in each stitch around. I'm interested to hear the rest of the edging too, it looks like a nice cross stitch in there also. It's beautiful!

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Hi, Angela! Welcome to Crochetville! :welcome Glad to have you here! :bigsmile

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Hello Angela!

I see there has already been a lot of advice, but I'll add a little bit.

I have some baby blankets for sale at http://www.yourcrafts.com/Ambersafghan.htm

I use the Lion brand Jamie baby. I don't know if they still have the pattern that I used, but there is another one on the back of their skiens. I really like them. I made one for my cousin when she was born. She is ten months old and uses the blanket.

Let us know how you do!

Welcome!

Amber

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Hi Rachel, I really dont remember how I did the edging, it was one of those things I whipped together without writing it down. But I went back to find the original picture and got a close up of it. I think I did 3 or 4 dc in each stitch around, to get that ruffled look.

 

heartblanketcloseup.jpg

 

When you add more stitches than there was on the previous row, your work starts to bunch up...which for the edging here, makes it look ruffled.

 

I hope this helps some :) Im sure your blanket will turn out lovely!

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