About nine days ago, my cousin had a new little baby girl! How exciting to see this blessing of a new little life coming into the world! Well, a new little life calls for something special. So, I made this little baby blanket. It has kind of a unique design which I named Garden with Flower Border.
The red yarn was given to me by my aunt. I'm not sure what kind of yarn it is. It is soft. Most of the pink was also what she gave me. I ran out just before doing the outer border. The outer border is done with Red Heart Super Saver baby pink.
The red part of the blanket was done with several different types of stitches. There were rows of single crochet and rows of double crochet. Some rows I did one double crochet, chain one; one double crochet, chain one; etc. Then I did a row of single crochet, then 5 rows of double crochet, and then a row with spike stitch. This made the design on the blanket look like rows in a garden.
The flower garden border was made with half double crochet for five rows and then a row with 2 double crochet, a puff stitch flower and two double crochet in a pattern across the row. This was repeated twice and finished off with a couple rows of half double crochet.
The outer border is just simple shell stitch.
Here are a couple pictures from a couple different angles.
Well, the blanket needed a matching baby hat, and there was plenty of the Red Heart Super Saver baby pink left. So, I made a newborn size baby hat with the pretty puff stitch flowers.
Two Pink Bags
After I made the hat, there was still some baby pink yarn left, so I made a couple little bags.
The first bag is closed by a zipper and is about 9 inches wide by 6 1/2 inches high. I used the same puff stitch flower pattern alternated by 5 rows of half double crochet. These bags can be made lined or unlined.
The second bag is closed with buttons. It is about 4 1/2 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches high.
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