When I found out I was pregnant with a baby girl, I started crocheting a blanket for her. If you are a regular on my blog, you probably have noticed that blankets and afghans aren’t my thing. I mostly stick to hats 🙂 So it’s not a surprise that after 90 rows I put the project down and didn’t pick it up again. I got burned out and lost my vision for it. Recently I have been reorganizing my yarn (can’t wait to show you guys what I’ve done!) and there, sitting in a corner pile of yarn sat my 90-row blanket. I thought about frogging it but too much work had gone into it already to do that. I decided to finish it the way it was! I added some simple edging and used the surface slip stitch technique to write “I heart you” on one side. It will be a little Valentine’s Day gift for her and a nice size for her car seat.
The blanket is a very fast and easy pattern. It’s simply made up of SC + chain. I followed THIS pattern called: Fast Easy Crochet Baby Blanket — Free Beginner-Level Crochet Pattern. I used an H crochet hook and Lion Brand Pound of Love in Pink. The edging is Vanna’s Choice yarn in Pink Poodle. You could really use any size hook and yarn for this project! The finished dimensions of mine are 34″x 24″.
For the ruffle/shell edging, I attached my dark pink yarn and made a SC, skipped a stitch, made 4 DC in the same stitch, skipped a stitch, made a SC and so on. So the pattern looks like this:
SC, skip one, 4 DC in same stitch, skip one, repeat from beginning all the way around.
You can find my Easy Crochet Heart Pattern HERE.
I surface slipped stitched the writing on. I freehanded it, using the crocheted rows as guides (think of them as notebook paper lines). I love THIS tutorial on how to make a Surface Slip Stitch.
I would love to see what projects you are working on for Valentine’s Day! Feel free to share them on the wall of my Repeat Crafter Me Facebook Page so everyone can see! And if you sell your work, I welcome you to post the link to your page or shop!