Tuesday, March 30, 2010

~For a Friend~

I have a friend who had an extremely rough pregnancy, especially towards the end. She had to endure all kinds of tests, multiple trips to the doctor each week to be monitored, and a delay of several weeks for delivery.

So I was very happy when she told me that her C-section was finally scheduled! I sat down and crocheted around this blanket for her baby girl, pairing it with a coordinating burp cloth:

This afternoon I popped over to the hospital to see her and her precious baby, and to give her the blanket set.

Pattern notes:
I used Ruth's new design as a springboard for my own crochet edge.

Here's my pattern:
Round 1: With crochet cotton and a size 6 hook, *sc, ch 2*, repeat from * to * around blanket edge. Join with sl st to first sc. It would be a good idea to count your ch 2 spaces and make sure there is a multiple of two. I didn't do this...oopsie!

Round 2: sc in next ch 2 space, *5 tr in next ch 2 space, sc in next ch 2 space*. Repeat from * to * around. Join with sl st in first sc.


Susan said...

Great idea, and so sweet of you to do! I love the crochet edging around the blanket. Have you seen the crochet-edge pillowcases going around the blog world? They're gorgeous too.

Tammy said...

Thanks, Susan!

Yes, I've seen those pillowcases. I want to make one, but I haven't gotten to it yet. My one hang-up I have is the blanket stitch for the foundation, instead of crocheting. I'm trying to think of a way to do it without using that blanket stitch!

Ruth said...

I've seen the pillowcases too, and I'm right there with you, Tammy. I thought about using an awl and punching holes around the edge of the pillowcase and then just crocheting as usual. Think that would work?

Your blanket and stitch pattern is beautiful! Aren't these blankets wonderful?!

bopeep said...

You did a Beautiful job.....
Prayers, Bo