Thursday, August 9, 2012

That, my friends, is a finish!

Finally, after a few months break from the hooks, I got back at it. This baby afghan was made for a friend who was expecting her first little one. The nursery was decorated in a Jungle theme and I thought the colors would go along nicely with it.

This stitch is so simple but creates a nice fabric for a warm blanket to snuggle in. It is simply sc in one stitch dc in the next.

The baby, Hunter, made his grand entrance on July 24th. His Mom was such a trooper, first child, no epidural, and 18 hours of hard labor.

I got the pattern and color idea from a afghan I found on Pinterest, and comes from Cap's Crochet & Crafts. I didn't follow it to a T but pretty closely.

The border I came up with on my own. To hook it:
Ch 4,
in the same stitch 3 tr crochet
skip 2 stitches and slip stitch.
repeat around the blanket.

After spending months away from the hooks it felt so good to feel yarn in my fingers again. I took a break to work on making hair bows and head bands for my girls and to try to sell. My seester and I took a table full of hair bows and headbands to a flea market in Pineville, NC to try to sell. After 5 hours in the 100 degree heat, booth rental, and gas expenses I cleared about $30.00. Totally not worth it! So all my ribbons, bows, clips, and headbands were put into bins and stuffed under the bed. Maybe I will bring them out again one day, but for now I will just stick with making bows for my girls.

I have a granny stripe on my hook and am halfway finished with it. Its going to be a Christmas present for my brother and his wife. I will show it to you hopefully soon. Also, I just want to say a thank you to all the followers who stuck around while I have been gone. It really means a lot.



Sharon Marie said...

Beautiful blanket. It's great to see you back crocheting again.

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