Baby Blankie in Pink

The Red Shawl went over like gangbusters with my sister-in-law.  Exact quote “I have received your FANTASTIC PHENOMENAL gift!”

Since I now needed a bit of ‘non-think’ time,  my next crochet project was a baby aphgan worked in a very simple double crochet, grabbing only the front loop of the stitch on the previous row.
No need to count for the pattern or change type at all.
Someone said it looks so even, like a machine made it.
Which is the idea, my brain goes almost numb doing work like this.

The yarn was a donation to the Senior Center Needlework Group.  I believe it is acrylic with a polyester silver thread running through the braid.  The blankie will go into the box marked Finished Projects, then onward to a worthy cause such as the Crisis Nursery or for a foster care baby.

finished size is 27” x 27” but that is by accident.
I just made the first chain as long as I thought there was enough yarn to complete a sort of square.  There is a bit of the pink yarn remaining, but in that same donated bag is both a blue, and an off-white of the same type.  I should be able to do a small aphgan in stripes or granny squares some other time.

Right now, I’m working on 4-ply cotton potholders for a benefit sale coming up in about 3 weeks.

Always busy.
Once folks find out I am willing to give handcrafts, the requests keep coming.

~~love and Huggs, Diane

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6 Responses to Baby Blankie in Pink

  1. momma says:

    A wonderful compliment for a lovely piece of work from an equally lovely lady. The pink blankie looks great also. Keep up the good work!

  2. Beth says:

    It is so beautiful!
    Keep up the great work.. i wish that my grandmas had taken the time to show me how to do some of the cool needle work that they did.

  3. andi says:

    “Once folks find out I am willing to give handcrafts, the requests keep coming.”

    And for good reason! This is quite a ministry you’ve got, Diane. It’s lovely.

  4. Tee says:

    This is so pretty and simple and looks so comfy. How long did that take? … I hope I have the patience to learn to do this someday. It seems so theraputic.

  5. caroline says:

    I’ve said it before and i will say it again..I wish i could do that. And the fact that it goes for a good cause would keep me interested in the hobby.

  6. MrsDoF says:

    The pink blankie took me about 3 weeks, but I didn’t work on it every day. I’d go maybe 2 hours, then skip awhile, sometimes a couple days if I was busy. Then an hour in the morning and an hour and a half while watching tv in the evening.

    The one time I timed the making of a Prayer Shawl (the blue one at her wedding for Kristine at Random and Odd) I added up 36 hours together.

    A bookmark or a potholder takes me an hour and a half, IF I already know the pattern.