The weather has turned here in the UK and the urge to stay indoors under a blanket has been strong. With a few friends welcoming new arrivals in lockdown, I’ve been busy working on some easy crochet baby blanket patterns to keep the little ones warm.
I started with a simple pastel granny square baby blanket for Leon using Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK. It’s a super affordable wool for baby blankets and was great to work with. A granny square is an easy crochet pattern for beginners and this is just one giant one, so you can keep going round and round without thinking too much.
Next up was the Rainbow Ripple Baby Blanket which I made in pinks and greys for baby Niya who arrived a couple of weeks early in August.
The crochet ripple pattern is a really relaxing one to do once you get into the rhythm of it and all you need to learn is the treble stitch (Double in US).
Here’s mama Niv with the finished blanket which was made with Rico Baby Classic DK – so soft!
I also made this rainbow ripple baby blanket about 4 years ago now when my niece arrived using the Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK.
This one is about a year old now, a granny stripe baby blanket with a simple treble stitch edging. Also made with Rico Baby Classic DK in greys and white.
I used a pom pom maker to add pom poms to each of the corners.
Hannah and Ian welcomed twins Seb and Zoe just before lockdown, so I ventured away from crochet baby blankets to make these cute elephant comforters. The pattern is great if you’re venturing into amigurumi for the first time and they are pretty quick to make if you aren’t keen on a more involved blanket project.
This summer has been quiet for the blog, but I’m planning to share more creative projects in the next few months, as well as an update on summer 2020 and life this year. Hopefully there are still some of you out there reading!