A Sisters Bond ~ How To: Crochet a Baby Blanket

I strongly believe that I have the best and most amazing sister in the whole world! (no offense to all the other sisters out there.) She's always been very understanding and loving, especially for a someone that's not even turned 7 yet :) I've always felt that sisters have a special bond, a bond that no one else can give you.. except a sister!
She is such a blessing n my life. I just love giving my little blessing special things I made, and see the happiness sparkling in her eyes when she receives it!

What You'll Need:
4.50mm Crochet Hook
4x Colours 8plyYarn
Wool/Tapestry Needle

Just over a week ago I felt like doing something with my hands. Something that didn't take too much effort, yet would keep me busy. I found my crochet needles and decided to start crocheting. I really had no idea what I was crocheting, but I just started making row after row of single crochet stitches, which ended up forming a common shape possessing 4 sides. Yep that's right, a square!

It was in that moment that I decided I would crochet a blanket for my little sister. I mean really, how hard could it be?... a week later and I think my fingers muscles are twice their usual size due to the extreme crocheting I did all week long! haha

My female sibling had no idea I was making it for her, so when I had finished it, it felt amazing giving it to her! She loved it so much that she even started using it immediately!  I'll post a photo at the bottom of the finished product :)

So for any of you that would like to make this blanket, here are the instructions! Xx

1. Start by making a Slip Knot crocheting 22 Chain Stitches. Push your crochet needle through the 19th chain stitch and make a Single Crochet.
2. Keep crocheting single stitches till you get to the end of the row. Make 2 chain stitches, and then push your crochet needle into the 2nd single crochet on the second row. Work your way back. Etc. Now I'm not fully sure how many rows I did, forgot to count haha I measured them, so they were all the same size.

3.  After I had finished the square, I took a different colour, in this case a dusty pink and did double crochet stitches all the way around the square. I did this to all my squares.
4. When I had made all my squares and double crocheted around them all  I attached them all together at the back with single crochet stitches. I used a youtube video to find out how to do this, seeing as this was my first proper crochet project!
5. I then did 5 rows of single crochets all around the entire blanket. Then I started crocheting scallops/edging all around the blanket. How I did this was making 2 chain stitches, then wrapping the wool around my crochet needle I pushed it into the third space from where I was. I made 3 double crochets, then a chain, then 3 double crochets in the small space. Counting 3 spaces along I then pushed my crochet needle into the space and made a single crochet and then a chain, then counted 3 spaces and made 3 double crochets, a chain stitch, then 3 more double crochets etc.

And you're done! I hope you all enjoyed that tutorial, if you have any questions, comment away!
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Have a great day crocheting!

1 comment:

  1. No wonder your sister loved this blanket! It's adorable. Thanks for the great tutorial on how to make it!