My nephew Josh was born in November of last year. Of course, his baby blanket was only about 10cm long when we got the it's-a-boy phone call. Thankfully, I had until the family baby shower in January to complete this heirloom afghan!
The blanket is crocheted in Bernat Cot'N Corn, a natural yarn blend that has unfortunately been discontinued. I wanted Josh's blanket to match the blue and green crib quilt that my mom made him for his nursery, so I went for a scrappy/sampler style. Each stripe is a different favourite stitch, mostly from Robyn Chachula's Crochet Stitches VISUAL Encyclopedia. (I love this book! I may have mentioned it once or twice before.)
|This stitch is called the Alternating Single Crochet Spike.|
|This stitch is is from the Ruffles and Dots pattern that I posted about earlier.|
|This one is known as Single Rib.|
|Here you have the "Middle Bar Half-Double Crochet."|
|This one....I just can't remember!|
|This is the crunchy stitch.|
And now get yourselves ready for the gratuitous cute nephew shots.
|Look at those legs!|
|Sitting up is hard work. Too many photos...|
|...makes Josh tip over.|
|Ho-hum lounge baby.|