Three months since my last post – yikes! A lot has happened in those three months, though, so I will hopefully have more posts up soon. I just need to buckle down and DO IT.
Over the summer my sister paid me to make a baby blanket for my niece’s dance teacher. I offered my sister a few patterns to choose from, she picked one and bought the yarn and paid me for labor. Yay, money!
I used the Easy Car Seat Blanket pattern by Tw-In Stitches, which has a nifty opening for the buckle part of the car seat so the blanket doesn’t slide off. I did have to make some changes and adjustments because I was using regular yarn instead of baby yarn, but since the pattern is easy it wasn’t that hard to change things.
I used Red Heart yarn in Monet and Pale Yellow. For the ruffley border I did a single-crochet base in Monet, and then triple-crocheted around. I can’t remember if I did 2 TC in each SC, or 2 TC and then 1 TC, and I didn’t make note of it in Ravelry or my crochet journal. Damn.
Because the top (above the buckle opening) was only slightly longer than the part below the opening, I added a single-crochet row of Monet so that Mom would be able to easily tell the ends apart.