There is a family member that is expecting a little bundle of joy this June…a boy to be exact and I wanted to crochet up something quick in time for the baby shower. Well, I accomplished half of my goal, the shower was a few weeks ago and while I didn’t have the blanket completed I did have two baby hats finished. So unfortunately part of my gift was an IOU. Life happens, even with the best intentions.
Now about the project. I went with a box stitch for this blanket and it is also called a c2c (corner to corner blanket), which is very popular on the internet now. The yarn I used was Isaac Mizrahi’s Colorways Merino blend. This yarn is a blend of fine merino wool and microfiber acrylic. It is really soft. The mistake I made was not looking at the care instructions before using this as a baby item. The instructions were for Hand Washing only. Now those of you with children know that is not at all practical. I could have kicked myself in the butt. I didn’t want said family member washing this blanket and then have it felt on her. So I crocheted a granny square, placed it in the washing machine in cool water and washed it once on the Hand Wash cycle and once on the Gentle Cycle. It worked! So I was happy for that. The only drawback will be letting it air dry but even then babies have more than one blanket! 🙂 The yarn can only be found at Michael’s Craft stores and it is so soft and keeps its shape after washing. So I would recommend it. The colors I used were: Ivory, Silver and Ice Blue. I am hoping to finish it up by the end of this weekend…including weaving in the ends! Send me positive vibes my way! LOL!!
Here are some pictures: