Let me start by saying that my daughter, who is 25, is very much like ‘no I don’t want anything making thank you’ and ‘yes I like it but I don’t want one’! So when her boyfriend became an uncle to his brother’s first baby boy, I asked if they would like anything making for him. As you can imagine the answer was, I will ask and let you know. Well a week before they were due to visit the new baby, who lives in Ireland, she said to me could you please make a little lovey blanket for us to take for him? So I set about making this for him.
I used a beautifully soft yarn called Flutterby by James C Brett, it is so cuddly and has a chenille feel to it. I made the main square in a waffle stitch, which is my favourite stitch for baby blankets. The size I did was about 15 inch square which I think is just the right size. I edged it in a crab stitch and for the bunny head I followed a pattern on YouTube by a lovely lady called Yolanda Soto Lopez, here is a link to her pattern http://youtu.be/Wn_8UagKXc8 Yolanda used a granny square for her blanket but I prefer the waffle stitch, you can use whatever pattern you prefer.
Well my daughter was delighted with this little lovey blanket or blankie as it can sometimes be called. I shared a photo of it on a crochet page on Facebook and a lady asked me if I would make her two for twins. The twins were a boy and a girl so she wanted one in blue and one in pink. For these I used James C Brett Baby Soft yarn. I was really pleased with how these turned out and the lady who ordered them was also delighted. These are how they looked when finished.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at these cute little comfort blankets and it has given you some ideas if you want to make one? Thank you for looking.