Thursday, 28 June 2018

Heart Baby Blanket

I finished the Heart Baby Blanket just one week before our niece gave birth. Baby Boy Wheeler arrived three days ahead of schedule Monday afternoon. His birth announcement was posted on Facebook for all to see yesterday. Baby Boy Wheeler looks adorable in the photos, much like our niece when she was a baby. I can hardly wait to meet him. 

As promised I took a few photos to show how this blanket turned out. I love how the teal heart pops against the light grey. I also love the soft fluffy feel of all those rows upon rows of little puff stitches. This is a blanket full of crochet love made especially for Baby Boy Wheeler. 
Technical details are listed below for the crocheters out there who might like to make one too. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed if you do.

Heart Baby Blanket

Follow instructions for Heart Baby Blanket found here.

Lightweight fingering yarn
Four hanks of Berroco Ultra Alpacca in grey 
One hank of Gems 100% Merino Wool in teal
Hook size = 3.75 mm

Starting chain 156
Total number of rows 130 
Finished size - 30" x 35"
Gauge - 4x4 inches = 11 puff sts in a row and 18 rows

Each row on blanket ~12 mins
Each round on border ~40 mins
Plus time to weave in ends
Total Time to Complete ~40 hrs

Washing Instructions
Machine wash in cool water. Lay flat to dry.

Note: I used different yarn than the pattern suggested because I could not find Loops and Threads Cambria Big Lightweight Fingering Yarn in Canada. To make a baby size blanket, I started with a chain of 156 instead of 148. I also added 40 rows to the length. With these changes, I worried about running out of yarn. A valid concern as I ended up running out of yarn on the final round 8. Luckily I was able to finish with a small amount of yarn left over by ripping out 3 rounds and working only 4 instead of 5 rounds of single crochet on the border.

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  1. Oh, that is beautiful, Beth. So snuggly, just like an auntie's hug. Welcome to the world, young Wheeler!

  2. It turned out beautifully and Chelsey obviously is thrilled with what she sees.