Mookie’s Baby Blanket

My eldest daughter Christina is expecting her second baby in November. It’s been 14 years since there’s been a new boy in the family, so we’re especially excited this time around. And since I learned to crochet less than 4 years ago, this is my first opportunity to make ALL OF THE BABY THINGS!!

The expectant mother and I looked over several different baby blanket patterns before settling on one. Funny enough, while I was waiting for the yarn to arrive I came across two compatible free patterns that gave us exactly the blanket she had in mind and the perfect border, too. The result is nothing short of outstanding, if I do say so myself.

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The blanket is oversized for a stroller blanket, measuring 42-1/2″ by 32″ without the border. For the waves I used this Summer Mist Throw Pattern from Yarnspirations; for the stripes I used this Elegant Squares Baby Blanket Pattern I found on DailyCrochet.com; and for the border I used this Pink Wave Edge Tutorial by Elena Kozhukhar.

This was the first time I used Caron Super Value yarn, and I must tell you that it is remarkably soft for a value yarn. I plan to keep more of it in my stash in the future.

There are more details on my Ravelry project page, and I am already working on a coordinating tote bag using the remainder of the yarn.

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