Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Crocheted Edged Baby Blankets

I should have started counting years ago when I first started making these baby blankets. It had to have been at least 18 years ago when I crocheted around that first square of flannel, and it has to be at least 100 blankets that I have made since. I know that I finished 15 of them during the 9 months I was pregnant with Emily preceding her birth in April 2006.

Hmm...I should have kept a log. Every year I tell myself that I am going to keep a sewing journal to record all my sewing projects. The closest I have gotten to that goal was the two years I wrote everything down on a calendar, complete with fabric swatches. Last year I started a list so that I could transfer the information to a scrapbook. The listed ended three months later, but the projects continued. Needless to say, the scrapbook was never made. This blog will have to suffice for now.

Today I finished crocheting around the last of the 2 blankets that a friend requested me to make. You've heard of double weddings, but this friend of mine is going to a double baby shower. Both ladies are having boys, and these blankets will be for their babies. I hope they will enjoy the blankets.



  1. Very nice! Do you use one layer of flannel or two? That would be a great way to get rid of some of my flannel stash.

  2. It definitely is a good way to get rid of a flannel stash, but if you're like me you'll keep buying more flannel whenever you see a cute print you like....

    I use one layer of fabric on these blankets, and I make them bigger than store-bought blankets. I still use the blankets I made for my baby, and she's 9 months old.