So this one is more of a “What’s on my end table?” than my kitchen table post. When I was 9 or 10 my mom taught me how to crochet. I don’t have time to do it regularly, but it’s something I enjoy when I have a specific project in mind. Right now I’m working on a blanket for one of my twins. I made a baby blanket for each of my other kids, but they didn’t get finished until way after they were born. My goal with this one is to finish it before the twins are born, and hopefully be done with a blanket for Baby B as well.

I’m not that great at crochet, any pattern I choose to do is very simple and uses very basic stitches. The stitch that I’m using here is called a Crumpled Griddle stitch. Basically, you chain an even number and then alternate single and double crochet across the row, always starting and ending with a single crochet. I really like the texture that you get with this stitch.

For this particular blanket I’m using a “H” hook and I started by chaining 134 (don’t ask me where I came up with that number, it just seemed to be about the size I wanted). I’m only halfway through, but I’m planning on doing 6 color blocks with a small white stripe in between each block. The blocks are 22 rows of the Crumpled Griddle stitch I explained before, but my white stripes are 2 rows of half double crochet. I’m planning on doing a border around the whole thing, but I haven’t quite decided what kind yet. I’ll definitely post an update once I decide and finish this.

All the yarn I’m using is Caron Simply Soft. I like the feel of it for my baby blankets. It’s soft but still has some weight to it which is really nice for the winters here. I used “Grey Heather,” “Pumpkin,” “Dark Country Blue,” and “White.” 

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