The Shell Stitch Blanket by The Stichin’ Mommy was fun to make! This is great for advanced beginners to intermediate skill levels. My blanket (as well as the one in the pattern) was made with Lion Brand Cotton Ease yarn which has … Continue reading
I saw this pattern while on pinterest, and I knew I had to make my own version of it! It took me several months to get it finished. And I finally got it done in August 2014, and I am just now getting around to writing about it!
I used Vickie Howell’s cottonish yarn in Grey T-Shirt and Cotton Gin, size E crochet hook, x3 1/2″ matching buttons, and crocheted this in the 12 months size.
So here are my notes about this pattern:
- Working with dk cotton yarn and a small hook works up a little slower than I’d like, not a con, just a note.
- The beret needed another row or two of dc to fit my child’s head properly.
- I had to block it like crazy (and after each wash) to get the dress to lay flat and not pull since it is mainly crocheted in the round. I don’t know about you, but no matter how I join in the round (and I’ve tried several methods), my work on this project pulled to the right something fierce (I crochet left-handed).
Then… I made a matching diaper cover. Yay! I based it on Elizabeth Alan’s princess diaper cover. I changed it up a bit since the pattern is just sewing together two of the same sides. Ahm, I don’t know any 12-month size baby who whose front side is the same shape as their back side. Not to mention those chunky thighs. So, I made adjustments. And yes, I used the 1/8″ elastic, as suggested in the pattern for the larger sizes.
Here is a photo of my little monkey modeling the dress (this is before she was walking, and she wouldn’t keep the hat on for long enough to take the photo):
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Making baby flannel blankets are super easy and fast and make great gifts. I have received many homemade blankets over the years and I love each one! I really don’t think you can have too many blankets!
Here’s what you do:
1. Pick two flannel fabrics of complementing colors. For this blanket I did one side flannel and the other a cozy soft baby fabric.
2. Cut the fabrics out to the same square or rectangle size. I make it super easy on myself and just do one yard of each fabric.
3. Put the fabrics right sides together and stitch 5/8 inch away from the edge around the whole blanket, leaving about a 5 inch opening. Then you can clip the corners to make them turn out to a point easier.
4. Turn the blanket right side out and smooth out the edges. You can then iron the blanket to make the edges smooth and easier to top stitch.
5. Pin the sides to make sure they don’t slide and top stich about a 1/4 inch around the edge of the blanket. I did a little more than that for this blanket. You can tie it with a coordinating yarn as well if you want, every 6 inches or so.
6. Fold it up, exposing a color of the fun pattern on the inside and tie it together with a ribbon. And then you’re done!
I found a super cute framed hairbow holder here at Mom & Wife and couldn’t wait to make one! I bought these white plastered open back picture frames at Hobby Lobby and decided to have some fun painting them. I ended up making two- one for a friend who was having a baby and one for my own little girl.