Thursday, December 17, 2009

Soft and Sweet

These are 3 receiving blankets that I have crocheted around for my future little granddaughter. Of course, I don't know if it is a girl yet but like the Boy Scouts I believe in being prepared. For this blanket and burp cloth I used baby yarn and just did a single crochet around once. It is a very soft yarn and was very quick to do.
This one I chose a brighter thread and crocheted a simple scallop around the edge. I have noticed that the more crochet around the edge the more crinkled it becomes with every washing. That is why I usually just do a simple single crochet once around.


This is a varigated silky thread. Once again, just a simple single crochet around one time. I love making these because they are quite fast and simple to do. My "if its a girl" container is full so I may have to start another one soon.
Happy quilting! Lynda

5 comments:

Helen McNaught said...

Hi Lynda,

The "Bunny Rugs" as we call them!!! are just adorable. My Mum used to crochet around just like you do and I found these items never wore out!! I think the crochet helps keep them in shape. I also made flannelette versions and went around them with silk thread in my overlocker (serger) and my Nieces all said they were also hard-wearing and lasted forever! Isn't it fun making for a new baby.... I'll have to speak to my Nieces again!!!!!
Happy Sewing!

Mrs Moen said...

How adorable, Lynda! I love the fabrics you have used and the croched edges.
I laughed at the Boy Scout reference, I only used white until we knew that our grandchild was a boy, except for some pink socks that I'm saving for my future granddaughter...

Pokey said...

These are precious! I had a little one for Lydia that was my personal favorite, and it had a tatted edge. Those are the best ones, made with love!

Sharon said...

These are adorable and so are the little dresses! Love the crochet edging...I will have to give it a try someday!
I see that you are a dental office manager...me too!

Denise said...

almost makes me want a little girl again--hehehehe