Oh, Baby!

Recently - right in the middle of my Christmas/birthday/poncho crochet marathon - my good friend and her husband were chosen to adopt a beautiful baby girl! While I was excited for them, I was in a bit of a frenzy to make her baby afghan.

I have a personal policy for crocheted gifts - I don't make afghans ahead of time. I mean, I don't make wedding afghans or baby afghans to have on hand. I make each one - from chain to trim - for a specific person, for a specific event. I start baby afghans after the mother is expecting. I start wedding afghans after the couple sets a wedding date. This usually gives me plenty of time. This time I only got a week! (The mom and dad only got 3 days notice).

I had already chosen the pattern and yarn for the blanket, when I found out they were "cleared" for adoption. I believe it is called "Baby's Joyful Arrival" and it is from Leisure Arts' Afghans for All Seasons (Book 3) (at least I think it was book 3).

The blanket took me about 40 hours of steady crocheting. And I'm a pretty darn fast crocheter! I think it turned out beautifully, but I don't think I will make one again - unless it is for my own next child! I think the 40 hours wouldn't be as big of a deal if it wasn't all in one week, especially at this time of year.

The pattern is a chevron, where each band consists of 7 rows, with the center row being of contrasting popcorns, bookended by keyholes and double crochets. The bands alternate from primarily pink to primarily white.


posted by Unknown on Thursday, December 29, 2005 @ 12:31 PM


Blogger Karen said...

Its gorgeous! 10:40 PM  

Blogger Amy O'Neill Houck said...

Beautiful! i can't believe you did it so fast! 11:32 AM  

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