Sunday, February 21, 2010

On the Hook...

Here's what on my crochet hook:


4/5 of the way done... just a few more rows then some trim...

Shocker I know - a blue baby blanket! The entire thing is made from front post and back post double crochet stitches - more explanation here as to why I love it so much.
I timed how long it takes to do one row....
15 minutes.
But well worth it in my opinion - it is SO SOFT!

So what's on your hook? (Or needles, or sewing machine?)

10 comments:

AlliC said...

that is BEAUTIFUL! I love the stitches. I am working on crocheting chemo caps to donate to the cancer center that my sis goes to. I will be having a post about it soon.

Stephanie said...

Is this for your little guy? It looks soft! Love the stitch. On my hooks is a granny square for an afghan for my little guy.

Jen said...

That is a cute blanket! I love the FPdc & BPdc as well. But I've never done this pattern that you are doing. What are you doing? 1 fpdc and then a bpdc? I've made a couple baby blankets doing 3 fpdc and then 3 bpdc for 2 rows then do the opposite for the next 2 rows and it turns out like a basket weave. Super cute! one of my favorites, but it is way more time consuming! I actually grabbed my project to work on tonight a bit. I'm making a baby blanket, as well. Simple pattern, but one of my favorites because it works up so fast. one single crochet 2 doubles in the same chain; skip 2 chains one single 2 doubles and so on.

Looking forward to seeing this all finished!

Leslie said...

i love a soft baby blanket!!! right now i have a hat, tha ti am not thrilled with, on the crochet hook and a quilt i just finished machine quilting just came off the machine.

corinnea said...

Your blanket's gorgeous. I love the pattern front and back post makes.
What's on my hooks? I have about 3 hats started, 2 blankets, a funky snuggy baby thing I started as an experiment and 2 neck warmers.... Maybe someone needs to stop sewing and start crocheting?

patty a. said...

What a pretty color! Your stitches are beautiful. You will have to check out my post today to see the knitted baby blanket I am working on crocheting the edges.

Ruth said...

This does look super soft! I just went to a new yarn shop in town and walked out with some hand-dyed yarn to make a scarf - what sold me was the softness of it - now if I can only stop sewing maybe I can get this scarf knitted before winter is over! :)

sandra said...

talented lady!

i was looking for a tutorial or pattern for a baby snuggler/swaddle blanket. do you know of any??

thanks cristin

sandra

Cristin said...

Sandra,
I've seen quite a few on Etsy.com... or even just strolling thru Joanns, and picking up a (modern) baby crochet book. I haven't tried to make any myself... but might in the future! Cheers!

Lilly Higgins said...

That's gorgeous. Such a lovely way to spend your time before the baby comes! Im super slow at crochet, I do find it very relaxing though! well done again! x Lilly