Sunday, March 27, 2016

Crochet for Baby!

My latest crochet projects were a baby blanket and a giraffe lovey for my friend's first grandchild, a beautiful girl who was born in January 2016. As the family lived in Melbourne on the other side of Australia and I would not be seeing them until Easter I had a little more time to work on them.

The baby blanket was in three colours - pink, white and green with a white border/edging.  It was the first time I had made a blanket that was not from a granny square pattern and I managed to learn some other techniques in the process so am thrilled with the final result.  It has a total of 50 rows and then the edging.

I found the pattern at Favecrafts.

The giraffe lovey I found through a search on pinterest.  I wasn't looking specifically for a giraffe but this one caught my eye.  Even though the original was in yellow I decided to try changing the colours to make it more suited for a girl.    The pattern originally came from Lulu's Crafts Blog (I had found it through another blogger).

This one was more difficult than the Minions and duck lovey's I made previously but I'm pleased with the result.  Each piece is made individually then all sewn together at the end.  As mentioned in the pattern, the blanket part is a solid granny-square and this pattern is available on Moogly Blog.

The original pattern has circles sewn onto the blanket however I wanted to add something a bit more feminine so went searching pinterest for applique flowers or butterflies instead.  The flowers I used were from Is It A Toy? blog

Below is a picture of the original Giraffe Lovey from the creator and pictures of my completed lovey.