Monday, November 23, 2015

Crochet: Beehive Baby Blanket

 “Pleasant words are as an honeycomb,
  sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.”
-Proverbs 16:24

Last month I finally finished a baby blanket that took forever to make!!  I would have finished it much sooner had I worked on it during the summer, but nevertheless single crochet speed takes awhile to grow into a blanket!  I'm really glad how this turned out for my friend's babies who's husband is a bee farmer! :)  Also the yellow helps so the blanket can be for either a boy or girl!!

Stitches: Cluster Singe Crochet and Shell
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft, Sunshine
Gauge: I'm lazy...  I decide my own gauge. :)  I crochet looser then most, but this was more tight, but flexible.
Hook: I usually use whatever feels most comfortable in my hand!! I believe I used a 5.5 size with Susan Bates-- the best hooks ever!
Amount: I ended up using about 5.5 skeins of yarn.  

 A white ribbon made the perfect touch to finish the gift!!

I was told that I would have to use two skeins of Caron Simply Soft yarn at once, but I found that I could easily use just one!  That saved on cost and the Cluster stitch (sometimes called Popcorn stitch) with single crochet is a very hardy stitch.  I'm sure the blanket will last many years to come!

I went back and forth between a zig-zag border and the shell stitch.  My grandma recommended doing the shell stitch and I'm glad I did~ it's perfect!  First I did a border of single crochet all around and then ended with the shell stitch.  I love how it turned out!

My next project....  which is actually my current project is a Granny Square Blanket for an adult.  I'm nearly done with it so I'll be posting pictures here as soon as I am!!

Happy Crocheting!!

1 comment:

  1. Love this blanket and would love to make it, however, I'm not that creative in figuring out stitches. Can you post a pattern to recreate? Thanks