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Oh Wavy Baby!

July 2003

made in 2003 for The Linus Connection

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This is yet another baby blanket I designed specifically with The Linus Connection in mind.  Linus receives the great majority of my crochet efforts and because crochet is so portable, I get a lot done.  I crochet in the carpool line, when I watch telly or when I have to wait for an appointment.  If my hands are busy, I tend to be happy!

Use up your scraps, go solid, variegated or ombre.  Each works brilliantly with a wavy ‘ghan!

For the scrappy version, you’ll need:

  • odds and ends of a worsted weight yarn (sample made in Red Heart)
  • K hook

Finished size is approximately 40″, depending on your gauge.   This is a homey pattern and I don’t fuss about the gauge, as long as it’s crocheting up nicely.

Note:  When changing colors, join new color with a sl just before you ch 3 for a new row.

ch 132

Row 1: 1 dc into third ch from hook and in the next three ch, *skip 2 ch, 1 dc into next 4 ch, ch 2, 1 dc in next 4 ch*.  Repeat * to * until the last six ch.  Skip 2 ch, 1 dc in next 3 ch, 2 dc in last ch.  Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: 1 dc in first st, 1 dc in next 3 st, *sk 2 st, 1 dc in next 3 st, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) into ch 2 sp.  1 dc in next 3 st*.  Repeat * to * until the last six ch.  Skip 2 ch, 1 dc in next 3 ch, 2 dc in top of last dc.  Ch 3, turn.

Pattern: Repeat row 2 until blanket is approximately 40″ long.  Finish off.

Wavy Baby in Progress

For a more delicate pattern, try a lighter weight yarn with a smaller hook.

Happy crafting!

 

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Snuggly Car Seat Blanket

Carseat Blanket

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It’s been many a moon since I had my own baby to crochet for, and while I do regularly make blankets for The Linus Connection, those are of the garden-variety baby blankets and afghans….definitely without holes!

My aunt recently had her second baby boy and was looking for a specific style of car seat blanket.  It’s a tiny blanket with a hole for threading the car seat straps through.  My understanding is that the blanket stays in place better, keeping the baby toasty and warm.  She sent me dimensions and a photo of a blanket she already has and I went to work.

The goal is a blanket that is both simple to make and warm to use.  The one below worked up in just a few hours, design time included.

  • 2 – 6 oz. skeins of Caron Simply Soft (315 yds each)
  • K hook

finished approxmiately 18″x21″

With two strands of yarn held together, chain 50
Row 1: hdc in second chain from hook and in each sc across (48 hdc)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, hdc across
Row 3 – 10: rep Row 2
Row 11: hdc in first 20 st, ch 8, sk 8 st, hdc in last 20 st. (48 hdc)
Row 12: ch 1, turn, hdc in first 20 st, hdc in 8 sc, hdc in last 20 st
Row 13: ch 1, turn, hdc across
Row 14 – 44: Rep Row 13

Optional:  Sc evenly around or add a decorative border

Finish off, weave in ends.

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