Mint, White, Gray Chevron Baby Blanket

Hi everyone!

Here is my finished chevron baby blanket. For this blanket, I used Bernat Softee Baby Yarn in the colors white and mint and Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly Yarn in soft gray. The completed blanket measures 47” x 36”. I used a size H-8 crochet hook and a total of one full skein of each color and a little extra of a second skein of each color. This blanket is available on my Etsy Shop if you are interested in purchasing it.

What I love about this blanket is how soft it is. I really enjoyed making this blanket and using these colors. I think they are perfect together and will complement any baby nursery. It is also a gender neutral baby blanket. Again, the blanket is very soft and cuddly and would be perfect for your little bundle of joy.

If you are interested in purchasing this blanket, or another chevron baby blanket in another color, please visit my Etsy Shop.

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Yarn Review-Bernat Softee Baby

Today I will be reviewing Bernat Softee Baby yarn. The first thing I noticed with this yarn is that it is extremely soft. Because of this, it has quickly become my favorite baby yarn. This premium 100% acrylic yarn is considered a 3-light weight yarn.  Each solid skein is 5 oz. while each variegated skein is 4.25 oz. For the crocheters out there, the recommended hook size is a size G-6, while the recommended needle size for knitters is a size US 6. This yarn is machine washable.

Bernat Softee Baby

This yarn is a delight to work with. The colors are gorgeous and even have a little sheen to them. You can easily find the colors you are looking for to match the colors of baby’s nursery. I have made numerous blankets with this yarn and even some baby hats, too. I highly recommend this yarn for your next baby project as it is super soft and cuddly.

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What Was Your First Crochet Project?

I get asked this question frequently.

The first crochet project I remember making is a scarf in some leftover yarn I found around the house. There wasn’t a label on this yarn, so I have no idea what brand it was. I just remember it was this minty green/turquoise color. I was taught how to do the basic stitches, which was really difficult at the time. I had a tough time trying to hold the yarn and crochet hook while trying to put the yarn through each stitch.

Once I became a little better at it, I was told that one of the easiest things to make was a scarf. I used the minty green/turquoise yarn and a red size F crochet hook to begin my scarf, which of course was all over the place. I couldn’t get the edges lined up as I kept crocheting too many stitches across. My tension was too tight, probably because of the small hook and with me trying to figure out how to hold everything. I kept tearing it apart until finally the edges started to line up properly. My tension became a little better and wasn’t as tight anymore. I also added tassels to each end.

Finally, I finished my first crocheted item! I felt so proud of myself for making my first scarf. It wasn’t perfect by any means, but I couldn’t wait to crochet more items. I wish I had a picture to show you, but it has since been donated to charity.

Now I’m going to ask you: What was the first item you crocheted? Let me know by leaving me a comment along with a picture (if you have it).

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Announcement

Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog!

My name is Amanda, the crochet-addict behind this blog. With this blog, I will be talking about all things crochet: current projects, reviews on yarn, hooks, and crochet books, and more.

I first learned how to crochet when I was a teenager. I found some yarn and crochet hooks in a bag at the back of my mom’s linen closet. I had no idea what you could do with this yarn, but I was intrigued and wanted to learn more. One day I was asked to join a crochet club that was starting up in my neighborhood. I met like-minded people that wanted to learn how to crochet as well. At first, I was all thumbs as I struggled to hold the crochet hook the right way as well as the yarn. I could feel my hands tensing up as I tempted to make chains and my first few stitches. Eventually I got the hang of it and finished my first scarf. Even though it wasn’t perfect, I was proud that I finished something. I guess you can say I’ve been ‘hooked’ ever since.

FOR MY FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT….

I now have an Etsy Shop!

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When you visit my Etsy Shop, you will find handmade, crochet baby items. I have baby blankets, baby sweaters, and newborn hats available. I have different colors to choose from, depending on what you are looking for. I can even custom make an item for you if you don’t see any color combinations you like, so just ask. Be sure to check back on my Etsy Shop for new products and future promotions.

I hope you find what I have to say interesting. I hope you will learn about different yarn brands you might not have tried before or learn something new about crochet in general. Either way, I hope you will visit again soon. Feel free to leave me a comment or fill out the “Contact Me” page listed on the index at the top of the page.

Take care!

~Amanda