Where is Your Favorite Spot to Crochet?

I crochet the most while sitting on my couch. I tend to crochet the most here as I get a lot of good lighting coming from our balcony window. My couch also reclines, so it’s a nice way to relax even more and put my feet up. I bought an Ottlite, which helps when I am working with darker colored yarn or if it’s too dark outside to see what I’m working on. I absolutely love my Ottlite and recommend getting one if you have trouble seeing what you are working on. I bought my Ottlite at Joann Fabrics when they were having a mega sale. If you are interested in purchasing one, I would hold off until they have a good sale or if you have a coupon.

favorite crochet spotI also have my little set-up here with my Ikea cart and all the yarn I need for current or future projects. I highly recommend getting one of these as well! This cart comes in two colors: turquoise (which is pictured here) and beige. I have another cart in my craft room where I store some of my completed projects.

ikea cartNow I want to ask you: Where is your favorite place to crochet? Leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you.

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Yarn Haul-Bernat Softee Baby

Hi everyone!

Today’s yarn haul features some baby yarn. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m focusing on making lots of baby items, specifically blankets.  I have always been obsessed with crocheting blankets as they are one of my favorite things to crochet. The yarn featured here will used to make a few different blankets and hopefully some baby sweaters and hats as well.

Bernat Softee Baby HaulBernat Softee HaulThis first brand I picked up is Bernat Softee Baby in the colors mint and white. I really like working with this yarn as it is super soft and has a nice sheen to it. I have a review of this yarn, which you can read here.  I have been obsessing over the color combination of white, gray, and mint for a while now, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to finally get into making a blanket using these colors. In fact, my whole first collection will feature these three colors in them, which I’m hoping to have completed by this October. The soft gray color I used is from the Loops & Threads line called Snuggly Wuggly, which you can find at Michaels. I purchased 8 skeins of each of these three colors.

Bernat Softee Mint Gray White

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Completed Bernat Baby Blanket

Hi everyone!

As promised, here is my finished baby blanket using the Bernat Baby Blanket yarn. For a full review of this yarn, please visit my previous post here.

Bernat 4Bernat 5This finished blanket measures 47” x 44”. I used a simple V-stitch to complete this blanket.  I really love how this baby blanket turned out. Because it’s a super bulky weight yarn, it works up fast. I was able to complete this blanket in a few days.  Of course, it’s also super soft and squishy. I definitely have to make a blanket for myself of out this yarn!

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Do You Listen to Audio Books or Music While You Crochet?

When I crochet, I don’t listen to audio books or music. If I’m working on a project that requires my concentration, I need it to be quiet until I get the hang of the pattern. Instead, I crochet while “watching” TV shows, movies, football games, and even YouTube videos. I say “watch” because I’m more listening to what’s going on rather than giving it my full attention. If I have the pattern repeat memorized, I’m able to watch TV and crochet at the same time. I’m not really much of an audio book person, so I’m not sure if I would give this a try while crocheting a project.

Now I’m going to ask you: Do you listen to audio books or music while you crochet? Let me know by leaving me a comment.

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Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn Review

Today I will be reviewing Bernat Baby Blanket Yarn. I instantly fell in love with this yarn as it is super soft and plush, making it perfect for baby blankets. This yarn is classified as a 6-super bulky weight yarn and comes in two different sizes: 3.5 ounces and 10.5 ounces. This yarn comes in a variety of solid colors as well as variegated colors. Since this collection is geared towards babies, you will find more of the pastel colors here. However, there is a home collection of this same yarn called Bernat Blanket Yarn. You can find warmer tones here, so feel free to mix and match these colors for your next project. The recommended hook size is a size K-10.5, and for the knitters a recommended needle size of US 11. This yarn is machine washable.

Bernat Baby Blanket

I love working with this yarn as I love the way it feels. It really is nice and warm, which makes this the perfect blanket yarn. If I’m using this yarn, I tend to use a size N or P crochet hook instead so the stitches are bigger. To me, the blanket feels more lightweight. You can find this yarn at your local craft store and online. I highly recommend using this yarn for your next blanket project, whether it’s for a baby or even for yourself.

Bernat Baby Blanket 2

The color that is shown here is called Pitter Patter. It’s a really pretty color. I’m working on a baby blanket now, so once I have that complete, I will post some pictures of how beautiful it looks when it’s all worked up.

Bernat Baby Blanket 3

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What Kind of Crocheter Are You? Do You Like to Follow a Pattern Exactly as it’s Written? Do You Like to “Wing it” and Make Things Up as You Go? Are You a Little Bit of Both?

I guess I would say that I am a little bit of both depending on what I’m working on. More often than not though, I need some kind of pattern to work of off in order to understand what the finished project will look like. I’m always in search of the next pattern (I’m a little bit of a pattern hoarder), and I like to see what other people come up with before I begin.

However, I do like to “wing it” when it comes to simple patterns. I crochet for charity sometimes, so I’ll make up a simple pattern. If I’m making a pet mat, I usually make one large double crochet square and I’m done. Sometimes, to change it up, I’ll work in the back loop only and give the pet mat a nice ridge effect. The same can be applied if I’m making dishcloths. I usually have a simple pattern in mind when I make them.

I am also thinking about trying to design my own patterns at some point as I feel this will help with my creativity. I want to experiment with different color combinations and be able to come up with different stitches in my own patterns. It might not happen right away, but somewhere down the line I would like to experiment with creating my own crochet patterns.

Now I’m going to ask you the same question: What kind of crocheter are you? Leave a comment and tell me all about it. I’d love to hear from you!

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