Alright everyone. Here is a project I have made probably more than a dozen times for so many friends and family when they were expecting a baby. I’ll of course be making one for myself now – as soon as we figure out if we have a little boy or a little girl.
If I have made one of these for you, PLEASE send me an email with a picture of it. If you have one with your child using it that’s even better! I would love to do a post with pictures of several of these gifts!
I taught myself to crochet from this pattern book. Some of the patterns in this leaflet are rather dated as it was originally published in 1989. Certainly not new anymore, but it still works for beginners. I even wore out my first copy and bought another. You can still order this leaflet on the Leisure Arts website for just $6.95. Click on the picture for the link to the listing.
The ripple baby afghan was one of the first afghans I’d ever done, and has been one of my favorite patterns for a long time. It is made with double crochet stitches and shells, skipping stitches to make the ripple effect. I like to use Caron Simply Soft yarn to make this, although I have been very disappointed to find that they have discontinued the very pretty Victorian Rose color that I like to use for the pink.
I hope to see many emails here shortly of your pictures!