One of my other summer projects has been to crochet this baby blankie for my friends Mike and Ricki’s new baby!
I used a free pattern by Yarndiva, but it doesn’t seem to be available anymore. That’s okay, because the pattern was confusing! Which led to this project getting pretty frustrating. I had to re-do it at least 4 times. But I thought a star afghan would be awesome for Cash’s underwater-themed room, so I forced myself to finish it.
But after all that hard work, it ended up, like, not laying flat? But the photos in the pattern show a perfect little flat crocheted star! Whaaaaa…?
If I had known that this blanket would behave so unruly, I would have made something else. At the time, I was also working on wedding stuff and other projects (on top of an insane work load at work), so a little less frustration would have been welcomed.
But hey, in the end, I just say it’s “underwater” which explains why it’s wiggly!
I do think it came out pretty cute. I used an assortment of Lion Brand Cotton Ease in lovely “underwater” colors.
Cash & Co. live in Austin, so a baby blankie’s not really a necessity down there. But I think it works well as a decoration, plus if they do use it, it’s made out of a cotton blend. And cotton is awesomely breathable and keeps you not-sweaty, so it’s great for warm weather babies. And it makes for a decently rough-and-tumble blankie that you can easily machine wash. I love using Cotton Ease for summer baby blankets.
Cash, I hope you’re digging it, little buddy!