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Gifties: Underwater Starghan!

13 Sep

One of my other summer projects has been to crochet this baby blankie for my friends Mike and Ricki’s new baby!

An Underwater Starghan for Cash Sinclair!

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…?

Argh! No matter what I do, it just doesn't lay flat!

Oh check it: If you plop it on a carpeted surface and smoosh it down, static electricity keeps it down. But hey, that's cheating!

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.

Love these blue shades, with the pop of green!

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!