There's always a yarn project running through my head. Sometimes I need to let it out!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Free Pattern Friday - Crochet Baby Blanket

Today's free pattern for Free Pattern Friday is a Speed Hook Baby Blanket from Lion Brand Yarns.  You may have to join the website to view the pattern, but I've never had a problem with them.  You can opt out of the emails if you would like.  There are so many free patterns on their website that I have already used or saved as a favorite that joining was a no brainer for me!

This blanket is just so darn easy, but it looks great!  It's made with a giant crochet hook (and I mean giant.  It's the width of a Magic Marker, maybe bigger) and three strands of yarn held together.  It crochets up fast and is so cozy when it's done!  The blanket in the picture is made with a cotton blend yarn, but this could be made with any type of yarn.  You could even use three different types of yarn held together to create a completely different look!

What's great about this type of pattern is that you could easily make it any size that you wanted.  You just have to change the number of chains that you start with to make it wider or add rows to make it longer.  I'm thinking that I'll have to make a few of these to build up my inventory.  With using three strands of yarn at a time, there are infinate color combinations that could be used.  Just changing one color would completely change the look of a blanket.  I'm excited to try it!  I'll have to make them and post the pictures.  Are there any color combos that you'd like to see?

Happy Friday!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Heather! I actually made this blanket last year and it was not only extremely easy but it did turn out great! I added a little shell edging to it to give it a little "oomph" but it would have been fine as is. Great pattern!