Monday, 22 July 2013

Completed Baby Blankets

Having recently mentioned the crochet fever that is taking McAree Brothers by storm, I thought I would share the baby blankets crocheted by Susan H.

This was Susan's first crochet project, and was whipped in a short couple of weeks using assorted baby yarns from her stash.  The mix of Sirdar Baby Bamboo DK, Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK, and Sirdar Snuggly DK has worked wonderfully, with the bold colours and soft creams balancing each other out perfectly.

Blankets like these are great stash-busters...

This beautiful blanket was completed just after the birth of its tiny recipient...only to learn that this baby had been joined by a second baby!  Twins!  Seemingly unfazed, and determined not to leave one baby without a blanket, Susan picked up her trusty 4mm hook and crocheted up a second blanket in record time.

...but they can also be a great excuse to buy just one more ball of something nice!

 
The two blankets share many of the same colours, but have been worked in different styles, so the young brothers will easily be able to tell their blankets apart.  Each design is fairly straightforward, perfect for a beginner, but the results are very impressive!

Good work, Susan!  I'm sure these will go on to be much loved blankets.

Post by Heather in our Edinburgh branch.