I just finished crocheting the loveliest baby hoodie blanket!
This is one of the many reasons why I love crochet. I started this blanket on Friday night, by Sunday night it was washed and laid out to dry. The blanket is about 24″ square – try that with knitting! While I adore knitting, crochet definitely has it’s moments and fast, beautiful projects like this one are a perfect example.
I saw this hoodie blanket and really wanted to make my own version of it. I wrote the pattern to be crochet instead of knitting, to use more colours and to work outwards from a block. After that I crocheted the hood directly on to the blanket, did one row of openwork for eyelets and ran a braided rope of yarn through.
I used 4 balls of Bernat Satin yarn – it’s 100% acrylic which I don’t normally like to work with but in this case it was perfect. The yarn is soft and silky to the touch and the results are machine washable and dryable, to make care easy for a busy new parent.
Alas, I have no model babies available, but I tried out my pattern on a stuffed toy and I think it’s going to work well. I can’t wait to see what the parents think!