Tiramisu baby blanket
Posted June 27, 2014on:
I have never made a blanket before, or anything remotely close to it. When I started crochet I went straight to amigurumi, which is still my speciality and what I like to do best. But when I had to figure out what to make for my friend’s baby shower I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try something different. I went on Ravelry to fish for ideas and stumbled upon a pattern I fell in love with, the Tiramisu Baby Blanket, by Alicia Paulson. It’s a great base for a blanket, especially if you are a beginner because the pattern is simple and easy to follow.
I decided to make mine in vintage colors, using magnolia color for the base, soft blue and light brown for the edging. Since the blanket is for a baby boy, and because the theme of his room revolves around aviation I added a plane applique. You can find the pattern for my applique on a previous post: Airplane Applique Pattern.
I found the yarn at Hobby Lobby, a brand I had never used before, Crafter’s Secret. I couldn’t get the gauge to be the same as indicated in the pattern, so I added more stitches to the chain (120 instead of 90). It does take some patience when you are not used to that kind of work, especially because it’s repetitive, but I took on this project while watching TV, it helped!
I didn’t make the border exactly the same as the pattern, instead of just one row of sc, I added a row of half double crochet before and after the row that holds the ribbon, using different colors. You can really play with the edging and be creative.
I used a white ribbon, 3/8 inches wide. The pattern calls for 5 inch but I found it easier to insert a smaller one that wouldn’t fold. I am really happy with my first blanket, this pattern is ideal if you are new to that type of work, or just started crochet.