Baby Blanket Crochet Challenge 2017

Hi Folks,

Back in August of 2015, I made a blanket for the B. Hooked Crochet Challenge for Warm Up America. It was an awesome black and hot pink blanket that you can see here.

B. Hooked has issued a new challenge and I am in! This time around, we are making baby blankets. Here are my yarns:

Yarns for B. Hooked Crochet Challenge 2017 | Webster Fiber Arts

We were encouraged to use the Lion Brand Big Scoop and Modern Baby yarns for our blankets. The Big Scoop is a really soft little baby yarn, and Modern Baby is a name that makes me laugh every time I think about it. I know it is more about the colors in the line not being the traditional pink and baby blue, but I picture little babies with their tablets, entering their Netflix passwords and drinking milk out of coffee cups. The same kind of thing happens when I think about that show Tiny House Hunters. I really wanted the house hunters to be tiny, not the houses. I would totally watch toddlers trying to pick out houses. Heh. That would be awesome.

Back to the blanket. This blanket uses a Catherine’s Wheel stitch pattern, which is one I have always found a little tricky, but I quickly got into a groove this time around. Here’s what it is looking like so far:

Blanket Progress 1 - B. Hooked Crochet Challenge 2017 | Webster Fiber Arts

I really like the colors in this yarn, but I think I would prefer this stitch pattern with a single color, or with several solid colors to make stripes. I think the cool stitching gets kind of lost in all of the color changes, but you know who isn’t going to care about that? A baby—modern or otherwise.

It is not too late to get involved in the challenge, if you are interested in crocheting a blanket for a little bundle of joy. All of the information about the challenge can be found here.

Until next time,

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