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I made this chevron baby blanket for the same friends from the baby shower that I helped decorate a few weeks ago. They chose the specific colors and wanted a chevron design because that's what the dad-to-be had when he was a child. I love that.
I created an alternating pattern using the four colors: plum, lavender, grey, and blue. The chevron baby blanket is crocheted with two strands of double knit yarn to make it extra cozy.
It was my first time ever crocheting anything with a chevron or ripple or wave pattern and I really enjoyed it...so much so that I'm offering one of these same chevron baby blankets in my Etsy shop, Sunshine Makings. It will be the same colors and same design, but I can always take custom orders if you have other colors that you love. Or, if you'd rather make your own, I have the pattern available here for free!
If you do decide to visit Sunshine Makings and purchase anything, please use this coupon code to receive a 10% discount: SSBLOG
It's baby shower season in my part of the world... and I'm about to give a shower for my sister!! I'm pretty sure all babies love noisy and squeezable baby blocks, so my mom (Kay from jerryandkay) and I made baby blocks to go with my sister's baby boy themed baby shower.
Our goal is to have as many of the decorations as possible be things that my sister can use for her baby. I loved doing this for my friend's shower and am using some of the same ideas, like the cloth diaper cake and muslin roses. The cake and roses will be slightly different, of course, so stay posted to see them in the next couple of weeks.
I used this baby blocks tutorial as a guide to how to make fabric baby blocks. The most difficult part was choosing fabric...the baby blocks were a cinch to sew. I appliqued a capital and lower case A,B, and C on the solids sides of each block. My mom's doing X, Y, and Z.
To make the ABC blocks more enjoyable for the baby, I added noisy items in the center of the filling: jingle bells in one, cellophane in another, and marbles secured in easter eggs in the third.
Shake, shake, shake...my kids loved testing the sound in the ABC blocks...
They sound good enough for preschoolers and good enough for a baby!
The fabric baby blocks also passed the squeezable test.
I don't have much to say other than that I made a new free flower crochet pattern! It is my free Playful Petals Flower (skip to bottom for free pattern link) that is on the bamboo baby hats that are currently for sale in my Etsy shop.
And since last month was my birthday month, I'm giving the pattern to the entire world for free.
The playful petals flower is easy to crochet, works up very quickly, and looks adorable on crochet baby hats! It's also a great way to use up scraps left over from other crochet projects.
You could use the crocheted flower to decorate anything that your heart desires.