Welcome baby with a beautiful handmade blanket!
A crocheted blanket is the perfect gift for a new baby. Putting the time and effort into making your gift bestows a special meaning to it, and favorite blankets are often cherished into toddlerhood and beyond. Many become heirlooms for the next generation.
The 13 designs in this book showcase a variety of stitches and techniques, but all are appropriate for a beginner to intermediate skill level. Crochet them in the color palettes shown, or use colors to match the nursery or your own favorite combinations. You'll delight in seeing the stitches fly off your hook as your blanket progresses, and baby and new mom will love snuggle time in the soft, beautiful afghan you made!
Kristi Simpson is the author of many crochet design publications, including the popular Sweet & Simple Baby Crochet, Adorable Baby Crochet, Ultimate Crochet Nursery, and Crochet Stitch Sampler Baby Blankets. By using a mix of stitches creatively, she designs patterns that are accessible for beginners and interesting for more advanced crocheters. Known for her fresh and modern style, Kristi’s patterns have been published in magazines, books, catalogs, and on-line venues.
“This no-frills outing by crocheter Simpson (Supersize Crochet Animals) shows how to crochet blankets that any infant will want to cuddle with. Eschewing instructions on how to crochet or make different stitches, Simpson gets straight to the blankets. There’s the “cocoa stripes” piece made up of beige and brown shell stitch strips, “Evelyn dreams” with its taupe mesh bookended by white and orange stripes, and “happy time,” a turquoise item that mostly sticks to double crochet stitches, making it the simplest of the set. The intermediate designs include a “roly-poly play mat” with concentric circles featuring designs inspired by stained glass windows, and the blue, green, yellow, and pink “cutie-pie stitch sampler blanket” that uses a different kind of stitch every other row. Simpson does a solid job balancing style with simplicity, though the lack of guidance on crocheting basics means beginners won’t want to make this the first crochet manual they pick up. Additionally, those who prefer to work off a chart will be disappointed by the exclusive use of written instructions. Crocheters who have mastered the basics will get the most out of this.”
"This no-frills outing by crocheter Simpson (Supersize Crochet Animals) shows how to crochet blankets that any infant will want to cuddle with... Crocheters who have mastered the basics will get the most out of this."
"In just 32 pages, this book contains 13 beautiful baby blanket designs, well-written patterns and adorable photos of the blankets being used by the cutest little ones.
It’s a must-have for crocheters—baby blankets are one of the best gifts to give and these are guaranteed to be favorites!
These blankets are made with modern colors that match any nursery and soft yarn. Each blanket is made with a different technique too, so you aren’t going to get bored or end up making the same thing over and over again (unless you want to).
The majority of the blankets in this book are also ranked as Easy patterns, so this is a great book for someone that’s newer to the craft AND for those crocheters that enjoy working on easier projects.
There are repetitive blankets, color-blocked blankets, and even stitch sampler blankets in this book. Stitch samplers are always a favorite, so those are the ones I plan on stitching first!
Kristi has released several crochet books now, such as Supersize Crochet Animals, Ultimate Crochet Nursery, Adorable Baby Crochet and Baby Hats to Crochet, and this book is an incredible addition to her collection. You have to check it out!"— Tara Orchard, Editor of Crochet! Magazine