Cosy Stripe Baby Afghan

Crocheted baby blanket

Michelle Crochet , , ,

When I decided to begin crocheting again after a 25-30 year absence, I decided a baby afghan would be an easy way to start. Well, it was and it wasn’t. Many baby afghan patterns can be complex. I was perusing Ravelry, when I found a lovely blanket pattern with good instructions: Cosy Stripe Blanket by Lucy of Attic24. The only issue was that the pattern was written for a full-size throw. I thought I could reduce it.

On the first attempt, I got the measurements wrong.

Crocheted baby blanket in progress

It was too wide at 45 inches. I was aiming for somewhere between 30-35 inches. That version got frogged. And I started over. Here it is completed at 30 X 30 inches. I finished it with a yellow, double-crochet border.

Crocheted baby blanket

Crocheted baby afghan
Close up

The amusing thing is that I finished the bolero, which I thought would be more difficult, first. LOL!

This baby afghan will be donated to charity. We have a local chapter of Project Linus. After I began this baby afghan, I learned that while they are always happy for all donations, their need is for blankets for older children. In the future my afghans will be in the 45 X 60 size range.

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37 Comments

  1. That’s so pretty. I do love Attic24. I also had a break from crochet, I guess it was about 28 years, the first time around I gave up after making a baby suit for my new born that didn’t fit. I love it now, it’s my therapy.
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  2. Beautiful share! HPS to you! My friend in Boston sent a tiny blue afghan for our great grandboy Logan. He decided to arrive three months exactly before his due date but he is growing and making doctors say hmmm…..Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Ellen! When I picked up crocheting again, it made my shoulder sore. But it seems to be tolerating it again for now. So I understand about your wrists. It makes me think of this quote: Getting old isn’t for sissies!

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