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.
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.
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.