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Basket Weave Baby Blanket

Yarn finally arrived from We Are Knitters for me to finish the basket weave blanket! (Baby’s rattle pictured for size reference.)

This took 7 skeins of The Baby Wool in Grey, 100% baby alpaca. The blanket came out to be about 2′ x 2′ or 24″ x 24″.

I think as I begin to develop my own patterns and pieces, I’ll be able to write more coherent patterns for you all. If you’re interested in making this blanket also, please check out the video below for the tutorial I used on how to make this stitch. It’s essentially one giant square in that stitch.

Tools:

  • US Size H or 5.00mm crochet hook (Clover Soft Touch) per the yarn’s suggestion

Notes:

  • When making the basket weave design your item has to be made in multiples of 8 and then add 7, this blanket was 103 chain stitches across the bottom.
  • On her video she did 4 rows of each, making 2 chains across every other, but I opted for 5 rows to make 3 chains across every other. It looked more pleasing to me since the vertical ones were 4 across. It’s really up to you how you want your blanket to look.

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Video tutorial below from Bella Coco:

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

This Christmas season I made most of my close families custom Christmas ornaments.

Ribbon, snow, and acrylic craft ornament obtained at Michael’s. Snow inside can be found at the train and small figurines section. (They also carry glass craft ornaments but usually the glass ones go quick. If you can stand to wait, you want to go about early December for the best deals/coupons.) The red glossy vinyl sticker was custom printed/cut from a Cricut with Magnolia Sky font (free). Lastly, I used Contact Paper as transfer paper. Easy peasy!

The first few ornaments I made were a little bit crooked because the ornament has a round surface, so don’t forget it when you make one of your own. 👍

Enjoy!