Saturday, February 4, 2012

Dr Seuss baby blanket

A friend of mine had a baby girl last week.

This is the baby blanket I made for little Cadence.

She is decorating the baby's room with the Dr Seuss characters.

I had to order the fabric through Amazon because none of the fabric stores in my area had anything with Dr. Seuss on it.

I crocheted the border in a variegated yarn with all the colors that are on the fabric. I just got lucky on that one.

I got the pattern from a booklet by Terry Kimbrough.

For the back I used a bright yellow flannel fabric that I got a JoAnn's Fabric Store. I sewed the two pieces together and then started on the border. It took me a week to get the first row done because I was having to make a hole with an upholstery needle then stick my crochet needle through to pull the yarn out and crochet one stitch then make another hole over and over and over again. Each side of the blanket has over 200 stitches. It would have been easier if it had only been one thickness but I didn't like the plain back on the printed fabric which is also flannel.
It should keep the baby warm and is big enough she can use it until she is at least a toddler.

1 comment:

  1. That is really nice. The fabric is adorable and I love the crochet edging.
    Loving that flower garden in your header too