Remember the cousin I was telling you about who loves chicken? Well isn’t this a great addition to the chicken drumsticks that I made? This is probably the most complicated baby blanket I made so far. But then again it wasn’t that it was difficult but it just took a lot of time to make.
The pattern that I used was from the Cuddly Crochet book I used for a previous project. It is easy but you need to know how to crochet through the top and back loops of a stitch. But it’s really easy and the book explains how to do those things with illustrations.
The picture in the book was blue instead of yellow but I wanted it to look more like a chick and less like a bird so I did it in my own colors. I imagine that this would look good in any color, especially red or blue.
I can’t get over the face of the blanket! I can’t wait to see my new niece snuggled up in this blanket. Oh my goodness! I can’t even imagine the cuteness!
I love the little feet too! I kind of feel like it looks more like a duck than a chick but either way I think it’s adorable. I used 100% acrylic baby yarn by Lion Brand. It is so soft and it can be machine washed and dried so that’s especially good for new parents who probably don’t have time to special wash certain baby items. The pattern did say that if you use 100% cotton it can be a baby TOWEL! I’ve seen these kinds of towels everywhere and it would be super special to make that for a little baby. I need to go back to the yarn store to see how much it would cost to use 100% cotton. But it gives me many ideas.
I hope Wilson and Laura will get good use out of this with their daughter. It was a lot of fun to finish but the blanket portion of it was really mundane since it was all one color and the same stitch over and over again. But then again if I had some crazy complicated color changing, stitch changing pattern…. I would probably lose count and have to unravel and redo many times.
Simplicity is some times the best. I’m really proud of this one. I may have to make some more for more friends and their kids.