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on being productive… May 28, 2010

Filed under: Crochet,Project Projects! — Katherine @ 11:29 am

So, Project Projects is up to seven!

Apparently me and maternity leave make excellent bedfellows. I’m sure my bliss will soon be shattered by the piercing cries of a newborn, but until then, my craft has got his hat on and he is totally coming out to play.

This is the little cotton carseat blanket I made for the little one. She is extremely blanketed already, but being due in summer, I thought she could probably do with a light, cool blanket to put her on until I rock out the Rowan in the autumn. I think this will do the trick.

This yarn is so lovely. It’s more Rico – Cotton Blend, which is a really nice cotton/acrylic with contrasty shiny threads running through (somewhere between soft cotton and mercerised). I picked the colours to be a little bit girly, but not insipid, and I think they totally work. If Rico know one thing about yarn, it’s colour.

I winged the pattern – just simple, chunky stripes, and finished the edges off with a little splash of that green.

Carseat – check. Carseat blanket – check. Now all I need is a baby.


5 Responses to “on being productive…”

  1. Laura Says:

    I love this blanket! It’s beautiful. I’m nearly finished my first ever crochet project – a blanket for my daughter, but as it was really only a “practise” to aid in my learning to crochet I only used acrylic. What yarn would you recommend me use for a newborn baby? Obviously I want it to be soft to touch but also practical (ie easy to wash). Thanks in advance for your help.

    Well done again on your blanket, it really is lovely.


    • Katherine Says:

      Thank you 🙂

      I really like cotton/acrylic blends for baby things. The cotton makes them super-soft and breathable, while the acrylic content keeps them hardwearing and means they wash really well. There are some acrylics that are better than others, though – the Rico Baby DK I’m using for my other blanket is 100% synthetic, but it’s so soft! I always like to visit the yarn shop in person and have a squish – any excuse, eh? 😉

      Can’t wait to see your finished blanket!

  2. Laura Says:

    Thank you very much! I’ll see if I can have a look at that then.

    Have a lovely weekend.


  3. Heather Says:

    ooh, Heather likey 🙂
    Did the hook size matter in the end? x

    • Katherine Says:

      Nope, not a sausage! I used the new 4mm one and if there is a difference, I can’t tell!

      Hooray 😀

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