Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern Reviewed

Modern Baby Blanket To Crochet

Napping baby image from Pixabay.com
I recently crocheted a project using a crochet baby blanket pattern from Yarnspirations. It was so much fun that I thought reviewing it for you here today would also be a great idea. 

What I loved about this pattern was that it had a more contemporary look to it and a little whimsy, too. You see the blanket is mostly a solid color with the words #NAPS centered in the middle of the blanket. These types of blankets are often referred to as "graphghans". 

I think most will appreciate that the pattern is so versatile and you have the option of doing it in any color combination that you choose to. As you will see in the video tutorial the pattern is shown in black and white which could be used for either gender of baby. I opted for a pretty princess pink yarn and did the wording in a lime green. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of the completed blanket before I gave it to a new Mom as a gift. 


The video gives good instructions for making the blanket and was quite helpful to watch before I began my little project. You might find it helpful to visit the Crochet Crowd page that shows both the tutorial for the blanket and a very good tutorial on doing graph work with the tapestry technique. You can find that page here.

Not only did I think this crochet baby blanket pattern was cute but I also had never used the tapestry technique before. So, this was a learning process for me. It was really simple to do and honestly did not take much time. I found it useful to sit at a table when I came to the area where I needed to work the graph for the letters. I could put the graph on the table and mark off the rows as I crocheted.

It turned out so adorable and it inspired me to create my own graph for a blanket for the holidays. I will show you the completed project when I am finished. Instead of the #NAPS for a baby, I created a graph with the words #SANTA. I will be doing it in a pretty Christmas Red with white lettering.

Even though I have been crocheting for many years, it is always fun to try something new. I think if you love to crochet that you will enjoy working with this pattern. If you do not know how to crochet and really do not want to learn, you could probably find a friend who could make the blanket for you. 



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7 comments:

  1. What a great pattern suggestion and tutorial! I've never tried the tapestry technique either, but it would be fun to learn. I really need a local crochet group to inspire me. It has been way too long since I crocheted. I look forward to seeing your #Santa graphghan when you have it finished.

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    1. Oh, and I forgot to say thanks for the tip about laying it out on a table to work the graph!

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  2. What a cute idea! I used to give crocheted baby blankets as gifts. Will check this out!

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  3. I love the social media message on the blanket - how clever and how cute! Sounds like it would crochet up pretty quickly, too. Great baby gift idea!

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  4. Bev, you know I've been crocheting for a long time and have often created my own graph for a design. But I was absolutely fascinated with the tutorial on the tapestry technique because it's such a pain to have lots of balls of yarn you have to keep untangled every time you turn your work. He also mentions a free graph program, which will come in VERY handy as I've always created my graphs by hand, which is very time-consuming. What a great review - so helpful to a fellow crocheter! BTW, the baby afghan is darling. Look forward to your Santa one.

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    1. Oh yes! The reason this appealed to me was that I didn't need 10 yarn bobbins all getting tangled up! The tapestry technique is so much easier! I really liked using the graph program that he mentions, too.

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  5. This sounds like a pattern that can easily be adapted for any occasion. That makes it very practical. Great review.

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