Crochet Birthday Blanket
This is way, way overdue. Way back, almost a year ago, my youngest son requested that I make him a crochet blanket for his birthday. He chose the colors, he chose the pattern and he had me get to work. I made a crazy mad dash for it, and yes, I did finish it on time! (Without the ends woven in, but a minor detail to overlook!) Finally, his crochet birthday blanket was complete! I’ve meant to take photos and share it, but it has been instantly loved, carried around, dragged through dirt and grass, and has not been in photo-worthy shape since my little one got his hands on it (which is exactly what a little boy’s blanket should look like! But I digress.)
Finally, the other day when he was outside playing, I was able to not only wash the thing, but to get it on his bed in time for a quick photograph or two before he came in to claim it for use of making an outdoor fort. And out the door it went!
The pattern is called Scrumptious Scraps Afghan by Dot Matthews and can be found for free following this link to Crochetville. The only modification that I made is that all the stitches are done in the back loop only. I like the way that the blo delineates the wavy lines a bit more.
I have to say that this was such a fun and easy blanket to make. I love the fact that it was “designed” more or less by my little one, and that it turned out to be just the way he envisioned it. I plan on hanging onto this pattern for when I’m finally ready to put all my yarn scraps to good use!
Can you use different thicknesses of yarn for the birthday blanket and does “bump” in back ch” mean back loop throughout? Do u remember how wide the blanket is that u made? I want to make a Linus blankie for my 4 yr old grandson
I’m sure you could use a different thickness – it will be more hole-y with the same hook and a lighter weight yarn, or you could try increasing the initial chain. My foundation chain was 156 (plus whatever extra stitches start the pattern). Mine is a little over 4 feet wide. Hope this helps!