FO - My Design "Gotta Touch It" Baby Blanket

Last week, I started making a baby blanket for my cousin’s baby shower. I was planning on using the same yarn throughout, and realized I would need to buy more skeins to finish it.

I really didn’t want to buy more yarn, because I’m not really that close to my cousin. I’m basically making the blanket as a favor to my Mom.

So…

I started looking around my craft room, and saw LOTS of other yarns the same thickness as the one I was using. I decided to use them as fillers for the project.

After I started using the new yarn, I was intrigued with the way the blanket felt in my hands. The different yarns made such an interesting texture. I imagined a little baby being interested in the way it felt too. Bingo! A texture-teaching blanket!

So far, I’ve used Lion Brand Velvetspun, Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick, and the original yarn I bought, Red Heart Bright and Lofty. I think when I get finished with the knitting, I’ll add a crochet border around the edge.

Nice work! And you’re right, baby’s love that sort of thing! What a great stashbuster too :wink:

Thanks! My favorite part is that it’s machine washable and dryable!

Wonderful idea!! Looks great! :thumbsup:

I love that idea! And, it’s so pretty!

Looks great! :slight_smile:

Very Pretty

So soft and snuggly! Mom and baby will love it!

wha’s the pattern?

What a great present, and a great stashbuster at the same time! :thumbsup:

What a fun idea! I’m sure both mom and baby will love it. :smiley:

:thumbsup: Great looking, great idea…

Okey-dokey. The blanket is all finished now. I’m so proud! It turned out very nice and snuggly.

Here’s the pattern if you want to make one of your own:

Sandy’s “Gotta Touch It” Baby Blanket
Gauge: About 3 stitches per inch. (Chunky yarns)

Yarns: (you can substitute any color combination you like)
Color A - 1 skein Red Heart Bright and Lofty – Beach
Color B - 1 skein Lion Brand Velvetspun - White
Color C - 1 skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick – Pine 182
Color D - 1 skein Lion Brand Velvetspun - Light Blue

Needles:
U.S. Size 13 circular needles (21 inches long)

Start by casting on about 50 stitches.
Knit every row, with this color plan:
20 rows Color A
10 rows Color B
10 rows Color C
10 rows Color D
6 rows Color A
10 rows Color D
10 rows Color C
10 rows Color B
20 rows Color A

If you want, you can add a border of single or half-double crochet all around with one of the yarns. (I used the Wool-Ease Thick & Quick for my half-double crochet border.)

Beautiful, Fast and Fun to Touch!

Beautiful! Looks so nice and snuggly.

:smiley: Looking good, all nice & cuddly :wink: