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Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I'm a single mum with a beautiful daughter and I started crocheting 4 years ago when I quit smoking, I'm a huge fan of the granny square and mostly spend my free time making blankets as well as occasionally trying to expand my crafty skills :-)

Monday, 20 January 2014

Baby Boy Criss Cross Blanket

At Christmas, I got to see some of my cousins who I haven't seen in many years.  The eldest has actually had three children since I saw him last which is disgraceful on my part (I would like to point out that the youngest was only a few weeks old)!  We spent the day before I came back to Wales with my Aunt and Uncle, my three cousins (who have grown into wonderful young men), two girlfriends of theirs and the three little boys who are so gorgeous!

My Aunt actually sequestered me in the kitchen to teach her how to crochet-she had a hook and some yarn so I managed to show her how to do a chain stitch and do rows of single crochet while we chatted.  It was great fun as everyone pottered back and forth to see how she was doing and to get in on the chatter!

The eldest cousin (Dad of 3 oh my goodness) has been learning to play backgammon as well so Dad and I had fun there ;-)

Anyway, I told my Aunt I would lend her the book that helped me get started (The Happy Hooker) and when I came home, I thought I'd make a little blanket for the baby as well.

I used the same basic square as the Baby Boy Blue Blanket (I actually made these at the same time) but went a different way with the improvising and I really like how it turned out.  I started doing one of the borders from the new book but either I wasn't following the pattern properly (which is highly likely btw) or it wasn't working for the blanket so while it is very similar to the pattern, I've simplified it a great deal.

I parcelled them up on Saturday and posted them to my Aunt-hopefully they'll have it soon!


  1. It's great that you're teaching your Aunt to crochet. The baby blanket looks so nice - I like the X's you put in there. :)

    1. It was fun-I've taught a friend how to make a granny square but I've never tried to show anyone how to crochet from scratch before! I think I went all over the place with it, hopefully I made some sense, but by the end she was making very good progess with single crochet!
      I'm really pleased with how the blanket turned out-it's given me a few ideas to play with for the baby blanket :-)

  2. Such a cute blanket - I'm sure it'll be much loved :-) Fantastic work passing on the crochet craze too!

    1. Hope so :-) Yep, hopefully, I have added more to our ranks!

  3. How wonderful to be able to teach your Aunt ot crochet. Love the baby blanket.


    1. Thank you darling-it was a lot of fun! :-)


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