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Making Baby Shower Gifts

Friday April 18, 2014

Crocheted Baby Blankets Make Lovely Baby Shower Gifts Crocheted Baby Blankets Make Lovely Baby Shower Gifts - Photo Amy Solovay

Making a baby shower gift takes a bit of time and creativity, but it's so worth it! If you choose a smaller project like a baby bib or pair of baby booties, you don't have to invest a huge amount of time or money; on the other hand, there are opportunities to invest substantial amounts of effort if you'd like to crochet a spectacular gift like a baby afghan or even a complete baby layette set. Whichever type of gift you choose, it's sure to be useful and appreciated by the recipients.

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I Love Crocheting With Organic Cotton!

Thursday April 17, 2014

Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn by Lion Brand

Organic cotton yarn makes up a significant part of my yarn stash. I really enjoy crocheting with it, and I've designed quite a few crochet patterns that utilize organic cotton. You can see a couple of them pictured here, and there are many more patterns on the page I linked.

Pictured Above: Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn by Lion Brand. Photos © Michael & Amy Solovay.

It's a Girl! Baby Girl's Crocheted Afghan

Wednesday April 16, 2014

The Free Crochet Pattern Is Available.

A Crocheted Afghan for Baby Girls: The Heart Sampler Patchwork Baby Afghan A Crocheted Afghan for Baby Girls: The Heart Sampler Patchwork Baby Afghan - Photo © Amy Solovay

This baby afghan is crocheted in a glorious array of "girly" colors -- pinks, purple, and peach -- with even more colors, such as yellow, green and blue, thrown in for good measure.

I enjoyed crocheting this design; using different colors kept the process interesting for me. The pattern involves quite a bit of repetition; the same basic heart design and checkerboard design are repeated over and over again. If you choose to use different colors for each square, as I did, it's fun seeing how each one turns out. Of course, if you'd prefer an afghan that's a bit less busy, you could use the same colors to crochet each square. You can see an example of how that would look in the coral version of this pattern.

A Rainbow of Different Crochet Patterns

Tuesday April 15, 2014

If I had to pick a favorite design theme, rainbows would be at the top of the list. There's something irresistible about all those pretty colors. If you enjoy crocheting with a rainbow of colors, check out these free rainbow-themed crochet patterns:

Crochet Granny Square -- Rainbow Outlines Crocheted Granny Square Rainbow Outlines Granny Square - Photo Amy Solovay

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