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Apr 20, 2020

Wild Flower Winds Crochet Blankets

Welcome to the April Craft Room De-Stash Challenge! This month I'm sharing a couple crochet baby blankets I made to donate to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society for their Budget for Baby Program. My husband and I attended the class back in 2011 when I was pregnant with our first child. The class provides information on ways to save and to develop a budget including the costs of baby items, and attendees receive a Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society layette gift, which includes a handmade baby blanket. So I decided that making baby blankets for this program would be a great way to use up some of my yarn stash and to give back to my military community.  

I've decided to make a bunch of baby blankets starting with this Wild Flower Winds yarn (I Love This Yarn). For this blanket, I followed the Frankenyarn Blanket pattern by Projectarian. I crocheted 25 squares.

I followed the pattern and used the continuous join as you go method to join the squares.  

Still joining...

Once all the squares were joined, I crocheted the border. I did a couple rows of moss stitch in white, and the I finished it off with a row of colorful pom poms.

The blanket is complete... I may block it. The info letter given to crocheters making blankets for the program says the blankets don't need to be blocked.

I also made a corner to corner crochet blanket with this yarn. 

I love the colors. 

I added a pom pom border with dark blue yarn.

Corner to corner crochet is my go to stitch for quick baby blankets.

Making these two blankets used up all 5 of my skeins of Wild Flower Winds yarn. Yay! I believe this yarn has been discontinued, which is sad because it's really pretty! 

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8 comments:

  1. It turned out absolutely lovely, and love the colors. Thanks for sharing

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  2. These are such lovely blankets and what a wonderful way to give back.

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  3. Very pretty - what a great way to give back to an organization!

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  4. How pretty and this is such a nice way to use the yarn for the program.

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  5. Both of this baby blankets are lovely! Some mom & dad to be are going to be delighted.

    Michelle
    https://mybijoulifeonline.com

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  6. Both of your blankets are great. There is something fascinating about the corner to corner one.

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  7. Very nice and what a good charity to donate to. It's interesting how different the two look given the same yarn. Popped in from Party in Your PJ's.
    Sandy's Space

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  8. Pretty blankets - love the pom-pom trim! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's

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