Time for Baby Blankets!

 It's spring, finally! Time to put away the hat and scarf patterns.
What's next? Baby Blankets!
 
Babies are born all year round, but we seem to get especially excited to crochet baby blankets in the spring. Maybe we are just tired of the cold and hats and scarves remind us of the cold weather!
 
This Modern Color Block blanket pattern makes a large baby blanket that is perfect for a crib blanket and will transition well into toddlerhood size.
 
In the pattern I give you instructions on how to increase or decrease the size of the blanket so that you can make it newborn size thru dorm size!
 

The colors and how easy this pattern is are what I like best! I had planned on listing this finished blanket on my Etsy shop in addition to the pattern, but no one in my house would let me! They are all claiming it for themselves.
 
If you would like a custom made Modern Color Block blanket, please email me.
 
 
 
I crocheted the blanket out of I Love This Yarn by Hobby Lobby in colors of Rosy Cheeks, Greymist, Old Rose, and Greybeard. The colors can easily be changed out to be more masculine or even unisex.
 

The crochet pattern for this Modern Color Block Blanket can be found on my Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry shops.

 
 


Introducing:The Benjamin Blanket Crochet Pattern

My friend Cara had a gorgeous new baby named Benjamin recently. What a perfect excuse to create a new baby blanket pattern.

 
I wanted the blanket to be sweet, but not girly for this precious little baby boy. I thought a wave pattern would be perfect for a spring/summer baby.


A repeat of different shades of blue keep it from being boring! It's a repeating pattern, so it's fairly easy to crochet once you get the pattern memorized.
 

Change out the colors and this could easily be a baby blanket for a little girl.
 
The crochet pattern can be found on my Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry shops.

How to Make a Flower Hair Clip


 

A Beautiful way to dress up any hair-do is to add a flower hair clip.
They are very easy to make and require just a few simple supplies.
 
Supplies:
Crochet Flower - see patterns here
 
Hair Clips - purchase at any craft store
 
Hot Glue Gun - purchase at any craft store
 
Buttons - I use those in my extra button jar
 
Directions:
 
 
1. Crochet desired flower. Make sure you pull magic ring tight before tying off yarn and weaving in, but not so tight that the flower won't slip over your button - consider button size and make flower hole just a bit smaller.
 
 
2. Glue button onto hair clip at desired location. Middle of clip is a good place for one flower per clip. Separate the buttons a distance if you are wanting 2 or more flowers on a clip, considering size of clip and size of flowers. Let glue dry for a few minutes before continuing.
 
 
 
 
3. Gently place flower over button. This should be a snug fit so that the flower won't fall off.
 
Now you have an interchangeable flower hair clip. Crochet as many flowers as you want in lots of different colors and sizes. Button on whichever flower matches with today's outfit.
 
 
 

Mother's Day Crochet Gift Ideas

 
Mother's Day is next month! Time to get busy on a handmade gifts for the Mothers in our lives.
I've rounded up some crochet designs that would make great Mother's Day Gifts.
 
 
This is a beautiful Chevron Pillow Cover with an envelope back - no buttons or zippers! Another plus is the ability to remove the cover and wash the pillow and cover.

 
Sssshhhh .... I made this Daisy Granny Square Pillow Cover for my Mom. She loves daisies and all colors of blue, so I thought this would be a perfect addition to her couch to add some of her favorite things to her living room.


You can't go wrong with a warm and cozy throw for Mom. Perfect for the cool evenings/mornings or just adding some color to a room. The Modern Color Block Blanket is also a perfect way to use up some of your yarn stash.
 

 
Maybe your Mom is a great chef and could use something eco friendly for her kitchen. Crochet cotton dish cloths are a perfect choice. You are My Sunshine is a free dishcloth crochet pattern.

 
A shawl made with alpaca yarn or other light yarn can be worn all year long. This Lacy Scallops Shawl can be also worn as a cowl or infinity scarf.