The Welcome Blanket Project aims to connect people already living in the United States residents with our country’s new immigrants through stories and handmade blankets, providing both symbolic and literal comfort and warmth.
I recently came across the beautiful princess dress crochet blanket patterns by Carol L. Hladik and just have to share them here in case you haven’t spotted them, yet. I thought I’d also share a collection of other blankets that are unique and special in a similar way – blankets that serve almost as costumes, blankets with arms like Snuggies but designed with handmade flair. Here they are.
This year I completed one of my favorite crochet makes, yet – a blue ombre chevron crochet blanket.
I recently crocheted a fairly simple crochet granny square blanket, but there’s a story behind the blanket, as there are with so many of the different things that we crochet, so I wanted to tell you a bit about it.
The crochet blanket was made by a computer programmer. It took him 800 hours over a six year period to get the blanket just right. The toughest part was researching the exact yarn colors to make the world look like it does on the screen.
This is a wool fingering yarn that I got in blue hues, which made it perfect to add to my variegated blue fingering yarn granny square blanket WIP
I pretty much always have a large crochet granny square blanket on my hooks lately. The one I worked on most recently was one that I really enjoyed because I decided to use a bunch of yarn favorites that I’d been saving for quite some time.