Monday, January 25, 2010
Hand-Crocheted Baby Afghan
One of the other afghans I made, for my sister's second child , had a popcorn stitch that she liked a lot, so for this one, I found a pattern with a popcorn stitch also. It's always a challenge when I don't know the baby's sex, trying to make one that is gender-neutral. I do like to use color though, so even though white would be probably the best "neutral" color, I have only made one baby afghan that was entirely white. I really lucked out when I made my niece's baby afghan; again, I didn't know the sex of the baby beforehand, but I just had a feeling that it was going to be a girl, and made a beautiful pale yellow basket-weave patterned afghan.
I think something hand-made is always special....and can be kept for years and years to pass along! I presented this afghan to my sister for the baby's baptism ( I tried to finish it before the baby was born, but the holidays were too busy and put me behind schedule!). I'm sure it will also find a spot in the baby's nursery, on the glider rocker maybe, to use for snuggling and rocking baby to sleep!