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« on: February 27, 2008 10:34:41 AM »

I want to make a baby blanket but dont know what yarn to use. Any links would be helpful too. Thanks.

(feel free to add links to cute patterns too Smiley )
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2008 10:43:07 AM »

I am currently making this one for my sister's first spawn

http://rosylittlethings.typepad.com/TiramisuBlanket.pdf

using Rowan DK Cotton instead, though Smiley

And I have bookmarked these two, too...

http://www.crochetpatterncentral.com/directory/baby_afghans.php

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http://www.happyyellowhouse.com/baubles.html


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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008 10:44:06 AM »

hello!

i think a yarn that is washable and soft would be best, caron simply soft is inexpensive and it comes in lots of colours.. there's a cute pattern for a star shaped blanket...

http://www.angelfire.com/va3/heartfeltangels/littlestarafghan.html

there's a thread about it on here in the crochet-along section. I like that one, i am in the middle of making 2 of them at the moment. But they're simple and quite quick i'm finding too. but thats just one idea for u.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008 02:07:39 PM »

great! thanks for the links
so many ideas, im excited!
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2008 04:59:01 PM »

I like TLC Cotton Plus http://www.coatsandclark.com/Products/Knitting/Medium+Yarns/TLC+Cotton+Plus.htm
or Lion Brand Cotton Ease http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/yarnInfo.cgi?V2=&yarnPage=1694582
because they are 50/50 cotton/poly blends they are lighter weight than 100% cotton, but still just as soft.
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2008 07:38:14 PM »

Make sure that the yarn you pick is able to be machine washed and dried. Acrylics are actually very good for baby blankets as long as they are soft. Caron Simply Soft, Red Heart Soft, Bernat Softee Chunkee, etc are all good, inexpensive choices.
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2008 07:59:45 PM »

I use Red Heart Super Saver and Caron Simply Soft for almost everything I make including baby blankets. Once you wash a blanket made with Red Heart SS it is so soft and it lasts for a long long time.
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2008 08:36:45 PM »

I wanted to add that Hobby Lobby has a worsted weight yarn similar to Red Heart SS, but much softer. It's called 'I Love This Yarn' (a bit cocky of them, I know, lol). I'm using it for a baby blanket now and its coming along great. It's about the same price for the same amount as Read Heart SS, very pretty colors, and very soft.
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2008 08:28:40 AM »

Is this a regualr baby or preemie?
Red heart is to scratchy even after being washed for a preemie but is probably ok for a regualr baby. If I were you I'd make a  swatch in a few different yarns and wash them and dry them to see how they feel/hold up.
then decide which you like.
Like others have said wash-ability is a very important factor.
Stay away from wools and fancy natural fibers as you don't know what the baby will be allergic too and they may or may mot be washable. So no angora, alpaca or wool yarns. Also these yarns can shed and baby could inhale fibers. Scary!

I love simply soft, But many others to try are the cotton's mentioned above, bamboo yarn is nice but a bit pricey, as well as bernat softee chunky, Bernat baby, TLC, I love this yarn and many more!

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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2008 11:43:07 AM »

I like using Bernat Baby Co-ordinates.  I use two strands and a K/10.5 hook.  Using two strands lets you mix colours together to get new colours.  For example, using one strand of peach and one strand of pink gives you a colour that falls between peach and pink.  It's a really neat effect.  The only colour that doesn't seem to mix well is the light blue.

I find blankets made this way whip up quite fast, too, especially if you use a dc stitch.
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