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Topic: Baby Blanket and Diaper Covers with Links to Patterns  (Read 337 times)
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« on: October 29, 2013 04:31:23 PM »

As generally happens when one hits a certain age and has friend who want kids, some friends of mine announced a few months ago they were having a baby, and the baby shower was last weekend. Being the type to always have a pile of yarn around (and with their registry requesting blankets and diaper covers), I decided to go the homemade route.

First up, the diaper covers:

These were made using a pattern I found at Ravelry, and they worked up super quick. I made four of them in one night, and then another two the day of the baby shower because I had time. The smaller ones are for 3-6 month olds, the larger ones for 6-12 month olds. They're trimmed in blue because they are--I'm sure you're shocked to discover--having a boy.

The pattern called for making two, identical pieces and sewing them together to make the finished cover, but I am generally pretty lazy when it comes to sewing, so I followed the pattern, then reversed the directions to work the other side so it was all one piece. That only left the sides to seam, which I did with a slip stitch.

Highly recommend the pattern for those very-last minute gifts. Link: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chunky-diaper-cover

Next up, the blanket:

I've actually been working on a basic blanket design with a touch of pizazz for awhile. I really like the bobble stitch and will basically put it on anything if you give me too much leeway. I added it here in alternating rows of five to give the blanket a little touch of something special. It didn't really add any time to the project (I finished in a weekend), and the final blanket measures out to 30 inches x 30 inches.

Link to pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-bobble-blanket

Finally, I had to wrap it all up, so I piled everything into the blanket, folded it over, added some ribbon, and made a little tag. They have not yet named the almost-here child, so I took the liberty of nicknaming it (at the shower, I discovered the wee baby was also being referred to as "Stormageddon" and "Skeletor").

For the record, I also am lazy about wrapping things, but you're probably not surprised by that.

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