Here’s my spin on the corner to corner crochet Anchor Baby Blanket by Coffee and Crochet Goals. This was a very quick and easy crochet project I enjoyed and I know the recipient’s mother is going to be overjoyed when she see it. The funny thing is I made a crochet blank for her first child 14 years ago and now I am making another one for her last child.
Update: when the mother received the graphghan, the first thing she said was I still have the first blanket you made!!!! (you all know that warmed my heart)
Pattern can be found at Coffee and Crochet Goals
CROCHET PATTERN REVIEW
Pattern Description: Corner 2 corner crochet graphghan
Pattern Sizing: 32 in x 32 in with shell, but mine finished at 36 x 36 . Perfect size for a baby crib or carrier cover.
Did it look like the photo/drawing once you were done? Yes it did even though I used different colors, and expanded the boarder
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes this is a super simple pattern.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that the pattern came as a graph I was able to print out and actually see the blocks. If I had to choose a dislike for this pattern it would be I could not tell the front from the back without a crochet maker. I highly recommend using them for this project.
Yarn Used: This year I am stash busting, so I used what was in my inventory. I used the Red Heart brand. I find that Red Heart and I Love Yarn are similar in weight, so I would follow the recommendations of the pattern.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: Besides the colors, I change the crochet style of the boarders and added a few extra rows. Also I used a size I crochet hook. The stitches were neat and tight even after washing the completed project.
Would you crochet it again? YES I WILL.
Would you recommend it to others? Yes; Coffee & Crochet Goals did an excellent job creating this pattern.
SUPPLIES I USED:
- Color #1: 2 skein of Cherry Red by Red Heart Super Saver
- Color #2: 2 skeins of Shaded Dusk by Red Heart Super Saver (this color is hard to find in the stores now, you may have to order online).
- Color #3: 1 skein of Soft Navy by Red Heart Super Saver
- Size I crochet hook
- Pattern graph
- Tapestry needle
Until next time….Happy Sewing and Creating,