so my brother in law is having a baby boy in August – and I wanted to make him and his new family a blanket. I started with a crochet pattern, because, quite frankly, I am INFINITELY better and faster at crocheting than I am at knitting.
So I found this pattern – and I made the following square
The problem is, that at certain angles you can tell there is a teddy bear, but for the most part, he is hardly visible. I was rather disappointed actually. So despite the fact that this measures about 12″ x 12″ and took me only an hour to whip out – I decided to find a new pattern.
That is when I came across this one. This teddy bear baby blanket is actually knitted. Which is a much slower process for me. And each square is about 7 1/2″ x 7″ – and each ones takes me more like 2 hours. which, to be honest – is a very slow process. However, it is absolutely adorable.
For some reason, the colors are really weird. The top bear is the same color as the blue in the above crochet’d square. and the bottom bear is actually a bright teal color.
I am really happy with where it is going. I am doing it slightly different than the pattern, because the pattern called for circular needles, and my circular needles are pre-occupied. So instead I am knitting it in verticle strips. I think 4 by 4 bears. and then I will sew them together and crochet a border.
Did you have a blanket or stuffed animal that was a favorite as a child? Do you still have it?
Mine was a cloth doll named Lyndsay – I still own her – in fact as a kid I took her everywhere and the legs came unsewn. I hadn’t really thought of her in years… but about a year ago my mom actually got her fixed and gave her back to me. cool… yes?