To everyone who plans to participate in the baby blanket project.....Here is the pattern
that we will be using for this blanket. I don't know Norma, but I have used her pattern before and I just love it! It makes a very pretty square and it will be lovely for a baby blanket!
Remember, this is a copyrighted pattern.
Please be advised that this pattern is copyrighted to
NORMA R WAMPLER and 2006-All Rights Reserved].
You may [PRINT OUT A COPY] for personal and charitable
We can use the pattern for this and other charity projects and you can use it for yourself and for gifts but we are not allowed to sell the pattern or anything that we make from the pattern.
You can print out the pattern to use it, but we can not post the pattern here or elsewhere - we can just share the link.
For this project we will use only 2 colors for each square. We will use Lion Baby Soft and/or Bernat Softee Baby Yarn. These two yarns are basically the same weight and will work well together. Use any color that you like for the circles in the center of the square and use white for the background. So - use whatever color you like for rounds 1-4 (the circle). Then finish off that color and switch to white. Use white for the rest of the pattern (do not switch back to the center color).
I think that it would be best if we all use a size "H" hook. That way the blanket will be not too heavy and not too loose. The squares should be about 8" square. If you crochet very tightly it might be smaller - if necessary - do one extra row around the edge to be as close to 8" as possible.
When you end off the white yarn, please leave a long tail attached to the square - about 40" long. I will use this "tail" to join the squares together. By leaving the tails the blanket will have less loose edges (and you won't have so much to weave in!)
To make these squares you will need to know how to make a basic chain, double crochet, half-double crochet and triple crochet stitches. If you need help with any of these stitches - let me know - I promise I can get you simple help and you'll see how quickly you feel like a pro.
Any questions - ask The Worm!
Remember - this isn't about perfection. Everyone has to start sometime - if this is your first time crocheting, and your work isn't perfect - don't worry - the effort is perfect! :)
Anyone who doesn't craft and who wants to participate is welcome to do so. Lots of ways to help! :)