Tag: Bavarian Crochet

Liana’s Baby Blanket

I was looking through my back postings for crochet projects and realized that I never posted any pictures of the baby blanket I made for our newest granddaughter, Liana Rose Gibson.
So, here you go!

The pattern is Bavarian Lullaby, from Learn to Do Bavarian Crochet (Annie’s Attic: Crochet).

It is a beautiful pattern, but the special stitch involved put a tremendous strain on my right index finger, holding all the loops on the hook. I ended up having to not crochet for about a month to heal that finger. So, while it looks lovely, I suspect I will not make many more using this pattern, at least not anything of this size.

I also made a few of baby doll blankets for Miss Munchkin this past spring, per her request.

A snowflake motif from Beyond the Square Crochet Motifs: 144 circles, hexagons, triangles, squares, and other unexpected shapes.

A simple ripple design.

This is a Wiggles square pattern, which was fun to make and has a very cool 3-D effect. Can you tell Miss Munchkin’s favorite color is pink?

And a crocheted brain!

This cute brain pattern came from Cornflower Blue Studio.

Miss Munchkin was a bit disappointed with the brain, as she somehow thought it was a hat, since the original pattern website shows the brain sitting on a head. I might have to try to “attach” the brain to a hat for her, although she tells me now that she no longer likes wearing hats. Go figure!

Scarves and More!

In my last post (was it really 11 days ago?) I showed the yarn I had purchased for Christmas projects. I have finished the two scarves made with that yarn.

I have also made two Snowflake Scarves from the Learn to Do Bavarian Crochet pattern book that I mentioned in my previous post.

They were fun and quick to make. Next up are matching winter hats.

In addition to crocheting, I’ve been cleaning windows and curtains and window blinds. They never got cleaned after our wildfire excitement last summer and you would be amazed at how dirty they were on the inside! Of course, with our evaporative cooling system blowing outside air inside for six months of the year, I guess it is not so amazing that the windows would be that dirty on the inside. I have the windows done in all the main living area, with just the four bedrooms left to do. Those are very large windows with very wide window blinds that I have to hang outside to wash. I will probably finish them up next week, since this week is rather full of Thanksgiving Dinner and company preparations. I haven’t prepared a full-blown Thanksgiving Dinner in several years and am finding the task rather daunting, which is a strange feeling. But then, lately, many things feel daunting. I think the stress and emotional upheavals of this past year are catching up with me, hence the frenetic cleaning and crocheting.