Baby blankets for twins

A reasonable first project for someone who just learned to crochet would be something like a pot holder or a skinny scarf. But I like to do things the hard way. So I decided to make a blanket. For someone with twins.

It took months to finish but it was great practice. The first row of crochet is absolutely brutal, especially when your chain is 164 stitches. It’s amazing how much better that row is on the second blanket than the first. It also turned out to be a good project since I had a back injury and I’ve been doing a lot of couch time.

The pattern is from MarthaStewart.com. I made it a few stitches narrower (accidentally the first time) and about 10 rows shorter since I ran out of yarn. I bought these giant rolls of cream colored baby yarn at Michael’s and Bernat baby yarn for the accent colors. I made sure to use acrylic in case they get peed/drooled/barfed on.