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Operation Find a Hobby | Making a Baby Blanket

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Long time no talk about my other hobbies! Over the course of this series, which you can read more here: Operation Find a Hobby, I explored quite a few hobbies. Since then some have stuck and others not so much. One that I did not post in that series was crochet. The reason why I had not posted about that topic is because I have previously dabbled in it, but it never stayed with me. Most of the books I was using as a reference were either confusing and my in person resources were limited.

Over the last few months I have gotten more and more into it. I made a simple scarf in December and a couple of hats for friends and my boyfriend. Now I am taking on a much larger project and it is nothing like I have done before and I wanted to share it with all of you.

So, for months I have been loving zig zag edged blankets. Something about them being irregular in a sense really appeals to me. For a while my friend and I have tried a bunch of different methods and she even asked a few people she knew who have been doing it for YEARS, DECADES actually, and still I had no luck with being able to figure out a pattern until I came across the site called Daisy Farm Crafts. I found her post called Crochet Berry Chevron Baby Blanket.

The pattern they made was exceptionally easy once I got the hang of it and I really enjoyed that there were some videos within the pattern to help you visually see the stitches when the abbreviations, which are new to me, were confusing. I would suggest you checking out their blog and seeing the patterns they have. I plan on trying more of them in the future, that is for sure.

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-My Current Progress-

While I am not very far into this project, I am very proud that I have finally mastered the zig zag pattern, but also learned how to do the berry stitch. Which, for me was very overwhelming because there seems to be about 6 or 7 steps for just one. Anyway, like I said I am not far into this project, but I wanted to share with you some of the things I am working on in my life and I thought this would be a perfect addition to the Operation Find a Hobby series.

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Do you crochet? What should I try to crochet next? What is your favorite hobby outside of reading?

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9 thoughts on “Operation Find a Hobby | Making a Baby Blanket

  1. It’s going to look very pretty once done! I love crocheting just as much as I love reading and sometimes I forget to pick up the book I’m reading because I want to crochet so many different things. It’s a struggle finding the balance. When I’m crocheting something new, I always turn to a video tutorial if I can rather than a book or pattern with abbreviations and crochet charts as I can follow them better and see how the stitches are made and supposed to look. I’ve put myself in a bit of a WIP bother as I currently have three projects (a corner to corner baby blanket, a throw for the couch, and a table runner) on the go, two of which I want to get done by the end of March and haven’t made much headway on yet. I should learn to stick to small projects that I can finish quickly but it’s too much fun deciding on the next big project and planning it!

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    1. I can totally understand how fun it is to start a new project. I already have the yarn and everything ready for my next project after this blanket. I had to hide it away so I didn’t. get caught up in it myself. My goal is to finish this by the end of March too. I hope you are able to get all of your projects done by your goal.

      Also, all those projects sounds like a lot of fun! I never thought to make a table runner.

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      1. I need to get working on them so I hope so!

        I didn’t either at first, however we liking having a vase of flowers in the middle of the dining room table during the day and they need a protective mat of some sort to sit on. I’m making it in cotton so hopefully it will be heat resistant.

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