Remember the Baby Boom of the late 1940’s? So many service men coming home from the war and better economics. That made for a perfect scenario for starting families – aka having babies. I’ll bet there were a ton of crochet baby blankets made then.
I’m predicting another BOOM – post pandemic, let’s get back to business BOOM! Another generation of boomers. All born from the sheer boredom of staying inside for a year and only being able to touch the ones you live with.
my daughter recently married into a fairly large family and the babies are popping up like daisies (I love them ALL). Still waiting for my turn to be a grandma, but in the meantime, I’m making blankets.
This Alpine Crochet Baby Blanket – aptly named for the Alpine crochet stitch used. It’s so simple and methodical, you’ll be able to whip it up in a weekend if you wanted.
I had some skeins of the Baby Bee Sweet Delight baby yarn in Teal Too! that my daughter gave me, but it was in two different dye lots. I also needed to get another skein to finish off this project. I wasn’t able to get a 5th skein in either dye lot. Luckily I found one that fell just between the two and I got a nice ombre effect.
The border of the blanket is a simple back loop single crochet. That gives the piece some texture without adding anything complicated to the pattern.
I hope you enjoy this free pattern of the Alpine Crochet Baby Blanket.
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