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Knit and Crochet Baby Blanket - Alpaca

Over the weekend, I finished this blanket for the new baby. You may remember that I bought this skein of Misti Alpaca while on vacation, and then was stumped about what to do with it. I eventually decided upon a baby blanket, but didn’t think that one skein was enough. And I wasn’t sure how easily I’d be able to get my hands on another skein. So I started on the blanket, making little squares to be sewn together later.

I ended up being able to get another skein at a local yarn store, and made 16 squares total. I hate hate hate seaming knitting, but managed to get that done. But then it seemed a little floppy around the outside. I knew I wanted to put some sort of border around it, but didn’t think the leftover alpaca would provide the support needed. So I found this wool, remembered how to crochet just enough to put on two rows of single crochet, and now it’s done.

I keep joking that it’s clearly made more with love than with any particular skill, attention to detail, or talent.

But it’s just the right size to cover the carseat this winter.