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Praise the Lord!! October I had the delight of crocheting an afghan for my sixth grandchild’s arrival on the 30th. A beautiful little black haired girl was born to my daughter, making this her fourth child. We were all so excited around here for this new addition to our family.

I knew I would make a baby afghan for her to bring the 7 pound 10 ounce bundle home from the hospital with.  So a Mother and Daughter shopping was scheduled.

The first step was a trip to JoAnn’s for supplies.
After some time browsing, Bernat Pipsqueak Sweet & Fresh yarn was chosen. The final choice for the upcoming project was on two colors, Gray Squirrel and Funny Bunny.

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Bernat Pipsqueak is a bulky weight yarn that works up quick. Although, I would caution now that this yarn might not be good for an inexperienced crocheter. The yarn is beautiful, and already we have received many compliments on the afghan, however, it is very soft and hard to see what and where your stitches are as you work. If you not are very familiar with your work and your stitches, or if you are new to the world of crocheting, this will prove to be a very frustrating journey. Other than this, I would recommend this yarn, as it creates an afghan that is soft as butter, perfect for the gentle skin of a new born baby.

I have copy the pattern from the Yarn Spirations Web page or if your prefer I have included the link to the original pattern for easy download and printing.

http://www.yarnspirations.com/patterns/fast-and-cozy-blanket.html.

The afghan is worked in rounds and works quickly. I finished the afghan by diligently working it in three days and by alternating the colors, I was really pleased with the end results.

The pattern itself is marked easy, using only the single crochet, chain stitch and double crochet. Which will make this a great pattern no matter what your crocheting skill is.

As an added bonus, because of the bulk of the yarn, when folded in half it gives the desired thickness of a small cushion for the baby to rest on.

Would love to hear what you all have been up to? What projects you have planned for the up coming winter.

Until next time, Keep those hooks flying.

Fast and Cozy Blanket

NSTRUCTIONS

With A, ch 27.
Foundation rnd: (RS). 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook. (Ch 1. Miss next 3 ch. 3 dc in next ch) 5 times. Ch 1. Miss next 3 ch [(3 dc. Ch 3) twice. 3 dc] in last ch. Working into opposite side ofch,(Ch1.Missnext3ch.3dcinnextch)5times.Ch1.Miss next 3 ch. (3 dc. Ch 3) twice in last ch. Join B with sl st to top of ch 3. 2ndrnd:WithB,slstineachof rst2sts.Slstinnextch-1sp. Ch 3. 2 dc in same ch-1 sp as sl st. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in each of next 2 ch-3 sps. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 6 times. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in each of next 2 ch-3 sps. Ch 1. Join A with sl st to top of ch 3. 3rdrnd:WithA,slstineachof rst2sts.Slstinnextch-1sp. Ch 3. 2 dc in same ch-1 sp as sl st. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 6 times. Ch 1. (3 dc.
Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. (Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times. Ch 1. (3 dc.
Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp. Ch 1. 3 dc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Join B with sl st to top of ch 3.
Cont in rnds as before, working (Ch 1. 3 dc) in each ch-1 sp and (3 dc. Ch 3. 3 dc) in each corner ch-3 sp, alternating A and B every rnd until longer side of Blanket measures 40″ [101.5 cm]. Fasten o .