In May I found out that two of the lovely ladies that I worked with were expecting! I furiously worked on the Honey Bee Blanket knowing that Ms S was moving to another school this Fall.
Also, Mme N wasn’t sure of her baby room colour/theme. Eventually, a theme was picked and off I went to Pinterest for inspiration. I found a blanket that I liked but since this will be a Fall baby I wanted less mesh. I decided to make one panel with the base pattern then add two other panels with a simple Suzette/Grit stitch. (lots of texture to show off the incredible softness of the yarn.)
A stuffed bunny was also needed. I fell in love with a pattern by One Dog Woof. Sadly I just couldn’t get the pattern to work with Homespun Quick and Thick. ( I ended up making an infinity scarf for my daughter out of that yarn.)
I wish I had the patience to have made bunny out of that yarn but I’m pleased with how Rory (had to name him) turn out when using Bernat Softee.
Rory turned out to be a cute little bunny. I added my own flair to the pattern by adding in patches on the ears and feet. I wanted to use some of the yarn from the blanket to tie the two together.
Whenever I make a stuffed animal I add a crochet heart. The spaces between the stitches in these hearts are filled with love, kindness, and bravery. So the stuffy can take care of his/her child.
The blanket was made using Lion Brand’s Feels Like Butta. OMG I loved working with this yarn. The texture is amazing and it works up beautifully!!!
The bunny blanket panel pattern came from Red Heart Filet Crochet Bunny I ended up enlarging the diagram then writing on it so I could keep track of rows and spaces.
I still can not laugh about it but… all my in-progress photos I had the panel draped. They only showing two of the three bunnies. I had intended to have the bottom and top bunnies facing one direction with the middle facing opposite. To my HORROR I only noticed my error when I looked at the end photos on the day I was to gift the blanket.
The blanket was edged with a fan stitch. Again I wanted texture for this simple baby blanket. I also liked that the edge wasn’t solid since I wanted it to relate to the mesh part of this blanket.
Mom-to-be was happy with her blanket and my kind FB friends commented that the one wrong direction bunny added character.
I’m torn between making this blanket again (with the middle bunny facing opposite) and leaving this pattern as a one-of-a-kind.