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Stitch a Sweet Blanket for a New Arrival

Greetings, stitchers!

Is there a special little someone in your life? Or is there about to be? Now may be the time to make a sweet baby blanket! The experts on Knit and Crochet Now! will guide you through every stage of stitching both a knitted blanket and a crocheted blanket on episode 10 of season 10: Baby Blankets.

Hello, I'm Mary Forte, your Knit and Crochet Now! update editor, and I'm excited to share the details of this episode with you. I love to give handmade blankets as a baby gifts. Blankets are easy to make and are likely to become family heirlooms. Since they don't require fitting, new parents can use them right away!

To start the episode, co-host and producer Connie Ellison introduces the experts.

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Co-hosts/producers Connie Ellison and Lena Skvagerson put together the team of experts for each episode of Knit and Crochet Now!

Crochet expert Toni Lipsey outlines the steps for the Candy-Gram Baby Blanket, knitting expert Kristin Omdahl covers the directions for the Cozy Cable Blanket, and in the Technique Corner, expert Rohn Strong shares tips for adding a new ball of yarn to a project.

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Experts Toni Lipsey, Rohn Strong and Kristin Omdahl present all of the information you need to make beautiful baby blankets and join yarn.

Experiment With Fascinating Stitches

Baby blankets usually have straightforward rectangular shaping, which means they offer a great opportunity to focus on learning fun new stitches. For more fun baby blanket stitches, be sure to check out the baby blankets from episode four, season five of Knit and Crochet Now! You can learn the knitted ripple stitch and Bavarian crochet. Don't miss the experts' directions for combining basic stitches into beautiful textures.

Baby Blankets

Annie's Creative Studio also offers instruction in specific stitches through the Crochet Skill Builders video collection. The Lickety-Split Lace Stitch and Snow Berries Stitch videos are just two of the many choices.

Lickety-Split Lace Stitch Snow Berries Stitch

If you're looking for a bigger project, consider a full-size afghan. Rhapsody Afghan features lots of fun stitch patterns. Explore them all in the six-part video series from Annie's Creative Studio.

Rhapsody Afghan

Where Can You View Episode 10 of Season 10?

Are you ready to knit, crochet and learn with Annie's experts? Look for Knit and Crochet Now! in these places:

Most PBS stations have Knit and Crochet Now! in their lineups. Check your local PBS station's TV schedule and set that DVR!

Create TV offers Knit and Crochet Now! episodes along with lots of other exciting how-to programming.

The Knit and Crochet Now! website has all 10 seasons, and you can find free downloads of all the patterns featured in each episode.

Annie's Creative Studio, Annie's online video-streaming source, offers all 10 seasons of Knit and Crochet Now! along with videos and patterns for crocheting, knitting, quilting, sewing and other crafts.

Annie's Creative Studio's extensive library includes garments, totes, stuffed animals and so much more. You can get tips for updating your home or even for cleaning your sewing machine! Check out the free trial membership to explore your favorite crafts and learn about new ones.

Don't Miss the Reviews Page
It's time to look at all the fun details of episode 10's baby blankets, so be sure to click on the Reviews tab at the top of this page!

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