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Stitch a Baby Blanket or Two

Do you need a perfect gift for the new addition? With a blanket there's no need to worry about making the wrong size. A handmade blanket could even turn into Baby's favorite. The Sweet Baby Blankets episode of Knit and Crochet Now! includes both knit and crochet blankets. In episode seven of season 11, you will find all the information you need to make treasured heirlooms.

Pastel Ribbons
In the crochet segment, expert Toni Lipsey demonstrates all of the special stitches and techniques that go into creating the gorgeous Pastel Ribbons. Lee explains how the ingenious shaping works, and she shares all the details for making V-stitches, picots and shells.

Pastel Ribbons

Happy Baby Blankie
In the knitting segment, expert Kristin Omdahl shows you how to work all the elements of the Happy Baby Blankie. In addition to the two-color elongated slip stitch pattern, you will learn how to make sawtooth edging and seam it to the blanket. Don't miss Kristin's advice on how to keep count when binding off.

Happy Baby Blankie

Choose From Annie's Generous Selection of Baby Blankets

Baby blankets are super popular projects. They are fun for practicing new techniques, and they finish up quickly. Annie's has so many baby blanket patterns to choose from!

Rainbow Chevron Ripple Baby Blanket
Chevron ripples are a classic crochet pattern beloved by generations. Make the Rainbow Chevron Ripple Baby Blanket using colors to match any nursery decor.

Rainbow Chevron Ripple Baby Blanket

Snug Bug Baby Blankets
For more video instruction on baby blankets, don't miss Knit and Crochet Now! episode 11 of season eight. The Snug Bug Baby Blankets episode includes both knit and crochet blankets, and you can learn arm knitting!

Snug Bug Baby Blankets

Softest Baby Blanket Ever
A lofty knit texture and soft yarn make the Softest Baby Blanket Ever sure to live up to its name.

Softest Baby Blanket Ever

The Big Book of Baby Afghans
It's so much fun to experiment with different stitches, and The Big Book of Baby Afghans offers 29 different crochet patterns for adorable baby blankets. From lace to colorwork to classic patterns, this collection has it all!

The Big Book of Baby Afghans

Aloha Baby Blanket
Welcome Baby with a simple but striking color-block blanket. Knitted in garter stitch, the Aloha Baby Blanket has beautiful drape and is so snuggly.

Aloha Baby Blanket

What Are the Hosts Wearing?

What is that beautiful wrap that Lena is wearing in this episode? It's the crocheted Dorset Embossed Scarf designed by Lena herself for Annie's Signature Designs. I made the sample you see here for photography, and I really didn't want to part with it when it was finished!

Dorset Embossed Scarf

What Am I Working on Right Now?

I have to confess, I am a multi-project stitcher. I always have at least one crochet project and one knit project going. (OK, I might have a few more than that.) I just wove in the tails on the gorgeous Embossed Vines Cardigan, and it's ready for blocking.

Embossed Vines Cardigan Embossed Vines Cardigan

I've also just transferred a knitted basket from double-point needles to circulars. This fun basket pattern, Color-Block Basket, will be available from the Hook & Needle Kit Club in July. I've got a little further to go before I change to the next color. I love both of these projects.

Hook & Needle Kit Club

In case you're wondering, the Hook & Needle Kit Club project for January is Gansey Washcloths. That looks like a fun project too!

Gansey Washcloths

Don't Miss the Technique Corner
What else is in episode seven of season 11? The Technique Corner! Click on the Tutorials tab at the top of this page to learn about crocheted seed stitch!

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