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A Sweet Bit of Sunshine

I'm crocheting the Sunshine pattern from Blankets for Toddlers.  So far, so good!

This is one of those patterns where you make a chain, work your set-up row, and then crochet the same row for a million eternities or until you reach your desired length.  This is excellent murder mystery TV crocheting.  Just absolutely fantastic.  I'm making this for some friends' niece, who is a small baby.  This is supposed to be 45" long, but that seems like a bit much for someone who is not actually a toddler.  So I'll probably work on this until it's as long as it is wide and work a quick single crochet border around this in bright pink.  It's going to be great. 

I picked this pattern because I love shells.  I love crocheting them.  I love the way they look. 

And I love that the pattern is named "Sunshine."  I know light purple is more of a sunrise or sunset thing, but I like it for this blanket.  I have three skeins and this pattern will use up all of them.  It's just about the perfect yardage requirement, so now you know.  Three skeins of Red Heart Super Saver = one blanket. 

Oh!  I can't believe I'm just thinking to mention this!  You could need more.  Each of the patterns in Blankets for Toddlers have instructions on how to modify the blanket to be crocheted with one strand of yarn, or with two strands held double.  Then you would need more yarn.  An afghan crocheted with two strands would be great for play pallets or toddlers who live in chillier climates.   It sounds fluffy!  And like an excellent stashbuster. 

I'm more than happy to stick with my one little strand of yarn, though.  I'm making good progress and I think I'll have this finished pretty soon--maybe even by the end of this weekend!

Good luck with your works-in-progress this week!

7 thoughts on “A Sweet Bit of Sunshine”

  • Sherry

    I love shells and I love the color purple too. I am from the old days where babies meant pastels but I like the change that has come around. I know they will like it.

  • Dawn Walker

    I made one for my 7 yr old granddaughter, in white and violet. Made it long enough to fit a twin size bed. With a basic SC border. She loves it! I thought it was gorgeous!

    • Jen

      Whoa, nice! I had wondered about using different colors, and I think it could be a fun way to use up partial skeins. I'm planning on using a single crochet border, too! Great minds think alike.

  • CrochetDiva

    I made an afghan in a shell pattern in 3 shades of pink and 2 shades of white. Each row is a different color. The afghan fits a full-size bed and it took me a couple of months to make (in my idle time). On well, maybe it's not idle time!

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