Baby’s Favorite Blanket

If you’ve read my Branding a New Etsy Shop – Choosing a Logo post, you already know the story of the blanket I use as my logo.

While away for the wedding (the one I made the crochet wrap for), I was pleasantly surprised (and proud) to learn that the little boy who owns the blanket has chosen it as his very favorite.  So much so that he wants to bring it everywhere he goes.

The problem I noticed was that at a little over a year old, the crib size blanket I made for his baby shower was too big for him to drag along behind him as he toddled along.

As soon as I got home, I made him a brand new blankie.  This one is much smaller and should reduce the tripping problem being caused by the large size of the original one.  I didn’t make it too tiny either though.  I still wanted it to seem like a blanket for him.

I used Stitch Studio by Nicole yarn and a size larger hook than was recommended to create a large Granny Square.  I then crocheted a row of single crochet stitches to finish it off.  No, it’s not the same as the first one.  And it’s nothing spectacular but it is super soft and snuggable.   I’m hoping he’ll like it just as much as the other one.

Here’s a photo of the new one:

Granny Square Snuggie

I love the colors!

He hasn’t received it yet.  It’s on its way to him as I write this.  I’ll let you know if he likes it as soon as I know.

This situation has me rethinking my baby blanket sizes.  A “crib size” blanket is wonderful because the child will get lots of use out of it for a longer amount of time but a smaller one would make it easier for the child who chooses it as his or her favorite.

Which size baby blanket do you prefer to make, gift, or use? 

Please share your thoughts in the comments.  I love hearing from my readers!

Thanks for stopping by!

 

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About Robin

I'm a former community manager of a now defunct lifestyle site who's been writing online, and off, for over fifteen years. My passions include my family, my cat, reading, writing, crochet, and yarn art. I've decided to stitch all of those things together by way of my new blog, Imperial Crochet. I can't wait to see how it all turns out!
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18 Responses to Baby’s Favorite Blanket

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    Two of my sons took bambas ( Blankie) with them everywhere, it was a cot sized one and a perfect size. When I was finally given permission to throw it away, it was reduced to a disgusting ribbon and a few strands of yellow wool!

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  2. Karen says:

    This just means he’ll have two favorite blankets.

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  3. Miss Rebecca says:

    Awww super cute! I prefer making car seat/pram/ travel as they fit snug and don’t have that dragging aspect. PLUS its quicker lol!!

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  4. That one is adorable 😊 I’m very sure he’ll have 2 favorites now…one stay-at-home one, and one travel blankie 🙂 I haven’t made any baby blankets yet…but I’m with Miss Rebecca in every aspect 🤓

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  5. Catherine says:

    Oh how sweet! I prefer to make larger blankets. I’m obviously of the mind that they should be taken to bed! Although smaller ones would make more sense for those extra special blankets.

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  6. kathyreeves says:

    There’s no telling with kids. Girl #1 had all manner of blankets to choose from, and she got in to my drawers and chose my camisole slip as her favorite!!! UGH!!! There were days I wondered if we would ever be successful in prying it away from her to wash…..Girl #2 latched on to her Dad’s favorite neckerchief….🙄

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  8. Kate says:

    That’s beautiful. Sorry, I don’t have many thoughts on baby blankets because I haven’t made one in years.

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