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Easy ‘Done in a Day’ Crochet Baby Blanket

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This crochet baby blanket is about as easy as it gets. As long as you can chain and double crochet, you can whip up one of these blankets in no time flat.

Easy ‘Done in a Day’ Crochet Baby Blanket

This week, I found out that the couple who have been helping to clean our Airbnb suite were going to be taking a break. They had a great reason – they’re having a baby! We’ve obviously known for a while now but we didn’t realize they were ending their work with us this week.

We’re really happy for this couple and we wanted to show our appreciation but I only had a couple of days to prepare something. I decided I was going to crochet a baby blanket on Wednesday night around 8 pm. This blanket had to be ready by Friday at noon when they came to help us one last time.

I ransacked my yarn stash and found enough yarn to create something that would be appropriate for a baby boy blanket. 

In just about 24 hours my project was complete and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out – especially with yarn that I already had and in such a short amount of time.

This crochet baby blanket is about as easy as it gets. As long as you can chain and double crochet, you can whip up one of these blankets yourself. Feel free to change up the colors and customize for either gender or to go with the nursery decor.

This crochet baby blanket is about as easy as it gets. As long as you can chain and double crochet, you can whip up one of these blankets yourself.

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This PDF pattern also provides you with additional customization options such as 11 different blanket sizes (turn this blanket into a lapghan, queen size throw or another size), color pattern charts and design ideas, finishing techniques: how to add fringe to this blanket and a bonus crochet tips and tricks pdf.

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Easy ‘Done in a Day’ Crochet Baby Blanket Pattern

NOTE: Pattern in U.S. crochet terminology

SKILL LEVEL: EASY

MATERIALS:

  •        Hook: U.S. L/8.00mm
  •        Size 5 Bulky Weight Yarn – I used Loops and Threads Charisma (93 yds each          ball) – 4 balls of White, 2 balls of Denim and 2 balls of Taupe
  •        Darning Needle & Scissors

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • st = stitch
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet

FINISHED SIZE:  32” x 32”

PATTERN:

Chain 66 in White (made in multiples of 2 if you’d like it smaller or larger)

Row 1: 2dc in the 4th ch from the hook, *skip 1 ch, 2dc in next ch*, repeat across entire row ending with a dc in the last ch. turn.

Row 2: Ch 3. Skip the first dc and dc twice into the space between the next group of 2 dcs. *Go to the next group of 2 dc’s and dc twice into the space between*, repeat until the end of the row ending with a dc in the last dc.

Rows 3 – 52: Repeat row 2. Bind off and weave in ends.

COLOR CHANGES:

  • Rows 5-6: Taupe
  • Rows 7-8: Denim
  • Rows 9-12: White
  • Rows 13-14: Taupe
  • Rows 15-16: Denim
  • Rows 17-20: White
  • Rows 21-22: Taupe
  • Rows 23-24: Denim
  • Rows 25-28: White
  • Rows 29-30: Taupe
  • Rows 31-32: Denim
  • Rows 33-36: White
  • Rows 37-38: Taupe
  • Rows 39-40: Denim
  • Rows 41-43: White
  • Rows 44-45: Taupe
  • Rows 46-47: Denim
  • Rows 48-52: White

Click here to purchase an ad-free PDF of this pattern for your convenience. 

This PDF pattern also provides you with additional customization options such as 11 different blanket sizes (turn this blanket into a lapghan, queen size throw or another size), color pattern charts and design ideas, finishing techniques: how to add fringe to this blanket and a bonus crochet tips and tricks pdf.

Click here to purchase an ad-free PDF of this pattern for your convenience. 

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Monster and Ghost Spray Away

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Stay away monster and ghost spray

Stay away monster and ghost spray

Monster and Ghost Spray Away – At some point, most parents hear their children say “I’m scared to go to sleep because there’s a monster under my bed.”  I know we went through that almost 2 years ago when we moved into our new house.  Noelle was petrified that there was a monster in her closet.  We tried everything we could think of but nothing diminished her fear.  Then after doing a bit of research online I heard about “monster spray”.  I quickly jimmied up a spray water bottle with a cute label and gave it to Noelle to keep the monsters away.  That was all it took, after that she wasn’t afraid of monsters any more!

Now I can help pass along this parenting gem by giving you this printable label.  Simply print the file out on a piece of paper, trim to the appropriate size and stick to a spray bottle.  Just use a regular water bottle with a spray nozzle.  If you can, add some sort of scent to the water so that your child believes the spray has magical monster and ghost repelling qualities (lemon, orange, vanilla or essential oils would all work well). Sweet dreams!

Download Monster and Ghost Spray Away file here.

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Ghost and monster spray away printable label

Ghost and monster spray away printable label

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