The Birth of a Family Heirloom: Crocheted Baby Blanket

by This is Carrie on January 18, 2011

My mom crochets a blanket for every new baby in the family.  It’s a crazy undertaking given the size of our family, but I’m sure glad every one of my children has a piece of her handiwork for their very own.. The Baby got his for Christmas and it perfectly coordinated with his blessing day outfit.

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Casey January 20, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Beautiful blanket! That’s a pattern I’m thinking of trying for an upcoming baby as well :)

I hope I make all my grandchildren blankets too! Though that’s years away still

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Mandy January 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm

LOVE it!! Do you happen to know the name of this pattern? I would love to try to make one of these.

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I asked my mom and here is what she said:

“The book is called Snuggle-Up Baby Afghans by Carole Rutter Tippett. It is distributed by Leisure Arts, and the name of the pattern is just Double Shell Stitch.”

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Ange March 25, 2011 at 7:34 pm
eveluna September 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm

que belleza el bebe y la manta ! en mi familia pasa lo mismo, mi madre tambien teje una manta a cada nuevo bebé de la familia es una tradición muy bonita, te felicito por el blog es hermoso !

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Alyssa September 29, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I do the same thing for my nieces and nephews! (I also sell them on the side) This blanket is so beautiful! I love the stitch too! I used it for the afghan I made myself! I love your website! Your creations are awesome! I’m your newest follower! (:

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Silverspinner August 3, 2013 at 10:18 am

I make a blanket for each new member of our family and try to get them done before the kid goes to school. They go pretty fast once I pick the pattern and yarn, but those 2 are the sticking points.
I always threaten to start a new one as soon as I finish one and I really should have this time.
I really like this pattern though and it doesn’t look too hard.

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