Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bye, Baby Bunting........

The popular thing today is..swaddling the baby. I went on the internet searching for buntings or cocoons. There are all kinds of patterns...knit and crochet free that you can download. The pattern I chose is from Bernat. The pattern is shown in stripes but when I went to Michael's, I saw this variegated yarn that I like. The girl that helped me is expecting her first baby in January and she really liked this yarn. I thought it turned out pretty.

I like to give receiving blankets
as a gift and the mother's have said
they have been perfect for swaddling.
I usually buy the blankets at
Target--I found they have a great
selection. I add a crochet edge to
the blanket to fancy them up a bit.
I try to keep some for girls
and some for boys on hand because they make
an inexpensive and useful gift.



  1. Marie, your bunting is precious. I am going to have to look for that pattern. It is so cute and looks really easy to knit. And your baby blanket is gorgeous!!! Any new Mother would be so proud to get that as a gift for her baby. I want to make some of those. I need to try my hand at doing crocheted edgings. Hope you are doing well. Happy Thanksgiving!!! Love & blessings from NC!

  2. That is just so precious.
    I love the way you have finished off the blankets.
    I am sure the ones you get one will cherish it.
    Have a great day

  3. Oh, Marie, the crochet edge is adorable!
    Would you be willing to share where I can get the pattern? Or maybe do a tutorial on "how" to actually do it? (I would *love* that.)
    You do such beautiful things, I'm thrilled when you have a new post in my "inbox".
    Blessings for a wonderful Thanksgiving season.

  4. bunting sounds like a great idea! :-)

  5. Hi Marie,

    Your bunting is very pretty. :) I love to make similar things.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. It is nice to meet you here.


  6. Receiving blankets and prayer blankets... how lovely, I don't think we have them in the UK. Your work is very good, I'm so glad you visited one of my blogs so I could return the compliment ... and not miss out from viewing all your nice things.

  7. Hello, your blanket is super cute, lucky baby to be wrapped in one of these.
    You said 'inexpensive' I think these are treasures lovingly made by your hands, you can't find in stores.
    Hugs from a lace addict!