I like making baby blankets. To me, they are a big enough project that I get to play around with a lot yarn, but at the same time, they are small enough project that I do not get bored and frog the project. (Side note, frogging is a term used by the knitters and crocheters when they decide to abandon the project. Why? Because you “rip it, rip it.”) These fun-sized blankets are such a big deal that they often have their own category. When I look at blanket patterns, there are blankets and there are baby blankets. Yes, these small sized projects are big deals.
One day, I was crocheting a granny square blanket. These are pretty fun to make while watching TV since it doesn’t require a lot of counting. But after a while, I got bored. The pattern repeats over and over again. The blanket from it would look similar all the time, except for the color combinations, of course. Take a look at the blankets I made below.
They are different, but only in the color patterns and borders. Those are fun, but I wanted more. I wanted it to be a source of comfort and … well … cuteness at the same time. To Pinterest I went! I look around and found the perfect, yes, perfect projects to make! It combined not only the classic and simple granny square pattern but also my other favorite type of crochet project, amigurumi. Amigurumi is a Japanese word. It means stuffed animal/doll. They are adorable by themselves, but combined with a blanket pattern, you get these:
I’m looking forward to making these adorable things. I’m not sure what the official name for these blanket snugglies. For now, that’s what I shall call them, Blanket Snugglies.
What do you think I should name them? Do you have a project that combines comfort and cuteness? Have you crocheted/knitted something similar? Share your finished objects with me on Instagram @sheepupcraft.