My friend’s baby son is called Del. Yep. He’s adorable and smart and he likes me a lot. This is why I like to make him things.
If you follow me on Instagram, you might know that I have been making Del a blanket. This is the second blanket I’ve made him. The first one was THIS one (the very last one in this post!) It’s a sort-of Mum AND baby blanket, designed for tandem snuggles, but a bit too big to cart around.
THIS new blanket is more of a travel blanket. Del’s mum can pop it in his stroller or across his snoozy self in his car seat. It’s for the more on-the-go kind of Del, kinda thing.
This blanket is entirely crocheted in one stitch – Raised Shell Stitch. It’s finished with some pompoms for extra cute and fuzzy vintage flair.
I wanted to make a more old-school kind of blanket for Del, because he’s got a bit of a vintage sensibility. Without the pompoms, you TOTALLY might see this on the set of Downton Abbey. But you know me, I love pompoms and I think they add a bit of charm to most things… even if they do SLIGHTLY juxtapose the Downton vibe. That’s the kind of juxtaposing that I’m into.
I used super soft baby yarn for this – in 4ply – so it’s really extra soft and cuddly. Perfect for the snuggle-ready babies in our lives.
Happy New Blanket, Del!!
PS: Do you think it would be helpful if I posted a how-to?
So that the crochet fanciers or fanciers-to-be might make one too?