For my personal learning project, I decided to learn how to crochet a “baby sheep blanket” through the use of online resources. Growing up I had watched my mother hand crochet a variety of items and have always wanted to learn. However, I have never had the time to do so. This is why I am overjoyed that as students we are given the opportunity to turn this project into anything we desire.
I decided to create what is called a, “baby sheep blanket” as I recently found out one of my best friends is having another baby. I found and purchased the pattern off of Etsy, which for anyone who hasn’t heard of Etsy. Etsy is a fabulous website where you can find virtually anything you are looking for.
Since I have absolutely no idea how to crochet, this project will not only be difficult but time consuming as well. Luckily, I have technology to help me along the way!
- Light worsted yarn 4 x 100g balls in white and 1 x 100g ball in gray
- Polyfill stuffing
- 5mm crochet hook
- Blunt sewing needle
For this week I decided to organize myself in preparation for starting the blanket. To do so, I went to Michaels and bought four 100g balls of “Bernat Baby Yarn” in white and one 100g ball of “Bernat Baby Yarn” in grey, which was on sale for 30% off. This blanket so far has only cost me $20.00, a steal-of-a-deal if you ask me. After buying the yarn I then made a schedule to keep myself on track for completing this project.
Over the course of a month I will learn how to:
- Create the “blanket” using the crochet stitch, “modifiable bobble stitch”.
- Create three “loops and “buttons” for the edge of the blanket.
- Create the sheep’s head using the “regular bobble stitch” and “single crochet stitch”
- Create the sheep’s ears using the “slip stitch” and “single crochet stitch”
- Create the sheep’s legs using the “single crochet stitch”
- Put the sheep together using a blunt sewing needle and white yarn as well, “single crochet stitch”
The last couple days I have been practicing how to make a starting chain, single chain stitch, single crochet stitch, and a modified bobble stitch. The next few weeks, I decided I would try to complete the “base” of the blanket. Wish me luck!
Below are a few videos I used to learn how to make the starting chain, single chain stitch, single crochet stitch, and a modified bobble stitch.
Here is a video I used to learn how to make a loop for the crochet needle, starting chain, and single crochet stitch. Start the video at 1:10; Enjoy!
Here is the video I used to learn how to do the modified bobble stitch:
I am extremely excited to begin this project! My main goal is to complete the “baby sheep blanket” and have it turn out like the picture provided on the pattern. Like I mentioned before this is my first attempt at crocheting so fingers crossed, I am a natural! I invite you to continue to follow my journey by checking my blog weekly.
What do you call an unmarried stitch?
A single crochet.