Hi everyone! I’m Annie, Tiffany’s youngest daughter. I’m the face you see the most on Daisy Farm Crafts. Mainly because I’m the only one at home these days–the rest are all grown up and out the door. Usually, my mom grabs me to model the blankets or hats right when I walk in from school. And yesterday was no different!
Except for this time, it was my blanket I held up! We decided to name it the Crochet Magnolia baby blanket!
My mom has been BEGGING me to crochet a blanket!! About 2 weeks ago my mom and I were on our way to New Mexico to visit Hannah, then head up to Colorado, to visit my grandparents. I saw that cute picture of Chip and Jo’s baby, (BTW, I watch Fixer Upper every day,) and told her maybe I could make something like that.
While we were in Albuquerque we decided to run over to Joann’s to get some yarn for my mom’s blanket and Hannah’s. My mom told me to go look at colors you like for your blanket. I was first looking at blues and pinks and all these different colors. But I just decided to stay with simple colors and the ones Jo chose and do gray and white. We got the Caron Simply Soft One Pounders.
The first pattern Hannah wanted me to do was actually the V-stitch, which I tried a few times, then I gave up. It’s too hard! I’m not some AP Crocheter like my mom! So I decided to just do the Half Double Crochet. I did a few swatches to get the feel for it. Then I decided to go ahead and chain 95 to start the blanket!
Maybe some of you know, but when I was 9 years old I was diagnosed with epilepsy, and every time we stayed in the hospital, I would always see my mom crochet. She practiced all the time, wherever she went. She mainly would always make hats, not so much blankets. I always asked why don’t you ever give this stuff away? She always said she was just practicing and hats were small and easy to carry around with her.
2 years later, I was able to see a neurosurgeon and I was open to have brain surgery and be cured from epilepsy. I was a little terrified at first, but I knew I would get through it. (You can find more detailed information on my blog literallymythoughts.wordpress.com.)
A few weeks after surgery, I got a gift that had a bunch of yarn and instructions on how to do finger crochet. I taught myself all how to do finger crochet. I actually made like 2 scarves with finger crochet as a Christmas gift! After doing even a month of just doing finger crochet. Then I fell apart with the finger crochet and didn’t crochet for probs a year, lol.
Then my mom got asked by a couple of friends to teach a few girls on how to crochet to make some scarves and hats. That’s when for the first time I had a hook in my hand and tried to learn how to do it left handed!!!! It was super hard! So I was like, whatever I’ll just try and figure out how to do it with my right hand. After doing it with my right hand I felt pretty comfortable, and it was a lot easier for my mom to teach me.
I guess my mom likes the way I crochet. I only know the HDC and SC for now, but maybe I’ll make another blanket! But not right now, I really like to golf. And it’s my senior year so I’m busy. But maybe!
Thanks for reading and coming to see my blanket! My mom is going to write the pattern now,
(An ad-free PDF of this pattern is available on the Daisy Farm Crafts Etsy shop. Free pattern below.)
Finished Size: 32 x 33 inches approximately
1 skein Caron One Pound in Grey
1 skein Caron One Pound in White
Size H hook
With Grey, CH (chain) 95,
ROW 1: In the third chain from the hook, HDC (half double crochet) A HDC is made by yarning over, inserting your hook, pulling up a loop, yarning over and pulling through all three loops on your hook. HDC in each chain space across. CH 2 and turn.
ROW 2-12: HDC in each stitch, CH 2 and turn. (However, on row 12, pull through with white on the last stitch and chain 2 with white and turn.)
ROW 13-14 HDC in each stitch with white, pull through with grey on row 14. CH 2 and turn.
ROW 15-68, Repeat Rows 2-14.
To clarify, there are 12 rows of grey, separated by 2 rows of white.
Weave in all ends and make pom poms!
Here’s a tip about the pom poms, wrap them a lot, make them really thick before you cut them. Also, when you add the string to pull them tight, I used 2 strands. So I squeeze it tight and tie with one, and then do it again. Leave these strings long so you can easily tie them onto the corner of your blanket. Then, I double knot them around the corner of the blankets then clip the ends to about the length of the pom pom and let it blend in.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope if this is your first visit to Daisy Farm Crafts, you’ll take a minute to read about us and why we are sharing our blanket patterns. Come and find me on Instagram or Facebook, (links are at the bottom of the page.)
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And special thanks to Annie for making a blanket for the Farm! I’m so proud of her for all she accomplishes and how hard she works at everything she does!
P.S. Here are some other fun projects you can do using Half Double Crochet!