Saturday, September 8, 2007

Receiving Blanket

You can make really neat receiving blankets for just a couple dollars. I found this fabric on clearance at Hobby Lobby (my FAVORITE store), although the clearance price wasn't as cheap as I wanted it, but I just LOVED the fabric, so I bought a couple of yards! We have FIVE babies due at our church and I may need to give this one away! :o) I woke this morning KNOWING what I want to do with the rest of this fabric. If there were only more hours in the day!

After washing and drying your fabric, cut it to the desired size.
Press a 1/4" (or there about) seam back twice as to hide your raw edge,
do this all the way around.
Then use whichever stitch you'd like, just try to keep it straight.
Press again to make sure it is good and flat.
For this blanket I used some nice fun fur type yarn.
It was regular $4.00 and I got it for 99 cents! Can't beat that! :o)
Any fun type yarn/string will work.
I used a small steel crochet hook, inserted it,
made a single crochet, chain 3,
made another single crochet about an inch over.
So the yarn is 'looped'
but you can not tell because it's fun fur! :o)Now wouldn't this be a neat receiving blanket for a family that had a farm? :o)
So keep your eye on the fabric on the clearance racks and
you can whip up a bunch of receiving blankets in no time for just a few dollars!
You can see a couple of other types I made earlier this year.


Dana said...

Adorable! You are so creative! Might have to give this a try!

I LOVE Hobby Lobby too. (We call it "Hobbity Lobbity".) Rick just groans and rolls his eyes when I say I want to stop there! Don't you love their 40% off coupons? Do you get them in your email?


Kathy, Jeff's wife said...

OH YEAH! I love the coupons!!!

Yeah...Jeff has a bit of a twitch when I say Hobby Lobby, he knows it means $$$$$$$$$ LOL

The thing is I have to drive 30 minutes to the closest one and I rarely go in that direction.

btw, you asked me about our church. We go to a Presbyterian CREC. We love it!

Joy said...

This is great! I will have to try to make one myself! Thanks for sharing. You have lots of great sewing/craft ideas on your site :)