When my gorgeous nephew Freddie was born I crocheted him a blanket, it is soft and light and he loves to play on it, snuggles in it, make a den, wears as a cape and keeps warm in it. A child’s imagination can make a blanket a million valuable things!
And when I was a little girl my mum had made a huge crochet blanket which I would play on on the floor, count the stitches, make tents and dens and later took to university. It is still going strong and decorates my bed in the winter and I won’t tell you how old it is!
And that is what I like about handmade gifts and treasures, they hold special memories.
Since making Freddie Bear his blanket and older brother Alfie Chops before that, I have made blankets for gifts for friends and family and today have added one to my Etsy shop.
The Freddie Bear is from very fine soft alpaca and take a lot of time to create but are so rewarding to make and give to loved ones. From selecting my colour palette to the finishing press and trimming of yarn ends, I love every stage of creating these blankets.
The rhythm of regular stitches is so relaxing and therapeutic.
And on dull day yellow is much needed!
But it’s not only the children that like to snuggle in a blanket on a wet rainy day, Wodger loves to hunker down in his bit of crochet blanket love too…it’s a family thing.
I do take commissions for your family loved ones and pets, everyone needs a cosy blanket to keep hugging through the years.