New Baby Prayer Shawl

This week I finished a new baby blanket. The pattern came from Bernat Bonus Book “Crochet Baby Gifts”. It’s called Lace Border Blanket.

I used Bernat Baby Coordinates in Candy Baby. Because of the multi colors the picture of the whole blanket didn’t turn out as good as I hoped. But the close ups should give better perspective to the design and colors.

There is enough yarn left to make the adorable teddy bear pattern in the back of the book. I’ll attempt that later.

Closeup of the border

Closeup of the "V" stitch pattern

The whole blanket

Crocheted Prayer Shawls and Afghans

I’ve been crocheting triangular prayer shawls for our church ministry the past two years. This year we decided to organize into a group and teach others who would like to learn how to crochet prayer shawls. The goal with our group is to keep touch on who is working on shawls and when expected dates of completion will be so that we can have a constant supply to people who are ill, hospitalized, new mothers, grieving, facing surgery, etc. I wanted to crochet a prayer shawl that beginners might want to try. This is the shawl I just completed. It’s in a nice repeating pattern which doesn’t change from row to row. The shawl is about 20″ by 60 inches. The pattern was purchased from and is listed as an easy skill level. I love the way it worked up in Vanna’s Choice Pink.

This year I also began crocheting afghans for my grandkids. I had hoped to finish one each by this Christmas, but that didn’t happen. Summer and crocheting afghans just doesn’t seem to mix with me. I’m so busy working outside during the daytime and even with air conditioning, heavy afghans make me HOT. I did finish three of them. This picture is one made with Vanna’s Choice Cranberry.