Friday, October 21, 2011
Baby "puka" blanket
Thanks to the encouragement of my awesome sister in law, I learned how to crochet. It all started Down Under with a bamboo hook and a few pieces of turquoise yarn. A few months, many crochet flowers, and YouTube tutorials later I am proud to say I completed my first baby blanket. I started at the beginning of summer but had to stop for a few months because it was just SO hot in Malta. Sitting crocheting with a wooly blanket on my lap was not at all practical, but now that the weather has cooled off a bit I am back to crocheting. In Hawaii these are also known as "Puka blankets" a "puka" means hole in Hawaiian. I learned this chevron pattern from this video. This guy Mikey does a bunch of awesome crochet tutorials I think there are 3 or 4 in this jagged chevron series. My plan is to make a few of these, hopefully I will get better with each one!