Sunday, August 14, 2011

Perfect Plaid Afghan Giveaway

I love this afghan.  I hate making projects more than once, and I've made this one no less than EIGHT times.  It's fast, it's fun.  It looks like you worked and slaved for days, when it really only took a few hours.  I used to make one of these for every neighbor who had a baby.  (I probably will again when my babies get big enough for me to concentrate on the same project for a while!)
This pattern is today's pattern of the day.  You can win it free, however, by posting your favorite thing to give (or to receive!) a new baby.  It doesn't have to be something you've made -- just something you love.

49 comments:

Brenda said...

I started crocheting a baby afghan when I was first pregnant 31 yrs. ago.. I stopped for a few years and got back into it again.. So I would say that is probably my most favorite thing to give to new babies.. I made a beautiful pink one that is for my grand-daughter to be born at the end of this month.. Sophee..

Jenna Grant said...

My favorite thing to make for a baby would be little baby booties. They are just so cute and sweet.

jennagrant45@yahoo.ca

Tricia said...

I like to give a blankie and a pack of size 2 diapers.

Sara said...

My favorite thing to give to expecting parents is a hooded blankie, a set of booties, a sweater, and a hat all wrapped up with a bow. :)

Michele said...

I love to make either a baby afghan or a hat/bootie combo depending on how much time I have.

Tams said...

I love to give a new baby kisses! And a blankie!

Lynnecall said...

My fave thing l made for my grandson was a the little blue bootees. when he outgrew them my son had them stuffed and they hang in the back window of his car!..Lol!

SVG1987 said...

I love getting handcrafted items from people and I love giving them as well!! To me that means more then just goin to the store and picking something off the shelf!

susantpond said...

Baby blanket or diapers, because you can never have enough diapers!!!

Lanie said...

I almost always give a hat/diaper cover, hat/cocoon, or hat/blanket set to all new babies. However, I ALWAYS include the book "Love Your Forever" with my baby gift and dedicate the inside cover as the "gift card".

LillieRose Designs said...

My favorite thing to give to little babies is making a beanie hat and shoes to give them.

crescendogal said...

My favorite thing to give is baby afghans...would LOVE to try out your pattern as well! :0)

crescendogal@yahoo.com

~Amanda~ said...

I love to make diaper cakes stuffed with all kinds of goodies, some handmade hats, travel items, little toys.

TiffanyL said...

I love to receive and give anything handmade! To know that my baby is that special to someone else makes the gift even more special :-)

TiffanyL41986@yahoo.com

La Bella Mia said...

I like giving blankets, beanies and some packs of onsies (you can never have enough of those)in a basket.

Kristine said...

In the past I've always done sewn blankets.

Chloe McCrary said...

My new favorite thing to give for a new baby is a set of booties and matching hat. I try to incorporate any theme the parents have for the baby's room into the set.

Amanda Nanna said...

I am a Mommy-to-be in September. The best things I have received were a handmade quilt and a star shaped afghan. I love these the best because they give you the gift of someone's time. These items will be cherished:)- Amanda

Reann said...

I love to crochet soft baby blankets as gifts. One of the greatest things given to me with my daughter was a handmade quilt from my aunt. My grandma also finds great fabric and makes blankets that are great for swaddling babies after the turn 3 months!

babylovecrochet@live.com

Katie Gillespie said...

I love baby hats. So I like to make a couple for the new babies.

Debbie said...

My new fav thing is tie-dyed onsies. My niece is having a boy and we dyed some and they are just fab...
yarnfreak@optimum.net

Jenny said...

My favorite baby gift is a homemade hooded bath towel with pretty ribbon around the edges.

Katherine said...

My favorite thing to give is a nice baby afghan. I love to crochet and you can vary the colors and the stitches to make every one unique.

Michelle Adams said...

I love to buy Glow Worms for little ones. I especially love it when I'm able to give the Glow Worm wrapped in a new crochet afghan! Thanks for the chance!
Michelle
shellapoo at hotmail dot com

Terri said...

I love giving any handmade item: booties, hat, blanket, hooded towel, burp clothes. All so cute & special.

Joey said...

I have never made one I've always bought them butI think every baby should hve a special blankie. :0)

Kathy said...

I love to give a cute cable hat and sweater knit set.

Karolj said...

I love to give a handmade gift. I have several planned to give to my grandbaby due September 10th. Nothing proclaims love more than something one has taken their time to make. (I have a blanket and some clothing made so far)

Grantham Crochets said...

I love to do baby blankets for babies!!!!! SO MUCH FUN

leosmommy said...

I like to give things that I have found useful...which changes as my baby ages!

Angela L. said...

i love anything handmade. to me it's a little more special cause someone spent time making it. :)

Christine said...

I made a beautiful little dress with slippers for a friend this week-end.
I think the slippers were really nice and that I will make some more for some other pregnant friends

Deborah Bone said...

I love giving a pair of crochet mary jane shoes

ap said...

My favorite is an afghan. I

Stephanie Kline said...

I love to give receiving blankets. I learned about them 35 years ago when I was having my first baby. I use one yard each of flannel and a baby cotton. I have made and given hundreds since. I would love to try this pattern.

natural said...

I like to give butt paste and the tummy tub. I like to receive baby blankets.

Rae said...

I love getting and giving something handmade! Hooded towels, quilts, crocheted blankets, etc.

Francie said...

I like to give cute clothes. And I just got an embroidery machine, so I plan to start giving monogrammed stuff. :)
francieg at juno dot com

Bonnie said...

#30, leosmommy, you're our pattern winner tonight. Shoot me an email so I can send along your pattern.

ErinGain said...

I just made some baby Converse shoes and sent to my sister in london (im in Australia) and i think thats my new favourite gift to give !!

Oh and i just bought your pattern coz i couldnt wait !?!? :):)

Kristen said...

baby booties or shoes :)

Frosted Tops said...

I love getting diapers you can never have enough. Shoes are so fun too!

Scarlett's Stitches said...

I love to give hats that I crochet. Each one is different, and they are so fun to make.

theresasthisnthat said...

My fave thing to give to a new baby is a crocheted afghan.

Birdnest Creations said...

Usually a afghan and I tie on a little item instead of a bow.

Lizzie's Lovelies said...

I loved getting to crochet my new goddaughter a blanket for her baptism!

Lori said...

I usually give a hat and booties then a container to hold 3 servings of powder formula. It was a life saver when our kids were little 20 yrs ago.

Amanda said...

I love giving babies hats or afghans. I love this blanket!!!

Psychdmom said...

I love to make the baby blankets and have given them for many years. My 16 yr old nephew still sleeps with his! Lately I've been into giving cocoons with matching hats, or diaper covers with matching hats and booties. My next baby project will be the Nappy Cake pattern which is a baby cake made up of all kinds of baby items...blanket...booties...hats...washcloths...and other things I can't remember exactly right now, but it makes a great centerpiece at baby showers!!