Sensing a Trend!

Project – Textured Crochet Blocks Afghan (crochet)
Bernat Free Pattern (download here)
Yarn – Bernat Baby Stretch in Purple Ping Pong, Jungle Jump, Blue Boing
Blogger – KristinR

The past 2 weeks have been spent sipping hot tea and resting under warm woolen afghans, as I have been feeling under the weather.  Thankfully something as lovely as crochet can be done while one recovers.  It has been such a joy to sit down with hook and yarn and watch the pattern come together beneath my hands.  This particular patterned block is Motif B.  I love how it looks next to Motif A, which is very similar, but uses Purple Ping Pong instead of Blue Boing.

I just  can't say enough about how soft this yarn is and how great it feels next to your skin.  While it is certainly perfect for this sensory blanket project for my daughter, it would also make wonderful children's clothing, or even a colorful scarf or house socks for an adult!   I could see this yarn being used a myriad of ways, beyond baby patterns.  I hope you all get a chance to try it soon!

I couldn't be happier with this yarn as the choice for my daughter's sensory afghan because it has such a marvelous texture.  She has been having some difficulties as of late, and I am in hopes that this blanket will offer her some comfort.  One of her medications for her epilepsy is causing a loss of muscle tone.  Unfortunately, that means it is difficult for her to do things like go down stairs safely, or hold a spoon.  Every stitch I put into this afghan is made with her in mind, in hopes that all the love I pour into it will envelop her every time she uses it.

I am off to dig into the next pattern block, while I snuggle up next to my girls as they play!



I am making the afghan as well. I love the different blocks and the texture. I can see why you are making it for your daughter. Blessings to her and I hope she enjoys the afghan.

You are such a loving mother - I'm sure your daughter will treasure this. Looks like such a cuddly snuggling blankie.