The Blinky Blanket

If you follow @mindfulknitsgram on Instagram, you may have seen my series of posts where I detail how I created the Blinky Blanket, which was a present for my newborn niece, Blinky.

I’d like to share some more details on how I created the blanket here, so that you can create it with mindfulknits yarn, if you so desire! This is a great project if you are a beginner crocheter and if you have never made a blanket before.

Some things I had to consider when I was on the hunt for inspiration for the Blinky Blanket:

  • I am all about instant gratification. If a project takes too long, or is too monotonous, I am out.
  • I wanted to make something unisex, because I’m not a big fan of gendered baby items, and I also did not know the gender of the baby.
  • I wanted to make the blanket with mindfulknits yarn, so whatever I chose to make would have to work with the mindfulknits yarn colors.

After searching high and low for inspiration, I began to lose hope that I would find the perfect blanket to make little Blinky. But then I happened upon the following Gingham Crochet Baby Blanket pattern from the Sum of Their Stories blog. Perfect.

This project ticked many ‘firsts’ for me. First:

  1. Blanket
  2. Granny square(s)
  3. Time blocking cotton yarn
  4. Handmade item for my little niece

You Will Need:

  • A size 4.5mm crochet hook.
  • 4 x 50g balls of mindfulknits yarn in Simply White (or any white cotton yarn)
  • 4 x 50g balls of mindfulknits yarn in Palm Shade (or any dark teal yarn)
  • 6 x 50g balls of mindfulknits yarn in Soothing Sea (or any light blue cotton yarn)
  • 1 yarn needle.
  • Patience.
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Hi, there.

Welcome to the mindfulknits blog.

My name is Ruqaiya, the founder of mindfulknits.

I began knitting in 2013, in my freshman year of college (GO COOGS ? ). I was studying chemical engineering, I was stressed, and I found knitting to be an extremely effective form of stress relief. A couple years in, I tried my hand at crochet and loved it just as much. Read more “Hi, there.”